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Zycko appointed distributor by WatchGuard

Benelux: network and storage VAD Zycko part of Nuvias Group has been appointed value-added distributor in Benelux for UTM vendor WatchGuard Technologies. Together with Arbor Networks, for whom Zycko is already a value-added distributor, these two companies make up the new Cyber Security Practice in Benelux, also being announced by Nuvias today. Another major security vendor signing is expected very shortly. Cyber Security is one of three current ‘Practices’ within Nuvias Group, which will form part of a complete solution for reseller partners and end users in the Benelux region. WatchGuard has been a long term partner of value-added distributor Wick Hill, also part of the Nuvias Group, in Germany and the United Kingdom. As WatchGuard was looking to expand further in the Benelux region, it took the opportunity to appoint Zycko, Wick Hill's sister company under the Nuvias Group umbrella, as a Benelux distributor.

Jonathan Whitley, area sales director Northern Europe, for WatchGuard Technologies, commented: "The Benelux market is very important for us and we're really keen to be working with Zycko to grow that market further. Zycko is forming a massive cornerstone of our expansion plans for the region and we anticipate major growth in our channel presence there. We’re impressed by the Nuvias concept of providing high value-add consistently across regions. With the Nuvias Group, we’re able to leverage the security expertise of Wick Hill, and combine it with the strong presence in Benelux of Zycko, for maximum effect."

Since it launched Arbor Networks in Benelux in 2015, the Zycko team has been working with a handful of specialist local reseller partners and building its knowledge and experience of Arbor's technology. The creation of the dedicated Cyber Security Practice in Benelux, with its greater focus on security, will accelerate the growth of Arbor in the region.

Paul Eccleston, head of Nuvias Group, commented: "we're delighted to be launching our Cyber Security Practice today in Zycko Benelux, which draws on the in-depth experience and reputation of leading security VAD Wick Hill, Zycko's sister company in the Nuvias Group. We now have two very important vendor security partners in the Cyber Security Practice – WatchGuard and Arbor – and will be announcing a third shortly. We're very excited about the opportunity to help our vendor partners build and grow further in Benelux."

A new brand for PROFIcomms and a new head for DNS

Czech Republic: network and security VAD PROFIcomms has inked a distribution partnership with firewall vendor Hillstone Networks, covering both Czech Republic and Slovakia. Meanwhile, its competitor DNS has review its top management organization and appointed Petr Kuliš as new managing director (source: ChannelWorld ČR and CIO ČR).

Computer Gross from A(vigilon) to Z(yXEL)

Italy: broadliner Computer Gross has tied new distribution deals with Avigilon1 (IP cameras – as part of its newly built IP security division) and ZyXEL2 (network infrastructure products) (source: Top Trade Informatica Italia 1 and 2).

Andrei Kirichevski joins Marvel Distributsia

Russia: broadliner Marvel Distributsia has hired Andrei Kirichevski, the former commercial director of Trinity Electronics, as new accessories department head (source: CRN Rossiya).

Corex signs up AMD distribution

South Africa: AMD has appointed PC gaming and peripheral distributor Corex for its microprocessors, including both CPUs and APUs. The announcement builds on an existing relationship between the two companies, with the primary aim of leveraging Corex’s relationships with key partners countrywide to expand AMD’s existing presence in the South African market. "With an established history of embracing innovative technologies and an in-depth understanding of consumer needs, Corex is an ideal partner to help AMD reach the robust South African market", says Omar Fakhri, head of sales for AMD Middle East & Africa. "AMD has a broad portfolio of products that are ideal for South African users looking for outstanding performance and value, and I look forward to collaborating with Corex moving forward." The collaboration will allow Corex to offer a growing number of channel customer AMD’s high-demand products, including AMD’s next-generation high-performance computing and graphics solutions.

"AMD is a natural fit for Corex due to our background in gaming, and current profile that spans across a range of key industry verticals", says Corex CEO Mark Lu. "With South Africa emerging to become a fiercely competitive market and AMD offering such a strong product portfolio, we believe our renewed relationship with AMD will be mutually beneficial for all parties involved, and allow us to bring truly differentiated products to the market" (source: IT Online South Africa).

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Netsafe Solutions Srl -  Romania - VAD
Arrow ECS Slovakia s r.o. -  Slovakia - VAD
Share Distribuzione Srl -  Italy - VAD
Ignition Technology Sub-Saharan Africa -  South Africa - VAD
Ignition Technology ME -  United Arab Emirates - VAD
Ignition Technology France -  France - VAD
Kosmotech (KSM YuA TOV) -  Ukraine - Specialist

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