A family of Windows security appliances from Network Engines are to receive an exclusive European distribution from InTechnology.
The deal will see InTechnology, one of Europe's largest IT distributors, deliver Network Engines' NS Series of security appliances, which are based on Microsoft's Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) 2004.
The NS Series is designed to defend Windows servers, specifically Exchange Server, IIS and SharePoint Portal Server while protecting workers connecting to their companies' networks via a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Microsoft's regional director of security, storage and systems management Mark Dodds said the deal provides Microsoft with the chance to build a strong channel-based security business in Europe.
InTechnology already partners with companies including Computer Associates, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Sun Microsystems, and employs 500 people with offices in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
Network Engines said InTechnology would market the NS Series through its European network of consultants, systems integrators and resellers