[2011] Westcon Group Named EMEA Distributor of the Year by Juniper Networks

Security Business Practice Honored as Top Juniper Channel Partner For Second Time in Three Years

Houten, Netherlands and Tarrytown, NY, January 25, 2012- 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 its security business practice has been named “EMEA Distributor of the Year” by Juniper Networks.

Westcon was honored at the first annual Juniper Networks Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 17.  The award is the second time Westcon has received this honor from Juniper Networks in three years, with the award previously being received at regional events.
More than 30 distributors and partners from the Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA were recognized during the event, which brought together more than 1,000 partners from around the world.  Award winners were singled out for outstanding achievement and commitment to Juniper’s business in the areas of sales, customer service excellence, technological expertise and service specializations.

Willem de Haan, Vice President, Westcon Europe, commented:  “With a unique focus on high- performance networking, security and data center technology, Juniper is most certainly a visionary in this space.  That’s why we’re extremely proud our teams across Europe, Africa and the Middle East have been singled out for their collective efforts.  This achievement is a direct reflection of our commitment to resellers and their customers, resulting from a tight collaboration with Juniper at every level of their business.”

“Time and again, Westcon has achieved great performance executing against our vision of the new network, and has demonstrated strong commitment to supporting Juniper Networks across the region.  The company has made significant investments this year developing strong working relationships with our teams,” said David Helfer, Vice President, Partners, EMEA, Juniper Networks.  “We congratulate Westcon and thank them for a fantastic contribution to customer service and innovation excellence in EMEA.”

For more than 25 years, Westcon has built a reputation as the market’s leading distributor of security technology.  Holding relationships with the most strategic players in the market – and offering unmatched experience working with the full range of solutions -  Westcon provides the services and support necessary for partners to realize new revenue opportunities associated with the market’s premier security offerings.

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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.  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:  Juniper Networks, Brocade, Cisco, Polycom, F5, Avaya, Check Point, and Blue Coat. 
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Anne Bourgeois
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Westcon Security Europe
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Craig Librett
Westcon Group
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