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Westcon adds Arbor security solutions

Distributor agreement to bring Arbor security and availability solutions to Middle East

Westcon has been signed as a VAD for Arbor for the Middle East.
Westcon has been signed as a VAD for Arbor for the Middle East.

Westcon has signed a value added distribution agreement for the Middle East with Arbor Networks, a leading provider of security and network management solutions for next-generation data centres and carrier networks.

The distributor will now offer Arbor's Pravail Availability Protection System (APS) and Arbor's Peakflow Service Provider (SP) platform.

Pravail APS is an on-premise device that protects the enterprise data centre edge from threats to availability - specifically, application-layer distributed denial of service (DDoS).

Arbor's Peakflow SP platform helps service providers to proactively fend off malicious threats such as botnets and volumetric and application-layer DDoS attacks, while strengthening the availability and quality of their services.

The agreement builds on existing VAD agreements for Latin America.

"Arbor Networks is the clear market leader for DDoS attack identification and mitigation solutions worldwide. By adding their enterprise data centre and service provider solutions to our portfolio in the Middle East, Westcon is now able to offer our Value Added Resellers and partners proven solutions that address an acute problem for network operators, the ever changing threats to the availability of networks and services," said Steve Lockie, managing director of Westcon. "Given recent events and the widely publicized attempts at denial of service in the region' we are delighted to be able to offer solutions immediately though our Westcon Security partners."

"Westcon has been a tremendous partner for Arbor Networks and we are looking forward to extending and strengthening that relationship. Arbor has a full suite of solutions for data centre operators and network service providers. Westcon has the reach and relationships we need to make sure that the key decision makers across the Middle East understand the DDoS problem and how to defend against it with Arbor solutions," said Jeremy Nicholls, Arbor Networks channel director for EMEA.