Westcon Group announces intent to acquire Intact Integrated Services
VAD Westcon Group has announced its intent to acquire Intact Integrated Services, a provider of project, support, and managed services to the ICT and Cisco channel industry, formerly a direct subsidiary of Westcon's parent company Datatec. The deal ought to strengthen Westcon's commitment to partner-led services offerings, empowering reseller customers with broader services capabilities. Headquartered in the UK with offices in Germany, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Intact works with telcos, OEMs, system integrators and VARs – helping to generate new revenue, deliver complex technology projects, and support global initiatives. A specialist in the Cisco channel, the company provides white-label services and support centered on networking, data center/cloud and collaboration technologies. Intact becomes a critical piece of Weston Group's Global Services Solution Practice, led by Executive Vice President Pedro Galatas. Helping partners expand their business, the company's focused areas include: Security, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Data Center, Cloud, and Global Deployment.
More Westcon for F5 Networks
Middle East: already working together in several other countries through a global distribution agreement, VAD Westcon Group has now included the Middle East region in its partnership with F5 Networks. Its complete range of application delivery networking portfolio will be made available to Westcon reseller partners across the region.
Westcon signs with ForeScout
Middle East: network, security and telecom VAD Westcon Group has entered into a distribution partnership agreement with real-time network security vendor ForeScout. Westcon will distribute ForeScout's Network Access Control (NAC) security solutions, including the ForeScout CounterACT platform – along with extended integration modules for SIEM, MDM, vulnerability assessment, advanced threat detection and mobile security - through its VAR and system integrator network in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Westcon Group names Dolph Westerbos new CEO
VAD Westcon Group has named industry veteran Dolph Westerbos as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. With more than 20 years of B2B services and channel leadership experience at companies ranging from Dell to Brambles and ModusLink, Westerbos succeeds Dean Douglas, who will be leaving to become CEO of telecom vendor Unify (formerly known as Siemens Enterprise Communications). Westerbos comes to Westcon Group from Brambles and CHEP, where he served as Group President of Asia Pacific and EMEA for the supply chain and pooling solutions provider. As Westcon's newest executive, Westerbos will build upon the company's leadership in value-added distribution – with more than €3 billion in revenue and presence in 60 countries across six continents.
Westcon to distribute Palo Alto Networks
Middle East: network and telecom VAD Westcon Middle East has signed a new distribution agreement with next generation firewall vendor Palo Alto Networks. The agreement covers Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. In addition, the distributor will invest in on-the-ground pre-sales, technical and maintenance resources to effectively support both new and existing Palo Alto Networks customers in the region.