Westcon ist F5 EMEA Distributor of the Year

F5 Networks Names WestconGroup Europe Middle East and Africa Distributor of the Year

Security Practice delivers outstanding performance across EMEA

HOUTEN, Netherlands – June 18th 2015 - WestconGroup, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data centre solutions, today announced that its Security Practice has been named “EMEA Distributor of the Year” by F5 Networks. WestconGroup received the award for its substantial year-over-year growth, great value, dedicated resources and focus on F5 solutions during the past year.

WestconGroup accepted the honor at the F5 Agility 2015 event, held in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The event hosted more than 700 global Gold and Silver Technology partners, end users and distributors from across EMEA. Award winners were recognised for their outstanding achievement and commitment to F5’s business.

“Receiving the EMEA Distributor of the Year award from F5, one of our most important and fastest-growing vendors, is very special,” said Willem J.H. de Haan, WestconGroup’s senior vice president, Central Europe & EMEA Security Solutions. “This achievement is a direct reflection of our commitment to solution providers and their customers, resulting from a close collaboration with F5 at every level of their business across all countries. I am extremely proud that our teams across EMEA have been singled out for their collective efforts and dedicate this award to all those having contributed to it within F5 and WestconGroup.”

“As F5 continues to see growth in security throughout our EMEA customer base, our partners are faced with different and more demanding customer requirements than those that they have delivered against in the past,” said Michael Schoenrock, director, Channel Sales EMEA, F5. “WestconGroup played an essential role in 2015 in supporting these requirements, displaying strategic planning across both technology area and territory in 2015. As a result of this focus, as well as investment in F5, their security business has substantially grown, making them an outstanding pick as EMEA Distributor of the Year.”

About WestconGroup
WestconGroup 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. The company goes to market under the Comstor and Westcon brands. WestconGroup’s teams are located in 60+ countries around the globe, create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships 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. WestconGroup’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Avaya, Polycom, Check Point, F5, Palo Alto and Blue Coat, among others.

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