A10 Networks Signs Channel Partner Sigma Technology

First European reseller signed after recent expansion into EMEA

December 5, 2006 - A10 Networks™ today announced the signing of its first European channel partner, Sigma Technology, one of the UK's premier resellers that delivers best of breed solutions to UK businesses.  Recent expansion into EMEA marks a significant milestone for A10 Networks as it reaches new regions with its award-winning IDsentrie™ network identity management appliance.

Sigma Technology is an IT solutions company, specialising in voice and data convergence, wireless LANs and underlying network infrastructure, including security. The partnership means that Sigma can provide A10's IDsentrie appliance to help its customers save time and resources while simplifying network identity management and increasing security. IDsentrie delivers features that resolve IP addresses to identity (IP-to-ID) instantly, improve help desk efficiency, simplify user account management and enhance network authentication and access control.

Will Palmer, managing director, EMEA region, A10 Networks said: "This is a very important partnership for A10 Networks as we expand into EMEA. Sigma has a great deal of specialist channel expertise and really seeks to understand the business needs of its clients.  Our reseller partnership with Sigma will benefit customers with best of breed knowledge when finding solutions for their networking and security needs." 

Craig Symington, chief executive officer at Sigma Technology, commented: "We are extremely pleased to be working with A10 Networks and its award-winning network identity management appliance, which we feel will be of great interest to our customers. This is a great business opportunity for both companies, allowing us to benefit from each others‘ expertise." 

The recent appointment of Managing Director Will Palmer furthers A10 Networks' focus on global expansion. Will oversees expansion into the EMEA region, bringing experience from Foundry Networks, Cisco Systems and Compaq.  He is joined by Technical Director Matthew Perry, who has 20 years of networking experience in organisations including Cisco Systems, Airespace, Force10 and Foundry Networks.

About A10 Networks
A10 Networks was founded in 2004 with a mission to provide innovative networking and security solutions. A10 Networks makes high-performance products that help organisations accelerate, optimise and secure their applications. A10 Networks is a venture-funded, privately-held, Silicon Valley-based technology company. For more information, visit www.a10networks.com.

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