Optimus to distribute Swivel

Suraj Thampi, Group CEO, Optimus

Optimus Technology and Telecommunications, a regional VAD of IT and telecommunications products, has signed a strategic deal with Swivel, a provider of authentication solutions.

In terms of agreement, Optimus will be responsible for developing Swivel’s channel network and selling PINsafe, the leading multi-factor authentication product, in the territories across Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan.

Based on a patented technology, Swivel’s multi-factor, tokenless, authentication solution, PINsafe, is successfully providing organisations of all shapes and sizes peace of mind. PINsafe is a single product that can meet all the authentication requirements for an enterprise. It can deliver a constant user experience for a range of applications, be it VPN based, Web based or application based. PINsafe can be deployed as a software only installation, as a physical appliance or as a Virtual Machine Appliance, depending on a company’s requirements and existing infrastructure.

Commenting on the new partnership, Suraj Thampi, Group CEO, Optimus says, “Security is a fast growing market sector in the MENA region and strong authentication in particular is becoming a key requirement to help businesses protect their network infrastructures. PINsafe is a world-class, proven technology that is easy for our resellers to integrate into their customer’s network and remote access solutions. Its mobile-based authentication option in particular meets customers’ requirements as the mobile phone is already a widely used and accepted business tool in our region.”
 “It is indeed encouraging to have our products distributed across the Middle
East and North Africa region by a renowned and experienced value-added distributor such as Optimus,” says Fraser Thomas, CEO at Swivel. “Optimus has an excellent reputation and an established network of resellers throughout the Middle East giving us a readymade platform to expand our operations in this economically important region.”

The cooperation with Swivel is strategically important for Optimus because secure communications, networking and application access are three of the most important security subjects in the regional enterprise market. “Our partnership with Swivel records the company’s foray into the Middle East and North Africa region. With Swivel’s flexible and scalable authentication technology we can leverage the company’s full range of products to serve our clients with superior quality solutions from a single supplier,” concludes Thampi.