Westcon Group Awarded ‘EMEA Distributor of the Year’ by Extreme Networks

EMEA Convergence business practice noted for strategic alignment with core business model

Online PR News – 25-October-2012 – Dubai, UAE – DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: 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 company has been awarded ‘EMEA Distributor of the Year’ by Extreme Networks. Presented to Westcon's Convergence business practice, the accolade is based on the company's direct alignment with Extreme Network's business path to success.

Recognised at the recent Extreme Networks Partner Conference in front of 250 partners from North America, Latin America, and EMEA – Westcon was acknowledged for an ability to drive Extreme Network's data center and mobility solutions portfolio. This includes shipment of the flagship data center BDX8 product.

Presenting the award, Extreme Networks Vice President of Global Channels and Partners Theresa Caragol noted that Westcon's success for on-boarding new and existing partners was crucial to the award: "Westcon has a deep understanding of our strategy. Its outstanding heritage and skills in the data networking space – plus a fantastic team – has yielded highly positive results."

"We have a long history of in-depth experience with Extreme Network's market-leading portfolio and have invested heavily in programs to mobilize the channel to drive sales," said Manoj Panchal, Divisional Manager, Westcon Convergence (Middle East). "It is also a great recognition for our teams which focus on Extreme solutions and our mutual Resellers."

The Extreme Networks conference served as a platform to articulate the company's strategy for the coming year – including new partner programs, as well as solutions messaging for data center and campus environments.

About Westcon Group Middle East
Westcon Group Middle East comprises of Westcon Middle East & Comstor Middle East, the leading Value Add Distributors (VAD) of Convergence, Infrastructure, Mobility, Security & Cisco centric solutions in MENA. We o­ffer a portfolio of best in-class products, services and solutions from highly reputed vendor partners that interoperate with and compliment each other. Our highly qualified staff­ deliver outstanding support and unmatched relationships with our vendor and channel partners, including technical expertise, network design, sales consultancy, logistics and integrated marketing. Westcon delivers excellence in core distribution services around the region.
Westcon Group has business units around the world with significant sales channels for Avaya, Blue Coat, Cisco, Juniper, Motorola and close to 100 other industry leading vendors. The company has specific expertise in the Convergence of voice, data & video application technologies, including VoIP, internet security, wireless and mobility solutions.
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