Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has announced that it is furthering its partnership with e92plus to enhance its presence within the UK SMB market.
The increased volume of threats, use of cloud applications and numbers of employees working from home all make SMBs more vulnerable, with 61% of all cyberattacks aimed at small businesses in 2022. While many are increasing investment in cybersecurity solutions, most businesses still do not have sufficient protection.
e92plus is the UK’s leading dedicated cybersecurity VAD, with more than 33 years’ experience in the sector and over 1,200 partners, from enterprise value-added resellers to managed service providers. Dedicated to empowering its partners, it has a track record of helping launch some of the biggest names in the sector, with its agile, channel-first approach.
This new venture sees e92plus becoming a distributor for Check Point’s entire SMB portfolio, building on its previous focus on cloud native security solutions. Having historically focused on enterprise level partnerships, Check Point is hoping this alliance will broaden its reach nationally, providing a clear access point to its growing range of technologies.
“We’re delighted to be extending our partnership with Check Point and bringing their unrivalled expertise in network security out to our partner community” explains Mukesh Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder of e92plus. “We’ve enjoyed huge success with their disruptive cloud security solutions, and we see another huge opportunity for our VAR and MSP partners in helping them offer enterprise class cybersecurity from one of the industry’s biggest brands to their customers, offering simple, easy to consume packages, complimented by our own outstanding technical services”.
Martin Rutterford, Channel Director for Check Point UK & Ireland said: “We understand that the threat landscape is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate, and this has left SMBs more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats than ever before. As such, we want to ensure that our solutions are available to all, regardless of headcount as businesses continue to defend against cyberattacks.
“Having a pre-existing relationship with e92plus, we have been impressed with their ability to support our partners. Looking ahead, we know they have the expertise to maintain their impressive work to date with a new set of solutions and build our presence within this space.”