SOURCE: WatchGuard


March 29, 2010 09:30 ET

WatchGuard Extends Channel Reach -- Teams With SYNNEX

Relationship Expands SYNNEX Offerings and WatchGuard Reseller Reach

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 29, 2010) -  WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader of business security solutions, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading business process services company. As part of this agreement, SYNNEX will distribute WatchGuard's award winning multifunction firewalls solutions, e-mail and content security offerings and stand-alone SSL VPN appliances to more than 15,000 resellers throughout North America.

"WatchGuard is excited about adding SYNNEX to our distribution channel," said Mark Romano, Director of Global Channel and Field Marketing at WatchGuard Technologies. "As a channel-focused company, WatchGuard is always looking to find new ways to add greater value for our partners and their customers. SYNNEX is an ideal complement to realizing this mission."

"WatchGuard stands out as a comprehensive business security solutions provider," said Bob Stegner, Senior Vice President of Marketing for North America at SYNNEX Corporation. "This relationship with WatchGuard maps to our strategy of delivering best in class solutions to SMB segments, as well as mid-market and key verticals, such as healthcare, retail and finance."

Effective immediately, channel partners throughout North America will be able to source WatchGuard XTM and XCS security solutions, which protect a wide range of businesses from small 10-person shops to 10,000+ enterprise organizations. Unlike other security solutions, WatchGuard uses "defense-in-depth" technologies, which combine deep packet inspection, stateful packet inspection and proxy technologies to stop hackers, spam, viruses, malware, spyware, as well as new forms of attacks, such as those targeting HTTPS or VoIP systems.

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About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of business security solutions, providing mission-critical protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of wired and wireless unified threat management appliances, messaging, content security and SSL VPN remote access solutions provide extensible network, application and data protection, as well as unparalleled network visibility, management and control. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support, maintenance, and education program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle and has offices serving North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit

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