Distribution Agreement Enables North American Resellers to Leverage SafeNet's Premier Authentication, Crypto Management and Encryption Solutions
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelerating its leadership as the value-added distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure, and data center solutions, Westcon Group today announced a significant North American distribution agreement with SafeNet, Inc. The deal enables reseller partners to access the market's leading authentication, encryption and crypto management solutions.
SafeNet helps enterprises address their security challenges with its industry-leading data protection solutions including:
- Strong Multi-Factor User Authentication: SafeNet offers both cloud-based and on-premises authentication solutions that help secure corporate networks, protect identities, validate users and the applications they can access.
- Data Protection for Cloud, On-Premises and Virtual Environments: SafeNet provides a broad range of encryption solutions to protect both structured and unstructured data at the application, database and file levels so customers can confidently store data in the cloud, data center or virtual environments.
- Unified Key Management: As the use of encryption proliferates within enterprises, SafeNet KeySecure delivers a unified platform helping enterprises centrally manage their cryptographic keys for encrypted data and applications.
- End-to-End Crypto Management: SafeNet Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) give reliable protection for identities, payments, transactions, and applications by securing cryptographic keys and provisioning encryption, decryption, authentication, and digital signing services for a wide range of applications.
"As costs associated with the theft of personal information continue to skyrocket, companies are scrambling to find new ways to protect and future-proof their security environments. That's no easy task, considering the market is flooded with new and more intelligent threats every day," said Andrew Warren, VP of Westcon Security Solutions, Westcon Group North America. "With more than 30 years of experience protecting data at the world's leading companies, SafeNet has become a trusted name in security. Our reseller partners will definitely benefit from this addition to our broad portfolio – and we fully expect SafeNet to have an immediate impact on their business."
According to the SafeNet Breach Level Index (BLI) for the second quarter of 2014, there were a total of 237 breaches that compromised more than 175 million customer records of personal and financial information worldwide. For the first half of 2014, in excess of 375 million customer records were stolen or lost as a result of 558 breaches across the globe.
"Companies want to secure their most valuable data and therefore the market is exploding for encryption technologies. SafeNet is partnering with Westcon to fulfill this need and help customers protect themselves," said Laurie Usewicz, SafeNet, Vice President, Global Channels. "Based on more than 25 years in security technology distribution, Westcon is in a unique position to deliver our Data Protection solutions to a wide range of end-users through their resellers across North America."
As the newest piece of Westcon Group's Security Solutions Practice portfolio, SafeNet solutions are available immediately. For more information, please visit http://us.westcon.com/content/vendors/safenet.
About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, 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. Westcon Group'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 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, Avaya, Polycom, Check Point, F5, Palo Alto and Blue Coat, among others. For more information, please visit www.westcongroup.com, "Like" our Facebook page or track our LinkedIn page.
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