8e6 Begins Major UK Market Push With Appointment Of Leading Security VAD Wick Hill

8e6 Begins Major UK Market Push With Appointment Of Leading Security VAD Wick Hill

UK Internet filtering market shake-up - 8e6 challenges status quo

Wick Hill HQ, Woking, Surrey - US company 8e6 Technologies, the leading independent provider of web filtering and insider threat management solutions, today announced it is expanding into the UK web filtering market with the appointment of security VAD (value added distributor) Wick Hill.

8e6 Technologies, a web filtering pioneer established for over twelve years, firmly believes it can offer the UK market a better and more cost-effective alternative to Websense, after Websense acquired SurfControl in October 2007.

SC Magazine tested 8e6’s R3000 Internet Filter in 2007 and awarded it the ‘Best Buy’, calling it ‘a superb product.’ It was given a five-star top rating in all the magazine’s categories including features, ease-of-use, performance and value for money, beating both Websense and SurfControl.

Established in 1976, value added distributor Wick Hill specialises in secure infrastructure solutions. The company’s portfolio covers security, performance, access, services and management. Wick Hill Ltd is part of Wick Hill Group, based in Woking, Surrey with sister offices in Hamburg.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, commented: “Given the quality of this product and the huge market opportunities, this is a great chance for resellers to differentiate themselves and make good margins.”

Eric Lundbohm, 8e6 Technologies’ vice president of marketing, said: “SurfControl customers will already have rejected Websense in their previous purchase and are likely to be looking for an alternative when it comes to renewing their web filtering solution. The opportunity is there for the channel to provide them with 8e6, an exceptional and well-proven solution from a web filtering pioneer.”