Carahsoft Expands Distribution Partnership With RSA to Encompass State and Local Government and Education Sectors

Carahsoft to Bring RSA’s Proven Security Solutions to New Markets

RESTON, Va., Oct. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider™, today announced that it is expanding its distribution agreement with RSA, a global cybersecurity leader delivering Business-Driven Security™ solutions. Carahsoft has served as one of RSA’s federal government distributors for the past three years, driving double-digit, year-over-growth in this market and adding 75 new reseller partners to the RSA ecosystem.

Under the distribution agreement, Carahsoft broadens its strategic role by helping to increase demand for RSA solutions throughout the entire public sector market, including state and local governments, municipalities, and educational institutions. Moreover, Carahsoft offers expertise in government procurement processes and practices, and holds state-, city-, county-, and technology-specific contracts that enable public sector organizations in all 50 states to procure RSA solutions through Carahsoft’s and its reseller partners.

“In addition to facing the same cybersecurity threats as federal agencies, states, cities and school systems also face challenges procuring the technology they need to protect their networks in an efficient and cost-effective way,” said Faraz Siraj, Director, Americas Channel, RSA. “RSA provides mission-critical cybersecurity capabilities for government agencies worldwide, with solutions to ease compliance with HISMA, OMB, DOD RMF and more, and this distribution agreement with Carahsoft’s extensive partner ecosystem helps ensure government customers have streamlined access to the solutions they need.”

This announcement helps public sector organizations deploy an IT security model that more evenly applies agency resources across prevention, authentication, risk management, monitoring, and response. This security posture is designed to improve network visibility and minimizes the dwell-time that malicious actors or new threats could have within the IT environment. RSA‘s approach helps ensure that intrusion and compromise do not result in ruinous operational consequences and mission disruption, while addressing the need for strong authentication as well as governance, risk and compliance initiatives.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with RSA. With our expertise in serving state and local governments and educational institutions and RSA’s expertise in cybersecurity, we are excited to be able to serve the security needs of the entire public sector and enable our reseller partners who support these important customers.” said Maryam Emdadi, sales director of RSA at Carahsoft.

RSA’s solutions are available immediately via Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-O119Y, CMAS Contract # 3-12-70-2247E, Texas DIR-TSO-3926, VITA Contract and additional state-specific and cooperative purchasing contracts. For more information, register for a complimentary webcast: How RSA Lifecycle and Governance Can Increase Your Day-to-Day Security, being held on Wednesday, October 11; or contact the Carahsoft RSA team at 703-871-8600.

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider™. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

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Mary Lange