IT security and internet technology distributor Computerlinks UK, have announced a new UK and Ireland distribution agreement with Ucopia Communications, writes Linda Endersby.
The agreement further enhances Computerlinks' established IT and network security capabilities by offering resellers access to Wi-Fi administration and management solutions to complement existing wireless network infrastructure solutions.
"Demand for Wi-Fi access to public and corporate networks is increasing all the time as working practices become more flexible and the appetite of users for mobile devices becomes virtually insatiable," said David Caughtry, Computerlinks director of technology.
"To remain competitive, organisations of all sizes must have the means to cost-effectively and securely provide not only the infrastructure, but also the administration support to make the user experience as smooth as possible," he added.
Ucopia provides security, mobility management and convergence solutions for voice, video and data applications for both wired and wireless set ups.
The partnership allows Computerlinks channel partners to enhance their existing Wi-fi infrastructure using Ucopia's Express, Advance or Eco-systems wireless solutions. These solutions offer a powerful authentication portal, flexible user profile access control, zero configuration access and full traceability via an SQL database.
"We're operating in a fast-growing and highly competitive market, so it's vital we have the distribution infrastructure in place to enable us to support our customers effectively, and accelerate growth in this dynamic environment," explained Didier Plateau, founder and CEO at Ucopia Communications.
"Computerlinks has the necessary depth of experience in networking and IT security, combined with a global presence and support infrastructure that will allow us to accelerate our growth while continuing to deliver excellent service to our clients," Plateau concluded.
Caughtry continued: "The agreement with Ucopia means our channel partners now have access to a full range of tools that will enable them to deliver comprehensive guest access solutions to their clients and fast return to their businesses."