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Nuvias plans to further grow its Southern European business

London, England: 14th December, 2016: Patric Berger has been appointed Regional Vice-President South for pan-EMEA high value distributor Nuvias Group.
In his new role, he will be responsible for all business aspects within the Southern European region, which includes France, Italy, Spain, Malta and the Mediterranean.

Berger is also tasked with growing Nuvias’ business in this area. He will be based at the Group’s French office in Versailles.

Patric Berger, new Regional Vice-President South for pan-EMEA high value distributor Nuvias Group.

Berger has the proven ability to successfully manage and deliver growth, alongside profitability, for overseas territories within a high value, international, IT distribution organisation.

He previously created and managed the French entity of security value-added distributor Infinigate, and was instrumental in it achieving both profitability and an excellent reputation after only two years.

Before Infinigate, Berger drove the reorganisation of Computerlinks France, where, as country manager, he led the company to become a leading value-added distributor for IT security in France.

Patric Berger commented on his new role: “Nuvias is redefining international value-added distribution in IT.
So I am excited to join the company and will be focussing on further growing its presence in Southern Europe, through providing a consistent, high value, service-led and solution-rich channel proposition.
It’s an amazing opportunity for me, and will also provide great opportunities for the channel in the region."

Paul Eccleston, CEO of Nuvias, said: “We are delighted that Patric has chosen to join Nuvias Group. He is uniquely qualified and experienced in international IT distribution, with a proven ability to successfully manage and grow regional branches, building both reputation and profitability. Patric will be instrumental in implementing our growth plan in the Southern region, helping us deliver customer success and new levels of business value to all our partners.”

Berger holds a masters’ degree in international economics.

About Nuvias Group
Nuvias Group is the pan-EMEA, high value distribution business, which is redefining international, specialist distribution in IT.

The company has created a platform to deliver a consistent, high value, service-led and solution-rich proposition across EMEA.

This allows partner and vendor communities to provide exceptional business support to customers and enables new standards of channel success.

The Group today consists of Wick Hill, an award-winning, value-added distributor with a strong specialisation in security; Zycko, an award-winning, specialist EMEA distributor, with a focus on advanced networking; and SIPHON Networks, an award-wining UC solutions and technology integrator for the channel.

All three companies have proven experience at providing innovative technology solutions from world-class vendors, and delivering market growth for vendor partners and customers.

The Group has seventeen regional offices across EMEA, as well as serving additional countries through those offices.

Turnover is in excess of US$ 330 million.

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For further press information and copy of pic, please contact Annabelle Brown on 01326 318212, email pr@nuvias.com https://www.nuvias.com.

SIPHON, Wick Hill and Zycko, all part of specialist pan-EMEA distributor Nuvias Group, announce prestigious industry award wins

London, England: 30/11/16 - All three companies in Nuvias Group, the pan-EMEA high value distribution business, which is redefining international, specialist distribution in IT, announce major 2016 award wins.

Unified communications (UC) specialist SIPHON, has been named the 24th fastest growing technology company in the UK, as part of Deloitte’s prestigious UK Technology Fast 50 rankings.
Security specialist Wick Hill has been awarded CRN’s prestigious Security Distributor of the Year 2016 title, for an unprecedented third time in a row.

And advanced networking specialist Zycko has won two channel awards from Lifesize®, a global innovator of video conferencing technology. Zycko has been declared EMEA Distributor of the Year 2016 and EMEA Marketing Partner 2016.

Paul Eccleston, CEO of Nuvias, said: “These awards show a significant achievement for all companies in the Group in 2016 and illustrate their commitment and ability to deliver excellence to channel partners.

Although two of these awards are UK-based, the industry leading solutions and services that all companies in the Group provide are available to channel partners across EMEA.
In the last few months alone, for example, we have signed pan-EMEA contracts with Malwarebytes, Nokia and HID Global.

The awards also justify the acquisition of all three companies into the Nuvias fold, as forward thinking organisations with a focus on innovation and technical excellence, as well as an ability to fulfil channel and vendor partner needs.”

SIPHON
SIPHON, a leading UC solutions and technology integrator for the channel, has been named by Deloitte as the 24th fastest growing technology company in the UK.

This is the second consecutive year that SIPHON has been selected to be part of the prestigious Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50.

The Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 is a ranking of the UK’s 50 fastest growing technology companies.

