Packeteer appoints FVC

NASDAQ-quoted application traffic management vendor Packeteer has appointed communications solutions provider FVC as a distribution partner in the Middle East.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  November 22, 2004

NASDAQ-quoted application traffic management vendor Packeteer has appointed communications solutions provider First Video Communication (FVC) as a distribution partner in the Middle East. “This new, exciting partnership with Packeteer can only further enhance our ability to provide a value-added service to our resellers,” said K.S. Parag, FVC Middle East regional director. “Packeteer’s application traffic management solutions address the growing demand for products that align the performance of business critical applications to the priorities of that business — which can only be a good thing for our customers.” Packeteer’s WAN application traffic management solutions combine a family of scaleable appliances with software solutions that allow the control, acceleration and management of application traffics across WAN and internet links. “We are very pleased to work with FVC in the Middle East,” said Rene Arvin, VP EMEA at Packeteer. “FVC’s experience and success will complement the growth we have seen in the Middle East and allow us to further the reach of these products into these key territories. It enhances our ability to ensure our customers’ continued satisfaction.” Packeteer’s global channel comprises a network of VARs, distributors, and system integrators, backed up by a global service and support organisation. Packeteer’s global sales for the quarter ending September 2004 hit US$23.1m, up 7% sequentially. FVC sells to focused channel partners across the Middle East and North Africa. The distributor’s vendor portfolio includes Polycom, First Virtual, WatchGuard, Teleportec, Vbrick, Envivio, Motion Media and Vaddio.

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