STOCKHOLM. 2014-07-17, by Nikolas Georgii
Clavister receives initial order to secure 40 regional offices for Brazilian federal authority, following focused investment in developing market-specific solutions
Clavister (Nasdaq: CLAV), a leader in high-performance network security and LeverTech, the Brasília-based specialist in sustainable technology, have received a breakthrough order for Clavister’s next-generation firewall solutions from a federal authority in Brazil.
The authority has placed an initial order for Clavister solutions to secure and load-balance communications between 40 of its regional offices across the country, with the potential for further substantial orders following the initial deployment. Using Clavister’s gateways will give the Brazilian authority a scalable, easy to manage platform for securing its business data and voice communications against interception.
Jim Carlsson, CEO of Clavister said: “This order highlights the value of our relationship with LeverTech and our ongoing investment in developing solutions that meet the specific requirements of the Brazilian market. We have worked hard to ensure that our solutions meet the standards required by Brazilian law and the fact that Clavister never has, and never will, include backdoors in any of its solutions puts us in a strong position to excel in the market. The solution is in line with Clavister’s strategy around embedded technologies, which reflects the current market demand for security and data integrity. This order is a vital step in establishing Clavister’s presence in one of the world’s leading economies, and we anticipate there will be many more to come”
Over several years Clavister and LeverTech have worked with Brazilian universities and IT research centres to develop solutions that meet the country’s market-specific requirements, including auditing of IT products sold to Government organisations to ensure they have no backdoors that could compromise data security.
Brazil has the world’s seventh largest economy and the fifth largest Internet population. A 2014 survey by research firm Vanson Bourne found that of 500 IT decision makers in the UK, France, Germany, USA, Brazil, Hong Kong and Singapore, Brazil had the highest proportion (52%) of respondents who said that cyber security was a major concern for their business. This contrasted with 41% in the US, and just 17% in the UK. The country’s information security market was worth a billion dollars in 2013, and is expected to continue to grow rapidly.
In April this year, the Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff ratified new legislation guaranteeing Internet privacy to the country’s citizens. The Brazilian government has committed itself to defending online freedom with a range of measures, following news in 2013 that Rousseff and Brazilian state interests had been targeted for surveillance by foreign powers.
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. For more information about Clavister, visit www.clavister.com.