Bluestar partners with Phoenix Managed Networks

Bluestar partners with Phoenix Managed Networks

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Jenn Pratt

Phoenix Managed Networks




Global technology solutions distributor offers cloud-based managed network security services with PhoeniXSentry

Hebron, KY – March 30, 2015 – BlueStar, a leading global distributor of ADC, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, and Security technology solutions, has signed a partnership agreement with Phoenix Managed Networks, a national provider of cloud-based network services and security.

“As PCI Data Security Standards become increasingly stringent, VARs want to protect their customers from fraudulent activities. By partnering with Phoenix Managed Networks, BlueStar can offer its VARs a secure end-to-end point of sale system,” said Mark Fraker, VP of Marketing for BlueStar. “With PhoeniXSentry, VARs can sell with confidence knowing their customers’ data won’t be breached, and be on the forefront of offering secure solutions in the POS Industry.”

Under the partnership, BlueStar will bring to market for its partners PhoeniXSentry, a complete end-to-end and easily deployed cloud-based network security and management service. PhoeniXSentry protects sensitive information – such as debit and credit card information, healthcare and other sensitive and personal data – on a 24/7/365 basis, without requiring work on the part of the end user. As the world’s first PCI DSS Level 1-certified network security service, PhoeniXSentry ensures all businesses under its protection meet PCI compliance requirements, dramatically lowering risk and liability to both partners and end customers.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with BlueStar and bring PhoeniXSentry to its portfolio of technology solutions,” said Trevor Fall, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, at Phoenix Managed Networks. “As compliance becomes increasingly important to businesses, BlueStar will be able to fill that need for its value added partners with an affordable security management offering that is easy to implement and ensures continuous PCI compliance.”

PhoeniXSentry’s enterprise network security and management system also automatically populates PCI DSS Self-Assessment Questionnaires to ensure subscribers maintain consistent compliance for less downtime and more productivity. When combined with an optional third-party QSA Bundle, PhoeniXSentry can help end users address more than 97 percent of all PCI DSS obligations. This solution offers secure encrypted connections between business locations, Internet usage and performance reports, built-in private/guest Wi-Fi connectivity, global redundancy and a fast 3G/4G wireless backup connection, making it an ideal network security solution for businesses of all sizes.


As a network provider to some of the world’s leading financial institutions and blue chip companies, Phoenix Managed Networks provides reliable, cost-effective payment communications, gateway and network security services that connect and protect customer networks, businesses and brands. Phoenix has established a reputation of delivering quality, innovation and uncompromising customer care. For more information, please visit


BlueStar is the leading global distributor of solutions-based ADC, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, and Security technology. BlueStar works exclusively with value-added resellers, providing them with complete solutions, business development and marketing support. The company brings unequaled expertise to the market, offers award-winning technical support and is an authorized service center for a growing number of manufacturers. BlueStar is the exclusive distributor for the In-a-Box Solutions Series, delivering hardware, software and critical accessories in one bundle with technology solutions across all verticals. For more information, please contact BlueStar at 1-800-354-9776 or visit