Stormshield drops four distributors
France: the reorganization of the distribution network of Stormshield (formerly known as Netasq+Arkoon), down to two VADs (CRIS Réseaux and Exer), has made three victims : VADs Abbakan, ACTN, Arrow ECS and D2B.
A new head for Additional Design
France: following the retirement of its founder Lucien Dalmasso, Exer Group has promoted Xavier Saillard to new director and business development manager of its storage arm, Additional Design.
A first foreign subsidiary for Exer
French security and storage VAD Exer has opened its first foreign subsidiary, in Switzerland. Based in Bienne (the main bilingual city in the country), Exer Suisse is managed by Shiretush Arifi, a former employee from security VAD Infomanage. The goal of this new office is to rapidly grow (up to 6 or 7 times over a few years) the turnover of Exer in this country, currently around €1m, thanks to the 12 vendors who followed the distributor in this new business. Shiretush has been chosen because he speaks fluently both French and Swiss-German, which is utterly important to succeed in the country.
Exer launches its managed services
France: network, storage and security VAD Groupe Exer launches its own offer of managed services through its subsidiary Avirnet, which was acquired a few months ago. Avirnet has used its own platform and its technical competency to build up a full offer of remote administration tools (WiFi, antivirus, antispam). The Groupe Exer managed services offer immediatly inclused 3 cloud-based modules:
- SMArt AWM (for Avirnet Wireless Management), a complete multi-vendor WLAN management platform
- PSB by Exer, a managed F-Secure antivirus and antispyware offer, including a monthly reporting, analysis and asset management service
- PSE by Exer, a managed F-Secure email protection service, including configuration, operation and reporting
Avirnet will launch further hosted offers, the next being a cloud-based wifi hotspot management solution.
DenyAll chooses Groupe Exer
France: application security specialist DenyAll has appointed network and security VAD Groupe Exer as a new distributor, to accelerate its coverage of the French market.