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.
New appointments for GTDC
The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) has appointed Westcon President and CEO Dean Douglas as vice chairman of the GTDC and Esprinet CEO Alessandro Cattani as a new executive committee member. Douglas and Cattani will help lead the strategic direction of the GTDC – an association of the world's biggest technology distributors, which annually generate more than €99 billion in worldwide product and services revenue.
Jens Montanana appointed Chairman of Westcon Group
Westcon Group, a global VAD in unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions, has appointed Jens Montanana as its new Chairman. Jens is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Westcon's parent, London and Johannesburg- listed Datatec Limited - which he developed into a global ICT solutions and services leader with more than 6,500 employees worldwide. During his tenure at Datatec, Westcon has become one of the market's leading specialty distributors in the channel, with revenues of approximately €3 billion. Jens replaces John McCartney, who will remain a Non-Executive Director of Westcon.