The rankings are all about growth and are a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over the four year period to 31st May 2016, during which SIPHON grew by 723%.

David Cobb, Lead Partner, Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 and Technology Fast 500 EMEA Programmes, commented: “Making the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 is a testament to a company’s commitment to technology. With its 723% growth rate over four years, SIPHON has proven that its leadership has the vision and determination to grow in competitive conditions.”

Steve Harris, Managing Director of SIPHON said: “It’s an honour and privilege to find ourselves ranked once again in the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50.

The high growth that this award acknowledges is indicative of the large and growing number of unified communications (UC) channel partners who look to us as their trusted technology partner across a wide range of cloud, Microsoft Skype for Business (SfB) and, more recently, video and collaboration offerings.”

Wick Hill
Wick Hill, a leading international value added distributor focussed on security, has won CRN’s Security Distributor of the Year title for an unprecedented third year in a row.

The many achievements in 2016 which won Wick Hill the title include -

  • 34% increase in UK sales, with improved services to reseller and vendor partners.
  • Named one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain (for the second year in a row).
  • Substantially improved sales for many vendors and resellers – one example was the phenomenal 93% sales increase for channel partner Rockford IT.
  • Introduced a ground-breaking Partner Enablement Portal, bringing together various vendors’ content and providing a comprehensive blend of marketing automation, rich content and effective reporting for channel partners. One reseller commented: “With the help of PEP, sales have increased by an amazing 290% over the last year.”
  • 40th anniversary in the IT business.
  • New office in Vienna.
  • Exhibited at Infosecurity Europe, with vendor and reseller partners on the stand, generating in excess of £2.5 million worth of potential business.

Ian Kilpatrick, EVP Cyber Security Nuvias Group and Chairman Wick Hill Group, said:
“This is a fiercely contested title and I’m very proud of the whole team which has achieved the staggering and unprecedented result of a three times in a row win for the CRN Security Distributor of the Year title.
It’s a testament to what we have achieved for vendor and channel partners in the UK and DACH, and are already achieving across EMEA as part of Nuvias Group.”

Zycko
Zycko, an international specialist distributor of advanced networking solutions, has won Lifesize’s ®, EMEA Distributor of the Year 2016 and EMEA Marketing Partner 2016 awards.

David Galton-Fenzi, CCO of Nuvias and CEO of Zycko, said: “To be once again recognised by Lifesize for our commitment and quality-of-service to our channel partners inspires us to continue to innovate and develop a world class portfolio of services, delivered consistently across EMEA.

The recognition we have received is a reflection not only of our success, but of our customers’ success and only goes to reinforce our teams’ true determination to making a difference.”

Craig Malloy, CEO at Lifesize, added: “Our partners bring tremendous value to Lifesize. We are proud to honour our long-term partner Zycko, a Nuvias group company, with these two awards to commend the consistent services and marketing quality Zycko provides to the reseller channel, and ultimately the exceptional momentum it has made in increasing workplace productivity to organisations of any size.”

For more than a decade, Lifesize has been at the forefront of video collaboration, delivering high-quality solutions designed to bring people together. With a passion for driving relentless innovation and an obsession for customer success, Lifesize offers a video conferencing experience like no other – one that combines a best-in-class cloud-based video communication application with plug-and-play, easy-to-use HD camera and phone systems for any meeting room.

About Nuvias Group
Nuvias Group is the pan-EMEA, high value distribution business, which is redefining international, specialist distribution in IT.

The company has created a platform to deliver a consistent, high value, service-led and solution-rich proposition across EMEA.

This allows partner and vendor communities to provide exceptional business support to customers and enables new standards of channel success.

The Group today consists of Wick Hill, an award-winning, value-added distributor with a strong specialisation in security; Zycko, an award-winning, specialist EMEA distributor, with a focus on advanced networking; and SIPHON Networks, an award-wining UC solutions and technology integrator for the channel.

All three companies have proven experience at providing innovative technology solutions from world-class vendors, and delivering market growth for vendor partners and customers.

The Group has seventeen regional offices across EMEA, as well as serving additional countries through those offices.

Turnover is in excess of US$ 330 million.

