Ipswitch File Transfer & StarLink join forces across the Middle East to move valuable customer data

Partnership signed with the developers of WS_FTP, and a Leader of MFT in the StarLink Head Office in Dubai

Dubai, UAE June 18th, 2012 – StarLink, a leading security-specialized Value Added Distributor in the Middle East, announced today their Master Distribution agreement with Ipswitch File Transfer, a leader in Managed File Transfer.

“As more and more companies decide that FTP is no longer appropriate for secure file transfer, MFT is today perceived as a necessity, and no longer an option” said Nidal Othman, Managing Director at StarLink. “This shift is due to increased focus on compliance, privacy regulations and corporate transparency, which demand increased auditing, management, security and process. Ipswitch leads the market with innovative MFT technology that will allow StarLink to work collaboratively with customers in the Middle East to realize their full data transmission potential.”

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with StarLink, a recognized master distributor in the Middle East. This partnership is a significant component of our channel expansion strategy. We are committed to working with StarLink to expand our partner base, and together, provide our partners with the support they need to deliver security solutions to protect customers’ critical information.” added Loic Triger, Vice President of International Sales, Ipswitch File Transfer.

About Ipswitch File Transfer

Ipswitch File Transfer provides solutions that move, govern and secure business information between employees, business partners and customers. Our proven solutions lead the industry in terms of ease of use, allowing companies of all sizes to take control of their sensitive and vital information and improve the speed of information flow. Ipswitch File Transfer solutions deliver for thousands of organizations worldwide, including more than 90% of the Fortune 1000, as well as government agencies and millions of prosumers.

About StarLink

StarLink, headquartered in Dubai, is the leading IT compliance driven solutions provider and was founded in 2005. StarLink is recognized as a "Trusted Security Advisor" and market leader in automating the entire IT compliance auditing process to help customers in the Middle East region reduce IT Risk, with a focus on enterprises in the Financial, Telco and Government sectors. StarLink works with organizations to achieve and sustain compliance and optimally manage risks through full policy, procedure and controls lifecycle management. StarLink's solution offerings are now installed in more than 200 data centers in the Middle East, including 100 of the top regional banks and 15 of the regional's top Telcos. The company’s customers trust StarLink to secure their critical enterprise data and safeguard access to sensitive data in the most demanding datacenter environments in the region by monitoring, security and auditing privileged user access to provide 100% visibility on all activities.