Westcon Distributes Secure Computing Gear
Offers firewall, authentication products to resellersWestcon Inc. Thursday unveiled a distribution pact with Secure Computing Corp. (www.securecomputing.com), a security software vendor. Under the agreement, Westcon will offer Secure Computings Sidewinder firewall, SafeWord authentication product, and SmartFilter Web filtering software. Secure Computing believes the Westcon alliance will "help us grow our reseller numbers and quality of resellers we have in the field," says Chris Peterson, vice president of OEM and channel sales at Secure Computing.
Westcon does business with more than 1,000 resellers that sell some type of security product, according to Anthony Daley, general manager of Westcon. He says a large portion of Westcons revenue stems from security products. Westcon Inc. is a unit of Westcon Group, which specializes in networking products (www.westcongroup.com).