(Mexico DF, Mexico) Zentyal, developer of easy IT for small business, has expanded its network of Authorized Partners in Mexico after closing a new trade agreement with A3Sec, a professional technology services provider based in Mexico. Zentyal, consolidating its commitment to the Mexican market with this new signing, will meet nine other IT providers in the coming weeks with which it is negotiating in order to continue expanding Authorized Zentyal Partner Network in Mexico.
Located in Mexico DF, A3Sec is an IT provider, specializing in providing high value professional services adapted to the technological needs of its customers. A3Sec was established in 2012 in Mexico as a spin-off of AlienVault, a company located in Silicon Valley (USA) that develops single platform security information management solutions. As a result, A3Sec has extensive experience in the field of corporative security, mainly in SIEM solutions (Security Information and Event Management) based on open source technology.
“Zentyal offers a range of stable solutions with capacity for secure and scalable integration, which will help us to deepen relations with our customers. With Zentyal we will offer an integrated, robust and competitively priced solution” said Ángel Israel Gutiérrez, COO for LatAm at A3Sec. “The agreement between A3sec and Zentyal is great news for Mexican SMBs, since it is now easier for them to access IT infrastructure, thanks to technologies that rely on a managed services model rather than on expensive licenses,” Gutiérrez added.
“A3Sec offers a portfolio of high quality and very competitive security solutions, in which Zentyal fits perfectly. Furthermore, A3Sec offers training and professional services, which can certainly enhance the business of Zentyal at all levels” said José Ramón Padrón, Channel Sales Manager at Zentyal for Iberia and Latin America. “A3Sec provides Zentyal access to customers who are looking for a solution like ours. The A3Sec customer profile is very similar that of Zentyal: companies that care about computer security and choose to outsource their IT management to a trusted local partner” added.
Thanks to the agreement with A3Sec, Zentyal is expanding the base of Zentyal partners in Mexico, which in early 2015 already counted companies such as SINC and Open Factor and the training partner Universidad de Torreón. The agreement between A3Sec and Zentyal is limited to Mexico for now, but given that A3Sec operates throughout Latin America from its headquarters in Mexico DF, it could be expanded in the future.
Zentyal continues its commitment to the development of its channel in 2013, especially in Latin America, which has doubled its network of authorized partners in just three months. The number of partners on the continent currently accounts for 32% of the total, above its target objective of 25% set at the beginning of the year. Mexico, Brazil and Chile, the markets in which Zentyal has more intesely concentrated its efforts in 2013, show the best results followed by Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia where a high number of agreements have also been signed.
With the aim of supporting A3Sec in its first steps as a Zentyal authorized partner, José Ramón Padrón will travel to Mexico at the beginning of July for face-to-face meetings with them. the end of June to country to maintain face meetings with the company. Padrón will also meet with other nine IT and managed services providers with whom Zentyal keeps open negotiations to continue expanding the Zentyal partners network in Mexico.
The interest in the Mexican IT channel by the advantages of partnering Zentyal is proportional to the increasing interest of the users. This is reflected, for example, in the rise of the number of Zentyal server downloads, which increased by 5.8% in 2013 compared to 2012, indicating that the Zentyal user base in the country is continuing to grow. The potential of Zentyal based solutions in Mexico is also proven by the growing number of free accounts registered in the country, which has increased by 25.7% from 2012 to 2013.
The release of Zentyal Cloud, a unique cloud product in the market, has accelerated the increase in Zentyal and Zentyal partners opportunities, as it is a novel proposal and it is sold only through IT providers channel. Zentyal Cloud is the only service in the market that lets you manage users, permissions, files and e-mail in the cloud, being totally synchronized with the local IT infrastructure.
A3Sec was established in 2012 as an AlienVault spin-off, with the goal of providing professional services, training and official certification of SIEM products in Spain and LatAm. The company uses the experience and knowledge accumulated over the years by their technical and management team in the field of Information Security and specifically in the field of SIEM and Open Source Software related to Network and Systems Security.
The engineers and consultants that make up the technical team have extensive experience in providing professional services to all type of clients, having carried out projects, deployment, operation, support and consulting throughout their careers.
Zentyal designs and develops IT solutions for small and medium businesses since 2004. The company provides SMBs and their local IT providers all-in-one IT solutions that are easy to use, from the server to the cloud. Zentyal-based solutions allow SMBs to reduce and rationalize IT investments, improve the security and minimize system downtime.
Zentyal-based solutions are widely used by small and medium businesses independently of their activity or location, as well as by public administration or the education sector. The partnership agreements signed with IT support and service providers in more than 20 countries guarantee the distribution of Zentyal-based solutions to customers worldwide.