Intel Security Signs Distribution Agreement With Westcon Solutions

Addition of leading vendor’s portfolio to Westcon Solutions’ Security practice helps IT services providers better guard Singapore businesses against potential costly cybercrime activities

SINGAPORE, 20 May 2015 – Intel Security, the leading expert in the cyber security space and Westcon Solutions, the value-added distribution arm of WestconGroup Inc. in Asia, today announced a partnership agreement that provides Singapore businesses of all sizes with access to the full range of Intel’s IT security solutions. The addition broadens Westcon Solutions’ Security practice and better positions its IT service provider partners to more effectively address the fast-evolving cyber security needs of today’s complex, highly diversified technology environments. Intel Security brings its innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, its unique McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, and its intense focus on developing proactive, proven security solutions and services that protect systems, networks, and mobile devices for businesses.

In recent years, organisations are finding themselves overwhelmed by security incidents and threats that are growing more sophisticated and widespread, affecting governments, large corporations, small businesses and even home users. Businesses are hit hard – a 2014 study by Intel Security, found that cybercrime costs businesses approximately US$400 billion worldwide. Further, the Golden Hour report from Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), commissioned by Intel Security, reveals that IT professionals are confronted with an average of 78 investigations a year, 28 percent of which are targeted, damaging cyber-attacks. With immense costs at stake, businesses have to be increasingly vigilant against current and future intrusions. 

These threat scenarios can be countered with an integrated, connected security approach that requires state-of-the art technology as well as expertise in setting up and maintaining an organization’s security posture to the most effective extent.

“Intel Security’s customized technology and expertise delivers real-world business solutions that enable our partners to more effectively tackle their customers’ fast-evolving cyber security requirements,” said Wilson Ho, Managing Director, Westcon Solutions. “These offerings, coupled with the tools, programs, education, technical enablement, and marketing support provided by our Security practice, help position our partners as the trusted business advisor of today’s leading enterprises.

Westcon Solutions aligns with the strongest names in the industry to help IT services providers market, sell and support innovative security solutions. The company helps drive partner success globally by offering high-value expertise and innovation with business enablement, demand generation and thought leadership. This approach provides high-touch and tailored solutions for unique markets and environments. Through its intimate knowledge of the channel, Westcon Solutions acts as an extension of its partners’ and vendors’ business, offering essential tools and programs, education, business planning, proof-of-concept, technical enablement, and marketing support for long-term success.

In this new partnership with Intel Security, Westcon is committed to leveraging its channels to deliver proactive and proven solutions and services from Intel Security that help reduce risk, improve security, protect critical assets and sensitive data and help businesses achieve operational efficiencies. 

“Cyber security solutions for enterprises, governments and SMEs have become increasingly important to many organisations’ agenda to minimize exposure and mitigate risk coming from cyber threats. Partnering with Westcon Solutions, that has been a focused security distributor with deep expertise on our side, means together we can elevate and build our mutual partners’ businesses to the next level in Singapore,” closed Craig Nielsen, Managing Director of Southeast Asia, Intel Security.

Intel Security works with companies and governments around the world to help them understand and evaluate new security technologies.  Intel Security recognizes that every government and citizen wants to improve the security of their data and systems, protecting them from malware and misuse, whether those are public systems and critical infrastructure or personally owned devices.

About Westcon Solutions
Westcon Solutions is a value added distributor of category-leading network infrastructure, security and video conferencing solutions. Westcon Solutions is a separately resourced business arm of Westcon Group Inc., focused on the enablement and growth of new and existing technologies in Asia. We have local presence with good understanding of local requirements and currently established in key countries Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China (including Hong Kong), Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam.

About Intel Security
McAfee is now part of Intel Security. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, Intel Security is intensely focused on developing proactive, proven security solutions and services that protect systems, networks, and mobile devices for business and personal use around the world. Intel Security is combining the experience and expertise of McAfee with the innovation and proven performance of Intel to make security an essential ingredient in every architecture and on every computing platform. The mission of Intel Security is to give everyone the confidence to live and work safely and securely in the digital world.

Note: Intel, Intel Security, and McAfee are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.


Alicia Sim