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25 May 2009

Caretower wins Corporate partner of the Year and New Business Growth at the Sophos Partner Award Ceremony

Monday 25th May 2009

Caretower has won two of the most prestigious prizes at the 2009 Sophos Partner award Ceremony.

The Prestigious Annual Sophos Partner Conference and Awards Dinner, which recognises the achievement and commitment of the top channel business partners over the previous year, took place on the 7th of May at Bicester County Club in Oxfordshire.

Caretower was proud to go home two of the most prestigious awards of the evening, winning both The Corporate Partner of the Year and New Business Growth Partner of the Year at the black-tie awards dinner.

The New Business Growth category is open to all Partners who have been working with Sophos for more than 2 years and who:

  • Can demonstrate an absolute year-on-year growth
  • Can show evidence of new business generated
  • Can illustrate the advice adoption of new Sophos technologies and products e.g. NAC, Web Appliance
  • Have employed strong demand generation activities which have successfully led to new business growth
  • Use deal registration and accurate forecasting
  • Demonstrate proactive development of technical and sales readiness
  • Have a consistent and proactive level of engagement with Sophos

The Corporate Partner of the year category is open to all Partners focused on the 1000+ user market who can demonstrate

Strong year-on-year growth
Proactive pipeline generation activity
Development of sales and technical skills
Use of SOLO

"We're thrilled to have scooped up two of the big awards - new business growth and corporate partner of the year," said Phydos Neophytou, Managing Director of Caretower.

"We're committed to developing new business opportunities and have utilised the support and training from Sophos to achieve strong conversion rates. Working in the corporate space is very competitive, but we're certain that we have the expertise and tools to continue delivering successful business results"

For More information the Sophos Partner Award please contact your Caretower Account Manager.

Caretower wins Corporate partner of the Year and New Business Growth at the Sophos Partner Award CeremonySteve Munford, Sophos CEO and Phydos Neophytou Caretower Managing Director

27 April 2009

Caretower is now a Premiere Partner with LogRhythm and a Professional Plus Partner with VMware.

Monday 27th of April 2009

Growth has always been important to Caretower's overall aim of better being able to help customers. With the continual annual growth, Caretower has expanded its repertoire of product vendors to encompass two very unique companies, who bring two very distinctive solutions to Caretower's arsenal. The first being LogRhythm, which integrates log & event management, file integrity Monitoring and endpoint monitoring and control, and the second being VMware, the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter.

LogRhythm provides a comprehensive, fully integrated, enterprise-class log management, log management, log analysis and event management solution that empowers organizations to comply with regulations, secure their networks and optimize IT operations.

By automating the collection, organization, analysis, archival and recovery of all log data, LogRhythm enables enterprises to easily comply with log data retention regulations while simultaneously gaining valuable, timely and actionable insights into security, availability, performance and audit issues within their infrastructure. LogRhythm solutions are noted for their completeness, useful analytics, ease of use and rapid time to value.

LogRhythm's rapidly growing customer base ranges from large corporations and major government agencies to small-midsized companies and application service providers.

VMware is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter - bringing cloud computing to businesses of all sizes. Customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. VMware's key products includes ESX Server, VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) and the newest product Vsphere.

For more info contact your Caretower Account Manager.

12 April 2009

Caretower are recognized at an Investor in People and ISO 27001

Monday 12th of April 2009

Caretower is proud to announce its two latest accreditation the ISO 27001 accreditation and the Investors in People standard.

ISO 27001
In addition to the 9001 and 14001 accreditation Caretower has been awarded the 27001 certification by QMS (Quality Management Systems). The ISO 27001 is an information security management system standard that confirms Caretower adheres to the list of security control objectives and recommendations made by QMS.

Caretower Limited has been awarded the ISO 27001 certification following an assessment by an independent body. This certification has only been achieved by less than 1% of UK Businesses and this prestigious award is supported by the Government and recognised world-wide.

"We have always proud of the service we offer our clients and the way that we conduct our business including the importance we give to Information Security matters." Said George Neophytou, the Caretower Managing Director. "Now with the award of ISO 27001 certification, this has been confirmed by outside experts who are used to judging standards on a daily basis in a wide variety of trades and industries."

Peter Carvin, who undertook the assessment for QMS Quality Management Systems, paid particular tribute to "the investment in people and training that enables Caretower to provide an efficient and Information Security aware service to their customers"

Investors in People
Caretower's new accreditations didn't just stop at the ISO certification, they have also been awarded the Investor in People plaque in recognition of Caretower's efforts to continually invest in and develop their staff.

Naomi Healy, of Caretower's HR department said "We are thrilled to have attained the Investor in People accreditation. By adhering to this standard we are consistently striving towards the same goals throughout the whole of the organisation. Our employees have a great involvement in their achievements both individually and as a team and we believe that personal development and motivation are key to our business." She added; "We are delighted to have been measured and recognized against such a rigorous National Standard."

For More information on the ISO 27001 and Investors in people accreditation please contact your Caretower Account Manager.

