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BitDefender Appoints Abbakan

Romanian security editor Bitdefender has signed a distribution agreement with network and security VAD Abbakan. As part of this agreement, Abbakan will distribute Bitdefender's entire range of business solutions. This includes GravityZone's endpoint, data center and hybrid cloud protection solutions, as well as its latest network security solution launched in early 2019, Bitdefender Network Traffic Security Analytics.

"Abbakan is a leading distributor of cybersecurity solutions. Beyond simply offering products, it is for its network of resellers, a true provider of value-added services, pre-sales support, training, and a quality marketing partner", says Christian Stanford, Senior Director EMEA Channels at Bitdefender.

Rafik Hajem, Senior Managing Director Central Europe, Middle-East & North Africa, added: "we are particularly pleased with this partnership and look forward to a long-term relationship. Abbakan's in-depth knowledge of the complex and ever-changing cyber security market has reinforced our choice that it is the ideal VAD to achieve our business objectives, which are particularly ambitious for the years to come. Abbakan is a recognised distributor in the cyber security market, which has been marketing solutions and services for more than 15 years. Its dedicated, qualified and certified teams ensure that its publishing partners meet their expectations precisely and support them in their growth."

Frank Navarro, CEO of Abbakan

Frank Navarro, CEO of Abbakan, explains his choice: "we didn't just want to add one more brand to our portfolio. With Bitdefender, we have found a trusted partner with whom we are perfectly aligned in all areas of the business: sales, marketing and technical support. Of course, the Bitdefender solutions have completely convinced us and we are confident that they will meet the particularly high expectations of our customers."

The technological approach and innovations brought by Bitdefender to the market have been of particular interest to Abbakan's teams, who see in the brand enormous commercial potential, especially in the data center market. Indeed, Bitdefender has a significant lead in the protection of virtualized environments, thanks to technologies developed natively for the cloud and virtualization, but also through close technological partnerships with major market players, such as Nutanix (Bitdefender was elected "AHV Innovator of the Year") or Citrix (with whom Bitdefender developed a revolutionary security solution for the protection of virtual machines from the hypervisor).

In addition, at the beginning of 2019, Bitdefender announced its first network security solution, Bitdefender Traffic Security Networks Analytics, which allows real-time detection of security breaches and complete visibility of threats. This solution is added to the Bitdefender catalogue following the acquisition, at the end of 2018, of the Dutch company RedSocks, which specialises in network security based on behavioural analysis.

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