Distribution giant Avnet is expanding its existing partnership with Check Point to cover the UK market, in response to market demand.
Effectively, Check Point has been one UK distributor down since Computerlinks was swallowed by Arrow in 2013.
Avnet claims its latest deal will allow its UK partners to create secure environments for their customers, and adds another territory to its Check Point partnership, which currently covers the US, Canada and the Netherlands.
Miriam Murphy, senior vice president of Avnet Technology Solutions, North region, EMEA, said: "This partnership expansion is a great opportunity for the UK team and will truly complement our existing security and networking portfolio. In an age where the best defence is a good offence in terms of security, Avnet is focused on providing its partners with access to leading market solutions, so they capitalise on this growth opportunity."
Check Point’s European sales vice president, Bruno Darmon, said the expanded partnership will bring increased business opportunities.
“Security is evolving rapidly and will be the top priority for companies of any size in the coming years, as it already is today for larger organisations. We are happy to extend our partnership with Avnet to the UK. Avnet’s strong partner base and focus on services will help us to bring our security solutions to a larger portfolio of customers.”
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