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Pulse Secure Chooses Config

Zouhir El Kamel, CEO of Config

Pulse Secure, leader in Software-Defined Secure Access solutions, has announced a new partnership with Config, a VAD of IT security solutions in France and French-speaking Africa. Under this agreement, Config will distribute all Pulse Secure solutions, including virtual private networks (VPNs), software defined perimeter (SDP), network access controls (NAC) and application delivery controllers (ADC). This partnership will also allow Pulse Secure to extend the scope of the new formula of its Access Now partner program to all players in its distribution network in Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Gabon, Guinea, Morocco, Sénégal and Tunisia.

Founded in 1981, Config is one of the leaders in the distribution of IT security solutions in France and French-speaking Africa. The company regularly signs new partnerships with leading suppliers and manufacturers to offer a complete commercial solution based exclusively on an indirect sales model. Config works with more than 1000 resellers, VARs, IT consultants and integrators across its regions and provides technological expertise and in-depth knowledge of these markets in North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa to effectively support its business development and that of its partners.

"Pulse Secure has been a dominant player in the VPN and NAC markets for many years, with solid products and a very positive brand image", said Zouhir El Kamel, CEO of Config. "But the recent expansion into areas such as Software-Defined Perimeter and Application Delivery Controllers is creating real differentiation levers from our competitors, as well as a complete solution for our partners to meet today's and tomorrow's threats. Our technical team is already fully familiar with Pulse Secure solutions and has been familiar with the Pulse Secure EMEA South management team since a previous collaboration. We are therefore confident in our ability to work together with common objectives in a true partnership."

Config has an experienced technical team to provide the necessary support and professional services to its partners in France and French-speaking Africa. In addition, the company is currently conducting an information and training campaign through webinars, technical sessions and a roadshow for its partners. The goal is to make Channel players aware of the main advantages of Pulse Secure solutions.

Laurent Delattre, Sales Director for the EMEA South region, adds: "Config is a highly qualified value-added distributor. His excellent reputation is due to almost forty years of experience in the region. Through this close collaboration, we hope not only to extend Pulse Secure's Access Now partnership program to French-speaking countries, but also to support our channel in marketing Software-Defined Secure Access solutions to meet customer needs and ever-changing threats."

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