SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

March 17, 2008 12:19 ET

Westcon Germany Awarded Nortel Distributor of the Year

Distributor's ConvergencePoint Program Highlighted as Differentiating Factor in Helping Resellers Achieve Greater Success

TARRYTOWN, NY--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that Westcon Germany has been awarded Nortel's 'Distributor of the Year Award, 2007.' The announcement was made at a ceremony held in Madrid during the Nortel EMEA partner conference.

Westcon Group, a Nortel distributor since 1985, brings the reseller targeted, convergence oriented solutions through its multi-national ConvergencePoint program. ConvergencePoint provides resellers with an environment to succeed in the convergence market, complete with sales tools, detailed product information, market analysis and a competitive manufacturer portfolio.

Thomas Schoon, general manager of Westcon Germany, commented: "This award recognizes our continuing commitment to delivering the most competitive technology solutions to the market today in a way that makes resellers more profitable than their competitors. Being recognized by Nortel in this fashion validates our solutions approach, which has proven to be successful in every corner of the globe."

"Westcon Germany are an exemplary partner and are fully deserving of the award 'Nortel Distributor of the Year 2007,'" said Amanda Giddins, EMEA distribution leader for Nortel. "Over the last year we have jointly developed new SMB and mid-tier enterprise converged partners; Westcon's value add programmes, such as ConvergencePoint, have given them unique market strengths."

Sven Lieven, managing director of Heilbronn, Germany-based Asapcom, added, "In Westcon, we have a trusted partner who has continued to meet and exceed our demands over a period of many years. We appreciate the value that Westcon brings into our projects, as well as their international background and market knowledge. Westcon's commitment to service is extraordinary."

To learn more about ConvergencePoint, please visit the program portal at:

About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel, Avaya and Polycom. Through its Westcon and Comstor 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, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit

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