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Clearswift announces global managed services agreement with Oni Communications, a leading Portuguese Communication Solutions Provider


London, UK – Clearswift, the UK-based information security firm, has signed an agreement with Portuguese Communications Solutions Provider, ONI, to offer its web and internet security solutions as hosted appliances to ONI’s business customers.

ONI, which is one of Portugal’s technology companies of reference, and the second biggest B2B telecommunications wireless provider in the country, will offer Clearswift’s products as a service to its business customers, providing best-of-breed email and web protection.

Jesper Frederiksen, Vice President Worldwide Sales, said: “This is an exciting step for Clearswift, a traditional product company; this partnership with ONI enables us to engage with markets in the way they demand, in this case through the cloud.”

“As a result of our agreement, ONI has been able to fulfill its customers’ demands for a service that will give them protection from inbound threats while mitigating risks associated with data loss - allowing the customers to get on with their core business functions.”

Joaquim Santos, ONI Chief Commercial Officer, said: “This managed service offering positions ONI as providing additional value and essential services to our business customers today. By working with Clearswift we’re confident that we are offering our customers best-of-breed web and email security technology and all the benefits that this brings, such as preventing viruses, spam, spyware, malware etc - which are age old concerns for customers.”

ONI’s customers will be able to choose email security (which includes antivirus, antispam and data loss prevention) and/or web security (antivirus, antispyware, URL filtering and web 2.0 security as well as data loss prevention). In both cases, customers will be able to choose standard or advanced packages; the latter allows the customer to define their own policies on their own virtual management appliance. The service is run on the ONI data centre as virtual appliances for VMware.

About Clearswift
Clearswift’s content-aware, policy based solutions have enabled over 17,000 organizations to manage and maintain no-compromise data, e-mail and web security across all gateways and in all directions.

About Oni Communications
ONI Communications is a provider of communication solutions focusing on the corporate and carrier’s carrier (C&C) markets. The company is owned by The Riverside Group (60.9%), Gestmin SGPS (37.5%) and other shareholders (4.5%) through WinReason.


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