Online completes Extreme roadshow

Online Distribution has completed a roadshow with Extreme Networks, to stimulate business for the networking kit vendor’s recently set up in-country operation in Saudi Arabia.

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By  Andy Tillett Published  April 23, 2006

Online Distribution has completed a roadshow with Extreme Networks, to stimulate business for the networking kit vendor’s recently set up in-country operation in Saudi Arabia. Online’s tour took in Jeddah, Riyadh and Al Khobar, in Saudi Arabia and Doha in Qatar. Resellers saw demonstrations of Extreme’s converged network solutions and the methods employed to support IP telephony and data on a secure converged network. “To provide our customers in the region, especially in Saudi Arabia, with easy access to the best alternative switch vendor, we have invested in a new Riyadh based operation. Alongside Online Distribution, we can now provide enterprise level technical support locally for our customers; which demonstrates our commitment to the market,” said Chris Moore, regional manager Middle East and North Africa at Extreme Networks. “The network requirements in Saudi Arabia are the most demanding in the region and customers will benefit from the local presence of a best of breed ethernet switch vendor,” added Moore. The roadshow focused heavily on IP solutions and updated resellers on the Extreme portfolio, which has expanded in the last year to include switch-based security solutions that comprise of two parts: a ‘Clear-Flow’ security rules engine is now integrated into Extreme’s BlackDiamond 10K switch, and a ‘Sentriant’ virtual security resource (VSR) appliance. “OnLine Distribution believes in supporting our vendors with high-level premium channel partner selection, professional territory management, and ongoing training and evaluation services for channel partners and we look forward to driving the growth of networking technology in the region,” said Keith Rich, managing director, Online Distribution.

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