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Firemon Selects WestconGroup as First Global Distributor

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Expansion into EMEA, LATAM markets supported by new partner marketing funds and incentive programs to help VARs better address rising demand for security solutions

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – June 29, 2015 – WestconGroup, a leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communication, network infrastructure, and data center solutions, has expanded its distribution agreement with FireMon, the leading provider of proactive security intelligence solutions, to include Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LATAM). The expansion makes WestconGroup the first distribution partner to carry FireMon’s products worldwide. 

Beginning July 1, WestconGroup will distribute the complete FireMon Security Manager Platform, including Policy Planner, Policy Optimizer, Risk Analyzer and Immediate Insight, throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America countries. These products are currently available in North America and Asia Pacific through WestconGroup. 

“Our success in the market made it necessary to find a partner that could provide the reach and the scale we needed to attract, enable and support our solution providers around the world,” said Todd DeBell, vice president of channels and distribution at FireMon. 

“WestconGroup demonstrated the ability to grow with us and provide our partners with the services needed to meet that demand. We look forward to growing our business through WestconGroup and developing even more successful partners.” 

The firewall market reached $9.4 billion last year and is expected to grow 10 percent through next year, according to Gartner. With demand on the rise for innovative security solutions, FireMon has made significant investments in resources and funding to support this global relationship, including additional staff, partner marketing dollars, and a global partner incentive program that has developed more than 2,000 leads for solution providers already this year. 

FireMon complements the industry-leading technology portfolio within Westcon Security Solutions, a specialty business unit of WestconGroup, because of the platform’s ability to integrate with other leading security products, explains Anthony D’Angelo, vice president of global partner management, emerging vendors and incubation, for WestconGroup. 

“Westcon Security Solutions has a mission to partner with the strongest and most innovative names in IT security to deliver the most effective, customized solutions in the market. FireMon complements our current offering because its product line integrates with all of our next-generation firewall and networking products, and helps manage a number of security solutions through a single dashboard,” said D’Angelo. “Solution providers selling security—and those interested in selling security—will find that FireMon is a powerful platform to analyze and monitor security infrastructure, and identify and resolve emerging gaps in network defense.” 

Beyond Security 
Westcon Security Solutions connects specialty vendors to resellers 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. 

This specialized focus provides a more targeted, dependable service offering that acts as an extension of solution providers’ businesses, offering essential tools and programs, education, business planning, proof-of-concept, technical enablement, and marketing support. 

Through the Westcon Academy, solution providers gain access to a broad range of educational resources focused on security and other practice areas. These partners are also supported with financial and business-management services ranging from selling and lead-management tools to pre-sales technical consultation and logistics. 

The expanded contract, also establishes FireMon as the first vendor to emerge from WestconGroup’s “incubation program,” a new initiative designed to identify leading emerging technology vendors and develop global distribution relationships. (See related announcement

“Although we have an existing relationship with FireMon, they were very interested in developing the market and expanding their reach. We look forward to building a long and successful relationship with them. WestconGroup’s global incubation program can help them achieve their goals,” said Anthony D’Angelo, vice president of global partner management, emerging vendors and incubation, at WestconGroup. 

About FireMon 
FireMon solutions deliver continuous visibility into and control over network security infrastructure, policies and risk. Using the FireMon Security Intelligence Platform, today’s enterprise organizations, government agencies and managed services providers dramatically improve effectiveness of network defenses, optimizing investments and speeding response to changing business demands. For more information, visit http://www.firemon.com

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. 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. 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 
CommCentric Solutions (For WestconGroup) 
Lynette Bohanan  
Mobile: (813) 727-0196 
lbohanan@commcentric.com

FireMon Marketing
Bryan Grillo 
Office: (781) 672-3129 
Mobile: (617) 947-0547 
bgrillo@chenpr.com