Caretower are recognized at an Investor in People and ISO 27001Naomi Healy, Caretower HR Dept

06 April 2009

Caretower holds risk and Compliance Seminar at Old Trafford

Monday 6th of April 2009

With the March 31st Compliance fast approaching Caretower, alongside McAfee, LogRhythm and Vigil Software decided to hold a seminar to showcase the technologies available to achieve compliance and what better venue to hold an event than at Old Trafford, the Theatre of Dreams, home to the current footballing champions, Manchester United. Products displayed included McAfee’s Data Loss Prevention technology and LogRhythm’s Log management Solution.

A lot of organisations have been pushing hard to be fully compliant to both the PCI DSS and the GCSX code of compliance in the run up to the March 31st Deadline. In order to give a helping hand Caretower teamed up with IT Security Powerhouse McAfee, Log Management experts LogRhythm and their distributor Vigil Software to showcase what solutions were available to help you achieve compliance.

The day started with an overview of Caretower by the Managing Director Phydos Neophytou. Ross Brewer, the Managing Director of LogRhythm gave a demonstration of their Log Management technology with view to achieving compliance. The Log Management technology has been designed to collect log data from across an enterprise regardless of their source, present the logs in a uniform and consistent manner and manage the state, location and efficient access to those logs.

From the McAfee side, Pete Ridley and Paul Roberts, two systems engineers, gave a demonstration of McAfee’s Data Loss Prevention products including Device control, Endpoint Encryption and McAfee’s encrypted USB key.

Following the presentations guests were then treated to a tour of Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium. Old Trafford, the second largest stadium in English football, after Wembley Stadium boasts a 76,212 seated capacity. The ground, given the nickname the Theatre of Dreams by Sir Bobby Charlton, boast an impressive trophy cabinet which includes numerous honors including, 3 Champions League titles, 11 FA cups, 17 Domestic League titles and a FIFA Club World Cup trophy amongst many others.

One luck participant, Nicholas Lloyd from St. Helen Metropolitan Council won a framed 2008 champion’s league final shirt signed by Manchester United Legend Ryan Giggs in the Caretower raffle.

For More information on LogRhythm’s Log Management solutions, McAfee DLP please contact your Caretower Account Manager.

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10 February 2009

Compliance seminar at Old Trafford Manchester

Compliance seminar at Old Trafford Manchester

Tuesday 10th February 2009

Organisations are looking for information and guidance on their legal and regulatory responsibilities called for in the Data Protection Act, GCSx Code of Compliance (CoCO), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) as well as general audit compliance.

Caretower, in conjunction with McAfee and LogRhythm are holding a one day seminar at Manchester United's Old Trafford Stadium on Tuesday the 10th of February 2009. At this seminar LogRhythm will be showcasing its signature comprehensive log data collection and management technology and McAfee will demonstrate how easy LogRhythm's Log Management solution can be integrated with it's Epo Management console as well giving a presentation on what technologies they have available to help combat data loss.

The seminar will give you

  • A clear understanding on the timelines and risks of non compliance
  • An overview of the technical solutions that can be used to solve these challenges
  • How to build a business case based on a solid ROI

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09:15 - 09:40 Arrival, Registration and Coffee
09:40 - 10:00 Caretower Overview - Phydos Neophytou Caretower MD
10:00 - 11:00 LogRhythm Overview & Technical Demonstration - Ross Brewer, LogRhythm EMEA VP & MD
11:00 - 11:15 Tea Break
11:15 - 12:15 McAfee EPO Overview & Data Loss Prevention Presentation - Pete Ridley, McAfee Systems Engineer
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch and Shirt Raffle
13:15 - 14:15 Old Trafford Stadium Tour & Museum Visit

To reserve your place, please email Caretower's Marketing Executive Junior Motondo, or contact your Caretower account manager.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Kind regards,

Phydos Neophytou
Managing Director

23 November 2008

McAfee security seminar on the 23rd of November in Bath Road, Slough

McAfee seminar on the 23rd of November in Bath Road, Slough

The seminar took place on the 23rd of November at the McAfee head quarters in Bath Road, Slough.

With all seats taken the appliances security seminar was a great success. Customers exhibited great interest in the McAfee products covered during the seminar presentation.

During the seminar presentation the following topics were covered:

  • Understanding how current threats and Malicious behavior work
  • Familiarise yourself with the McAfee Product portfolio Including VirusScan 8.0i
  • Secure Internet Gateway and Anti-Spyware
  • Understand how to be Secure

Many questions asked and answered. Full discussions on enhancing security.

We like to express out thanks to all our customers who attended the seminar.

10 November 2008

Caretower is now a Premier Partner for both LogLogic and CRYPTOCard

Monday 10th of November 2008

Growth has always been important to Caretower’s overall aim of better being able to help customers. With the continual annual growth, Caretower has expanded its repertoire of product vendors to encompass two very unique companies, who bring two very distinctive solutions to Caretower's arsenal. The first being Loglogic, an innovator and market leader in Log Data Management and Intelligence (LMI), and the second being CRYPTOCard the pioneer of two-factor authentification technology.

As a premier partner to LogLogic, Caretower contribute to delivering LogLogic products and consulting solutions and will collaborate on business and marketing plans. The premiere partnership status means that Caretower is a trusted advisor to fulfilling the demands of customers.

