Clearswift Joins F5 Technology Alliance Program to Deliver Critical Information Protection for Web Applications

F5 logoTheale, UK, 21 Oct 2015 – Clearswift, a global cyber security innovator and data loss prevention specialist, today announced that it has joined F5 Networks’ Technology Alliance Program (TAP). In partnering with F5, Clearswift gains recognition for its established adaptive data loss prevention solutions and is able to maximise the value proposition offered to joint Clearswift and F5 customers.

The proposition allows the integration of Clearswift’s Adaptive Redaction technology via the Clearswift SECURE ICAP Gateway (SIG) with the F5® BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM). The combination of these innovative solutions provides clients with the benefit of deep content inspection within documents, web pages and application information requests, redacting sensitive information as data flows through or in and out of an organisation. This fully automated solution is achieved without impacting the high performance and optimised application delivery expected on these mission critical systems.

“Clearswift is focused on providing full Adaptive Data Loss Prevention protection across web applications for businesses across many different sectors,” said Kevin Bailey, Vice President, Market Strategy at Clearswift. “Our customers trust our commitment to provide a service that can fully protect their critical information, giving them the freedom to securely collaborate across the internet as an essential contributor to driving business growth. Aligning our technology with F5 solutions will help us deliver a secure and optimised user experience for web applications and servers. It also affords us the opportunity and resources to enhance our value proposition for joint customers.”

With BIG-IP solutions that optimise network infrastructure, Clearswift and F5 provide a highly scalable secure application platform, taking full advantage of Clearswift’s unique Adaptive Redaction technology, enabling the user to pro-actively detect and mitigate information loss risks, alerting organisations to potential internal or external data breaches; immediately.

“F5 is pleased that Clearswift has joined our Technology Alliance Program,” said Ron Carovano, Manager, Business Development, F5. “We’re selective in who we join hands with and only partner with companies that we believe provide a strategic benefit to our customers, as well as our business. Through dynamic partnerships with technology leaders in adjacent markets, F5 helps users extend the value of their application delivery environments, and joint customers can be confident of secure interoperability and optimised performance when deploying Clearswift and F5 solutions together.”

Andy Wright, UK Commercial Director at SCC said: “This partnership is a significant development to help our customers on their journey to maintain visibility of and control across their web application critical information. I am certain that this will provide a real benefit that SCC can pass on directly to our customers as we work with them on their transition to consuming more web services and applications. As a Gold channel partner of F5, SCC’s relationship and engagement with F5 continues to grow, as they are firmly at the centre of our customers’ application transformation projects. Clearswift joining the F5 TAP can only enhance their relationship with SCC, growing their business with us and we will be excited to see these benefits to our customers being realised in the coming quarters.”

“We must look for products that consolidate individual security controls into fewer devices, focusing on technologies that prevent attacks and don't just respond to them. Enterprise organisations should be more concerned of the consequences of cyberattacks than they are of the remote possibility that these proactive controls will block legitimate traffic”, comments John Kindervag, Vice President, Security & Risk Research, Forrester in the TechRadar™ for Zero Trust Network Threat Mitigation Technology report. “Too often, security is an afterthought of network design, and yesterday's hierarchical networks are ineffective against today's advanced cyber threats. We must strip away yesterday's network so that security is no longer merely an overlay but is built into the DNA of the network itself.”

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For further information or to arrange a briefing please contact:

Bryony Chinnery
clearswift@proofcommunication.com
T: 0207 193 8604

About Clearswift
Clearswift is trusted by organisations globally to protect their critical information, giving them the freedom to securely collaborate and drive business growth. Our unique technology supports a straightforward and ‘adaptive’ data loss prevention solution, avoiding the risk of business interruption and enabling organisations to have 100% visibility of their critical information 100% of the time.

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