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Westcon secures exclusive Symantec distribution deal

29 Aug 2013

Westcon Group NZ has been appointed as the exclusive Enterprise and Small and Medium-sized Business (SMB) solutions distributor in the country for Symantec.

A Symantec distributor since 2007 and an exclusive cloud distributor since 2011, the deal will be effective from September 1.

“This exclusive distribution arrangement will enable Westcon NZ to partner more closely with Symantec in the enterprise and SMB space and keep pace with the changing needs of the local market,” says Mark Baker, National Vendor manager, Westcon Group NZ.

“This is an exciting development for Westcon Group NZ which demonstrates our commitment and investment to the security and availability markets in New Zealand.

“Westcon Group NZ is focused on helping to drive Symantec’s continued growth in New Zealand by investing in resources that will expand Symantec’s reach via Westcon and its resellers.”

Adding to Baker's comments, Symantec’s Country Manager for New Zealand Michelle Amery said:“Symantec has evaluated its go-to-market strategy and distribution model, and in an effort to align with our new company strategy, we have appointed Westcon as the exclusive distributor in New Zealand for our enterprise security, storage and data protection solutions.

"These changes will be in effect on September 1, 2013 and are designed to reflect Symantec’s evolving business and the changing needs of the local market.

"The exclusive distribution model allows Symantec to leverage the market expertise, proven track record and value-add offerings of each distributor in their respective areas.”

Amery added that Ingram Micro will remain the exclusive distributor for Norton products in the country.

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