11 April 2013

Cloud Distribution and Watchful Software join forces to tackle soaring incidents of corporate data loss

Reading, UK – 11th April 2013 – Security and networking value added distributor, Cloud Distribution, has announced a new partnership with Watchful Software, a leading provider of data-centric information security solutions. Cloud Distribution will distribute Watchful Software’s RightsWATCH product, a powerful encryption offering that keeps data secure regardless of whether it is at rest, 'on-the-fly', or even totally outside a network perimeter.

The new partnership between Cloud Distribution and Watchful Software aims to address “Insider Security Violations”, an increasingly significant concern for UK technology users as recently identified by industry firm Global Knowledge. Global Knowledge listed ‘Insider Violations’ as number seven on the Top Ten Security Risks of 2013. Whilst many of these types of breaches will be unintended, unfortunately the firm suggested that there will likely be an increase of intentional malicious actions on the part of employees as there is a growing underground black market for the sale and distribution of product information and company secrets.

Adam Davison, Director of Product Development at Cloud Distribution, comments: The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon really highlighted the importance of securing business critical information, as it makes it easy for employees to access company documents anywhere and anytime. Our channel partners recognise that supplying solutions that only secure the network perimeter is no longer enough to keep enterprises safe and have been looking for a product that focuses on shielding the information itself. RightsWATCH addresses this need, offering a cost-effective solution to truly protect a company’s greatest asset - its data.”

RightsWATCH only allows users with express authorisation to company data of any form (email, document, spreadsheet, business plan) to access and use it, regardless of whether that information is stored inside or outside of the network. Information is protected whether stored on a corporate server, a laptop, a web-drive or even a USB, as well as when it is in use and in transit. RightsWATCH leverages the capabilities of traditional DLP (data loss prevention) and ERM (enterprise risk management) approaches and offers a single solution that is simple to deploy, delivering a transparent and intuitive user experience on multiple platforms and file types.

To protect the enterprise legally and from an audit and compliance perspective, RightsWATCH can also implement automatic and dynamic fingerprinting and visual watermarking to protected content - decreasing corporate liability in case of an information security breach. The solution provides a complete audit trail on both user and systems admin actions for the life of the object; knowing things such as who opened, edited, printed or forwarded the information thereby enabling organisations to be compliant with regulations and best practices.

Charles Foley, Chairman and CEO of Watchful Solutions, said: “Cloud Distribution is a well-respected distributor of next generation solutions and has a deep knowledge of the security market. The team understands of all the issues involved surrounding risk management, best practice, audit and compliance and offers a wide variety of complimentary services and tools that will accelerate our go to market strategy. We are confident that partnering will Cloud Distribution will offer us the best possible platform to widen and strengthen the adoption of RightsWATCH in the UK.”

Come and see us at Infosecurity Europe, 23rd to 25th April at Earls Court – stand M96.  Register free via our website: www.cloud-distribution.com.


About Cloud Distribution
Cloud Distribution is a value-added distributor of disruptive next-generation security and networking solutions that VARs can take to market quickly and easily. It currently distributes Meraki, Lastline Inc., Talon Storage Solutions, Watchful Software, Tanaza, PepLink, Vyatta and  Vit@r in the UK. Its portfolio of disruptive networking and security solutions helps resellers to differentiate themselves from the competition and create new markets to sell in.
The company was founded in 2009 by senior executives with a wealth of experience in the security, networking and optimisation space. Its philosophy is to take innovative, cutting-edge vendors into the UK market by recruiting and working together with skilled, reputable, market making partners.
For further information please visit www.cloud-distribution.com.

About Watchful Software
Watchful Software was formed in 2012 to address the requirement to protect an organization’s most critical asset after its people – its information. The company is staffed by industry executives with decades of systems, software, networking, security, and compliance experience to address the growing need for protecting sensitive and proprietary information against accidental or malicious theft, leakage, or loss.  Leveraging key technologies including advanced encryption algorithms, digital rights management, and e-Biometrics, Watchful Software has developed a suite of solutions that ensure only authorized personnel have access to enterprise systems or can handle sensitive information, thereby protecting against the massive economic and competitive damage often done by cyber terrorists and information thieves. www.watchfulsoftware.com

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