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For further press information, please contact Annabelle Brown on 01326 318212, email pr@nuvias.com. Wick Hill https://www.wickhill.com: Zycko http://www.zycko.com: SIPHON http://www.siphonnetworks.com

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Paul Eccleston, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nuvias Group "…the industry leading solutions and services that all companies in the Group provide are available to channel partners across EMEA." (Photo: Business Wire)

A third key pan-EMEA signing for Nuvias Group since June 2016London, England: 16th November, 2016 – Nuvias Group, the pan-EMEA high value IT distributor, today announced it has become a member of the HID Advantage Partner Program.

The Program is a loyalty-based program which provides partners with the ability to evolve their relationship with HID Global for scalability and overall growth. Ian Kilpatrick Nuvias Group provides a wide range of value-added services for reseller partners, including sales, marketing and technical support.

As a member of the HID Advantage Partner Program, Nuvias works closely with HID Global to enhance end user value. Nuvias will distribute the full range of IAM Solutions (Identity and Access Management), including HID Global’s ActivID® Authentication Solutions and ActivID® Credential Management System. Ian Kilpatrick, EVP cyber security, Nuvias Group, commented: “HID Global has a uniquely valuable brand in the IAM Solutions market, which provides resellers with a great opportunity to diversify their offerings.

The products solve a number of the key cyber security challenges that businesses are faced with today. We look forward to working with HID Global to successfully expand its IAM offerings across EMEA.

The partnership with HID Global complements our other recent pan-EMEA Nuvias Group collaborations, including those with Malwarebytes and Nokia.
It’s a growing recognition of Nuvias’ ability to deliver specialist value distribution across EMEA.” Miguel Braojos, Vice President Global Sales, IAM Solutions with HID Global said: “Addressing and fulfilling end-users’ requirements is critical in order to invest with confidence in HID Global’s trusted identity solutions.

As a member of the HID Advantage Partner program, Nuvias helps support the essential links in the HID Global value chain.

The company’s strong team of security experts has extensive experience of working with multi-national and financial institutions, further extending our commitment to quality and driving end-user value.” About Nuvias GroupNuvias Group is the pan-EMEA, high value distribution business, which is redefining international, specialist distribution in IT.

The company has created a platform to deliver a consistent, high value, service-led and solution-rich proposition across EMEA.

This allows partner and vendor communities to provide exceptional business support to customers and enables new standards of channel success. The Group today consists of Wick Hill, an award-winning, value-added distributor with a strong specialisation in security; Zycko, an award-winning, specialist EMEA distributor, with a focus on advanced networking; and SIPHON Networks, an award-wining UC solutions and technology integrator for the channel.

All three companies have proven experience at providing innovative technology solutions from world-class vendors, and delivering market growth for vendor partners and customers.

The Group has seventeen regional offices across EMEA, as well as serving additional countries through those offices.

Turnover is in excess of US$ 330 million. ENDS For further press information, please contact Annabelle Brown on 01326 318212, email pr@nuvias.com
SIPHON Networks set to expand in UK and across EMEALondon, England: 4th October 2016 - Nuvias Group, the pan-EMEA, high value distribution business, today announced the acquisition of SIPHON Networks, a leading unified communications (UC) solutions and technology integrator for the channel.

The deal will see Nuvias making a significant investment in SIPHON to accelerate the integrator’s expansion, both in the UK and across EMEA. Nuvias Group logo Paul Eccleston, CEO Nuvias Group, said: “SIPHON is a great business with an exceptional reputation in the UC market.
Its focus on high level service and solutions capabilities for the channel is perfectly aligned with the Nuvias Group philosophy and strategy.
SIPHON is also highly complementary to the cyber security, advanced networking and UC capabilities of Wick Hill and Zycko, the existing businesses in the Group. SIPHON will continue to operate from the same location, with the same staff and the same management team, led by Steve Harris, who will remain as managing director. “We will protect what has already been built by SIPHON,” added Eccleston. “We will enhance it through the other capabilities in the Nuvias Group, and we will expand it, taking it across EMEA.” Steve Harris, managing director for SIPHON Networks, said: “This is a great opportunity for SIPHON staff, vendor partners and customers.
It enables us to accelerate our growth plans and expand geographically in the UK and EMEA, as part of a much larger organisation, which shares our core beliefs and dedication to high service levels, and has the resources to help us realise our goals.” About Nuvias GroupNuvias Group is the pan-EMEA, high value distribution business being built by Rigby Private Equity (RPE) to redefine international, specialist value distribution in IT.

