Stampede, the world’s leading value-added distributor of ProAV solutions, today announced that it has been appointed to serve as a distribution partner for FIREFX, a leading IoT security appliance and professional grade high-performance media system developer. According to Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly, the distribution partnership is effective immediately and covers the United States, Canada and Latin America.
“We are pleased to provide our growing reseller network with FIREFX’s award-winning technology, led by the revolutionary Network Guardian cyber-security system,” said Kelly. “FIREFX is changing the integration industry by challenging conventional paradigms with its revolutionary IoT technology. The Network Guardian is a ‘must have’ component of any networked system solution. It delivers superior and reliable enterprise-level network security and robust performance at a very reasonable price that makes it an easy add-on to any system being designed today.”
Stampede will distribute FIREFX’s Network Guardian, an IoT cyber-security protection system for residences and small to medium-sized businesses that is able to provide multiple security functions within one single platform, including a superior network router/firewall and automated intrusion detection. It is a unique military-grade solution combining hardware and software to address one of the fastest-growing consumer concerns, cyber-security. Each Network Guardian is equipped with a software system that allows FIREFX to push new threat profiles and updates in real-time, allowing the system to block any new or emerging threats.
The revolutionary product recently won a Top New Technology Award at ISE 2017. “This software system, which comes standard with all Network Guardian hardware, creates a recurring revenue stream for dealers,” Kelly added. “The Network Guardian updates with the latest threat patterns twice daily for an annual fee. Now dealers can combine the automated FIREFX cyber-security updates in a subscription model to their service and support plan, offering real perceived value to their clientele while building their business' coveted RMR plan."
Additionally, Stampede is now distributing FIREFX’s 4K Media Players, which won the Mark of Excellence Award in 2017 for “Media System of the Year”. The players provide the most reliable, best performing 4K media system on the market, and come in both desktop and rackmount formats. They are backward compatible with all of FIREFX’s HUB storage systems and support live TV streaming from either aerial or cable TV providers with the addition of a SiliconeDust HDHomeRun device, allowing customers to enjoy their entire private media collection along with live cable/TV feed through the award-winning FIREFX Black Ice interface. The FIREFX 4K media system offers the speed and reliability FIREFX is known for, plus outstanding picture quality.
FIREFX also just won the CE Pro Quest for Quality Award in Silver for superior Tech Support. What makes this accolade special is that it was truly taken from the dealers’ mouth — nearly 7,400 votes' worth. The CE Pro readership nominated FIREFX to be recipients of the award and offered commentary on what it felt separated FIREFX from the pack.
Going forward, FIREFX is offering CEDIA CEU certified training courses on the basics of securing IoT networks both on-line and at all of Stampede’s North American Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series stops as a part of this partnership.
“Stampede has consistently been on the cutting-edge of AV market trends, such as drones, IoT, and unified communications, so they are a natural partner for us. They are very well respected amongst our dealers,” said Larry Allhands, FIREFX President and CEO. “The fact that they were forward-thinking enough to jump on the drone trend was very attractive to us in our efforts to grow our line in cyber-security and network security. We now consider them an important part of our company’s go-to market plan.”