Westcon Security given lift-off for Europe from Skybox Security

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Westcon Security given lift-off for Europe from Skybox Security

Simon Quicke

Westcon Security has landed the appointment of risk management specialist Skybox Security after the US vendor made its first major EMEA distribution appointment.

Skybox is pushing its products, which include firewall assessment and PCI compliance checks, through the UK with Westcon Security as well as through the distributors subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and the Nordics.

Peter van Burgel, director operations security division of Westcon Group Europe, said that the addition of Skybox products to its portfolio would complement some of its other offerings.

"Every day there are new threats to the network, and the powerful, innovative solutions from Skybox Solutions complement, integrate with and support our portfolio as we enable customers to combat those threats," he said.

In response Gidi Cohen, CEO of Skybox Security, said that it would be able to build even more of a reseller base and was attractive because of its ability to offer "training, presales support, marketing and professional services".

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