Wayside Technologies PR release

3 September 2013:  Following its success in the UK, US-based Netwrix is now focusing its attention on taking its configuration auditing solutions for IT enterprises to market in mainland Europe. Netwrix has appointed Lifeboat Distribution as distributor for selected countries in continental Europe, while Marc Smyth joins the European Netwrix channel management team. Smyth moves from Quest Software, where he was senior account manager for the UK, having previously worked for McAfee as account manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Lifeboat will distribute Netwrix products to its reseller and solution provider network in the DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), Benelux and Nordic regions as well as in Italy.

“Netwrix achieved 70% growth last year in the UK and we want to replicate this in other European markets,” said Aidan Simister, who has been promoted to Regional Manager for Europe at Netwrix. “We are already seeing demand for our tools in countries such as Germany and the Netherlands and the appointment of Lifeboat along with Marc Smyth as the DACH regional manager will help us to harness these opportunities and drive growth. A recent Forrester Research TechRadar report placed configuration auditing on top of the list of five security technologies predicted to grow over the next three to five years.”

“Netwrix delivers a reliable and consistent view of what is going on in your IT infrastructure by answering the questions, ‘who changed, what, where and when they did it’,” said Marc Smyth. “Our solutions detect security violations, troubleshoot issues, prevent downtime and maintain compliance with PCI and other industry regulations at a fraction of the cost of SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) systems.”

“Netwrix is a valuable addition to our security and compliance portfolio and offers solution providers a powerful alternative to costly and complex SIEM products,” said Dan Jamieson, Vice President and General Manager at Lifeboat Distribution. “With Netwrix’s 100% commitment to the channel, great support and robust margins, we expect our European resellers to capitalize on the excellent business opportunity, leading to strong markets for Netwrix in the DACH and Benelux regions and beyond.” 

Netwrix Auditor collects data from multiple sources and using its state-in-time reports is able to provide before and after values of changes made. The software provides a single log for a single change and offers results through real-time alerts, reports and audit trails. Netwrix also has a user activity video recorder tool that will record screen activity on specified servers or workstations, acting effectively as a CCTV system for IT Systems.

Resellers and solutions providers interested in offering Netwrix configuration auditing solutions should contact Lifeboat by phone at +31.36.8200.236 or +1.732.389.0037, or by email at sales@lifeboatdistribution.com.

About Lifeboat Distribution
Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international specialty software distributor for virtualization, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, and other technically-sophisticated products. Please visit http://www.lifeboatdistribution.eu/.

About Netwrix Corporation
Netwrix Corporation’s core competency is in configuration auditing of critical systems across the entire IT infrastructure. With the broadest platform coverage available in the industry, innovative technology and strategic roadmap aiming to support different platforms, devices and applications, Netwrix offers award-winning auditing solutions and superior customer service at affordable prices. Founded in 2006, Netwrix is a leading developer of configuration auditing software with customers worldwide. The company is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with regional offices in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, Ohio, Georgia and the UK. Netwrix is ranked No. 33 on the Inc. 500 list of the Fastest Growing Software Companies in America.

For more information, please visit www.netwrix.com