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Westcon Security Europe Certified as Blue Coat BlueTouch Professional Services Partner to deliver advanced service offerings to Westcon customers

Houten – The Nederland, March the 23rd   2011 – Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, infrastructure, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced that it’s Westcon Security Europe business practice, has been certified a BlueTouch Professional Services Partner (BTPSP) by Blue Coat Systems.

BTPSP is a two-tiered program that allows Westcon Security and other authorized distributors and partners of Blue Coat Systems to provide a variety of professional services - including network design, installation and configuration of Blue Coat appliances; testing and migration from staging to production-ready environments; as well as migration, upgrades, management and monitoring.

For Westcon customers, it is a statement of quality and tangible technical expertise.
Dirk Debbaut, European Professional Services Manager Westcon Security explains:
“For more than five years, Westcon has provided services for Blue Coat solutions. We are excited that Blue Coat is now offering a formal partner program that certifies and rewards ourtechnical expertise as a key distributor within Europe. With this program our customers can be assured that whether the consultant is from Blue Coat or from Westcon, they will optimize their investment.”



Kenneth Pechous, Director of Worldwide Consulting Services at Blue Coat, commented:
“As a certified BTPSP distributor, Westcon’s consultants successfully passed a rigorous technical certification process, signifying the company has a well-run consulting practice. As Blue Coat and Westcon help our mutual end user customers and channel partners in Benelux and Western Europe successfully deploy Blue Coat solutions, we look forward to expanding our relationship with Westcon across EMEA and to other parts of the world.”

Westcon’s security business practice offers a range of category-leading solutions, enabling companies to implement comprehensive security strategies.  The practice delivers products designed to address a broad range of threats, including: 

•    Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
•     Firewall Protection and Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
•    Network Access Control (NAC)
•    Secure Messaging
•    Client or Endpoint Security and Policy
•    Security in Virtual Environments and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
•    Security and Web 2.0
•    Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
•    Network and Application Optimization


Westcon Security BTPSP accreditation covers Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy & United Kingdom.


About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat Systems is the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking. Blue Coat offers an Application Delivery Network Infrastructure that provides the visibility, acceleration and security required to optimize and secure the flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere. This application intelligence enables enterprises to tightly align network investments with business requirements, speed decision making and secure business applications for long-term competitive advantage. Blue Coat also offers service provider solutions for managed security and WAN optimization, as well as carrier-grade caching solutions to save on bandwidth and enhance the end-user Web experience. For additional information, please visit www.bluecoat.com.

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, infrastructure and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers.  The company’s teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners.  Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs.  From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue.  Westcon Group’s portfolio of market-leading vendors include:  Cisco, Juniper Networks, F5, Microsoft, Avaya, Polycom, RSA, Check Point, and Blue Coat.  For more information, please visit http://securitypoint.westcon.com


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Anne BOURGEOIS
Westcon Security
anne.bourgeois@westcon.com +33630249118

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Anne Bourgeois

Program Manager

+33141851034

anne.bourgeois@westcon.com