DataSolutions is expanding its cybersecurity division

By Maurice Garvey

IT DISTRIBUTOR DataSolutions is expanding its cybersecurity division, after signing a new deal with cyber security firm ColorTokens.

The news comes off the back of DataSolutions record growth of €74 million in turnover during its most recent financial year, as the Nangor Road based company plan further growth in Irish and UK markets by 2022.

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Michael O’Hara, MD of DataSolutions

The distribution agreement with ColorTokens underscores its intentions to continue to expand the security division of the business, and bolster its roster of resellers.

DataSolutions also announced the launch of its Fast Track Security Partner Acquisition Program, to ensure resellers are equipped with the technical knowledge and understanding of new vendors within a short period of time.

DataSolutions has enjoyed 30 per cent year-on-year growth for the past four years.

Having entered the UK market in 2016, its operations there now account for 50 per cent of the overall business.

For it’s partner resellers, the agreement with ColorTokens represents an opportunity to offer a solution which targets critical concerns facing businesses as they adapt to enforced new ways of working.

ColorTokens targets 80 per cent of network traffic flowing between systems within the enterprise perimeter, providing visibility into what is normal and what could be malicious activity.

 DataSolutions will be launching ColorTokens to its Irish partner base on May 28 with a virtual webinar launch that will feature Tony Scott, a former Federal CIO of the United States and Walt Disney Company CIO, currently serving as ColorTokens’ board member.

Lee Ealey-Newman, ColorTokens’ Vice President, Channel EMEA & APAC said they are looking forward to working with DataSolutions to deliver a “new generation of proactive security solutions across these regions.”

Michael O’Hara, Managing Director, DataSolutions, said: “ColorTokens is a great addition to our growing line-up of technology partners. The cybersecurity part of our business continues to grow, and our intention is to further establish this division over the next 12 months.

“For our existing resellers and those who may join our new initiative, forensic level security insight provides a great opportunity to provide businesses with a unique and compelling proposition.

In addition, the ZeroTrust market is growing at 20 per cent per annum and predicted to hit nearly $40 billion by 2024, so there is a significant revenue opportunity for partners.”

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