The Group provides a common proposition and consistent delivery across EMEA, allowing channel and vendor communities to deliver exceptional business value to customers, and enabling new standards of channel success. The Group today consists of Wick Hill, an award-winning, value-added distributor with a strong specialisation in security; Zycko, an award-winning, specialist EMEA distributor, with a focus on advanced networking; and SIPHON Networks, an award-winning UC solutions and technology integrator for the channel.

All three companies have proven experience at providing innovative technology solutions from world-class vendors, and delivering market growth for vendor partners and customers.

The Group has seventeen regional offices across EMEA, as well as serving additional countries through those offices.

Turnover is in excess of US$ 330 million. About SIPHONHeadquartered in the UK, SIPHON Networks Ltd. (SIPHON) is a leading, international unified communications (UC) solutions and technology integrator for channel partners who want to deploy either cloud-based or premise-based UC technology, solutions and services.

The award-winning* company was established in 2009 as a systems integrator to support service providers launching innovative cloud telephony services, by deploying carefully selected products to create a single, integrated and centralised platform. Through its work with service providers and resellers across Europe, SIPHON has honed a unique skillset around its professional and technical support services, growing from strong niche UC distributor to trusted technology-enablement partner to many of the industry’s key UC players.
SIPHON is now at the forefront of UC innovation, supporting channel partners who want to deliver a full UC experience to their customers.

This includes Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business, as well as a suite of video and collaboration solutions. * In autumn 2015, SIPHON was ranked 23rd fastest growing technology company in the UK and one of the fastest growing technology companies in EMEA by Deloitte.
In January 2016, SIPHON was named Polycom’s Circle of Excellence Partner of the Year, EMEA – West ENDS For further press information, please contact Annabelle Brown on 01326 318212, email abpublicrelations@btinternet.com
Security will be key theme at show, says Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group – it’s now considered a business risk at board level.Visit the Zycko and Wick Hill Village on stands BB22, BB24, BB25, BB26 and BB27 at IP EXPO Europe, 5-6 October 2016, ExCel London Wick Hill + Zycko logo London, UK: 22/9/16: At IP EXPO Europe 2016, Zycko and Wick Hill – now both part of the recently formed Nuvias Group – will be showcasing the latest advances in networking, security, datacentre management and unified communications.

The Wick and Zycko Village – comprising three separate island sites and nine individual stands – will feature industry leading vendors such as Check Point, Malwarebytes, Tenable, VASCO, Riverbed, Lifesize and ProLabs. “IP EXPO Europe has become a premier event in the enterprise IT calendar and provides an ideal platform to present our expanded range of products under the Nuvias banner to our partners and their customers,” said Lee Driscoll, chief sales officer at Zycko. “The combined strengths of Wick Hill and Zycko provide a high-quality, in-depth range of solutions for advanced networking and security backed up by high standards of value added services.” IT security will be a strong theme at this year’s show, according to Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group. He commented: “IT security is now a business risk considered alongside other business risks at board level.

CEOs now need to know for themselves that their businesses are secure and compliant, so visibility and high level reporting are vital components of today’s security solutions.

And with the realisation that attacks such as ransomware are increasingly likely, boards also need to be sure that they have the technologies and processes in place to rapidly identity and remediate breaches. We will be presenting a number of vendor solutions on our stands to deal with these issues.” Visitors to the Zycko and Wick Hill Village will be able to meet with representatives, watch live presentations and product demos, discuss future business opportunities and get the opportunity to win a share of £1,000 on Instant Win scratchcards. Featured Vendor PartnersTenable Network Security will be demonstrating its SecurityCenter Continuous View™, which provides the most comprehensive and integrated view of network health, along with Nessus® for detecting and assessing network data. (Stand BB22) VASCO Data Security will be featuring its latest authentication and e-signature solutions to secure sensitive information and transactions including DIGIPASS two-factor authentication and IDENTIKEY, designed to authenticate servers for on-premise installations. (Stand BB25) Malwarebytes will be showcasing its advanced data protection solutions for business, to prevent attacks and remediate damage. (Stand BB26) Check Point will be presenting its complete security architecture for defending enterprise networks and mobile devices against cyber attacks along with its comprehensive and intuitive security management solutions. (Stand BB27) Riverbed will be displaying its new SteelConnect solution, which addresses the needs of today’s hybrid enterprises by building a software-defined architecture for digital business. Riverbed SD-WAN is an SDN architecture that delivers superior performance across hybrid WANs with greater agility and ease, while also reducing IT cost and complexity. (Stand C23) Lifesize will be exhibiting its best-in-class, cloud-based video-conferencing experience with live demonstrations of its latest HD Video Conferencing solution for anytime, anywhere real-time access and collaboration for distributed workforces. (Stand C21) ProLabs will be promoting its infrastructure and connectivity products for applications in telecoms, datacentre and enterprise markets with its extensive range of high-quality compatible products including optical and copper transceivers; direct attach cables, active optical cables, media converters and WDM Mux’s. (Stand C24) More opportunities to see Wick Hill and Zycko vendor solutions. You can also see Wick Hill and Zycko vendor solutions (as part of the Nuvias Group) at the following exhibitions it-sa 2016: 18-20 October, Nuremburg, GermanyGITEX 2016: 16-20 October, Dubai World Trade Centre About Zycko, Wick Hill and Nuvias GroupNuvias Group is the pan-EMEA, high value distribution business being built by Rigby Private Equity (RPE) to redefine international, specialist value distribution in IT.

