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ESoft announced that it has recently signed a distribution agreement with Bell Microproducts

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- eSoft, Inc., a leading vendor of integrated Internet security and content management solutions, announced today that it has recently signed a distribution agreement with Bell Microproducts (NASDAQ:BELM), a Fortune 1000 value-added distributor of high-technology products, solutions and services to the industrial and commercial markets.

As a part of the agreement, Bell Microproducts will distribute eSoft's entire line of InstaGate Integrated Security Gateways and ThreatWall Content Security Gateways, which are designed to provide protection from dynamic network threats such as worms, viruses, spyware, spam, trojans, phishing and intrusion attacks, as well as threats carried over Instant Messaging (IM) and peer-to-peer applications. The solutions also provide deep packet firewall and virtual private networking (VPN) support, resulting in a complete array of solutions for all aspects of perimeter network security.

"The market has experienced a significant increase in spam, virus, spyware and other forms of malware attacks, and Bell Microproducts has been eager to offer a solution that our channel partners can provide to their customers," said Gary Gammon, V.P. of Enterprise Solutions Marketing at Bell Microproducts. "The eSoft InstaGate and ThreatWall products combine performance, ease of use and great price points for our partners and we are pleased to partner with eSoft in this rapidly growing market."

With over 17,000 units deployed worldwide, eSoft has attracted a large and growing group of satisfied VARs, such as CCT Technologies in San Jose, CA. According to Cathy Souza, Senior Director of Business Development at CCT, "We have worked individually with eSoft and Bell Microproducts over the years, and know each of them to be quality organizations. We welcome these two companies partnering to serve the rapidly-growing market for SMB network security. More specifically, we look forward to continued great service from Bell Microproducts and more breakthrough products from eSoft."

eSoft Inc.

Bell Microproducts (Nasdaq: BELM)

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