STOCKHOLM. 2015-08-24, by Nikolas Georgii
Leading network security provider to open new offices in Umeå, Sweden to service growing international demand for solutions
Clavister (Nasdaq: CLAV), a leader in high-performance network security, is to open a new research and development centre in Umeå, northern Sweden, focusing on developing Clavister’s technologies to meet market demand for next generation security solutions to protect carrier-grade networks, smart cities and Internet of Things.
The centre will also house an expanded service and support team to serve the needs of the company’s growing customer and partner base. The new offices are close by the internationally-renowned University of Umeå and less than 100 km from Clavister HQ in Örnsköldsvik, as Clavister looks to attract Sweden’s best technical talent to the company.
Jim Carlsson, CEO of Clavister, commented: “This strategic investment will ensure Clavister continues to innovate in delivering best-in-class security solutions to the market, and the highest level of support to our existing customers. The proximity to the University of Umeå will ensure that we are well positioned to attract some of Sweden’s most talented technical and engineering staff, as we look to continue to deliver security solutions that the market requires, both now and in the future.”
Earlier this year Clavister announced a 50% expansion of its research and development team, as well as new additions to its Quality Assurance and Customer Support teams as the company looks to extend its solution range, and meet the demands of its expanding enterprise and carrier-level customer base.
In the past 12 months Clavister has secured new global partnerships, recently announcing an agreement with Artesyn Embedded Technologies, a global leader in embedded computing solutions for the communications, telecom, broadcast, military, aerospace and industrial automation sectors. Artesyn will offer Clavister’s industry-leading products and solutions to its key markets and customers. Clavister’s virtualized security software will be integrated onto Artesyn’s computing hardware, realising secure platforms of unprecedented performance and capacity.
Earlier this month Clavister announced a new 3-year license and support agreement worth 1,8 MEUR with Regus, the global workspace provider, to secure Internet connectivity on-demand to its clients, which will be provisioned by the new Umea service and support team. Regus has been using Clavister’s technology, for firewalling, network segregation and traffic management since 2009, covering its network of 3,000 business centres in more than 100 countries. The Clavister solutions support global VPN communications to Regus’ data centres and enable secure remote access to its internal applications and servers.
Clavister is a leading security provider for fixed, mobile and virtual network environments. Its award-winning solutions give enterprises, local and federal governments, cloud service providers and telecoms operators the highest levels of protection against current and new threats, and unmatched reliability. 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 a cross-industry initiative that enables telcos to build and manage business-critical infrastructures, with lower capital and operating costs. Clavister is traded at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and has more than 5400 shareholders. Remium is the companies Certified Advisor.