CipherOptics, a developer of gateways designed to secure traffic sent over Internet Protocol networks, has signed on a European distributor and won a “large” customer as well.

The Raleigh-based firm has signed a channel partnership agreement with Focus-Europe. The company distributes communication and information technology security gear.

The partnership has already produced a customer for CipherOptics — what the companies described as a “large European bank located in the UK”.

CipherOptics’ gateways are designed to encrypt data that is transmitted over high-speed networks.