SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

Westcon Group, Inc.

January 12, 2011 10:00 ET

Westcon Group Adds Cisco IronPort to Address E-mail and Web Security

Cisco-Dedicated Comstor Business Unit to Deliver IronPort E-mail and Web Security Solutions Throughout Canada

TARRYTOWN, NY--(Marketwire - January 12, 2011) - Further expanding its broad-based technology solutions, Comstor -- a Cisco-dedicated business unit of Westcon Group -- today announced it will offer Cisco IronPort e-mail and Web security solutions to reseller partners throughout Canada. Comstor is one of the largest worldwide distributors of Cisco products.

"Organizations are increasingly looking for tightly integrated, secure content and threat management solutions that address multiple security needs," said Dan Forbes, Vice President, Westcon Canada. "Cisco IronPort brings to market comprehensive e-mail and Web security appliances that protect organizations of all sizes against spam, viruses, and malware." 

Cisco has developed a range of e-mail and Web threat-specific technologies using technical breakthroughs like reputation systems and proxy appliance designs. The combination of proprietary security technology and industry-leading performance and threat correlation enables Cisco to realize its vision of providing a complete messaging and Web security environment for customers. IronPort solutions cover spam, virus, and malware defense -- as well as data loss prevention (DLP).

"With the rapid proliferation of new e-mail viruses, companies are taking significant steps to ensure they're protected under all circumstances," said Julie Hens, Vice President of US/Canada Distribution at Cisco. "Key is a security solution that affords them flexibility in both implementation and management. IronPort offers security solutions that deliver customers with performance and ease of use, which can be used as a hosted, managed or on-premise technology. We are very pleased to be teaming with Westcon Group to combine the power of their distribution model with our premier e-mail technology for reseller partners throughout Canada."

IronPort solutions are available immediately throughout Canada via Comstor. For more information on Comstor and its range of Cisco solutions, please visit:

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is 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. For more information, visit

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