Stonesoft’s StoneGate security platform to be distributed by Qual as part of a reseller partnership

London, UK – 2 April 2007

Stonesoft Corp. (HEX: SFT1V), the leading innovator in network security and secure, optimised resilient connectivity, has signed an authorised reseller partnership agreement with Qual, a specialist in IT solutions for the corporate, SME, government and education sectors. Under the agreement, effective immediately, Qual will distribute Stonesoft’s intrusion prevention and detection system (IPS), firewall, SSL and VPN technology.

By providing StoneGate, Qual will be able to meet strong demand from customers for a cost-effective ISP load balancing solution. Stonesoft’s patented Multi-Link™ technology provides high availability and load balancing for Internet and VPN traffic across multiple internet service providers (ISPs). Multi-Link omits the hassle of expensive hardware deployments or lengthy conversations with an existing ISP in order to maintain resilient, secure, communication.

By providing Stonesoft’s innovative ISP multi-linking and VoIP resilience technologies, Qual will be able to support businesses with multiple locations and provide customers looking for additional resilience within their networks the opportunity to utilise their existing bandwidth and implement a cost-effective approach to building a resilient network.

Commenting on the partnership Vicky Keene marketing manager for Qual said: “After considering other network security solutions we found that Stonesoft, with its StoneGate-Multi-Link VPN connections, is the only technology to combine a cost effective, easy to use and straightforward approach to IT security. Stonesoft’s refreshing approach to business network implementation, coupled with its reputation for a high standard of service, really made it an obvious choice for a reseller partnership.”

Qual intends to promote Stonesoft’s Firewall, Multi-Link and SSL facilities to its customer base and demonstrate StoneGate’s IPS capabilities at Infosecurity Europe 2007 in April, where Stonesoft representatives will be available on the Qual stand number E224.

“With StoneGate’s appliance based solution which can aggregate multiple ADSL / Broadband connections to make it appear as a single connection, we will be able to offer our customers a comprehensive and inexpensive Multi-Link solution from a well established vendor” said Keene.

Stonesoft’s Juha Kivikoski, vice president Europe and channels commented: “Qual opens up a further customer base for us in the South East of England; and has the experience and commitment to promote Stonesoft’s network security solution to the SME, enterprise and public sector markets. Qual’s impressive distribution record coupled with its diverse customer base makes this a very beneficial partnership.”

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