Colin Hughes appointed as lead agent; Computers Unlimited appointed as lead distributor

Steganos, European leader in security and privacy software for consumers and SMEs, has appointed Colin Hughes as UK Sales Manager, working alongside newly-appointed distributor Computers Unlimited.

Colin Hughes will operate as a UK sales partner for Steganos with a new UK sales number (tel: 01959 578376) and point of contact ( He will promote Steganos’s range of security and privacy software to consumer and retail outlets, and also take Steganos to new consumer channels such as the QVC shopping network.

Colin Hughes said: “I work with a broad range of brands and understand the UK consumer market. From my experience I recognised that Steganos has an attractive marketing proposition, backed up with superior technology. The opportunity for Steganos to grow in the UK is phenomenal and I plan to be a key driver behind that growth.”

Aston Fallen, managing director for Steganos said, “This is a whole new stage of growth for Steganos in the UK. We launched Safe 8 in June of this year and have followed up with launches of our Internet Security 2006 and AntiSpyware 2006 in August 2005. The applications erect a defence against identity theft and help computer users to protect their hardware, software and data from malicious programs and hackers. In November 2005, we also launched Safe Professional 2006 which enables businesses to protect and manage data using the world’s most advanced encryption algorithm, AES with 256-bit keys.”

He adds: “All these products have been well received in the UK, and we are grateful for UK Press's strong support. By building solid sales channels and partnerships, we plan to build on this momentum and make it easier for UK consumers to choose Steganos. The market opportunity is there: more than ever, people are aware of the threats posed by viruses, spam, trojans and phishing attacks. Steganos offers all-round protection, at a low price that represents a sound investment for peace of mind.”

Simon Harris, business development manager for Computers Unlimited said: “Computers Unlimited is very pleased to be appointed as a Steganos distributor for the UK. The strength of our distribution network, Colin Hughes’s consumer sales expertise and the sophistication of Steganos’s products make this a winning combination. As Colin works to generate demand for Steganos products, we will provide the distribution backbone that ensures they are available to consumers wherever they choose to buy them.”

About Steganos

Founded in 1996 in Frankfurt, Germany, Steganos offers a complete portfolio of user-friendly security and privacy products, including encryption/steganography, antivirus protection, personal firewall and internet anonymity software. Steganos has more than two million users throughout Europe, North America and Latin America. The company markets and sells its products through its website and through its growing network of global resellers, retailers and electronic software distributors. Steganos is a privately held company. For more information on Steganos, see:

About Transform Ltd

Transform Ltd was established in April 1980. We are based in South East England and act as UK or European agents for companies around the world. ShopFactory e-commerce (Australia), Inkline Global (Singapore), muvee (Singapore), ConceptWorld (India), E-Press -EasyOffice (Canada), ContentWatch (USA) and now Steganos in Germany are some of our clients.
We offer our clients a wide range of services such as managing the retail channel, software republishing, 1st level technical support and advertising and marketing. Our team have years of experience in localising products and taking them to the channel.
We deal with all the major resellers in the UK including mail order, online, retail and TV shopping channels. In the past few years we have launched products in PC World, Staples, John Lewis and QVC. QVC has been one of our success stories; we’ve sold over 120,000 products on QVC UK and QVC Germany over the past 2 years.

About Computers Unlimited

Established in 1985, Computers Unlimited (CU) is one of the UK’s largest and best-known specialist distributors of computer products for the professional creative and the digital home and entertainment markets. Representing ‘best of breed’ vendors in each of these markets, CU offers VARs, volume resellers and retailers nationwide both outstanding expertise and unrivalled breadth of products. Based in London, Computers Unlimited also has an office in France and an office in Germany which was opened in 2005. More details available at

Software for review

To request any Steganos software for review purposes, please call Annie Kasmai or Hazel Butters on 0208 996 1653 or email

Hazel Butters / Annie Kasmai
Prompt Communications on behalf of Steganos
Tel: 020 8996 1653 / 07780 687813 /

Published on: 12:00AM on 2nd February 2006