Stonesoft Oyj : Red River and Stonesoft Join Forces to Help Federal Agencies Counter Cyber Security Challenges

 Stonesoft Oyj : Red River and Stonesoft Join Forces to Help Federal Agencies
                      Counter Cyber Security Challenges

         New Partnership Offers Unprecedented Service and Performance
                        to U.S. Governmental Agencies

Helsinki, Finland - March 27, 2013  - Federal and commercial agencies can  now 
turn to a  powerful combination of  technologies and services  to fight  cyber 
crime. Red River, a national leader in providing IT products and services, has
partnered with  cyber  security  expert  Stonesoft  to  deliver  powerful  and 
visionary solutions for federal and commercial agencies.

"Cyber security capabilities will  be a major success  factor for all  federal 
organizations in the near future," says Richard Benigno, senior vice president
of Stonesoft North America.  "Our joint effort  creates solutions that  enable 
federal agencies to  seize digital  opportunities and  mitigate related  cyber 
risks with a balanced and cost efficient approach."

Both companies  have  committed  to working  together  through  knowledge  and 
competence sharing. Red River engineers will be certified in Stonesoft product
implementation and support.  In addition,  Stonesoft will  participate in  Red 
River events and communications in order to share their 20 plus years of field
experience in delivering mission-critical solutions to the U.S. government. By
working together Red River  and Stonesoft are able  to build on  complementary 
expertise that  enables them  to  solve critical  cyber security  issues  more 

"Federal agencies  in particular  are  challenged by  an increasing  need  for 
better cyber security  solutions while  carefully managing  costs," said  Dave 
Levin, senior  director,  partner  operations  with  Red  River.  "We  believe 
Stonesoft is  an  excellent partner  that  can  help us  further  support  the 
government at a time when they are tasked with doing more with less. Stonesoft
is an excellent complement to our existing technology offering.

Red River is well known for  its ability to exceed expectations for  demanding 
federal agencies, recently winning contracts with the U.S. Army, Air Force and
the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. By offering Stonesoft's line of  network 
security products, Red River is  enhancing its differentiation and  leadership 
in this rapidly growing, specialized  cyber security marketplace. The  company 
manages  a  wide-variety  of  contracting  vehicles  to  help  its  government 
customers  purchase  a  full-range  of  information  technology  products  and 

Chris  Townsend,  Stonesoft   vice  president   of  sales   for  federal   and 
mid-Atlantic, added: "Federal  agencies are  looking for  a comprehensive  and 
budget friendly security  technology platform that  brings more resilient  and 
cost effective cyber security, as well as a competent services partner with  a 
proven track record to  implement it. Together, Stonesoft  and Red River  give 
federal IT decision makers a valuable solution."

For more information about Stonesoft and the company's cyber security offering


Juha Kivikoski
Chief Operating Officer
Stonesoft Corporation
Tel. +358 40 5180 999

About Red River

Founded on the core values of hard work, honesty and integrity, Red River is a
leading provider of IT hardware integration, maintenance and support services.
The company's technology expertise and mission-critical experience helps
customers optimize their business processes and maximize the value of their IT
investments. Red River has developed a remarkable reputation for providing IT
products and hardware-related services to the U.S. government, healthcare and
enterprise organizations. By combining an uncommon work ethic with
exceptional service, Red River delivers performance beyond expectations to its
customers, partners and suppliers. Learn more at

About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic,
customer-driven cyber security solutions that secure information flow and
simplify security management. Stonesoft serves private and public sector
organizations that require high availability, ease-of-management, compliance,
dynamic security, protection of critical digital assets, and business
continuity against today's rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft leads
research into advanced cyber threats and the advanced evasion techniques
(AETs) used in stealth, targeted cyber attacks.

The company's product portfolio is based on one unifiedSecurity
Enginesoftware platform that is the power behind Stonesoft's next generation
firewalls, intrusion and evasion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions.
The Security Engine back-end is augmented by the Stonesoft Management Center
front-end, which enables efficient management of entire networks and brings
excellent situational awareness and operational cost savings.

Stonesoft's customer base covers more than 6,500 mid and large-sized
organizations across various industries and geographical markets. Stonesoft
has the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low TCO, a
flexible licensing model, and overall customer service excellence. Founded in
1990, the company's track record is well recognized and visionary by
certifiers, industry analysts and demanding customers. The company's corporate
headquarters are based in Helsinki, Finland with North American headquarters
in New York. For more information


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