FancyFon Appoints Vigil Software as Sole UK Distributor
Specialist security distributor to build channel for leading provider of mobile device management (MDM) solutions
Cork, Ireland – 9th January 2012 – FancyFon™, a pioneer in MDM solutions that enable organizations to securely control multiple smartphone and tablet devices over the air from a single point of control, today announced it has appointed Vigil Software, the specialist IT Security Distributor, as its sole UK distributor.
FancyFon and Vigil have signed an agreement for the next three years, for Vigil to establish FancyFon’s presence in the UK market. Vigil will focus on recruiting new partners to create opportunities and a sales pipeline in the UK, and replicate the commercial success the company has seen elsewhere in Europe, where it already has a strong market presence.
The market has seen an explosion in the use of mobile devices and Bring Your Own Device (BOYD) raising a number of security concerns and issues around this. As a result of a growing number of enquiries at vendor and end user levels in the UK, FancyFon chose to appoint Vigil as its exclusive value-add distributor. FancyFon’s technology manages all mobile operating systems in the market today, as part of a service or as an in-house management tool. Specific functions include phone tracking, remote wipe, application control, backing up devices over the air and troubleshooting. In order to drive effective sales and maximise potential within the channel around this market driver, Vigil will provide deal registration, a comprehensive partner programme and marketing initiatives that will enable FancyFon to work closely with resellers and maintain high margin retention on all deals.
Dietmar Fuchs, COO at FancyFon, commented; “The enterprise communications market is evolving at a rapid pace, and organisations have an urgent requirement to put in place a mobile device management solution that overcomes the challenge of managing an increasingly mobile workforce and the issue of BYOD. FancyFon is excited about the strategic partnership with Vigil, as they have an excellent track record and hold a highly respected position in the market. We look forward to working together to further strengthen FancyFon’s footprint in the MDM market.”
Alex Teh, Commercial Director of Vigil Software, added: “We’re delighted that FancyFon has appointed Vigil to build partnerships in the UK channel, and are looking forward to a successful working relationship with them. Their management interface is one of the best we’ve seen; it’s a mature product with a rich features set. The consumerisation of IT means both personal and business mobile devices need to be effectively managed and secured, and this solution will enable businesses to retain control of all new and existing devices in the workplace.”
Established in 2006, FancyFon provides a portfolio of industry-leading solutions for the mobile device lifecycle management market, enabling any number of mobile phones or network devices using a variety of operating systems – including Android, Apple iOS, HP-WebOS, MeeGo, MS-Windows Phone 7, RIM BlackBerry, Samsung bada, Symbian S60, Symbian UIQ, Windows Mobile and Java-based feature phones – to be centrally and remotely managed, over the Internet.
FancyFon Mobility Center (FAMOC™) provides asset, configuration, application and security management, as well as remote support for smartphones based on all these mobile platforms, either as a hosted or as an on-site solution. With its head office in Cork, Ireland, FancyFon’s customers include service providers, large enterprise and government organizations in Europe and the United States.
About Vigil Software
Vigil Software is a privately owned UK company, established in 2001 and based in London, which supplies Information Security Solutions to UK resellers and customers. Vigil Software carefully source and market information security solutions that help with today's increasing requirement to protect information, comply with legislation and regulation and improve productivity.
Vigil Software offer an integrated solutions portfolio and vendors are carefully selected to ensure that all solutions are easy to install, easy to use, easy to support and deliver an effective solution.
Vigil Software’s strategy of including exclusive and channel committed vendors with strong channel management provides a unique commercial proposition and partner rewards to resellers.
For further information, please contact:
Dietmar Fuchs, COO