Enhanced Portfolio Helps Partners Drive New Revenues with Leading Proactive Security Intelligence Platform
Tarrytown, NY – January 22, 2015 – WestconGroup, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data center solutions, today announced a significant upgrade to its security solutions portfolio via a new distribution agreement with FireMon. North American partners now have access to one of the market’s leading proactive security intelligence solutions – offering continuous visibility into network security infrastructure, firewall policy workflow and related IT risk.
According to recent industry reports, the costs associated with data breach incidents continue to skyrocket as security threats increasingly become more sophisticated. The Ponemon Institute estimates the average cost of a corporate security failure was $3.5 million in 2014 – a 15 percent increase over the previous year. Further, the 2015 Verizon PCI Compliance Report contends that improper firewall management is among the leading causes of PCI DSS compliance failure.
The FireMon Security Intelligence Platform delivers full insight into network firewall configuration, policy and workflow – ensuring companies can optimize defenses, maintain compliance, prioritize vulnerabilities, and prevent multi-staged attacks. The core FireMon Security Manager solution and its supporting modules provide a unique, highly scalable and context-aware source of real-time network security intelligence.
“Data protection is a top priority for companies today – as any IT breach can bring business to a halt. Our Security Solutions Practice arms partners and their customers with not only the right tools, but the business solutions necessary to minimize this risk,” said Andrew Warren, VP Security Solutions in North America, WestconGroup. “FireMon is a perfect addition to this strong portfolio, creating the framework necessary for companies to make intelligent, informed decisions that enact security countermeasures in real-time.”
Built on a patented analysis engine and distributed data architecture, the FireMon Security Intelligence Platform is one of the market’s only highly scalable, comprehensive sources of real-time network security intelligence. Generating predictive analytics that allow IT security teams to proactively address pervasive issues of complexity and change, reducing their overall attack surface, FireMon provides direct integration with a broad array of industry-leading firewall, network security, and vulnerability assessment solutions – as well as a highly flexible, RESTful API.
“While many companies have adequate security policies in place, most rely on reactive management processes that only fix problems after they’ve surfaced. In the current environment, this approach is simply too risky. That’s why FireMon delivers proactive insight into network security, compliance and risk – helping practitioners avoid issues before they occur,” said Todd DeBell, VP of Channels and Distribution, FireMon. “With nearly 30 years in the market, WestconGroup is a company that truly ‘gets’ security distribution and understands our unique value proposition. We strongly believe this partnership will have an immediate impact on our North American business.”
For more than 25 years, WestconGroup has partnered with the top names in IT security, allowing resellers to drive new business via the market’s most innovative security portfolio. WestconGroup guides resellers to profitability, allowing customers to secure what matters most. From evaluation, pre-design and planning to technical enablement and educational support, the company offers the support necessary to ensure partners thrive in the challenging business environment.
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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. 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 visit www.westcongroup.com.
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