Comstor France Recognized by Cisco as “Distributor of the Year, European Markets;” Also Wins “Distributor of the Year” for Third Consecutive Year

Tarrytown, NY, 9 June 2009 - Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that Comstor France has been recognized by Cisco as “Distribution Partner of the Year” for the third consecutive year in France. In addition, Cisco also presented Comstor France with “Distributor of the Year, European Markets.” The awards were presented during the Cisco Partner Summit, held in Boston last week.

Comstor’s advanced technology acceleration programs such as OneVoice and OneDefense have been adopted by hundreds of resellers all across Europe since their inception over four years ago. Comstor France has had particular success in training and preparing its reseller base, especially in the areas of unified communications and network security where the distributor held a series of recurring in-person trainings.

“These awards recognize the strength of Comstor’s go-to-market model, which benefits both Cisco and our reseller customers,” commented Fabrice Tusseau, managing director, Comstor France. “Our team has unparalleled knowledge of Cisco solutions—both from a technical and sales perspective—and we support our customers by being responsive, loyal and reliable. I am proud to say that we are on track for another great year with Cisco in ’09.”

“Comstor France achieved fantastic sales performance in FY08, especially in the SMB and Mid-Market segments”, reported Yves Rochereau, head of channel, distribution and alliances for Cisco France. “Comstor France has demonstrated a strong alignment with Cisco priorities, focusing on Select resellers. As a distributor, Comstor France has recruited 130 new partners and organised 25 sales and technical seminars on Cisco advanced technology. This demonstrates tremendous performance in pre-sales and delivery.”

Bruno Texier, purchase director of Retis Communication, a Cisco Silver Partner, added: “Working with Comstor France we obviously benefit from things such as stock availability and training, but more importantly experience a level of service and reliability that no other distributor can provide. This is a true advantage for us and helps us stay competitive.

About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel, Avaya and Polycom. Through its Westcon, Comstor and Voda One 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

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