Story image

Westcon enhances NZ security portfolio through sole RSA distribution

09 Apr 14

Westcon Group NZ announced today that they have been engaged as the sole distributor for RSA in New Zealand, a premier provider of security, risk, and compliance solutions and the Security Division of EMC.

Following a highly competitive review process, RSA ultimately selected Westcon Group as their sole distributor based on the ability to leverage Westcon Group's prior experience working with RSA’s parent company EMC, while still maintaining a focus on security.

According to Shaun McLagan, RSA General Manager, Australia and New Zealand, this will assist in positioning RSA as a leader in the information security industry, allowing them to greater utilise their existing strengths and realise new opportunities.

Such opportunities include optimising their New Zealand business as they tie into the EMC Federation vision - an alliance including VMWare, Pivotal and RSA.

Westcon Group will further strengthen the new opportunities made available via this alliance to RSA and its channel partners through its existing experience and expertise with EMC.

“Westcon Group NZ is very pleased to take on the sole distribution for RSA in the New Zealand market," says Mark Baker, Westcon Group’s General Manager Vendor Business.

"With security being in the top 10 priorities for CIOs today, we have already seen a real interest from our partners and their customers across RSA’s solutions.

"Westcon Group offers a comprehensive range of security solutions with RSA adding further depth and capability to our security vendor portfolio.”

Sole distribution commenced 1 April 2014. For more information please contact Westcon Group NZ on 09 415 6220, email or online at

Kiwis make waves in IoT World Cup
A New Zealand company, KotahiNet, has been named as a finalist in the IoT World Cup for its River Pollution Monitoring solution.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
Oracle Java Card update boosts security for IoT devices
"Java Card 3.1 is very significant to the Internet of Things, bringing interoperability, security and flexibility to a fast-growing market currently lacking high-security and flexible edge security solutions."
How SMBs can use data to drive business outcomes
With the right technology, companies can capture consumer, sales, and expense data, and use it to evaluate and construct future plans.
Survey shows that IoT is RoI across Asia Pacific
A recent Frost & Sullivan survey across Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shows that IoT deployment improves business metrics by around 12%.
Sophos hires ex-McAfee SVP Gavin Struther
After 16 years as the APAC senior vice president and president for McAfee, Struthers is now heading the APJ arm of Sophos.
Security platform provider Deep Instinct expands local presence
The company has made two A/NZ specific leadership hires and formed several partnerships with organisations in the region.
Half of companies unable to detect IoT device breaches
A Gemalto study also shows that the of blockchain technology to help secure IoT data, services and devices has doubled in a year.