DUBAI, UAE, October 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ipanema Technologies ( -the industry leader of WAN Governance and application-centric VPN services- today announced a partnership with Secureway ( Network Distributors, the award winning and leading Security and Networking distributor in the Middle East.

Under the agreement, Secureway will represent Ipanema Technologies as their Value Added Distributor (VAD) for the GCC countries and provide local expertise, support and services for service providers, System Integrators and Value Added Resellers (VARs) using Ipanema's portfolio of technologies to build advanced governance and application-based virtual private network (VPN) services.

Ipanema's Autonomic Networking System (ANS(TM)) has been the enabling technology for Wan Governance managed services provided by premier global service providers such as OBS, Cable and Wireless, Swisscom, BT, COLT, Belgacom, Telecom Italia and many others.

Said Fari Boustantchi, CEO of Secureway Group: Due to the special cost structure and geographical positioning of UAE and the GCC countries, WAN Governance and WAN Optimisation are increasingly sought after by savvy enterprises looking to reduce risks, manage the data explosion and its associated cost implications. We see this as highly complementary to our existing security business.

Mr. Boustantchi continued We have been carefully evaluating a number of WAN Optimisation vendors, and I am very happy to say that we have chosen Ipanema based on the completeness of their offering and a proven industrialized solution which has been a core part of the managed services of many service providers for the past 10 years.

Reza Mahdavi, President of Ipanema Technologies, was very excited about this partnership: WAN Governance has finally arrived in the Middle East. Having been deeply involved in building the initial network infrastructure in the GCC countries while responsible formanaging emerging developing countries at CISCO, I am very happy to also be a part of launching the technology that puts the intelligence on top of those networks. We see this as an important development for Ipanema. I am attending Telecom World Middle East to discuss the need for going beyond MPLS by providing the required visibility and autonomic control for today's advanced networks. Our launch at this event is a great opportunity to exchange ideas and to develop relationships with regional service providers.

The new challenging enterprise environment requires the implementation of strategic IT transformation initiatives which dramatically increase the pressure on the network. Desktop virtualization, unified communications, Web applications, video streaming, telepresence, hybrid networks and the evolution to cloud computing all drive the need for predictable, real-time, optimized and controlled network performance. The WAN has become a strategic asset of the enterprise productivity.

Realising these initiatives means that the network is getting more and more complex to both implement and operate inorder to match the Enterprise's strive for agility. This requires providing application awareness, control and optimisation of applications.

And this represents a fantastic opportunity for service providers to go beyond basic transport services and provide an autonomic network infrastructure for their enterprise customers as a strategic asset in the overall IT chain.

Ipanema's solutions are already used by companies including Orange Business Services, BT, Cable and Wireless, Belgacom, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, Fastweb, Reliance, Tata Communications, Colt and KDDI.

About Ipanema Technologies

The Ipanema System enables any large enterprise to have full control and optimization of their global networks; private cloud, public cloud or both. It unifies performance across disparate networks. It dynamically adapts to whatever is happening in these networks and guarantees constant control of critical applications. It is the only system with a central management and reporting platform that scales to the levels required by service providers and large enterprises.With solutions used extensively by many of the world's largest telecom providers and enterprises across business and public sectors, Ipanema controls and optimizes close to 100,000 sites among 1,000 customers.

About Secureway Group

Secureway Network Distributors are the Middle East's Specialist Value Added Distributors in the IT Security Mobility Industry. Secureway Network Distributors offers Middle East Value Added Resellers an excellent opportunity to capitalize on their growing customer bases by providing End to End IT Security solutions, Visualization Optimization solutions, while assisting them in the full lifecycle of the project. With focus on pure Value-Added Distribution, Secureway Network Distributors has the global backup and local experience to deliver an unparalleled level of service, support, logistics and competitive pricing to the Middle East IT marketplace.

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