SAO PAULO, Brazil and MILPITAS, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ServGate Technologies -- the leading provider of integrated, modular network security platforms -- today announced that Rio de Janeiro-based Pranha 50 Ltda. now serves as ServGate's premier South American distributor of the company's award-winning Linux-based EdgeForce(TM) Full Context filtering products. As the latest member of ServGate's growing network of distributors and resellers, Pranha 50, a nationwide distributor and manufacturer of high technology and infrastructure systems, serves value-added resellers and solutions providers throughout South America, providing localized marketing, sales and support to ServGate users throughout the region. "ServGate and Pranha 50 have established a very successful partnership in Brazil and throughout South America providing a state-of-the-art solution for multi-threat protection," said Benjamin Dummai, CEO of Pranha 50 Ltda. "Pranha's knowledge of the local market and commercial experience in the IT industry, combined with ServGate's pioneering security products and open source, Linux-based technology, have given the market in Brazil the capacity of expanding with the ultimate security solution." ServGate is the developer of the world's leading modular security system, the EdgeForce platform, which blocks network attacks with integrated filtering of Web and email traffic to screen out spam, viruses, worms and URLs in real time. The EdgeForce platform's pioneering modular architecture enables new services and performance upgrades to be installed on all EdgeForce systems, enabling them to scale with the growth of the customer's business and network needs. "We are pleased to work with Pranha 50 to offer the best possible service to our customers in South America while also offering exclusively EdgeForce systems manufactured in Brazil," said Atchison Frazer, vice president of corporate marketing at ServGate. "South American solutions providers join other key regions of the world in reaping the benefits of ServGate's ongoing innovation, product annuity model and modular, adaptive technology, reaffirming ServGate's stance as the world's most attractive and profitable network security solution." Enterprises running EdgeForce at the multiple edges of the modern distributed enterprise will benefit from ServGate's Full Context Inspection(TM) (FCI) technology. FCI, part of the ServGate's own security-hardened, Linux-based Operating System, goes beyond deep packet inspection, examining the complete context of network traffic and threatening 'blended' attacks. To spurn costly software licensing schemes, CIOs in the region are increasingly turning their attention to the corporate use of open-source platforms like Linux. Brazilian policy officially encourages open-source platform adoption in government and recommends its use by private enterprises. About Pranha 50 Pranha 50 commenced operations in Rio de Janeiro in 2002. Its objective is to work in high-tech sectors, developing and patenting technological innovations in the computing, telecommunications and oil areas in Brazil -- or bringing these innovations from abroad. Created and directed by businessman Benjamin Dummai, Pranha 50 maintains business partner agreements with Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs Innovations for new telecommunications technologies; with Fitel, Lucent and Leading Optical Solutions (the Furukawa Group) in the fiber optic sector; and with BP Solvay in the segment of new materials and technology for oil and gas piping. The company has two technological patents in the oil and gas segment: a restoration process, certified by COPPE, for oil (and oil derivative) pipelines involving the use of a polyethylene mesh; and an installation system for fiber optic cables inside gas pipelines, a process which can be carried out in a completely safe manner and without danger of leaks, even in the presence of gas. About ServGate ServGate is the leading provider of integrated, modular network security platforms for small and medium businesses and the distributed enterprise. EdgeForce systems consolidate in a single hardware platform multiple security services -- including virus, spam and URL filtering, attack protection, web caching, firewall, VPN and more -- in a modular and scalable format, reducing the cost and complexity associated with sourcing, implementing and maintaining disparate security applications from multiple vendors. ServGate's Full Context Inspection technology provides the deepest level of blended protection possible in a security device by analyzing and screening the entire components of network traffic. ServGate's corporate headquarters are located in Milpitas, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information about ServGate, call 408-635-8400 or visit www.servgate.com.
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