Townsend Taps Tieto to Resell IBM i Security Tools
April 1, 2014 Alex Woodie
Tieto is a publicly traded IT services firm based in Finland that had about €1.7 billion in revenues last year and employs 15,000 people. The IBM business partner provides customers in the Nordic region with IBM i and AIX services for their Power Systems platform, and it also sells access to its Power-based iTAP cloud platform, which runs IBM i.
The partnership with Townsend brings Tieto several IBM i security solutions that are key for meeting industry regulations, including Alliance Key Manager, the Alliance AES/400 encryption module, and Alliance LogAgent, which provides system logging and file integrity monitoring. These solutions have been validated by national standards, including NIST and FIPS, which carry weight in the Nordic countries too.
Townsend’s solutions can support other platforms, too. “Tieto has customers who operate in diverse ecosystems ranging from multi-platform environments (Windows, SharePoint, SQL Server, Oracle, Linux, etc.) in their own data centers to running their IT infrastructure entirely in the cloud. We are proud that Alliance Key Manager can protect Tieto’s customers’ sensitive data wherever it may reside,” says Townsend’s director of partner relations Robbn Miller.