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TMCNet:  Clavister Secures Agreement with MIRAIT to Deliver to Japanese Market; Next-generation firewall vendor appoints first partner in Japan

[March 17, 2014]

Clavister Secures Agreement with MIRAIT to Deliver to Japanese Market; Next-generation firewall vendor appoints first partner in Japan

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Clavister, a leader in high performance, high availability network security, has today announced an agreement with MIRAIT, a leading ICT integrator, to be its first partner in Japan.

Clavister wanted to extend its footprint into Japan as it is recognised as one of the most advanced mobile markets globally. The partnership agreement will see MIRAIT delivering Clavister's network security solutions to enterprises, cloud providers, mobile operators and telecoms companies, and providing ongoing technical support and management.

Shigeru Yanagisawa, Director, MIRAIT said: "Clavister's suite of security solutions for both physical and virtual environments will be a valuable addition to our portfolio. In particular, Clavister's expertise in LTE and 4G network security will complement our solutions and services which will provide a mutually exciting opportunity for this region." Shinobu Färnlöf, Worldwide Channel Manager, Clavister AB said: "The channel is an incredibly important route to market for Clavister. In MARAIT we have the right partner to enter the Japanese market. With its knowledge of the local market and expertise in delivering security solutions coupled with our technology, we will establish ourselves as a leading provider of network security solutions to mobile operators and enterprises. " Clavister's solutions range from the E5, an entry level next-generation firewall (NGFW) in a desktop-sized package, to the Virtual Series Gateways that enable the highest levels of throughput, offering six nines (99.9999%) availability for carrier-grade security in the most demanding network environments. Clavister recently introduced a range of solutions for mobile network operators to secure 4G and LTE networks, enabling mobile network operators to secure their networks against cyberattacks and data interception.

Clavister is a member of Intel's Network Builders program (networkbuilders.intel.com), a cross-industry initiative that enables telcos to build and manage business-critical infrastructures, with lower capital and operating costs. In 2013, global industry analyst Frost & Sullivan gave Clavister its 'Product Quality Leadership Award' for the performance, design and simplicity of its NGFW solutions.

About MIRAIT MIRAIT Corporation (MIRAIT), a leading ICT integrator in Japan, has conducted business creating communication infrastructures for over half a century as partners of telecommunications carriers. MIRAIT Holdings, its parent company, had net sales of 271 billion yen in the FYE March 2013, growing into the industry's leading groups.

The Group conducts business in a wide range of areas including ICT, the environment and energy, based on the creation of communication infrastructure (fixed communication and mobile communication) that is its main business, accounts for about 70% of net sales.

With nationwide business expansion and multi-carrier compatibility, MIRAIT is actively expanding new growing markets, such as network security, cloud solution and other innovative areas. For more information about MIRAIT, visit www.mrt.mirait.co.jp/english About Clavister Clavister is a leading security provider for fixed, mobile and virtual network environments. Its award-winning solutions give enterprises, cloud service providers and telecoms operators the highest levels of protection against current and new threats, and unmatched reliability. Clavister's performance in the security sector was recognised in 2013 with the 2012 Product Quality Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan. The company was founded in Sweden in 1997, with its solutions available globally through its network of channel partners.

Clavister is a member of Intel's Network Builders program (networkbuilders.intel.com), a cross-industry initiative that enables telcos to build and manage business-critical infrastructures, with lower capital and operating costs. For more information about Clavister, visit www.clavister.com .

(c) 2014 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

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