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WestconGroup Takes Home Distributor of the Year Honors from FireEye

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Company Singled Out for Excellence in Accelerating Presence of FireEye Threat Prevention Platform

Tarrytown NY, February 12, 2015 – WestconGroup, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communication, network infrastructure, and data center solutions, today announced the company has been recognized as a Distributor of the Year from security vendor FireEye. The company was singled out for its outstanding ability to help build the vendor’s North American channel presence via deep expertise in the complex security marketplace. 

WestconGroup now offers resellers access to FireEye’s premier virtual machine-based security platform – giving customers the highest levels of real-time protection against advanced cyberattacks. WestconGroup was praised for delivering senior level, experienced management support across regions -- backed by the legal and commercial relationships to efficiently address each market. 

“WestconGroup understands how the security market is changing and they’ve been a strong partner by helping execute a channel strategy that’s helped expand FireEye’s presence around the world,” said Steve Pataky, VP of Worldwide Channels and Alliances at FireEye. “Our Global Distributor of the Year award recognizes the contribution WestonGroup has made and we deeply value our partnership together.” 

Recognition centered on WestconGroup’s broad experience in security and knowledge of the FireEye platform specifically. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform is designed to guard against security attacks circumventing traditional signature-based defenses such as firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways and offers comprehensive security across primary threat vectors, including Web, e-mail and files, throughout all stages of an attack lifecycle. 

“Our Security Solution Practice is designed to help vendors like FireEye succeed in the challenging security space,” said Andrew Warren, VP of Security Solutions in North America, WestconGroup. “FireEye is a strong addition to our portfolio and we’re honored they have chosen to recognize the team for excellence in this space.” 

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

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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. For more information, please visit www.westcongroup.com. 


Media Contact: 
Scott Campbell
CommCentric Solutions
Direct: (631) 648-3645
scampbell@commcentric.com