Scalable Networks is to sell NetScreen's Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)-based products as part of its security portfolio.
Alan McGibbon, director at Scalable Networks, said the reseller is growing its security business and is adding the NetScreen appliances to its existing Cisco firewall offering.
"The whole market is driving towards appliances and the NetScreen range gives us fewer integration challenges and is ideal for our medium and large corporate customers," he said.
The deal will see the reseller sell the appliances with Approved Status initially. This level of accreditation is aimed at resellers just starting out in the security arena. McGibbon said he hopes to be upgraded to a Premier Partner by the end of the year.
"The accreditation will give us access to valuable sales, marketing and technical resources as well as help us better serve our customers security needs," he said.
Gareth Green, managing director at NetScreen, said the speed and efficiency advantages are driving demand for these in-a-box systems.
"A good thing about the NetScreen offering is the scalability, they have products for the home user right up to carriers," said McGibbon.
NetScreen claims it is seeing the majority of its growth in the carrier financial and banking vertical markets, but will scale from home user up to corporate.
NetScreen set up its first reseller programme in the UK in July last year and has been building a reputation in the channel with deals with distributors such as E92plus, EquIP and Sphinx CST.
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