Wave Signs EMEA Distribution Agreement with Origin Storage

Wave Systems Corp. has signed a distribution agreement for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with leading storage solutions provider Origin Storage. Origin will focus on the forward-looking channel reseller companies in the region interested in providing best-in-class data protection to their customers.

Origin has joined with Wave to enhance and develop Wave’s reseller channel in Europe over the next year. The opportunity for resellers comes at a time when conventional security is under continuing pressure from a growing number of cyber-attacks. Many security solutions on the market rely on proprietary software, which is vulnerable to attack. Wave, by contrast, enables security that’s built into the device, not added on, giving enterprises the ability to know their devices, data and applications.

For securing sensitive data and safeguarding intellectual property, Wave offers a single management console for deploying and managing self-encrypting drives (SED’s). Available from leading storage vendors and based on the Opal specification from the Trusted Computing Group, SEDs offer improved security and performance advantages over software-based encryption. For organisations with Windows 7 who haven’t yet migrated to SEDs, Wave enables the activation of Microsoft Bitlocker, the native encryption feature on Windows 7.

Andy Cordial, Managing Director of Origin Storage, says; “This is a unique opportunity for resellers to offer their customers Wave’s management suite for protecting data and authentication, starting with security built into the device itself. We believe that Wave offers compelling solutions for any reseller and we’re looking forward to bringing increased awareness of Wave to the market.”

Along with managing SEDs and Microsoft BitLocker, Wave also gives IT the power to manage a security chip that ships standard on business-class PCs called the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). Present on more than half a billion devices worldwide, the embedded security chip can be used to establish device identity, ensuring that only known machines are granted access to network resources. In conjunction with Wave software, the TPM can also signal the presence of malware lurking in the host system that can evade commercially available anti-virus software.

Joseph Souren, General Manager Wave Systems EMEA says: “We’re pleased to partner with Origin because they’re a very well-connected and trusted distributor with a strong track record and are a respected name in the channel sector, working closely with many premier resellers.


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