Wick Hill signs distribution deal with Malwarebytes


Distributor to offer entire range which are aimed at preventing malware and cyber breaches

Wick Hill has taken the number of distribution agreements it has to 14 following the signing of £60 million turnover cyber security specialists Malwarebytes.

The unified communications distributor, which specialises distributing software security, finalised the contract this month. It adds to existing deals with Black Duck Software and Avecto, also computer protection companies.

Wick Hill will be offering the entire Malwarebytes range, which includes four products aimed at prevent malware and cyber breaches. California-headquartered Malwarebytes currently has 27 million active users, 500 million products downloaded and has removed five billion threats. The company expects to double the £60 million revenue it achieved last year by the end if 2016.

The company is the only one in the world which can block malware and protect against ‘zero-hour’ malware in under a day, claimed EMEA VP Anthony O’Mara. ‘Zero-hour’ refers to a hole in software exploited by hackers before a company becomes aware.

O’Mara told Mobile News the company’s reputation for doing so has helped it drive such growth. “We will capture over 50 per cent of harmful viruses with the first eight hours. Within 16 hours everything will be captured. We are the only vendor to do this.

Viruses are rife
“These viruses are rife globally. Companies who have been hit either have to pay a fee or rely on a backup system that can be robust enough to recover information. Otherwise they’re in trouble.”

Wick Hill chairman Ian Kilpatrick added: “Not every antivirus solution is equal. Malwarebytes can help companies remedy any risks before they spread through the entire business. Whether you’re a small or large organisation, you want to prevent a problem before it becomes a crisis.”