Secunia and Thomas Duryea Announce New VAR Partnership

Press Release
21 October 2015

Secunia and Thomas Duryea announce new VAR partnership
Secunia, part of Flexera Software and a global supplier of Software Vulnerability Management products and services, has signed a Value Added Reseller agreement with Thomas Duryea Consulting, one of Australia’s leading Infrastructure services consultancy. Thomas Duryea Consulting is incorporating Secunia CSI as part of its professional and on managed services solutions. The company has a dedicated practice which specialises in providing Microsoft Windows Management solutions and selected Secunia CSI for its integration with Microsoft Configuration Manager.

Secunia CSI provides Thomas Duryea with a solution to meet the vulnerability management requirements of its customers, through application and operating system patching. Jarrod Vassallo, National Practice Manager at Thomas Duryea Consulting commented; “The partnership with Secunia gives us the opportunity to provide an intelligent solution for a real need that our clients have with security patching. We have specialist professional services staff who are now fully skilled in Secunia CSI to plan, build and run security patching solutions that protect our clients’ systems.”

Thomas Duryea, an established management and infrastructure services company supports over 400 clients and has been using the Secunia CSI for patch management since recognising the need eighteen months ago. The company has 15 dedicated IT consultants and engineers who specialise in designing and building systems to meet clients’ management and security needs.

Vassallo continued; “For many of our customers with large and complex IT deployments, vulnerability and patch management is not a ‘nice to have’ but a necessity. We recognised the pain points that our clients were having and Secunia CSI patch management solution is now core to our product set. It enables us to provide our clients with the reassurance that they have a respected software solution that is actively scanning and patching to protect their IT infrastructure, saving them time and potential trouble.”

The Secunia CSI integrates seamlessly with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. From Microsoft System Center 2012 customers can manage all of their security updates – as well as the non-Microsoft ones – and patch directly from one console. The Secunia CSI covers programs and plug-ins from thousands of vendors – more third-party programs than anyone else – including nearly every program that runs on Microsoft operating systems.

Victoria Bentham, ANZ Regional Director at Secunia added; “The new partnership with Thomas Duryea Consulting is an excellent opportunity for Secunia to develop our business into Australia. Organisations in the area have just started to recognise the benefits of adopting vulnerability and patch management solutions as the safest and most reliable way to secure their networks. Thomas Duryea Consulting is an established provider of management services solutions and is well place to advise and support clients how to address the growing challenge of security risk and patch management.”

**About Thomas Duryea**

TD is a consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company, serving over 400 clients across Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Many of our clients lead their sectors, partnering with us for strategic advice and implementation services to improve their organisational performance. Our focus drives flexibility and agility in IT platforms, paving the way for innovation and responsiveness to competitive market demands.

Founded in 2000 on two core values; technical excellence, and customer relationships, our people continue to evolve a passionate, high performance culture. We differentiate by the outcomes we achieve in close collaboration with our clients, and the world’s leading technology vendors.

For more information, please visit td.com.au

**Follow TD**

• Twitter: twitter.com/ThomasDuryea

• Blog: blog.td.com.au

About Secunia – now part of Flexera Software
Founded in 2002, Secunia is a leading provider of IT security solutions that help businesses and private individuals globally manage and control vulnerability threats, risks across their networks, and end-points. This is enabled by Secunia’s award-winning Vulnerability Intelligence, Vulnerability Assessment, and Patch Management solutions that ensure optimal and cost-effective protection of critical information assets.

Secunia plays an important role in the IT security ecosystem, and is the preferred supplier for enterprises and government agencies worldwide, counting Fortune 500 and Global 2000 businesses among its customer base. Secunia is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Secunia was acquired by Flexera Software in September 2015.

For more information, please visit secunia.com

**Follow Secunia**

• Twitter: twitter.com/Secunia

• Facebook: facebook.com/Secunia

• Blog: secunia.com/blog/

• LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/secunia

Press contact:
Andreina West/Madeleine Penney
PR Artistry
Tel: +44 (0) 1491 639500
email: andreina@pra-ltd.co.uk