SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

January 29, 2008 11:37 ET

Westcon Group's Noxs Division and Networks First Partner to Help Resellers Pursue Expanded Opportunities in Security

Partnership Brings New Support Services and Enhanced Quality to Resellers

TARRYTOWN, NY--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that its Noxs security division has signed an agreement with Networks First, an independent provider of support services for network infrastructures. Separately, Noxs announced that it is strengthening its technical services offering and will be providing vendor independent network support services to its growing customer base in conjunction with Networks First.

Noxs and Networks First have formed the agreement to help resellers take advantage of the rapidly expanding services market -- which has been particularly strong in security. By partnering together, the companies plan to deliver higher levels of quality and cost-efficiency to an increasingly demanding market, while introducing new groundbreaking services.

Kay Eggleston, Managing Director, Noxs, explained: "Our objective in partnering with Networks First is to deliver more efficient support solutions to our customers. Networks First's support service is based on service level agreements that deal with the rapid restoration of network services, rather than the traditional break-and-fix approach of many other providers."

Networks First, which has specialized in security for many years, provides professional services such as consultancy, implementation, maintenance and remote management. These and other services are provided through its established channel model and are customized to meet the requirements of Noxs and its customers.

"Both Networks First and Noxs have a solid track record in providing effective support services," said Peter Titmus, Managing Director, Networks First. "Security is a critical issue that encompasses the whole infrastructure including WAN/LAN, WLAN, IPT and all attached technology -- most companies cannot achieve the level of needed security using solely in-house resources. The only way to ensure complete effectiveness is to deliver security services in a holistic manner."

Noxs' strengthened technical services tie directly into its security focused channel program SecurityPoint. Information on SecurityPoint is available through the program website, http://securitypoint.westcon.com, where resellers can take advantage of resources such as Fast Track training seminars, Marketing Services, independent industry analysis and vendor and relevant product information.

About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, convergence and mobility for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel and Avaya, Inc. Through its Westcon, Comstor and Noxs 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 http://www.westcongroup.com/.

About Networks First

Networks First is a specialist provider of converged network support services. Its people, passion and skills blend together creating a distinctive customer support experience. Going beyond the traditional 'break fix' approach, Networks First's commitment is to the restoration and ongoing sustainability of networks. A partner focused support services organisation with multi-vendor and mixed technology capabilities, Networks First's partners, include EDS Global Field Services, Sun Microsystems, Dell and Westcon Converged. Following its recent acquisition of ANS, a leading provider of support services for IP telephony solutions, Networks First is now the largest independent provider of converged network support services in the channel. www.networksfirst.com

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    Jeffrey Touzeau
    Westcon Group, Inc.
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