GFI Software extends distie line-up to support Vipre launch

Anti virus specialist GFI Software has added a third distributor to its roster to support its launch of the latest version of its enterprise Vipre product. CMI Labs has been signed up alongside Sigma and its long-standing partner Wick Hill as the vendor looks to use version 5.0 of Vipre, which offe


Anti virus specialist GFI Software has added a third distributor to its roster to support its launch of the latest version of its enterprise Vipre product.

CMI Labs has been signed up alongside Sigma and its long-standing partner Wick Hill as the vendor looks to use version 5.0 of Vipre, which offers the ability to get rid of the traces of competitive products off user systems, to take market share.

A pre-release of the product in the US saw it embraced by usually cautious enterprise customers who were attracted by the ease of deployment leading the vendor to expect a similar experience here.

Jason Chronowitz, product manager for Vipre antivirus business, said that it had introduced a feature where the software would search for conflicting competitive product agents and remove them from the system taking the headache out of making a transition away from another vendor.

He said that the ability to reduce the stress of deploying a new anti virus product across potentially hundreds of machines made life easier for both customer and for channel partners looking for a fresh angle on the AV pitch.

A spokesman for GFI said that it had started working with CMI Labs a few weeks ago in order to have the distributor ready for the launch of the business and consumer versions of Vipre 5.0, which both come out in the UK today.

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