Westcon Group Enhances European Security Portfolio Empowering Resellers to Address Data Center Security Challenges

Trend Micro Deep Security v8 and New Services are Key Additions

to Comprehensive Solution Suite


Vilvoorde, Belgium, February 16, 2012- Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced the continued expansion of its security business practice portfolio in Europe.  Trend Micro’s Deep Security 8, the company’s leading server and virtualization security product, is now available to reseller partners in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. 

Westcon also announced a range of new services aimed at helping reseller partners overcome the unique issues created by virtualization and cloud computing.  Offerings range from training and consultancy to pre-sales and local support.

“After the most recent series of high-profile attacks against banks, financial services companies and online retailers, what’s clear is these data centers are prime targets for hackers and cybercriminals,” said Dirk Debbaut, Westcon.  “Additionally, the threats are becoming more sophisticated as they move from volume-based to complex, targeted application-layer attacks.  With this in mind, companies must develop holistic strategies that embrace the demands of new hybrid data center architectures.”

For more than 25 years, Westcon has built a reputation as the market’s leading distributor of security technology.  Holding relationships with the most strategic players in the market – and offering unmatched experience working with the full range of solutions -  Westcon provides the services and support necessary for partners to realize new revenue opportunities associated with the market’s premier security offerings. 

The addition of Trend Micro Deep Security 8 is in direct alignment with this strategy.  The comprehensive security platform combines anti-malware, firewall, IDS/IPS, web application protection, integrity monitoring and log inspection – in one integrated solution.  Adding to the power of Deep Security, new Westcon services provide the support necessary to ensure success.

Continued XX, “While our vendor partners deliver some highly sophisticated products, partners need a wide range of services to power these offerings.  The real challenge is to effectively plan and fully understand data center complexities, which requires broad-based technical expertise.  Westcon provides the answer.”




Westcon delivers a portfolio of new support and services for reseller partners across Europe, including:

  • Boot Camps:  Provides newly enhanced training on the Deep Security suite.


  • Pre-Sales:  Delivered on-site or remotely, helps accurately define the parameters and requirements of each project.


  • Consultancy:  Offered by a team of vendor-certified engineers, better assists partners with installation and configurations.


  • 1st and 2nd Line Support:  Combines 1st level support and European 2nd line experts, which together solve more than 80% of all reported incidents without escalation.

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About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers.  Westcon’s teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners.  Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs.  From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue.  Westcon Group’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes:  Juniper Networks, Brocade, Cisco, Polycom, F5, Avaya, Check Point, and Blue Coat.  For more information, please visit:


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Anne Bourgeois

Marketing/Communications Manager

Westcon Security Europe

+ 33 (0)1 41 85 10 34


Anne Bourgeois

Program Manager