Knowledge Newsletter Issue 2

Westcon Newsletter Issue 2
Westcon Group Offers Africa Resellers Powerful Next-Generation Enterprise Security from Palo Alto Networks
Security Solutions Practice Builds On Best-Of-Breed Security Portfolio with Enterprise Security Platform

Africa, October 1st, – Westcon Group, Inc. – a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers –, today announced that the company is now distributing the entire line of security solutions from Palo Alto Networks®, in Africa.

Palo Alto Networks and Westcon Group recently expanded a global distribution agreement that will soon see the companies do business together in more than 40 countries across the globe. The partnership with Palo Alto Networks offers channel partners a market-leading enterprise security platform; supported by Westcon’s deep security market expertise and channel support programmes.

“Today's enterprise businesses face a new generation of challenges and must be able to run web-based applications across the network confidently and securely. Cybersecurity is also of critical importance to IT professionals as they consider cloud and virtualization,” said Willem J.H. de Haan, Westcon’s Senior Vice President Security Solutions EMEA. “The addition of Palo Alto Networks solutions addresses the needs within our channel and this strategic partnership extends the breadth and strength of our security portfolio – providing a single source for our customers' security needs.”

 "Palo Alto Networks and Westcon Group are committed to enabling channel partners in markets hungry for a true next-generation enterprise security platform," said Luc Vervoort, Director, EMEA Channels at Palo Alto Networks. "Together we see immense opportunity in Africa and are pleased to continue this expansion of our global distribution agreement."

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News on this acquisition from our vendor partners
Motorola and Zebra
There is no better time to work with Westcon Africa and our new Mobility Practice, make sure you’re signed to buy from Westcon Africa today & are partners with Zebra & Motorola Solutions. & for Moto

Westcon Wins Again

In Paris on the 4th of November, Robbie Scott Practice lead for Westcon Mobility was awarded Zebra Technologies EMEA 2014 Card Incentive award. This followed up last year’s award from Zebra which confirmed Westcon Africa as EMEA Card Growth Distributor for 2013. Robbie would like to thank the support from the Zebra team and singled out Abie, Ricardo, Janine and Thierry for their faith in Westcon Africa since we took on this brand just 3 years ago in Africa.

Westcon Africa are the only Distribution Card Specialist in EMEA, contact us today for all your Zebra and card requirements.

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Palo Alto Launch in Africa
Palo Alto Next Generation Firewall provides a Security Platform which natively brings together all key network security functions, including advanced threat protection, Firewall, IDS/IPS, and URL filtering.

Because these functions are natively-built into the platform and share important information across the respective disciplines, Palo Alto ensures better security than legacy firewalls, UTMs, or point threat detection products.
A complete set of services are already available to our Partners:
  • Pre-sales and Post sales support
  • Demo Units
  • Global Procurement or our unique ability to handle international project
  • A team of Expert
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