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Kappa Data signs distribution contract with Brocade/Ruckus

Belux: network and security VAD Kappa Data has expanded its networking portfolio with Brocade/Ruckus solutions. Brocade/Ruckus, part of the Arris group, combines Brocade's portfolio of market-leading IP networking solutions and Ruckus high-performance wireless hardware and software products. Patrick Casteels, Managing Partner at Kappa Data, says: "First of all: we are very proud to add another market leading product line to our portfolio. There are 2 major reasons why Kappa Data is choosing to add Brocade/Ruckus. Firstly, Ruckus is very well known for its solutions in high density environments like football stadiums, large education environments and public places where a lot of people meet. Kappa Data didn't offer a suitable solution in this area yet, hence we are seeing a big opportunity here. The second reason is that we absolutely want to add a product line that combines wireless/wired solutions to stay competitive in the current market. By adding Brocade/Ruckus to the portfolio, Kappa Data can grow further and offer solutions to resellers that couldn’t be accessed in the past."

Kappa Data launches WAN optimization audit

Benelux: network and security VAD Kappa Data has unveiled a new service, dedicated to optimize WANs through an audit. The service aims to help resellers with WAN application performance issues, WAN usage or bandwidth monitoring. For only €625 list price, the Kappa Data technical experts perform an audit on WAN network infrastructure and present a heap of personalized optimization advice in the format of an audit report. Kappa Data's WAN optimization audit is based on Exinda's WAN orchestrations technology and is easy to implement in any network, big or small and regardless of its complexity. Exinda boxes are configured in bridging mode and will collect data during a period of 2 weeks. After these 2 weeks, the Kappa Data engineers examine and analyze the data to create personalized WAN optimization reports. The result of this type of exercise is phenomenal in most cases. According to Kappa Data, "in the case of one particular customer, we took the bandwidth back to 10% of the original available bandwidth. And guess what: none of the users saw any change in the way the applications worked. Exinda QoS did a fantastic job here. Optimization doesn't necessary mean that you need to purchase Exinda boxes. In some cases, one WAN optimization audit can reveal the applications in your network that are taking too much bandwidth, while they can work fine on a lower bandwidth. It can reveal users that consume too much bandwidth as well. These instances can be resolved without implementing Exinda equipment. In other cases, it's worth purchasing specialized Exinda equipment to drastically improve performance on some of your critical applications."

Kappa Data introduces the Configuration Audit for Firewalls

After the success of the Firewall Care service, a speedy and easy-to-use replacement service for Barracuda firewalls hosted on its Control Center, network and security VAD Kappa Data has launched a unique and valuable service, the Configuration Audit, which is available to its customers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland. New Firewalls are configured with great care and consideration, but across time the distributor has noticed that they quickly become outdated and expose the network to external threats. These threats are often caused by months of changes and updates to the settings that remain unmonitored. In an effort to facilitate the management of the firewall configuration set-up, they have developped the Kappa Data Configuration Audit. This unique security service provides users with deep intel on the security status of their firewall configuration. With a checklist of more than 80 items across 15 categories, Kappa Data's auditors take a deep dive into the firewall's security settings, assessing its level of coverage against security threats. Besides the obvious topics such as checking security policies, anti-malware and SSL, the Configuration Audit covers non-conventional checkpoints as well. The conclusions of the audit are brought to the user in an easy-to-understand digital report, ready for its customers to take measures! This service is currently available for all Barracuda Firewalls hosted on the Kappa Data managed Control Center.

More vendors and employees for AED, Kappa Data and SDC

Benelux: Japanese vendor Epson has appointed AV VAD AED Distribution as an official videoprojector distributor in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Network and security VAD Kappa Data has appointed Siheb Mohib as new key account manager for the Noord-Holland region in the Netherlands, and Arne Naessens for the French-speaking part of Belgium. The distributor has also signed a distribution deal with load balancing vendor KEMP Technologies for the Netherlands. Finally, in the Netherlands too, network and telecom VAD SDC Group has added Grandstream VoIP products to its catalog.

Kappa Data distributes Exinda

Network and security VAD Kappa Data has unveiled a new distribution agreement with Exinda, covering Belgium, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Poland. With Exinda products, Kappa Data can guarantee an exceptional quality of experience for any application in the network through the management of users, traffic, devices and applications. All this is possible through an innovative approach called WAN orchestration and the award-winning product "Exinda Network Orchestrator". Kappa Data will provide sales, pre-sales and aftersales support for the complete Exinda portfolio and will become Exinda Authorised Training Center in the near future. Patrick Casteels, Managing Partner Kappa Data, says: "with Exinda we extend our portfolio for the first time with a dedicated WAN optimization product. Many customer suffer from a lack of performance when implementing important applications such as SAP, Skype for Business, Sharepoint… Exinda offers great solutions to show the exact impact of these applications and provides solutions to improve them. This was the missing gap in our product portfolio that is now completed. We are looking forward to build the channel in the different countries and help Exinda where needed."

Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
Luckystar Computers (I) Pvt Ltd
India - Specialist
Netsafe Solutions Hravtska d.o.o.
Croatia - VAD
Netsafe Solutions Bulgaria e.o.o.d.
Bulgaria - VAD
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


Kappa Data bvba/sprl

Kappa Data bvba/sprl
Grote Steenweg 18
BE-9840 De Pinte
Phone : +32-92434210
Website : http://www.kappadata.eu


Managing director : Mr Patrick Casteels
Managing director : Mr Chris Willems
Sales director : Mr Bart Carton
Marketing director : Mrs Jolien Van Royen
CTO : Mr Koert Martens
Purchase director or manager : Mrs Melanie Moreels
Advertising manager : Mrs Amber Hollanders
Market manager : Mr Nick Leman


Creation year : 1998
Numéro d'entreprise/Ondernemingsnummer : 0463.715.428
VAT number : BE 0463.715.428
Annual turnover
2020 : 31,34 M€
2019 : 31,37 M€
2018 : 26,35 M€
2017 : 22,36 M€
2016 : 22,61 M€
Active resellers : 550
Indirect turnover : 100%
National/regional/export split : 100/0/0
VAD : Networks and telecoms, security, services and cloud computing
Main brands : Barracuda Networks, CommScope (Ruckus Wireless), Extreme Networks (Aerohive), Juniper Networks, Rohde & Schwarz (Lancom Systems)
Clients : Buying groups, cabling companies, dealers, IT consulting, system integrators and VARs, OEM and industrials, specialized and corporate resellers
Employees : 19 people


Accessories and connectivity
Cabling and connectivity
Allied Telesis, B+B Smartworx, CommScope (Ruckus Wireless), Crescent (Option International), Extreme Networks, Juniper Networks, Rohde & Schwarz (Lancom Systems)

Electric protection
Electrical protection

Mobile phones and smartphones
Crescent (Option International)

Networks and telecoms
Network infrastructure
Allied Telesis, Allied Telesis Wireless, B+B Smartworx, Barracuda Networks, CommScope (Ruckus Wireless), Crescent (Option International), Cyberoam Technologies a Sophos Company, Extreme Networks, Extreme Networks (Aerohive), GFI Software (Exinda Networks), Ivanti (PulseSecure), Juniper Networks, MicroFocus (Novell), Mist Systems, Pozyx, Progress Software (KEMP Technologies), Rohde & Schwarz (Lancom Systems), SolarWinds, SolarWinds (Dameware Development), SolarWinds (Protected Networks/8Man), Sophos, Stormshield, Trend Micro
Voice- and video-over-IP hardware and software
Allied Telesis, Allied Telesis Wireless, Extreme Networks

IT security
Allied Telesis, Barracuda Networks, BlackBerry Ltd (Cylance), CommScope (Ruckus Wireless), Cyberoam Technologies a Sophos Company, CyboNet, Extreme Networks (Aerohive), GFI Software (Exinda Networks), Ivanti (PulseSecure), MicroFocus (Attachmate), MicroFocus (Novell), One Identity (OneLogin), OneSpan (Vasco), Rohde & Schwarz (Lancom Systems), SolarWinds (Protected Networks/8Man), Sophos, Stormshield, Trend Micro
Physical security
Blyott, Crescent (Option International)

Services and cloud computing
ArcServe, Barracuda Networks, BarracudaWare (Yosemite Technologies), CATO Networks, Cyberoam Technologies a Sophos Company, CyboNet, Extreme Networks (Aerohive), MicroFocus (Novell), One Identity (OneLogin), SolarWinds (LOGICnow IASO), SolarWinds (LOGICnow iScan Online), SolarWinds (LOGICnow MaxFocus), SolarWinds (SpamExperts), Sophos, Stormshield, Trend Micro
Allied Telesis, Allied Telesis Wireless, Barracuda Networks, CommScope (Ruckus Wireless), Cyberoam Technologies a Sophos Company, CyboNet, Extreme Networks, Extreme Networks (Aerohive), Juniper Networks, MicroFocus (Attachmate), MicroFocus (Novell), OneSpan (Vasco), Progress Software (KEMP Technologies), SolarWinds, SolarWinds (LOGICnow IASO), Sophos, Stormshield, Trend Micro

Corporate software
MicroFocus (Attachmate), MicroFocus (Novell), SolarWinds (Dameware Development), SolarWinds (Rhinosoft)
Development software
MicroFocus (Novell)
Office automation software
MicroFocus (Novell)
Operating systems
MicroFocus (Novell), NVidia Networking (Cumulus Networks)
Other software
MicroFocus (Attachmate), MicroFocus (Novell), SolarWinds (Rhinosoft)

Storage infrastructure
SolarWinds (LOGICnow IASO)
Storage software
ArcServe, BarracudaWare (Yosemite Technologies), SolarWinds (LOGICnow IASO), SolarWinds (Rhinosoft)


Value added services
After-sale consulting, after-sale service, co-marketing funds, dedicated contacts, demo products, demos, e-mailing, hardware tests, lead generation, meeting room, network management, newsletters, on-site training, practice development, pre-sale consulting, product catalog, product loan, project-dedicated sales staff, regular special offers, sales help, secure data erasure, shipments tracking, software tests, system integration, technical deployment, technology watch, training centre
Financial services
30-day payment, advance payment, credit card, short-term financing, term of payment
Minimum delivery time
National : 24 hour(s)
International : 48 hour(s)


Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
Luckystar Computers (I) Pvt Ltd -  India - Specialist
Netsafe Solutions Hravtska d.o.o. -  Croatia - VAD
Netsafe Solutions Bulgaria e.o.o.d. -  Bulgaria - VAD
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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