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Westcon ME signs distie deal with Palo Alto

Regional VAD cements security portfolio with latest addition

Westcon ME signs distie deal with Palo Alto
Lockie says the company is looking forward to a beneficial relationship with Palo Alto.

Regional VAD Westcon Middle East has announced a new distribution partnership with Palo Alto Networks.

Under the terms of the agreement, Westcon has been granted distribution rights to Palo Alto Networks' portfolio of security solutions and will supply these offerings through a network of channel partners in the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain markets.

In addition, Westcon has pledged to invest in on-the-ground pre-sales, technical and maintenance resources to effectively support both new and existing Palo Alto Networks customers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

"We are delighted to have partnered with a recognised market leader in the next-generation firewall market," said Steve Lockie, group managing director, Westcon Middle East. "We believe Palo Alto Networks adds considerable value to our existing portfolio of security solutions. Our partnership sees us further cement our position as the market-leading security solutions distributor in the Middle East and Africa with the ability to deliver outstanding support to our customers and channel partners."

"The Middle East region represents a substantial growth opportunity for Palo Alto Networks," said Ercan Aydin, director, Emerging Markets, Palo Alto Networks. "We are pleased to work with Westcon Middle East to win in these markets."

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