Value added distributor Softek has announced a partnership with McAfee to supply the vendor's software-as-a-service (SaaS) product range.

The deal will see Softek provide cloud-based email, web security and email archiving services to customers via its network of channel reseller partners. Included is McAfee's email and web protection services that provide an effective first line of defence at the network perimeter.

In addition, Softek will be offering McAfee's SaaS email protection and encryption, and McAfee's SaaS Email Protection and Continuity, which enables businesses to stay connected and productive during email server outages with continuous email storage, access and use.

Shameem Ibrahim, sales director at Softek, said: “McAfee security services fit perfectly with our current offerings and our business philosophy; which is to provide solutions that enhance customer productivity and profitability.

“Their simple, smart, cloud-based security services are highly effective and affordable: a perfect fit for our network of channel reseller partners and customer base.”

As a result of this partnership, Softek becomes a distributor in the McAfee PartnerFocus programme and will be signing, training and supporting downstream reseller partners.