Westcon Group Announces Acquisition of Triple AcceSSS IT
– Brings Security Business Practice First Presence in Austria, Expands Swiss Operations, and Provides New Capabilities in Eastern Europe
TARRYTOWN, New York and WR. NEUDORF, Austria, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — 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 acquisition of Triple AcceSSS IT. The deal brings Westcon Europe’s security business practice its first presence in Austria and extends operations in Switzerland – closing a gap in the European footprint and allowing Westcon to address needs of customers in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and Eastern European markets.
Founded in 2006, Triple AcceSSS IT is one of the leading value-added distributors in Austria. With an additional presence in Switzerland, the company offers a wide range of networking and security solutions, including: switching, routing, anti-virus software, application availability, content filtering, network access control and intrusion detection. Its vendor portfolio includes market-leading products from Juniper, Blue Coat, F5 Networks, Trend Micro, Sophos, BlueCat, Lifesize and others.
Today’s announcement comes only a year after Westcon’s acquisition of entrada Kommunikations GmbH in July 2011. entrada was the second-largest value-added distributor of security products in Germany and significantly expanded Westcon’s reach across Europe. Triple AcceSSS IT solidifies Westcon’s leadership reputation in the critical DACH region.
According to market analysts, the network security market in EMEA continues to show strong growth – breaking $670 million last year. This growth is largely attributed to more sophisticated security attacks and the increased use of personal devices in the corporate setting.
“The enterprise security market is one of the most important opportunities for distributors in all of IT. As companies face more complex threats, it’s critical to find new ways to protect their business-critical information,” said Willem de Haan, Vice President, Westcon Europe. “Time and again, Triple AcceSSS IT has proven its leadership. Their strong market presence in Austria and Switzerland along with a premier vendor portfolio, very much aligned to ours, will immediately expand our footprint and bolster our business in this key arena.”
In addition to Austria and Switzerland, Triple AcceSSS IT’s Eastern European customer base includes those headquartered in such countries as Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, Slovenia, Bosnia and Croatia. The company also offers a broad range of professional services – from helpdesk and third-level support to training and advanced hardware replacement.
“In less than a decade, we’ve made our mark as one of the top security distributors in all of Austria. This success is largely based on our young, dynamic and knowledge-rich team that has earned the trust of vendors, reseller partners and their customers,” said Walter Ludwig, CEO, Triple AcceSSS IT. “Westcon has a reputation as a top distributor in Europe – with a broad vendor portfolio and unmatched level of technical knowledge. Today’s acquisition is a perfect fit and will help both companies take our businesses to the next level.”
Westcon Group’s security business practice provides all the necessary elements of end-to-end secure technology solutions. Its security, compliance, data center and cloud solutions include complementary best-in-class products — supported by a comprehensive suite of professional support, operational, marketing and financial services. Westcon Security’s global presence and expertise provides unique support and benefits to partners’ global projects.
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About Triple AcceSSS IT
Founded in mid-2006 by Walter Ludwig, Benedikt Mayer and Gerhard Domes, Triple AcceSSS IT easily made its way to become one of the top value-added distributions in Austria. Their young, dynamic and competent team has earned the trust of vendors, reselling partners and their customers, respectively. Being recognized as technically highly certified, they are ATC for most of their vendors, and do offer trainings ranging from one-day workshops to vendor certification courses to partners and their customers on a regular basis. Triple AcceSSS IT staff provides partners with best-of-class intense support such as solution design, renewal and license management, marketing, business development and finance.
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: Cisco, Brocade, Fujitsu, Polycom, Juniper Networks, F5, Avaya, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit: www.westcongroup.com.