Raz-Lee Makes Moves in UK and Latin America
September 9, 2014 Alex Woodie
IBM i security software developer Raz-Lee Security bolstered its international presence this month with the appointment of a UK-based reseller and the hiring of a sales manager for Latin America.
Raz-Lee’s partnership with Proxmity will enhance the software company’s presence in the UK and Ireland–and possibly Scotland, if that country gains its independence.
Based in the central English cities of Nottingham and Leeds, Proximity specializes in providing IBM i technical services. The company is also a reseller for BCD Software (now part of Quadrant Software) and is the only accredited partner in the UK for Infor ERP LX and BPCS.
“We are delighted to be part of Raz-Lee’s partner program,” stated Proximity’s director, Dave Pickburn. “Their suite of IBM i security products are industry-leading and the partnership further strengthens our core business offering around development, modernization, and mobilization of IBM i applications.”
Meanwhile, back in Raz-Lee’s headquarters near New York City, the company appointed Manuel Alonso as its new director for sales in Latin America. Over the past 15 years, Alonso has represented several security software vendors in Central and South America, including IBM i security specialist Pentasafe (now NetIQ, owned by Attachmate and SIEM provider LogRhythm.
Alonso, who has a degree in computer science from Florida International University, will focus his efforts on the biggest IBM i markets in the region, including those in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela, the company says. He’ll also serve Raz-Lee’s existing clients in those countries and Honduras, Nicaragua, and Peru, Raz-Lee says.
“Raz-Lee Security is continuing with its aggressive growth plans for the upcoming years,” the company’s VP of biz dev, Eli Spitz, says in a press release. “Latin America is one of the hottest emerging markets and as such I look forward to working closely with Manuel.”
Raz-Lee, which maintains its R&D office in Israel, offers no fewer than 15 different security products for IBM i, ranging from exit point control and database activity monitoring (DAM) to virus scanning and password enforcement.