Comstor Wins Global Distribution Partner of the Year Award at Cisco Partner Summit 2011

Cisco-Dedicated Business Unit of Westcon Group Also Receives Global DAP Distribution Award and 15 Theater, Geography and Country-Specific Awards

Mar 08, 2011, 13:50 ET from Westcon Group, Inc.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Comstor, a dedicated value added distributor of Cisco networking, collaboration and data center solutions and a business unit of Westcon Group, announced today it is a recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit Global Award for Global Distribution Partner of the Year. In addition, Comstor received global recognition for the company's Distribution Accelerated Partner (DAP) program and was the recipient of 15 theater, geography and country-specific awards.

Cisco Partner Summit awards are designed to recognize exemplary channel partners who demonstrate best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry.  Areas of consideration include innovative practices, application successes, unique programs, problem-solving and sales approaches.  All winners are selected by a group of Cisco Worldwide Channels and regional theater executives.

"Cisco is proud to partner with so many well-respected and industry-leading organizations worldwide, and it is my privilege to recognize Comstor as a Cisco Partner Summit global award winner," said Scott Brown, Vice President of Distribution for Worldwide Channels at Cisco. "The Global Distribution Partner of the Year Award presented to Comstor recognizes its outstanding achievement as a Cisco channel partner in 2010."

In addition to Global Distribution Partner of the Year, Comstor was recognized globally for its DAP program in Brazil, as well as its work in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, Latin America, North Africa, and the United Arab Emirates.

"For more than a decade, Comstor has a proven track-record as one of Cisco's premier value added distributors.  Our dedicated teams focus on helping partners worldwide accelerate their businesses by leveraging Cisco solutions across a range of networking, collaboration and data center technologies," said Jon Pritchard, President, Comstor Worldwide.  "We're proud of our long-standing relationship with Cisco and are deeply honored they have chosen to recognize us as one of their most highly valued, strategic global distribution partners."

Comstor was highlighted across a broad range of categories, winning 15 awards globally across country, geography and theater categories.  Some of the awards representing the depth and breadth of the company’s global business include:

  • Global Distribution Partner of the Year
  • Global DAP Distribution Partner of the Year
  • European Markets: Distribution Partner of the Year
  • United Kingdom:  Distribution Partner of the Year
  • France:  Distribution Partner of the Year
  • Germany:  Distribution Partner of the Year
  • Belgium and Luxembourg:  Distribution Partner of the Year
  • The Netherlands:  Distribution Partner of the Year
  • Spain:  Distribution Partner of the Year
  • Latin America:  Distribution Partner of the Year
  • Brazil:  Distribution Partner of the Year
  • North Africa and Levant:  Regional Distributor of the Year
  • United Arab Emirates:  Distribution Partner of the Year

Cisco Partner Summit awards are presented at three levels: regional, theater and global. Cisco Partner Summit global awards reflect the top-performing channel partners within a specific technology market across several geographic regions.  For more information on Comstor and its unsurpassed expertise in Cisco's full solution suite, please visit

About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, infrastructure and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. The company's Comstor business unit is a dedicated provider of all Cisco networking, collaboration and data center solutions. Westcon's teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization 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. Westcon Group's portfolio of market-leading vendors includes:  Cisco, Juniper Networks, F5, Microsoft, Avaya, Polycom, RSA, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit or

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