SOURCE: Skybox Security

Skybox Security

February 09, 2011 07:00 ET

Skybox Security Strengthens International Reach Through Partnership With Distributor Westcon Security

Move Comes in Response to Strong Demand for Skybox Solutions Across All Regions and Markets

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) - Skybox Security, the leading provider of proactive security risk management solutions, today announced a strategic relationship with Westcon Security, a dedicated business practice of Westcon Group, Inc. -- the leading specialty distributor in data center, networking, security, mobility and convergence. Under the terms of the agreement, Westcon Security will leverage its industry-leading, global reseller footprint to help Skybox respond to increasing demand in various markets.

Skybox can now leverage the Westcon Security's robust sales force, technical capabilities, comprehensive channel development, logistics services and breadth of customer relationships to cost-effectively distribute its solutions across six continents. 

"We are very pleased to announce the addition of Westcon Security, with its broad network of channels, to our global partner network of distributors, value-added resellers and solution providers," commented Gidi Cohen, CEO of Skybox Security. "Westcon Security will help Skybox respond to the increasing demand for solutions that proactively combat cyber threat, through its global reach and complementary services such as training, presales support, marketing and professional services."

As part of this relationship, Westcon's resellers will be able to achieve superior margins and develop a strong recurring revenue model for Skybox Security's firewall management, network compliance, and security risk management solutions. The program provides channel commitment and training, product bundling opportunities, and top quality support. For additional information on the Skybox channel program please visit

"We are delighted to announce our partnership with Skybox Security," commented Peter van Burgel, Director Operations Security Division of Westcon Group Europe. "Partnering with Skybox enables Westcon Security to provide end-to-end solutions, combining superior technology with deep domain expertise and global reach. Every day there are new threats to the network, and the powerful, innovative solutions from Skybox Security complement, integrate with and support our portfolio as we enable customers to combat those threats." 

In the first phase, Skybox Security solutions are available at Westcon Security Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Nordics & United Kingdom.

The Skybox Security Enterprise portfolio includes:

  • Skybox Firewall Assurance (Firewall Assessment, PCI Compliance, Change Management, Firewall Ruleset Optimization)
  • Skybox Network Assurance (Network Modeling, Access Compliance, Connectivity Troubleshooting)
  • Skybox Risk Control (Attack Modeling, Risk Assessment, Vulnerability Management, Patch Optimization)
  • Skybox Change Manager and Skybox Threat Manager (Optional security workflow solutions to manage firewall changes and threat response)

About Westcon
Westcon Security is a dedicated business practice of Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in data center, networking, security, mobility and convergence for the market's premier technology vendors, including Cisco, Avaya, Brocade, Check Point, HP ArcSight, Polycom and RSA. Through its Cisco-dedicated Comstor business unit -- as well as Westcon Convergence and Westcon Security business practices -- Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP), security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity.
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About Skybox Security, Inc.
Skybox Security, Inc. is the leader in proactive security risk management solutions, helping IT managers predict critical risks and take action to prevent data breaches, cyber attacks, and policy compliance violations. Our solutions automatically examine comprehensive network security and cyber threat data -- delivering extensive intelligence in minutes. Medium to large organizations in Financial Services, Utilities, Telecommunications, Retail, Government and Defense rely on Skybox Security solutions to continuously reduce risks and maintain compliance. For more information visit:

NOTE: Skybox® Security is a registered trademark of Skybox Security Inc. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners. Product specifications subject to change at any time without prior notice. 
© 2011 Skybox Security, Inc. All rights reserved.

Contact Information

  • PR Contacts:
    Skybox Security, Inc.
    Michelle Johnson Cobb
    (408) 441-8060 x701
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    Candia Communications
    Tanya Candia
    (650) 619-2874
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    Westcon Security Europe
    Anne Bourgeois
    +33 6 30 24 91 18
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