The Group provides a common proposition and consistent delivery across EMEA, allowing channel and vendor communities to deliver exceptional business value to customers, and enabling new standards of channel success. The Group today consists of Wick Hill, an award-winning, value-added distributor with a strong specialisation in security; and Zycko, an award-winning, specialist EMEA distributor, with a focus on advanced networking.

Both companies have proven experience at providing innovative technology solutions from world-class vendors, and delivering market growth for vendor and reseller partners alike.

The Group has fourteen regional offices across EMEA, as well as serving additional countries through those offices.

Turnover is in excess of US$ 330 million. ENDS For further press information, please contact Annabelle Brown on 01326 318212, email abpublicrelations@btinternet.com. Wick Hill https://www.wickhill.com/ Zycko http://www.zycko.com
Nuvias acquires value-added distribution business in DubaiLondon, UK: 7/9/16: Specialist EMEA distributor, the Nuvias Group, announces it has added a fourth region, MEA, to its regional EMEA structure.

The other three Nuvias Group regions are Northern, Central and Southern Europe. Paul Eccleston Head of Nuvias Group Nuvias has acquired SCD, a distributor operating out of Dubai.

The new office will now act as a hub for Nuvias’ MEA activities, covering all parts of the Gulf Co-operation Council[1] (GCC) area, Pakistan and Afghanistan. This is the latest development in the strong growth and development plans of Nuvias, which was established in July 2016. Nuvias is building an EMEA-wide, high-value, specialist distribution business, with a common proposition and consistent delivery.

The strategy is to redefine value distribution to the channel, enabling the channel and vendor community to deliver exceptional business value to their customers and creating new standards of channel success. Also being announced today is the setting up of the Nuvias Cyber Security Practice at the Dubai office, which includes vendors Unitrends (cloud empowered continuity solutions), Malwarebytes (advanced malware prevention and remediation), Black Duck (open source security and management) and Netskope (cloud data loss prevention). Other recent vendor signings for Nuvias in the MEA region include JetNEXUS (load balancing), Lifesize (videoconferencing) and Tintri (VM-aware storage for virtualisation and the cloud). Nuvias has already recruited several new staff for the MEA office bringing the current total up to 16.

These include recent recruit Muneeb Anjum, the new sales director.

Anjum has twelve years’ experience in the IT sector, with a proven track record in managing channel partners across the Middle East and extensive experience in successfully introducing new solutions to market. Paul Eccleston, head of Nuvias Group, commented: “We are delighted to be announcing today the opening of our Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, completing our regional coverage of EMEA. MEA is a very important part of the region and a significant opportunity for us, our vendor partners and our customers. “We have been working hard to bring the cyber security, advanced networking and unified comms capability of Wick Hill and Zycko to this region. With the acquisition of the business in Dubai, operating across the region, and the recruitment of Muneeb Anjum, which will be followed by further additions to the team very soon, this is an exciting development for Nuvias and we look forward to bringing more capability and vendors to the region quickly.” Alasdair Kilgour, regional VP MEA for Nuvias, commented: “It's both exciting and a privilege to be part of the Nuvias team and I look forward to leading the growth of the business across MEA and beyond. We will do this firstly by enabling our vendor partners locally to experience the same high standard of value-added service they already receive from the Group across Europe; secondly by expanding our channel partner community through our solution distribution philosophy; and thirdly by geographic expansion. We are exhibiting at Gitex in October at the Dubai World Trade Centre, which will give us a great platform to show the industry what Nuvias in the MEA region can offer.” [1] Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC)A regional, political organisation consisting of six middle eastern countries – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain. About Nuvias GroupNuvias Group is the pan-EMEA, high value distribution business being built by Rigby Private Equity (RPE), to redefine international, specialist value distribution in IT.

