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Entrust Hosts Inaugural European Partner Conference in UK

Event honors European channel partners for excellence in performance, growth


READING, England — October 7, 2013 — Entrust Inc. honored valued channel partners during the inaugural EMEA Partner Conference 2013 in East Horsley, Surrey, just southwest of London. Hosted at the De Vere Venues Horsley Park, the first-ever European partner event provided Entrust TrustedPartners product presentations, insightful demonstrations, hands-on training, performance recognition and more.

“Our EMEA partners are absolutely critical to building and representing the Entrust brand globally,” said Entrust Senior Vice President Mark Reeves. “Our objective is to not only leverage partner-specific events to better prepare them in the field, but to also highlight their importance to our products and cybersecurity as a whole.”

During the two-day event, Entrust delivered accolades to four distinguished EMEA partners for their 2013 success.

Entrust EMEA Partner Awards

  • Special Recognition: Rudi Ponikvar, OSI
  • Government Partner 2013: LAWtrust
  • Outstanding Growth 2013: 2U-IT

The Entrust TrustedPartner Program is a global initiative designed to leverage and extend the expertise and capabilities of our world-class partners. From global service organizations and software innovators, to business advisers and value-added resellers, each partner’s contribution is vital to the success of Entrust.

As part of a focused effort to build stronger partner relationships, this year Entrust introduced their new partner interface, PartnerLink, which streamlines communication, adds mobile capabilities, simplifies lead submissions and more. The new service also offers up-to-date sales collateral for products, solutions and services, adds the ability to view past webinars and newsletters, and includes access to the online calendar for upcoming webinars and events.

“Entrust is dedicated to strengthening its European partner channel,” said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. “This unique event is just one of many enhancements we’re introducing to educate valued channel resources. We’re confident it will build connected relationships that will promote communication, understanding and global teamwork.”

Special Recognition 2013: Rudi Ponikvar, OSI

Earning special recognition, OSI’s Rudi Ponikvar has served as a key asset in expanding PKI deployment in eastern and central Europe. Based in Slovenia, Ponikvar is regularly relied upon to help design and implement Entrust’s PKI solutions globally.

Government Partner 2013: LawTrust

Based in South Africa, LawTrust has been an Entrust value-added reseller (VAR) partner for more than a decade. The company’s primary focus is PKI and they are one of the few partners that are chained to the Entrust certification authority (CA). Their mPKI CA provides PKI-based solutions for major organizations in South Africa, including large banks, financial institutions and government entities.

Outstanding Growth 2013: 2U-IT

2U-IT first began offering customers Entrust’s email encryption solution, Entrust Entelligence Messaging Server (EMS), but quickly noticed that two-factor authentication was in high demand in their market. Since starting with Entrust in 2009, 2U-IT has grown their Entrust-based revenue stream year over year. 2U-IT also has been integral in closing deals with chemical giants and has built a strong footprint in the health sector. Now in 2013, the company has posted growth of more than 800 percent since partnering with Entrust.

For more information, visit entrust.com/partners.

About Entrust

A trusted provider of identity-based security solutions, Entrust secures governments, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 5,000 organizations spanning 85 countries. Entrust’s award-winning software authentication platforms manage today’s most secure identity credentials, addressing customer pain points for cloud and mobile security, physical and logical access, citizen eID initiatives, certificate management and SSL. For more information about Entrust products and services, call 888-690-2424, email entrust@entrust.com or visit www.entrust.com.


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Lindsey Lockhart
Media Relations
Entrust Inc.