COMPUTERLINKS’ ALVEA Services helps channel tackle cyber threats with new Internet continuity and ho

Published: Tue May 10 2011

COMPUTERLINKS, the next generation distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, has today announced that its ALVEA Business Internet Continuity Service is now live and available for its channel partners to resell in the UK. The service is delivered using Avanti Communication’s HYLAS 1 satellite, which was launched into space in November 2010 and has been undergoing rigorous testing over the past five months. COMPUTERLINKS is the first global IT distributor to provide an alternative to a physical solution and has designed the service to enable the channel to provide clients with emergency Internet access in the event of standard links being severed or disabled.

Alongside ALVEA Business Internet Continuity, COMPUTERLINKS has today also announced the launch of its hosted ALVEA Anti-Virus (AV) Solution. This service combines lightweight agents and cloud technology to provide a hosted AV service for the channel, backed by industry-leading technology from Trend Micro.

David Ellis, director of new technology and services at COMPUTERLINKS said: "With so much dependence on the Internet and with the increasing sophistication of malware and cyber crime, it’s vital that businesses can protect themselves against threats to not just productivity but also revenue and business reputation. To help them, our channel partners need solutions that they can build into their existing security and cloud portfolios and wrap around with added-value services. ALVEA allows them to do this quickly and without any upfront costs."

The ALVEA suite of Business Internet Continuity Services integrates seamlessly into an organisation’s existing network so that in the event of a failure of its primary connection, both inbound and outbound traffic and critical Internet-based services such as web, email, VPN and E-commerce, can continue uninterrupted.

The ALVEA Business Internet Continuity portfolio provides diverse connectivity to the Internet or corporate HQ/data centre for organisations of all sizes. The portfolio includes:
• ALVEA Internet Continuity – to replace traditional back-up fixed line. The two-way satellite technology ensures that there is no single point of failure and that connection to the Internet is always maintained
• ALVEA Office Continuity – takes over when the primary fixed line connection to the ISP fails to maintain email services, web access and other critical online functions
• ALVEA Enterprise Continuity – providing a low cost, diverse, two-way satellite back-up data connection for private networks between head office, branch offices and data centres

The ALVEA Anti-Virus Service is delivered according to ISO27001 guidelines and is hosted in data centres equipped with the most stringent certification including SAS-70 type II.

The announcement follows COMPUTERLINKS UK’s recent remodelling of its business to enable its channel partners to deliver profitable, value-added services around new and emerging technologies such as virtualisation, cloud computing and IP-based physical security.

The complete suite of ALVEA Services includes ALVEA Cloud Infrastructure, Managed Firewall, Managed Secure Backup, Managed Content & Application Delivery Services, and Cloud Attached Storage. For further information please visit

COMPUTERLINKS is a next generation distributor of IT security, network performance and Internet technology, providing UK and Irish channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers and service providers. COMPUTERLINKS concentrates on dynamic technologies such as cloud computing, virtualisation, and the growing area of IP Physical Security. It provides a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, backed by an extensive range of knowledge-based professional and managed services, to ensure its channel partners deliver the right solutions to their customers. COMPUTERLINKS is 100 percent committed to the two-tier channel and delivers profitable growth to its partners and competitive advantage to their customers by providing a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support, practical training and efficient logistics. The company currently has over 550 employees operating across 18 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

About ALVEA Services
ALVEA Services is a portfolio of Cloud and Managed services developed for the channel and delivered through one easy-to-use platform. ALVEA Services include Cloud Infrastructure, Business Internet Continuity, Managed Secure Backup, Managed Content and Application Delivery, Cloud Attached Storage and Managed Firewall. The ALVEA brand is an independent services offering for the channel backed, managed, and supported by technical expertise and infrastructure from COMPUTERLINKS. The suite will continue to be developed by COMPUTERLINKS to enable partners to provide expertly delivered services to their customers. For more information, visit

For further information about this news please contact:
Carolann Bara
Goode International
+44 (0) 1491 873 323

Peter McEvoy
+44 (0) 1638 569 600

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