COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Napatech™ (OSLO: NAPA.OL), the leading provider of reconfigurable computing platforms, today announced it has partnered with StarLink, the fastest-growing Value-Added Distributor (VAD) in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region.
StarLink supports more than 2,200 enterprise and government customers globally with on-the-ground presence in 16 countries. StarLink's innovative Security Framework brings together best-of-breed product and market-leading technologies from top solution providers that are sold through its channel network of more than 1,100 partners.
Napatech's reconfigurable computing platform improves the performance of leading IT applications for networking, security, big data, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Its FPGA-based SmartNIC software and hardware offloads and accelerates burdensome workloads within standard server platforms, returning valuable CPU resources to the applications and services they were intended for.
The agreement enables StarLink to add Napatech's reconfigurable computing platform to its portfolio of IT security offerings. StarLink will be fully authorized to sell, market and distribute Napatech's FPGA-based SmartNIC hardware and software to networking and cybersecurity teams who are deploying applications and services as software solutions on standard server platforms.
This partnership marks the latest move by Napatech to strengthen its sales, marketing and distribution channels around the world and follows recent partnerships with VARs and distributors in North America and EMEA.
Joe Seiferth, Vice President, Worldwide Channel Sales at Napatech, said: "An increasing number of networking and cybersecurity professionals are deploying software-based solutions to meet their performance and cost objectives, while maintaining the highest levels of agility. The demand for these new solutions includes enterprise, government, service providers and cloud data center networks. StarLink has the reputation and relationships to bring Napatech's solutions to their end-user customers and partners around the world."
Mahmoud Nimer, General Manager at StarLink, said: "In a world of software-defined networking, the way networks are being designed and secured is changing. A wide range of cybersecurity applications are being deployed as software-only solutions on standard server platforms. We are excited to add the Napatech solutions to our security framework, using their FPGA-based SmartNICs to help our customers and partners fulfill this vision."
Napatech helps companies to reimagine their business by bringing hyperscale computing benefits to IT organizations of every size. We enhance open and standard virtualized servers to boost innovation and release valuable computing resources that improve services and increase revenue. Our Reconfigurable Computing Platform™ is based on a broad set of FPGA software for leading IT compute, network and security applications that are supported on a wide array of FPGA hardware designs.
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StarLink is acclaimed as the fastest growing "True" Value-Added Distributor across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa with on-the-ground presence in 16 countries, including UK and USA. With its innovative Security Framework, StarLink is recognized as a "Trusted Security Advisor" to over 2200 enterprise and government customers that use one or more of StarLink's best-of-breed and market-leading technologies, sold through its channel network of over 1100 partners. The StarLink Solution Lifecycle helps channel partners differentiate offerings and assists customers in identifying key risks and defining priorities for addressing IT security gaps relating to compliance and next-generation threat protection.
Additional information is available at www.starlinkme.net