Moscow, August 13, 2018. STEP LOGIC continues to expand the pool of partners among manufacturers and suppliers of information security solutions. The integrator became the silver partner of the Russian company UserGate, the developer of the same-name platform, which provides comprehensive protection of corporate networks against Internet threats.

To confirm the UserGate silver status, STEP LOGIC has fulfilled all the conditions of the affiliate programme, including certification of technical specialists, as well as employees of the commercial department for knowledge of the vendor's products and solutions, understanding of the licencing principles. UserGate solutions will be used in STEP LOGIC projects when developing comprehensive information security systems for customers from corporate and public sectors.

The status of UserGate silver partner provides STEP LOGIC with access to special sales programmes, technical support of vendor specialists, training events, marketing and other information materials, etc. STEP LOGIC customers can use a qualified integrator service and UserGate technologies for creating secure network infrastructure.

UserGate is a comprehensive solution to ensure the security of computer networks. It is based on the operating system UG OS, which guarantees comprehensive and high-performance protection, as well as specially adapted and optimised hardware. UserGate is used in organisations to solve such problems as firewall, protection against attacks and modern threats, Internet filtering, traffic control and monitoring, virus and spam filtering. Since 2016, this solution has been used in government agencies and in enterprises of financial, energy, manufacturing, agribusiness spheres, in education and healthcare, in retail chains and other vertical markets. In many projects, UserGate successfully replaces previously used foreign analogues.

"Our goal is to offer customers comprehensive solutions that best meet their business objectives. Therefore, we are always open for cooperation with companies aimed at the development of advanced technologies, and we are constantly working to expand the partner network," said Anton Antropov, business development manager at STEP LOGIC. "It is necessary to admit that the process of import substitution strongly influenced the increase of the competitiveness of the information security branch in our country. In some segments, domestic developments are not inferior in terms of functionality and maturity to foreign analogues. UserGate is a vivid example. In addition, the vendor's solutions are developed taking into account the specifics of our market and comply with Russian regulatory and legal requirements."

"In the current situation, it is important to provide an integrated approach to security, to deal with various types of new and non-standard threats and attacks, creating a unified solution that can handle large amounts of data. The STEP LOGIC team has the strongest competencies and extensive experience in implementing large-scale projects in the field of information security, it is trusted by the country's largest companies. I am confident that our partnership will be another logical step in the distribution of solutions on the Russian market that will help customers in the organisation of a reliable and secure network infrastructure," comments Dmitry Kurashov, Director of UserGate.

For more than 15 years, STEP LOGIC has been developing the area of information and network security. The integrator's expertise in this field is confirmed by over 350 certificates from international non-profit organisations and major suppliers of information security solutions. STEP LOGIC is a partner of 80 leading foreign and Russian vendors. The integrator's specialists have all the required FSTEK, FSB and MoD licences. The company is a member of the Association of Users of Information Security Standards and the British Standards Institutions and also participates in the expert groups that are part of the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation programme.