The LogLogic 4 solution allows compliance and business processes to be quickly automated and portals to be developed so that end users can transform log data into intelligence. Reports can be created on-the-fly from indexed data and threats to information assets and your business quickly mitigated.

Other noteworthy LogLogic solutions include the LogLogic compliance suite (PCI Edition) which automates the process of using log data to evidence and enforce business and IT policies for the payment card industry data security standards (PCI DSS); and the LogLogic SOX reporting suites, which helps companies handle key business issues; it makes it easier to manage policies and controls associated with Sarbanes Oxley Compliance.

As a Premier (Gold) Partner to CRYPTOCard, Caretower are now able to provide first line technical support and full technical consultancy to install, configure and provide training on all CRYPTOCard solutions.

CRYPTOCard's main solution comes in the form of its two-factor authentication which utilizes one-time passwords to help organizations take control of access to their networks.

This method of authentication does what static passwords cannot, it gives you the confidence and peace-of-mind that a user logging on to the network, really is who he or she claims to be and not someone just using a stolen, lost or shared password.

For more information on how Caretower can fulfill your IT security needs please contact your Caretower Account Manager.

16 October 2008

Caretower wins again at the McAfee Partner Symposium for 2007-2008

Caretower wins again at the McAfee Partner Symposium for 2007-2008.

Thursday 16th of October 2008

McAfee has shown its commitment to its channel network for the tenth year running by recognising the work of partners across EMEA. At its recent Partner Symposium in Lisbon, Portugal, McAfee presented awards to some of its key partners in front of 100 of its Elite and Premier Partners.

The awards provided an opportunity for McAfee to reward the outstanding work that McAfee’s channel network has achieved in the past year. The awards covered different geographical areas within the EMEA region.

The prestigious award for the Northern Regional Partner in Europe went to Caretower. This was the latest in a line of many McAfee partner awards won in recent years. After fending off stiff competition, George Neophytou, the Caretower Managing Director commented.

"We always offer a high level of support to our customers” he said, “We have a great relationship with McAfee, being an Elite partner we have to work that little bit harder to maintain that. It's nice to be recognised for all the hard work we put in."

The judging criteria included

  • Quality of service to customers
  • Sustained investment towards customer satisfactio
  • Setting and achieving high targets
  • Ongoing sales growth and achievements in 2007/2008

Caretower, your partner of choice is an award winning partner and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our customers, for your business and support in helping us to achieve this goal.

For more information on how Caretower can fulfill your IT security needs please contact your Caretower Account Manager.

Caretower wins again at the McAfee Partner Symposium for 2007-2008

19 September 2008

Caretower Golf Day co hosted with McAfee Inc

Caretower Golf Day co hosted with McAfee Inc

Caretower Golf Day

As a valued customer we would like to invite you to Caretower's annual Golf Day, co-hosted by McAfee. This year we have chosen Collingtree Park, the UK's first Johnny Miller designed course, a unique test of golf that will challenge any handicap or reputation.

During the day McAfee will share its data loss management and encryption strategy. This session will help you to better understand the scope of the "data leakage" problem and differentiate reality from the media hype; how to tackle issues such as data classification, policy definition, legislation and user education in order to protect your critical data.

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08:45 - 09:20 Registration
09:20 - 09:30 Welcome - Caretower & McAfee
09:30 - 10:30 Protection from the inside out - Greg Day
10:30 - 11:00 Breakfast
11:00 - 13:00 Warm up & 1st Tee, 18 Holes
18:00 - 20:30 Pre-dinner drinks, dinner & award

To reserve your place, please email Junior Motondo

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Kind regards,

Phydos Neophytou
Managing Director

25 June 2008

Caretower & McAfee Data Protection Seminar at Wembley Stadium

Caretower & McAfee Data Protection Seminar at Wembley Stadium

The growing number of reported data loss incidents that organisations are struggling to gain visibility and control over what is happening to their confidential data. McAfee Data Protection is the most complete host-based solution that instantly monitors and prevents data loss at work, at home and on the road to protect organisations from the risk of financial loss, brand damage and non-compliance.

  • Seminars from industry experts Brendan Rizzo and Peter Ridley
  • Learn why data loss prevention is key to your security risk management strategy
  • Hands-on practical demonstration of McAfee's Data Protection technology
  • A tour of Wembley Stadium


09:30 - 09:45 Registration and Coffee
09:45 - 10:00 Welcome and Introduction - Caretower & McAfee
10:00 - 11.00 Data Protection, Encryption & Data Leakage- Brendan Rizzo
11:00 - 11:10 Break
11:10 - 12:00 SafeBoot & Data Loss Prevention - Peter Ridley
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch and networking opportunity
12:30 - 13:30 Hands-on, practical demonstration of McAfee Data Protection technology
13:30 - 15:00 Wembley Stadium Tour
15:00 - 15:15 Approximate finish

To reserve your place, please email Junior Motondo, Caretower's Marketing Executive at Junior Motondo or call 0208 372 9275. Please note that spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

Kind regards,

Phydos Neophytou
Managing Director