• Alain Godet

LogPoint Appoints Tech Data


David Ellis, Vice President Security and Mobility Solutions Europe for Tech Data

Broadliner Tech Data has become the exclusive distributor in the D/A/CH region of LogPoint's Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) solutions. This agreement provides Tech Data partners with the opportunity to offer best-in-class SIEM solutions to companies of all sizes in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. LogPoint's SIEM solutions help companies improve their cyber security by collecting data from disparate systems to identify patterns of behaviour or signs of vulnerabilities and attacks. "LogPoint's SIEM system is designed from the ground up to be simple, flexible and scalable. These features, combined with a simple licensing model, make the system a powerful network security tool that opens up new opportunities for our partners", said David Ellis, Vice President Security and Mobility Solutions Europe for Tech Data. "LogPoint also makes it easier to integrate security, compliance and business analysis with many of the technologies from other vendors in our solution portfolio." Ralf Stadler, Director of the Security, Mobility & IoT business unit of Tech Data D/A/CH, adds: "I am very pleased that we can now offer our partners the LogPoint SIEM solution exclusively, because it differs from other providers in one aspect in particular: CIOs experience a clear advantage in that in an age of rapidly increasing data volumes, the LogPoint licensing model is based on nodes and not on data volumes. This makes the SIEM costs for CIOs much more calculable throughout the entire contract period. For me, this is a very modern and future-proof solution that LogPoint has designed - and this is also reflected in the Software Reviews Report, in which LogPoint is rated as a leader." LogPoint was recently ranked as a "Leader" in the SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant Report 2019 in the Security Incident & Event Management (SIEM) area and number one overall in the average ratings of cyber security experts. LogPoint is included in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for SIEM and has consistently received excellent ratings from cyber security experts in Gartner's Peer Insights for SIEM.

Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) can also use the LogPoint system as a building block for their own SIEM services and offer the SIEM solution through Tech Data as a subscription-based licensing model or as a pay-as-you-grow model. Jesper Zerlang, CEO LogPoint, commented on the new agreement: "we are pleased to start 2020 with this cooperation agreement with Tech Data, which is an important next step for the further growth of our company. Working with Tech Data will enable us to address a much larger market and take advantage of the impressive opportunities offered by a global organization like Tech Data. LogPoint partners will gain access to even more resources to help them gain market share and expand LogPoint's SIEM customer base. Our partnership with Tech Data in Europe ultimately means that more companies can optimise their cyber security."