AVG Business Software and Managed Services Provide SMB Market with Comprehensive Protection against Online Threats
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., May 24 2016 — EarthBend, a premier value-added distributor of business telecommunications and IT solutions, today announced it has expanded its distribution portfolio to include the complete line of Internet security software and managed services solutions from AVG Business. The distribution partnership with AVG provides EarthBend’s channel partner network with immediate access to industry-leading cloud security and remote monitoring and management (RMM) solutions that protect small- and medium-sized businesses around the world.
“IT security is a top priority for businesses today, and that holds especially true for SMB organizations, which must often manage the threat of online security risks with minimal IT resources at their disposal,” said Ryan Donovan, EarthBend’s General Manager and VP of Sales and Service. “That escalating demand presents tremendous revenue opportunity for our channel. EarthBend is excited to unite with AVG, a well-known and respected name in security solutions, to provide our partners with a complete business product suite for addressing this critical technology requirement.”
The AVG Business product portfolio includes AVG® AntiVirus Business Edition and AVG Internet Security Business Edition for advanced endpoint security protection against emerging and persistent threats; AVG CloudCare™ to enable channel partners to remotely support their clients and deploy a robust portfolio of cloud security solutions through a single, cloud-based administration platform; and AVG Managed Workplace® to provide a comprehensive RMM platform with integrated premium remote control that enables fast, simplified deployment, and control and security of clients’ IT infrastructure.
“We are honored to be the primary security and managed services solutions provider for EarthBend’s new AVG distribution portfolio,” said Fred Gerritse, General Manager, AVG Business. “EarthBend is an established distributor bringing proven expertise in the small and mid-size business space as well as a consultative, hands-on approach to sales support. We look forward to working together to build a strong distribution channel and contributing to the success of our AVG partners and their business customers.”
About EarthBend Distribution
EarthBend has been distributing telephony peripherals and IT solutions to an extensive network of channel partners since 1993. As a value-added distributor, EarthBend delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions from industry-leading vendors, nationally competitive pricing, and friendly, reliable pre- and post-sales support from its expert staff. EarthBend believes its team members make the difference in delivering the right solutions to resellers and their customers, and emphasizes a “human touch” in every interaction to drive best-in-class partner satisfaction and ongoing business value. For more information, please visit www.earthbend.com/distribution
About AVG Technologies N.V.
AVG is the leading provider of software services to secure devices, data and people. AVG’s award-winning consumer portfolio includes internet security, performance optimization, location services, data controls and insights, and privacy and identity protection, for mobile devices and desktops. The award-winning AVG Business portfolio, delivered through a global partner network, provides cloud security and remote monitoring and management (RMM) solutions that protect small and medium businesses around the world. For more information visit www.avg.com.
AVG Signs New Distributors, Strengthens Channel Program
Announces today’s addition of SMB-focused EarthBend
This year, we are leveraging the power of distribution to help our channel partners take their security business to the next level.
Aligned with our partner-focused approach, our distribution strategy will provide access to specialized, geo-specific distribution companies. This will increase ease of doing business for our partners.
Our distribution partners can provide services ranging from logistics to pre-sales, finance and technical support. Our AVG Business Sales team will remain heavily engaged with our growing partner base, and at the same time, develop new accounts and relationships within our distribution partner network. We will also continue to work with our large top-tier distributors to complement our model.
We have recently onboarded new distribution partners in the UK, Ireland, the DACH region and North America.
And today, EarthBend joined our channel as a new AVG Business distributor for North America and Canada.
Here are a few facts about our new partnerships:
o EarthBend, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a fast-paced, fast-growing distributor that serves businesses in the U.S. and Canada
o The specialized distributor is an experienced MSP with a history of selling AVG Managed Workplace and known for its highly skilled, certified account and engineering team
· CMS Distribution
o Joined our channel program in March 2016
o Independent value added distributor in the UK and Ireland
o Serves 3,000 resellers, including the top 100 value added resellers in the UK
· ADN Distribution GmbH (ADN)
o Joined our channel program in May 2016
o Value added distributor in Central Europe
o 20+ year history in security, managed services and RMM solutions
o Joined our channel program in May 2016
o Value added distributor in Europe serving 7,500 resellers (2,500 in Germany)
o 20-year history in IT solutions
o Sole focus on IT security (including managed services and managed security solutions)
o Existing AVG distributor, expanded its AVG Business EMEA footprint in May 2016
o Specializes in IT/communications technology in EMEA emerging markets
o 27,000 active customers in over 65 countries