Tech Data Europe Announces New Distribution Agreement With Secret Double Octopus
Azlan strengthens security offering with specialist solution for keyless authentication technology Barcelona, Spain, 29 June 2017:
Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that Azlan, Tech Data Europe’s specialist brand for the value-added distribution of enterprise networking, server, storage and software solutions, today announced a pan-EMEA distribution agreement with Secret Double Octopus, a pioneer of keyless multi-shield authentication technology. Secret Double Octopus has developed a solution for the market that applies keyless authentication and identity protection for cloud, mobile, and IoT solutions.Secret Double Octopus’ app helps companies to scale their network security and shift away from key-based authenticators, to a more secure keyless solution. With one tap, the authenticator app initiates a multi-shield authentication process for users in order to verify or reject the login attempt, payment or transaction. David Harvey, director, Security and Enterprise Networking Solutions at Azlan, says “By bringing Secret Double Octopus into our vendor portfolio, Azlan enriches its security offering with an innovative solution that addresses customers’ authentication challenges, is scalable and easy to deploy, and helps provide cost-effective security.” “For years, organizations have sought to educate employees about the importance of secure passwords and resisting phishing attacks, both of which have failed. It is time to replace the password.” said Raz Rafaeli, CEO of Secret Double Octopus. “We are excited to expand our global footprint through this partnership with Azlan. We can offer the European market a strong authentication solution that will eliminate the need for passwords – a security vulnerability that accounts for two-thirds of data breaches.” About Tech Data Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value-added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost-effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.2 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.” To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. About Secret Double Octopus Secret Double Octopus is the world’s only password-free, keyless authentication technology to protect identity and data across cloud, mobile and IoT environments. Based on Secret Sharing algorithms, originally developed to protect nuclear launch codes, Secret Double Octopus’ technology prevents cyber attackers from accessing enough critical information to be useful for attacks, eliminating brute force, man-in-the-middle, PKI manipulation, key theft and certificate authority weaknesses. The Company was founded in 2015 by a seasoned leadership team with more than 100 years combined academic and industry experience. Secret Double Octopus is backed by Jerusalem Venture Partners, Iris Capital, Liberty Media and Benhamou Global Ventures. To learn more, visit www.doubleoctopus.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.