Cloud Distribution signs cloud security firm Netskope

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Cloud Distribution has announced a distribution agreement with Silicon Valley cloud security vendor Netskope.

Netskope provides real time granular visibility, security analytics and prevention of malicious activity and data loss for cloud services – including Box, Salesforce, Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 – which it says enables faster sales of cloud apps for these partners.

Cloud Distribution will help Netskope grow its footprint in the UK by opening up additional markets and working with new partners. The VAD will also provide marketing support with its Altitude Marketing Services that it says helps partners go to market and create a sales pipeline and new revenue.

It adds that it will also access new markets by recruiting both cloud consultancy and security VARs.

Forrester predicts the market for cloud services will be worth more $92bn by 2016, but around 90 percent of cloud services are not enterprise ready, leaving businesses vulnerable to sensitive data loss.

“The usage of cloud services has exploded in the enterprise, but worryingly, the majority of these services are invisible to IT and pose a real threat to data protection. Netskope is a compelling and differentiated cloud offer and takes control of cloud usage,” says Adam Davison, product and marketing director, Cloud Distribution.

“This is a ballooning market opportunity and we will be working closely with partners to ensure they fully benefit from it. We’ll accelerate their go to market strategies with value add partner enablement services such as our new marketing portal, which enables partners to create a marketing campaign in under a minute leading to immediate lead generation and a rapid pipeline build. We have already created a Cloud Risk Assessment campaign and partner branded mailers that are readily available to partners today.”

“Enterprises are becoming increasingly aware of the need for safe cloud app usage and market demand for our solutions only continues to grow,” said Jonathan Mepsted, Managing Director, Netskope UK. “Cloud Distribution complements our ambition to further expand and enhance our market presence in the UK. The commitment of their staff, efficiency and quality of work to launch our new partnership has been hugely impressive.”


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