8Soft is new WinMagic distributor

Frankfurt am Main, September 16, 2013 – WinMagic has signed a sales partnership agreement with distributor 8Soft. To expand its indirect sales business, the company has also appointed Martin Birkholz as its new Channel Manager for Europe.

WinMagic has a new sales partner: 8Soft, a Würzburg-based distributor specializing in security software, has added WinMagic's award-winning data security solution SecureDoc to its portfolio. This solution provides businesses with powerful functions for many different types of data encryption and helps them to comply with both internal and legal requirements.

Distributor 8Soft will be marketing SecureDoc with immediate effect to IT retailers. The company has in-depth expertise in security software and years of experience in providing retailers with personal advice and support. 8Soft currently supplies some 2,400 resellers.

"As a value-added distributor, our aim is to supply retailers with outstanding products to give them optimum support in the market environment," says Thomas Sprickmann Kerkerinck, CEO of 8Soft GmbH. "We're delighted to be working with WinMagic, the most prominent name in hardware encryption, and to add such a strong product to our security portfolio."

Martin Birkholz to manage European channel business

As part of the ongoing expansion of its indirect sales business, WinMagic has also appointed Martin Birkholz as its new Channel Manager for Europe. The 49-year-old will be responsible for all channel activities in Europe. His main task will be to initiate and develop relationships with system integrators and IT solution providers.

In his new role Birkholz will be able to draw on many years of industry and sales experience. Before joining WinMagic he was team leader for channel sales at Sophos, where he played a key role in implementing the indirect sales strategy for IT solutions. Prior to this he was Country Manager for Stonesoft as well as holding senior sales positions with various software and hardware providers.

"WinMagic owes its success to the close connection it has with its sales partners," says Birkholz. "We believe in building close, trusting partnerships with our distributors, partners, and resellers throughout Europe and providing them with comprehensive training."

About 8Soft GmbH

8Soft GmbH is a software distributor based in Würzburg (Germany) with a branch office in Hanover. Founded in 2008, the company specializes in the distribution of open source and security software to IT retailers. The CEO of 8Soft GmbH is Thomas Sprickmann Kerkerinck.

The company's core competencies are its extensive know-how, its knowledge of the market, and many years of experience in personal advice and support for retailers. Its portfolio includes selected well-known products such as Kaspersky, EgoSecure, SecureDoc, IDGARD, Boxcryptor, Verbatim, Red Hat, and WD Arkeia. The portfolio is being continually optimized in order to provide resellers with opportunities for growth and offer a range of solutions that meets current requirements.

For more information: www.8soft.de


About WinMagic

WinMagic has been a leading innovator in IT security for over 15 years and provides the world's most secure, manageable and easy-to-use data security solutions. WinMagic's SecureDoc is an award-winning, comprehensive encryption and security management solution that can manage data security across the enterprise. By encrypting entire disks on laptops and desktops, files or folders, as well as smartphones, tablets, removable media and servers, SecureDoc can protect data wherever it is stored. It provides enterprise grade data security policies and key management across all operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS X, Android and Linux. The solution is currently available in 35 different languages and serves over 5 million active users globally. Thousands of businesses and government organizations worldwide rely on WinMagic SecureDoc to reduce business risks, meet compliance requirements, and protect sensitive data against unauthorized access.

As a global organization, WinMagic has multiple offices in close to 10 countries, spanning 3 continents.

To find out more, visit www.winmagic.de.

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