SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

Westcon Group, Inc.

November 30, 2009 12:04 ET

Extreme Networks Names Westcon as "International Distributor of the Year"

Westcon Convergence Named International Distributor of the Year at This Year's Extreme Networks Partner Conference

LONDON--(Marketwire - November 30, 2009) - Extreme Networks is pleased to announce that it has awarded Westcon Convergence with its prestigious International Distributor of the Year award. The presentation was made to Westcon during Extreme Networks' recent Partner Conference, held in Barcelona last month. The conference was attended by more than 200 of Extreme Networks' resellers and distributors from Europe, Middle East and African Markets.

Westcon Group is one of the industry's largest distributors, specialising in advanced network technology solutions. The company works with significant global partners, including Extreme Networks, to provide the channel with leading solutions for modern networking and convergence challenges. Westcon provides its partners with the highest levels of service and support programmes, intensive training and the tools necessary to ensure increased profitability for its resellers -- giving its customers the opportunity to be more competitive in their chosen markets.

"Extreme Networks is very supportive of our value added business model and channel enablement strategy, and it is an honour to be recognised as International Distributor of the Year," says Westcon's Vice President for Europe, David Grant. "This award is a testament to our ongoing commitment towards making resellers more competitive by arming them with the most advanced convergence solutions on the market today."

Grant continued: "There are three main challenges facing resellers today: reducing costs, increasing productivity and gaining competitive advantage. With Extreme Networks we have a number of innovative technology solutions built to address these three key business needs."

"Working closely with the channel and our distributors is key to Extreme Networks' success," says Extreme Networks' Channel Director EMEA & SAM, Laurent Bourgninaud. "Westcon has worked consistently to promote the Extreme Networks channel programme in the Pan European markets, offering outstanding marketing services. We presented this award to Westcon in recognition of its relationships, market knowledge and technology expertise across multiple countries and segments to the benefit of our customers and channel partners."

Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet networks that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company's network solutions feature high performance and high availability switching that deliver insight and control enabling customers to solve their real-world business communications challenges. Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data center infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by global, 24x7 service and support. For more information, visit:

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