Westcon Group Expands Global Distribution Strategy with ArcSight

to Include North America and 10 Countries Across Europe

Tarrytown, December 15, 2010 – Westcon Group, Inc., the market’s leading specialty distributor in data center, networking, security, mobility, and convergence, today announced both new North American and expanded European distribution agreements with ArcSight, an HP company, and a leading global provider of cybersecurity and compliance solutions.


The announcement marks the first North American agreement between the two companies, powering Westcon reseller partners with the ArcSight Enterprise Threat and Risk Management (ETRM) platform.  Leveraging its industry-leading global reseller footprint, Westcon Group will distribute ArcSight solutions to 10 major markets across the globe, adding to Norway, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to its current roster that includes France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Italy. 


“With the rapid proliferation of attacks from the outside and data breaches from the inside occurring daily on a global scale, it’s extremely important for companies to have a comprehensive IT security strategy in place,” said Dean Douglas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Westcon Group.  “Tackling these threats head-on, ArcSight offers a comprehensive security and compliance management platform.  Based on our success in Europe, and to ensure we’re offering the richest portfolio of security products, the global expansion of the ArcSight relationship just makes sense.”


The ArcSight ETRM platform is a highly integrated product suite for collecting, analyzing, and assessing security and risk information.  The solution enables companies to easily safeguard their business by delivering complete visibility into all activity across the IT infrastructure, including:  external threats such as malware and hackers; internal threats such as data breaches and fraud; risks from application flaws and configuration changes; and compliance pressures from failed audits.

“New cyberthreats and industry regulations are driving increased global demand for security and compliance solutions from a broader set of markets,” said Tom Reilly, CEO of ArcSight. “With the expansion of our partnership, ArcSight can leverage Westcon's deep domain expertise to scale at a global level with a cost effective, value-driven distribution model."


Westcon Group’s Security business practice offers the necessary elements to secure today’s networks:  management frameworks, hardware devices, identity services, and software functionality.  The portfolio offers best-in-class security products, services, and solutions designed to interoperate with and complement one another.

ArcSight products, including recently announced ArcSight Logger 5.0, will be available through Westcon in all of the above-mentioned markets immediately. More information about ArcSight products is available at



About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in data center, networking, security, mobility and convergence for the market’s premier technology vendors, including Cisco, Avaya and Polycom. Through its Comstor business unit – as well as Westcon Security and Westcon Convergence business practices -- Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies including: Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP), security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit



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Craig Librett

Westcon Group

(914) 357-1747


Anne Bourgeois

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