Comguard adds German IT security specialist gateProtect to its portfolio

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Comguard adds German IT security specialist gateprotect to its
gateprotect appoints Comguard as its authorised Value Added Distributor for the Middle East

Dubai, UAE, 15th October, 2012 – Comguard, a Dubai-based leading value-added
distributor for IT security products and solutions, a part of Spectrum group today
announced that it has been appointed as the value-added distributor by German IT
security specialist gateprotect for the Middle East region.

The high quality of German IT security solutions and gateprotect strong position in the market
have been honored by leading analysts in the world. The U.S. market research firm Gartner
placed gateprotect solutions in the Magic Quadrant for UTM Firewall appliances for the SMB
market, whereas, Frost & Sullivan, another world’s leading analyst firm awarded “Excellence
Award” to gateprotect for its secuirty solutions.

gateprotect will be present during GITEX along with Comguard at Hall 2, Stand B2-32, Dubai
World Trade Center in Dubai during GITEX Technology Week between 14th October to 18th
October 2012, to showcase its version 9.2 of its Next-Generation-UTM-Firewall.

The award-winning Next-Generation-UTM-Firewall solution is currently completing the
prestigious, internationally recognized EAL4+ certification ("Evaluation Assurance Level 4"
Common Criteria.

For government and enterprise network security administrators around the globe, EAL4+ stands
as a key certification. Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) and the EAL 4+ Certification is
an International Standard for information technology security certification determining the
trustworthiness of security products.

"Our experience and our reputation as a reliable partner are part of our capital," says Dr. Peter
Smeets, CEO of gateprotect. "Since 2002, we stand for" IT Security made in Germany. We are
confident that Comguard will help us in expanding our channel engagement strategy and will
also enable us to expand our reach to new geographies in the Middle East region.’’
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Commenting on the partnership, Ajay Singh Chauhan, CEO, Comguard and Spectrum Group
said “We are delighted to partner with gateprotect for distributing gateprotect’s next generation
products in Middle East region. It will provide us an opportunity to offer quality German IT
network security products to our partners across the region.”

As per the distribution agreement, Comguard is authorised to distribute gateprotect’s wide range
of security products and solutions across the Middle East region including UAE, Saudi Arabia,
Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait among others.

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About Comguard
Comguard FZ LLC is one of the leading Value added Distributor in the IT security space and has a reach across the
Middle East and North Africa region. The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in Dubai, UAE.
Comguard is a part of Spectrum Group which is engaged in IT networking and security training, and consultancy. Hence,
the biggest strength for Comguard is the skill sets which has made it one of the fastest growing Value added Distributor
in the region and have been recognized by several awards from vendors and industry platforms like Top 5 Value added
Distributor by Reseller Middle East magazine and the Choice of Channel Award from VAR MEA magazine. For more
information see

About gateprotect
gateprotect AG Germany is a multi-award-winning, internationally active manufacturer of IT security solutions in the field
of network security. These solutions include next generation firewalls with all standard UTM functions, managed security
and VPN client systems. To minimise the risk of operator errors in highly complex security functions, gateprotect has
developed the eGUI® interface concept. The patented eGUI® technology (ergonomic Graphic User Interface) and the
Command Center based on this for configuring and managing firewall systems for managed security service providers
(MSSPs), increase security in companies and enable efficient system maintenance. gateprotect is the only manufacturer
in the world that consistently implements the ISO NORM 9241 directives on ergonomic product design in all its products.
Customers include well-known companies and institutions in over 80 countries.

Media Contact:
Elham Alizadeh
Comguard FZ LLC / Dubai UAE
Tel.: +971 4 391 6400

Further information:
SCHULTZEPLUS                                       gateprotect Aktiengesellschaft Germany
Thomas Schultze, Dagmar Schulz                     Anika Ohlsen – Marketing Communications Manager
Hamburg / Germany                                  Hamburg / Germany
Tel.:          +49 (0) 40 231 66754                Tel.:           +49 (0) 40 278 85 0
Fax:           +49 (0) 40 23166756                 Fax:            +49 (0) 40 278 85 105
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