Security distributor, Hemisphere Technologies, has expanded its cloud security portfolio adding MailGuard to the mix.

The new deal follows a string of recent partnerships with AlienVault, Beyond Trust and Endian in the last six months.

The new portfolio complements Hemisphere's existing relationship with Kaspersky Labs.

Hemisphere CEO, Peter Phokos, said a cloud security vendor was an essential addition to its offerings.

"Previously, there was a lot of hesitation about the cloud from businesses but we've well and truly passed that point now. The cloud is here to stay. As more businesses make the shift towards hosted commodity services, we needed to expand our offering and provide our channel partners the best tools to keep their customers protected in this new environment," Phokos said. MailGuard's suite includes email security, image monitoring, email hosting, filtering, continuity and archiving, as well as website filtering and monitoring.

"MailGuard is excited to partner with "Hemisphere Technologies understands cloud security and the need for multilayered defence, which is required to protect businesses today. Above all, Hemisphere is Australian owned and operated, as is MailGuard," MailGuard CEO, Craig McDonald, said.

Hemisphere Technologies will be hosting an event to celebrate its new vendors with dinner and drinks at the Sydney Rowing Club on February 20. For channel partners wishing to attend or contact [email protected] or 1300 04 04 44 for more information.

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