SOURCE: BitDefender

BitDefender

February 11, 2010 09:00 ET

Tech Data Distributes BitDefender Antivirus Software and Data Security Solutions Throughout Canada

Agreement Significantly Expands BitDefender's Established Channel Partner Program, Increases BitDefender's Reach Into a Fast-Growing Market

MOUNTAINVIEW, CA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2010) - BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, and Tech Data (NYSE: TECD), one of world's largest information technology (IT) distributors, today announced a channel partner agreement to distribute BitDefender's powerful security software solutions throughout Canada. The partnership strengthens BitDefender's enterprise strategy in Canada which includes a robust channel program focused on partner profitability, price flexibility and partnership support for mutual success.

Under the agreement, Tech Data will distribute the broad line of BitDefender data security products for small office/home office, (SOHO), small and medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprises. BitDefender offers a complete line of security solutions, providing protection in WIN, FreeBSD and Linux.

"This partnership with Tech Data, a premier global broad line distributor of IT products and solutions, will expand BitDefender's reach in Canada and help deploy our powerful, cost-effective and simple-to-use Security Suite for Business to our partners," said Keith Alston, BitDefender's North America channel sales director. "We are very pleased with this partnership and look forward to a longstanding relationship moving forward."

BitDefender is dedicated to selling through regional partners, as the quality of services, the relationship with customers and the direct contact within the market by channel partners is ideal for multi-layered security products. In addition to providing excellent sales support and expertise in the data security field, BitDefender offers channel partners an intensive training program designed to provide the knowledge necessary to implement BitDefender's solutions in all critical areas of today's network environment. BitDefender's channel partners also benefit from continuous support on marketing, sales and technical assistance issues.

"Tech Data is at the center of the IT supply chain and uniquely positioned to provide a broad range of product lines, logistics capabilities and value-added services that enable technology makers and technology resellers to deploy powerful and cost-effective IT solutions," said Greg Myers, Tech Data's Vice President of Marketing. "We look forward to working with BitDefender to bring their antivirus software and data security solutions to market."

About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) is one of the world's largest distributors of technology products from leading IT hardware and software producers. Tech Data serves more than 125,000 IT solution providers in over 100 countries. Every day, these value-added resellers depend on Tech Data to cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users, including small and medium businesses (SMB), large enterprises and government agencies. Ranked 102nd on the FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $24.1 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2009. To learn more, visit www.techdata.ca.

About BitDefender®
BitDefender is a leading global provider of security solutions that satisfy the protection requirements of today's computing environment. The company offers one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of security software, setting new standards for threat prevention, timely detection and mitigation. BitDefender delivers products and services to over 41 million home and corporate users in more than 180 countries. BitDefender has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Romania. Further information about BitDefender can be obtained by visiting: http://www.bitdefender.com.

Contact Information

  • Canada Media Contact:
    Josie Lee
    Brodeur Partners for BitDefender
    jlee@brodeur.com
    (602) 224-4051