WestconGroup Expands Distribution of Arbor Networks’ DDoS Protection Into Europe

WestconGroup, a value-added global distributor of security, unified communications and collaboration, network infrastructure and data center solutions, has expanded its portfolio across Europe to include DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions from Arbor Networks. The two companies currently have an agreement to carry Arbor’s DDoS solutions in Latin America and the Middle East.

The expansion into Europe is part of WestconGroup’s aggressive strategy to bring emerging, category-leading technologies to market more quickly and on a global scale through its recently announced incubation program.

arbor-networksUnder the new agreement, European solution providers have access to a broad offering of Arbor solutions, including:

  • Arbor Pravail – Delivers a broad, integrated set of network visibility; threat detection and mitigation; incident response; and forensics capabilities to help secure the enterprise in its battle against DDoS and advanced targeted attacks.
  • Arbor Cloud – Delivers a unique, integrated combination of on-premise and cloud-based mitigation for protection from the full spectrum of modern DDoS attacks.
  • Arbor Peakflow – Provides a single view across a provider’s entire network from the customer edge through the backbone and into the mobile packet core.

Arbor Networks is primed to accelerate its growth at a time when solution providers and their customers need the ability to research, detect and mitigate network-based threats on a global scale,” said Anthony D’Angelo, vice president of global partner management, emerging vendors and incubation, WestconGroup. “With joint investment from both companies, the incubation program provides them with the infrastructure and the support to make that happen.”

This incubation program is designed by WestconGroup to identify emerging technology vendors in high-growth areas and develop global distribution relationships for their products and services. Under the program, WestconGroup is looking to find vendors that may not have previously used or considered distribution as a route to market. WestconGroup considers the incubation program a strategic initiative for 2015, with budgeted funding and resources to help innovative new technologies get into the hands of solution providers.

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