The Group provides a common proposition and consistent delivery across EMEA, allowing channel and vendor communities to deliver exceptional business value to customers, and enabling new standards of channel success. The Group today consists of Wick Hill, an award-winning, value-added distributor with a strong specialisation in security; and Zycko, an award-winning, specialist EMEA distributor, with a focus on advanced networking.

Both companies have proven experience at providing innovative technology solutions from world-class vendors, and delivering market growth for vendor and reseller partners alike.

The Group has fourteen regional offices across EMEA and turnover is in excess of US$ 300 million. ENDS For further press information, please contact Annabelle Brown on +44 (0) 1326 318212, email abpublicrelations@btinternet.com. Wick Hill https://www.wickhill.com/ Zycko http://www.zycko.com/
Cyber Security Practice established at Zycko BeneluxLondon, England: 27/7/16: Zycko, part of the Nuvias Group, announces it has been appointed value-added distributor in Benelux for WatchGuard Technologies. Together with Arbor Networks, for whom Zycko is already a value-added distributor, these two companies make up the new Cyber Security Practice in Benelux, also being announced by Nuvias today. Another major security vendor signing is expected very shortly. Cyber Security is one of three current ‘Practices’ within Nuvias Group, which will form part of a complete solution for reseller partners and end users in the Benelux region. Zycko Wick Hill Nuvias logo WatchGuardWatchGuard, a provider of integrated security solutions, has been a long term partner of value-added distributor Wick Hill, also part of the Nuvias Group, in the UK and Germany. As WatchGuard was looking to expand further in the Benelux region, it took the opportunity to appoint Zycko, Wick Hill’s sister company under the Nuvias Group umbrella, as a Benelux distributor. Jonathan Whitley, area sales director Northern Europe, for WatchGuard Technologies, commented: “The Benelux market is very important for us and we’re really keen to be working with Zycko to grow that market further. Zycko is forming a massive cornerstone of our expansion plans for the region and we anticipate major growth in our channel presence there. We’re impressed by the Nuvias concept of providing high value-add consistently across regions. With the Nuvias Group, we’re able to leverage the security expertise of Wick Hill, and combine it with the strong presence in Benelux of Zycko, for maximum effect.” Arbor NetworksSince it launched Arbor Networks in Benelux in 2015, the Zycko team has been working with a handful of specialist local reseller partners and building its knowledge and experience of Arbor’s technology. The creation of the dedicated Cyber Security Practice in Benelux, with its greater focus on security, will accelerate the growth of Arbor in the region. Paul Eccleston, head of Nuvias Group, commented: “We’re delighted to be launching our Cyber Security Practice today in Zycko Benelux, which draws on the in-depth experience and reputation of leading security VAD Wick Hill, Zycko’s sister company in the Nuvias Group. We now have two very important vendor security partners in the Cyber Security Practice - WatchGuard and Arbor - and will be announcing a third shortly. We’re very excited about the opportunity to help our vendor partners build and grow further in Benelux.” About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, providing best-in-class Unified Threat Management, Next Generation Firewall, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products and services to more than 75,000 customers worldwide. The company’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for Distributed Enterprises and SMBs. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. About Arbor NetworksArbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, helps secure the world’s largest enterprise and service provider networks from DDoS attacks and advanced threats. Arbor is the world’s leading provider of DDoS protection in the enterprise, carrier and mobile market segments, according to Infonetics Research. Arbor’s advanced threat solutions deliver complete network visibility through a combination of packet capture and NetFlow technology, enabling the rapid detection and mitigation of malware and malicious insiders. Arbor also delivers market-leading analytics for dynamic incident response, historical analysis, visualization and forensics. Arbor strives to be a “force multiplier,” making network and security teams the experts. Arbor’s goal is to provide a richer picture into networks and more security context so customers can solve problems faster and reduce the risks to their business. About Nuvias GroupNuvias Group is the distribution business being built by Rigby Private Equity (RPE) to redefine specialist high value distribution across EMEA. The Group provides a common proposition and consistent delivery in the EMEA region, allowing channel and vendor communities to deliver exceptional business value to their customers, and enabling new standards of channel success. The Group today consists of Wick Hill, an award-winning value-added distributor with a strong specialisation in security; and Zycko, an award-winning, specialist EMEA distributor, with a focus on advanced networking. Both companies have proven experience at providing innovative technology solutions from world-class vendors, and delivering market growth for vendor and reseller partners alike. The Nuvias product portfolio encompasses networking, infrastructure, security, communications, storage, continuity, recovery, access, performance, monitoring and management. The Group has thirteen regional offices across EMEA and a turnover in excess of US$ 350 million. ENDS For further press information, please contact Annabelle Brown on 01326 318212, email abpublicrelations@btinternet.com. Wick Hill https://www.wickhill.com Zycko http://www.zycko.com
