[2012] Westcon Group Named Juniper Networks "EMEA Distributor of the Year" for Third Time

Awards Recognize Top Channel Partners in Sales, Customer Service Excellence, Technology Expertise and Service Specialization

Houten, Netherlands and Tarrytown, NY,January. 24, 2013 – 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 the company was awarded “EMEA Distributor of the Year” for the third time in four years by Juniper Networks.  The Juniper Networks Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas is the company’s premier Partner event recognizing the outstanding achievement and commitment of top channel partners in 2012.  

Today’s announcement highlights the strong performance achieved by Westcon Group’s security business practice in 2012 in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Turkey through Neteks, its Turkish joint venture.

News Highlights:
•    Westcon Group  was awarded EMEA Distributor of the Year at Juniper Networks’ Global Partner Conference at the Aria Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
•    The business demonstrated more than 25% growth in EMEA during the year – largely driven by success of its Configure-to-Order (CTO) Project for Juniper Networks® MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers.

 “We congratulate Westcon Group for its outstanding achievements and commitment to leading customers to build next generation networks. Our annual partner awards recognize those partners from around the world demonstrating outstanding leadership in sales, customer service, technology expertise, and service specializations -- all combining to drive network innovation in the marketplace.”
--David Helfer, vice president of partners, EMEA, Juniper Networks    

“For the third time in four years, Westcon Group is named EMEA Distributor of the Year from Juniper.  This not only underscores our team’s commitment, but clearly demonstrates the strategic importance of our Juniper business. Based on these achievements, we are now looking forward to building on this success even further in 2013.”
--Willem J.H. de Haan, Vice President Security Division, Westcon Group Europe

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Additional Resources:
•    Juniper Networks’ 2012 Partner Awards Winners
•    Juniper.Net Community
•    Juniper on Twitter
•    Juniper on Facebook
•    Virtual Global Partner Conference Resources

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.  
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Media Contact:                    
Anne Bourgeois
Westcon Security Europe
+ 33 (0)1 41 85 10 34

Craig Librett
Westcon Group
(914) 357-1747