LONDON, UK (20 June 2019) – Agari, the next-generation Secure Email Cloud that restores trust to the inbox, announced its partnership with HANDD, independent specialists in data protection, to deliver predictive AI and next-generation solutions to the UK market as organisations continue the fight against email fraudsters. Armen Najarian, CMO at Agari, comments: “Our partners are a crucial part of the Agari family and work tirelessly to educate the market and identify significant opportunities for growth. HANDD have a pedigree in delivering exceptional solutions and services to their customers, which pairs exactly with Agari’s growth plans in the UK. We are excited to have HANDD join us in our mission to promote global adoption of the Secure Email Cloud and in the protection of digital communications to ensure humanity prevails over evil.

In the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) recently announced annual Internet Crime Report, it was revealed that losses from Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams more than doubled to $1.2 billion in 2018, with these scams identified as the most financially costly incidents in the last year. As these attacks continue to grow exponentially and become more sophisticated to evade detection by legacy technology solutions, the channel market has seen a demand from customers to tackle this business-critical issue.

Armen Najarian, CMO at Agari, continues: “As these email-based threats evolve, we are constantly innovating to provide our customers with the latest and best protection. Because of this, we actively seek to onboard value-added resellers who are dynamic, open-minded and can keep up with current security affairs. The channel is beginning to look beyond partnering with traditional vendors. Instead they are moving towards vendors such as Agari who are solving traditional problems, but with innovative methods, in order to solve the latest problems customers face and the gaps they are trying to fill.”

Noemi Lamanna, Sales Director at HANDD, says “At HANDD our priority is to offer our customers a range of the most reliable and effective solutions from which, together, we can cherry-pick the best solution for each situation. Our customers see us as trusted advisors, whether they want us to review and shortlist solutions, implement new software or just advise on extending their existing protection. That’s why we chose Agari. Our customers were looking for a solution to ensure they could trust their emails and mitigate advanced email threats including impersonation-based phishing and spoofing, so we found the leader with the next-generation solutions in the space.”

The role of resellers is also growing. They are not solely used for finding the best solutions for their customers, but also advising them on the gaps in their security processes and listening to what the customers feel they need help with.

“As Agari is so distinctively differentiated from its competitors, HANDD and our trusted channel partners, have a rich revenue opportunity and unparalleled support as they accelerate their customers’ digital transformation and secure environments from those with nefarious intent. Through Agari’s Partner Power program we have already seen our channel partners dramatically grow their business delivering true artificial intelligence-driven capability, which secure the email channel from threats that bypass traditional defences”, concludes Armen Najarian, CMO at Agari.

About Agari
Agari is transforming the legacy Secure Email Gateway with its next-generation Secure Email Cloud™ powered by predictive AI. Leveraging data science and real-time intelligence from trillions of emails, the Agari Identity Graph™ detects, defends, and deters costly advanced email attacks including business email compromise, spear phishing and account takeover. Winner of the 2018 Best Email Security Solution by SC Magazine, Agari restores trust to the inbox for government agencies, businesses, and consumers worldwide. Learn more at www.agari.com

About HANDD
HANDD Business Solutions (HANDD) is an independent specialist in global data security. Working with market leading vendors HANDD delivers solutions that protect data through every aspect of its journey including classification, managed file transfer (MFT), identity access management, data loss prevention, data governance, encryption, incident response, DDoS, vulnerability and user entity behavioural analytics (UEBA). HANDD has more than 500 clients spanning 25 countries across the energy, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, retail and utilities sectors. These comprise 45% of the FTSE 100, eight of the world’s largest banks as well as a host of global organisations.  Following its carefully developed four-step strategy of analyse, protect, detect and respond, HANDD’s specialist knowledge and unmatched expertise makes it a trusted partner in securing a client’s data wherever it travels, from consultancy and technical design, through to implementation, training and support. For more information visit www.handd.co.uk

Contact:
Emily Quick
éclat Marketing for Agari
+44 (0) 1276 486000
agari@eclat.co.uk