Kaspersky Lab,Westcon sign distie agreement
Accord covers enterprise solutions for GCC, Yemen
Cyber security specialist Kaspersky Lab today announced the appointment of value-added distributor Westcon Middle East as its authorised distributor for enterprise products and solutions across the GCC region.
Westcon is expected to leverage its network of over 1200 resellers to reinforce the growth of Kaspersky Lab's enterprise business. In addition Westcon will also extend Kaspersky Lab's corporate solutions directly to corporate customers with large networks.
The agreement will cover Kaspersky Lab's portfolio of corporate security solutions through a network of channel partners in the markets of UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Yemen. In addition, Westcon has pledged to invest in on-ground pre-sales, technical and maintenance resources to effectively support both new and existing Kaspersky Lab customers in the GCC and Yemen.
"Being closer to customers and partners remains imperative for Kaspersky Lab's business growth and success," said Tarek Kuzbari, managing director, Kaspersky Lab Middle East.
"We believe that this partnership with Westcon will not only help us expand our channel presence in GCC but also help us achieve targeted growth in the Middle East region, while bringing customers closer to the brand with easier and direct access to the company's latest technologies and experts.
"This partnership comes in line with our vision and commitment to contributing to the development of safer enterprise environment for enterprises across the Middle East and the globe."
Steve Lockie, group managing director of Westcon Middle East said, "We are very proud to have partnered with a respected vendor like Kaspersky Lab who we believe will add considerable value to our existing portfolio of leading security solutions.
"Our partnership with Kaspersky Lab will see us further cement our position as a market-leading distributor with the ability to deliver outstanding support to our customers and channel partners. To successfully achieve the aims of this partnership we will continue to support our resellers with value-add support including technical expertise, sales consultancy, training and development, in addition to logistics services."