Makes it easy to apply the right policies to the correct network segment - without complex configurationsUnderstand your network and don't rely on VLANs for segmentationWoking, Surrey: 31/10/2014 - Wick Hill is now shipping the WatchGuard Firebox ® M440 UTM/NGFW appliance - https://www.wickhill.com/products/vendors/product/917/WatchGuard-Firebox-M440-Firewall. The Firebox M440 makes it easy to apply the right policies to the correct network segment - without complex configurations. It is the first appliance rich in truly independent ports, removing the need for complex configurations such as VLANs and instantly simplifying the critical process of applying traffic-appropriate policies across multiple network segments - a process that to date, has often been beyond the technical reach of many IT organizations. Plus, WatchGuard's visibility solution, Dimension™, provides the industry's only real-time, single-pane-of-glass view of the effect each policy is having on that segment's traffic.Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, commented: "WatchGuard has provided two very topical solutions to major security issues for organisations, providing both strong, easy segmentation and clear network activity visibility. These are market-leading solutions solving a real and current problem and we will see strong sales. The M440, with its high port density and competitive pricing, is also ideal for local authorities and other organisations connecting to the PSN." "Network security solutions are only good if they're not too difficult for IT pros to use," said Dave R. Taylor, vice president of corporate strategy and product management for WatchGuard. "The Firebox M440 makes it drop-dead easy to create segments, map the traffic, create custom policies based on what traffic is in each segment, and instantly see how it affects traffic. Applying the appropriate security policies to the correct traffic flows is what truly defines the success of your segmentation strategy and the Firebox M440 takes the configuration complexity out of the process."Firebox M440The Firebox M440 incorporates the same strong security, high performance and flexible management tools that distinguish WatchGuard's other UTM and NGFW solutions, but this model delivers especially robust port density with twenty-five 1Gb Ethernet ports and two 10 Gb SFP+ (fiber) ports. Eight of the ports provide Power over Ethernet (PoE), which is ideal for WatchGuard Access Points.Because it's rich in independent ports, the Firebox M440 is an excellent platform for defining different network segments, which industry experts acknowledge as the best practice for securing and protecting data. WatchGuard makes it easy to define policy and add security services for each segment. The new policy map feature in WatchGuard Dimension™, which comes standard on all M440 appliances, provides excellent visibility to the traffic in each segment.About Wick Hill Established in 1976, value added distributor Wick Hill specialises in secure IP infrastructure solutions. The company sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions through its channel partners, with a portfolio that covers security, performance, access, networking, convergence, storage and hosted solutions.Wick Hill is part of the Wick Hill Group, based in Woking, Surrey with sister offices in Hamburg. Wick Hill is particularly focused on providing a wide range of value added support for its channel partners. This includes a strong lead generation and conversion programme, technical and consultancy support for reseller partners in every stage of the sales process, and extensive training facilities. For more information about Wick Hill, please visit http://www.wickhill.com/company/company-profile or www.twitter.com/wickhill About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of integrated, multi-function business security solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, best-of-breed security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use, but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.WatchGuard is a registered trademark of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.ENDSFor further press information, please contact Annabelle Brown on 01326 318212, email pr@wickhill.com. For reader queries, contact Wick Hill on 01483 227600. Web http://www.wickhill.com. For pic of Ian Kilpatrick, please contact Annabelle Brown or download from www.wickhill.com/company/press/pictures. Source: RealWire