Thales News Release

DNA And Thales Announce Distribution Partnership For Russian Market

October 4, 2012

Companies offer a comprehensive range of cryptographic solutions to protect critical information systems

Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, and DNA, the Russian distribution company, announce the signing of a partnership agreement under which DNA becomes an official distributor of Thales products in Russian and the CIS countries.

The announcement comes in response to the increasing demand for cryptography to protect sensitive data and meet the growing number of privacy-driven regulations. Thales offers enterprise-wide solutions for identity management, data protection, key management and high assurance hardware to secure data in use, in transit and at rest. Thales has already established a strong presence in the region and the appointment of DNA is part of Thales’s commitment to support existing customers and to further expand business in the region.

DNA has developed an extensive partner channel which consists of leading system integrators and resellers, enabling the company to participate in numerous projects and significantly expand the Thales footprint in the Russian and CIS markets. Both Thales and DNA are investing in marketing, sales, support and maintenance in the region.

Ivan Makharine, Country Manager, Thales Russia says:

"Thales has a global reputation as a leader in encryption and key management solutions and this is a great opportunity for us to work together with DNA to support security-conscious businesses and public sector organisations across Russia and CIS. DNA is the ideal partner to help us build on our existing success in the market and take advantage of the business opportunities in the region."

Marina Migounova, CEO, DNA says:

"DNA is particularly excited by the opportunity to work with Thales and to sell their products in the Russian and CIS region. For our reseller partners this announcement offers exciting new revenue and profit opportunities backed by impressive benefits and channel support programs."

About DNA

DNA has operated in the IT market as a value-added distributor since 1998. The company's highest priority is the development of their business partners. DNA aims to drive demand generation and devotes considerable attention to the development of their partners' IT skills and raising market awareness of new technologies. DNA believes that people who are professionals in their field, are the key resource and stimulus to the development and introduction of new technologies. Professionalism and responsibility, extensive experience in the IT-market and an efficient logistics system confirm the status of DNA as a reliable and predictable company, a partner, aimed at long-term cooperation and development.