WestconME signed as Blue Coat distie for MENA

Deal enables Westcon to offer web security and WAN optimisation solutions

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WestconME signed as Blue Coat distie for MENA Partnering with Blue Coat perfectly positions our resellers to address major security threats, says Lockie.
By  Manda Banda Published  May 1, 2012

Westcon Middle East, a value-add distributor (VAD) of convergence, security, networking and mobility products and services, has been signed as a distributor for Blue Coat Systems in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The deal enables Westcon Middle East to distribute the entire Blue Coat portfolio, including Blue Coat's family of ProxySG Web security appliances, MACH5 WAN optimisation devices and PacketShaper appliances for network application visibility and control. Westcon Middle East will offer the Blue Coat solutions through its extensive network of resellers and system integrators in the region.

"Reports of the dramatic rise in cyber crime in the Middle East, which have dominated mainstream media in the past couple months, have made enterprises in the region aware of the importance of a secure network. Partnering with Blue Coat perfectly positions our resellers to address these concerns by offering organisations a host of world-class security solutions", said Steve Lockie, managing director, Westcon Middle East Group.

Marc Andrews, senior vice president, Worldwide Field Operations, Blue Coat Systems said: "We are delighted to take on Westcon as our new distributor in the MENA region. We are confident that their deep understanding of the market and their excellent technical expertise will greatly strengthen Blue Coat's reach throughout the region."

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