Westcon Group Adds HP Solutions to Global Security Portfolio
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Reinforcing its position as a premier value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, Westcon Group today announced it will add both HP Fortify and HP TippingPoint solutions to its global security portfolio. The additions build on Westcon’s successful track-record of distribution for HP ArcSight products.
“With our deep technology expertise and broad portfolio of products and services, Westcon continues to prove itself as one of the market’s premier global security distributors. We have an extremely strong portfolio – backed by one of the largest dedicated security divisions in the world focused on helping the channel solve their most difficult challenges,” said Bill Corbin, Executive Vice President, Global Vendor Relationships, Westcon Group. “This expertise makes an extension of our relationship with HP on a global scale very powerful.”
The agreement enables Westcon to provide the full suite of the HP Security Intelligence and Risk Management (SIRM) platform: “Organizations today are looking for solutions that leverage advanced threat research and powerful correlation of security events and vulnerabilities – backed by contextual data to deliver security intelligence spanning IT operations, applications and infrastructure,” said Anthony D’Angelo, Vice President, Worldwide Channel Sales, Enterprise Security, HP. “With this expanded relationship with Westcon, we are delivering comprehensive security intelligence and risk-management solutions to the modern enterprise.”
Corbin continued, “Growing demands from the ‘always-on’ enterprise and security threats spread throughout multiple business units make it imperative for companies to protect their assets across operations, applications and infrastructure. As our security practice is now offering a broader HP security suite, resellers have a powerful ‘go-to’ global distributor to create new revenue opportunities driven by HP’s market-leading technology.”
In the coming months, these technologies are expected to be fully integrated into Westcon’s LEAP (Learn, Experience, Architect and Plan) “Centers of Excellence.” Each training facility is designed to offer Westcon partners a facility for hands-on training, technology demonstration, and briefing center capabilities across a broad range of solutions targeted at next-generation, virtualized data centers.
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About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon’s teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Brocade, Fujitsu, Polycom, Juniper Networks, F5, Avaya, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit: www.westcongroup.com.
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