Ratingen, Germany – October 22, 2008 – DeviceLock, Inc., a worldwide leader in endpoint device control software, today announced the opening of its new European subsidiary, DeviceLock Europe GmbH, which will be based in Ratingen, Germany.
Over the last two years, DeviceLock sales in Western Europe, especially in Germany, have grown sharply. DeviceLock therefore needed to reorganise its sales channel and customer support infrastructure in the region in a way that would satisfy the growing demand for the product. The decision was made to establish a new DeviceLock branch in the center of the region dedicated to improving sales and support services initially for the German-speaking countries and later on extended to support the rest of Western Europe.
“The decision to open a new office in the center of the region is our response to the rapid growth of the Data Leak Prevention software market in Europe,” said Ashot Oganesyan, DeviceLock CTO and Founder. “DeviceLock Europe will be able to ensure our existing and future European partners and customers are served in the most effective and reliable way.”
DeviceLock Europe GbmH will focus on implementing a new efficient sales partner program that will offer a comprehensive set of partner support options, real-time productivity tools, as well as sales and technical trainings and partner seminars. It will also be actively involved in facilitating and managing DeviceLock marketing activities in Germany, as well as in other German-speaking countries.
Guido Kinzel, Managing Director of DeviceLock Europe GmbH, stated: “The strategic decision to open a German office reflects the importance DeviceLock places on the Europe market. The German IT market is one of the most important in the EU and has very close relationships with a number of Russian IT companies. With our new structured channel program in place we expect to increase the number of sales significantly. We’re also preparing training, pre-sale and post-sale support for all DeviceLock partners.”
DeviceLock-based software solutions proactively protect organizations of any industry and size against data leakage and corporate network infiltration by malware via the local ports of employees’ computers, thus significantly reducing business risks resulting from insider negligence, errors or malicious actions.
Designed for Microsoft Windows operating systems and featuring a comprehensive central management natively integrated with Microsoft Active Directory®, DeviceLock software enables to precisely control, log, shadow-copy, and audit end-user access to any type of computer’s ports and peripheral devices including local, network and virtual printers, as well as Windows Mobile® and Palm® OS based personal mobile devices. To protect data on removable storage devices DeviceLock integrates with leading encryption products from PGP, Lexar, and TrueCrypt. In addition, DeviceLock blocks operations of USB and PS/2 hardware keyloggers.
About DeviceLock, Inc.
Since its inception in 1996 as SmartLine Inc, DeviceLock, Inc. has been providing well-integrated and cost-effective endpoint security solutions. With more than three million computers installed in over 55,000 organizations worldwide, DeviceLock has a vast range of enterprise customers that include financial institutions, state and federal government agencies, classified military networks, telecommunications companies, and educational institutions. DeviceLock has international offices in California (U.S.), London (U.K.), Ratingen (Germany), Moscow (Russia) and Milan (Italy).