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WestconGroup Expands Security Practice with Incident Response and Analytics Solutions from Guidance Software

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – July 7, 2015 – WestconGroup, a leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communication, network infrastructure, and data center solutions, today announced that it has inked a distribution agreement with Guidance Software to bolster its portfolio with best-in-class EnCase cybersecurity products. 

“New security exploits and threat vectors are continuously evolving, causing enterprises of all sizes to look for the latest, most innovative security solutions on the market,” said Westcon Security Practice Vice President Andrew Warren. “As a leader in security, Westcon is committed to arming our security solution providers with products that are effective in today’s threat environment. Guidance Software enhances our critical endpoint security portfolio, which addresses one of the fastest-growing and most vulnerable threat vector our end users are facing today.” 

In Gartner's November 2014 Competitive Landscape report, Guidance Software was recognized as an endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools market leader. The company’s EnCase Endpoint Security solutions deliver analytics to detect unknown threats and incident response to effectively respond to a breach: 

  • Analytics expose signs of intrusion, behavioral anomalies, and advanced threats across the enterprise and assess connections to potentially untrusted networks.
  • The incident response capability enables a security team to react quickly to incoming threat alerts to prioritize, investigate, and remediate incidents using endpoint data for context.

WestconGroup has a deep knowledge of the security partner community. Both Guidance Software and WestconGroup have relationships with Blue Coat, Cisco Sourcefire, Cisco ThreatGRID and HP – giving solution providers access to powerful multivendor solutions. 

“As the recognized world leader in distribution of security solutions, WestconGroup only partners with industry leaders. We are very pleased to be the vendor of choice for endpoint security,” said Jay Ackerman, chief revenue officer for Guidance Software. “Working together, WestconGroup and Guidance Software deliver endpoint security with shared intelligence and automation to solution providers.” 

Peace of Mind Through Advanced Security 

Westcon Security Practice connects specialty vendors to solution providers focused on providing leading security solutions. The practice helps drive success globally by offering high-value expertise and innovation for solution providers and vendors through business enablement, demand generation and thought leadership. 

For 30 years, WestconGroup has partnered with the top names in IT security, allowing solution providers to drive new business via the market’s most innovative security portfolios. WestconGroup guides solution providers to profitability, allowing customers to secure what matters most. From evaluation, pre-design and planning to technical enablement, WestconGroup offers the support necessary to ensure partners thrive in the challenging business environment. 

With over 100 offices, WestconGroup ships to more than 100 countries. The company is expanding significantly in a number of emerging markets within Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Northern Africa. In addition, it has made several strategic acquisitions, while simultaneously growing its business in core markets. 

About Guidance Software, Inc.
Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in endpoint investigation solutions for security incident response, e-discovery and forensic analysis. Its EnCase® Enterprise platform, deployed on an estimated 25 million endpoints, is used by more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100, more than 45 percent of the Fortune 500, and numerous government agencies to conduct digital investigations of servers, laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Built on the EnCase Enterprise platform are market-leading cybersecurity, IT help desk, and electronic discovery solutions, EnCase® Cybersecurity, EnCase® Analytics, EnCase® Remote Recovery + and EnCase® eDiscovery. They empower organizations to conduct speedy and thorough security incident response, reveal previously hidden security threats or malicious insider activity, recover lost files, perform sensitive data discovery, and respond to litigation discovery requests. For more information about Guidance Software, visit EnCase®, EnScript®, FastBloc®, EnCE®, EnCEP®, Guidance Software™, LinkedReview™, EnPoint™ and Tableau™ are registered trademarks or trademarks owned by Guidance Software in the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be used without prior written permission. All other trademarks and copyrights referenced in this press release are the property of their respective owners.

About WestconGroup
WestconGroup 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. The company goes to market under the Comstor and Westcon brands, enabling its solution provider customers to better capitalize on emerging opportunities related to Cloud, and supported by services and global deployment. WestconGroup’s teams are located in 60+ countries around the globe, create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships 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. WestconGroup’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Avaya, Polycom, Check Point, F5, Palo Alto and Blue Coat, among others. For more information, please and “Like” our Facebook page or track our LinkedIn page.

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