Westcon inks ForeScout distribution deal
Dubai, January 6, 2014
US-based ForeScout, a leading provider of real-time network security solutions to Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, has signed up Westcon Group as its regional distributor for Mena, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Westcon Group is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers.
As per the agreement, Westcon will enhance its web security portfolio through ForeScout’s pervasive Network Access Control (NAC) security solutions and distribute these across the UAE, Saudi, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen.
IT market trends such as Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), continuous monitoring, contextual security, and security automation are driving NAC opportunities in our region, said a company statement.
Enterprise customers are demanding NAC solutions that can be easily deployed and managed and are capable of providing enterprise-wide device visibility, handling advanced threats and easily integrating with BYOD, SIEM, MDM & APT solutions. NAC platforms are critical to operations of data centric organizations - particularly banks, government ministries, defence, oil and gas, education, and airlines.
Responding to this market demand, Westcon will distribute the entire suite of ForeScout solutions, including the ForeScout CounterACT platform - along with extended integration modules for SIEM, MDM, vulnerability assessment, advanced threat detection and mobile security.
Welcoming Westcon to the ForeScout family, John Hagerty, the EMEA director for channels and strategic alliances at ForeScout, said: "With its established reputation and proven expertise in emerging technologies, along with well-founded service offerings, the partnership with Westcon is sure to be highly successful and valued by our mutual partners and customers."
"ForeScout CounterACT defends networks against worms, zero-day, low-and–slow, targeted and advanced attacks," he stated.
Steve Lockie, the managing director at Westcon Middle East, said, “We believe in the benefits of best-of-breed solutions, and ForeScout is the leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control."
"We are further strengthening our endpoint security portfolio by partnering with this industry leader and will leverage our extensive regional expertise to gain a significant share of this growing market segment,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service