Comstor’s OneVoice and OneDefense Programmes Launched in Turkey to Reseller Acclaim

Tarrytown, NY, January 31, 2008 - Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, launched its OneDefense and OneVoice programmes in Turkey. Over 170 resellers attended launch receptions in the cities of Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir.

The launch of OneDefense and OneVoice has been met with an enthusiastic response among Turkish resellers, with over 50 resellers registering in the first week alone. Many of these resellers appreciate the immediate acccess to the competitive tools the programmes offer, including access to Current Analysis—which helps resellers benchmark and position a wide array of convergence and security solutions.

At the reception in Istanbul, Erhan Dogan, general manager of Neteks, delivered a presentation outlining the strategy behind Westcon Group’s joint venture with Neteks. Suna Inal, channel programmes manager at Comstor, and Billur Kule, sales manager for Neteks, provided a detailed overview of the programme architecture and how resellers can unlock the value of its unique web based tools. Altan Cengiztekin, Cisco’s regional distribution account manager, affirmed Cisco’s commitment to the Turkish market and the success of the programmes, which bring a host of new opportunities to resellers in the region.

Willem de Haan, vice president of business development, Westcon Group commented, "These programmes drive real market growth and are a key element in supporting resellers in new technologies. With OneDefense and OneVoice, resellers can differentiate themselves from the competition, and these programs will be a catalyst to helping resellers achieve greater success in Turkey.”

Westcon Group’s award-winning programmes are available and successful in over 20 countries worldwide. Each country’s programmes have both local and centralized content, detailed product information and are built on a powerful infrastructure to help resellers become more profitable in a rapidly developing market.

Erhan Dogan, general manager, Neteks, commented: "OneDefense and OneVoice are proven examples of the success of Neteks’ joint venture with Westcon Group. Through these programmes and Westcon Group’s targeted portfolio, we are in an excellent position to bring the latest technologies such as unified communications and convergence to an eager reseller base.

“The value of Westcon’s joint venture with Neteks is very apparent,” said Levent Kargi, General Manager of Istanbul-based Bilgi Birikim Sistemleri. “OneVoice and OneDefense directly support my growth plans and help my teams to make the most of the great opportunity we have in growing our Cisco business.”

“We are extremely happy with the launch of these programmes and look forward to the continued growth of our business with Comstor. These programs are a significant catalyst for partners to continue choosing Comstor as their Cisco distribution partner of choice.” added Onder Guler, deputy channel manager, Cisco Turkey.


About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel and Avaya, Inc. 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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