Westcon Announces Global “Network Security Handbook,” Comprehensive Desktop Resource for Resellers Selling Security Solutions

Tarrytown, NY, June 29, 2008 - Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced the premiere edition of the “Westcon Group Network Security Solutions Handbook,” a highly informative desk reference aimed at resellers selling security solutions.

The Security Handbook builds off of the international success of the “Comstor Network Solutions Handbook,” now in its tenth printing, which focuses on Cisco-centric solutions. The “Westcon Group Network Security Solutions Handbook” is over 300 pages and includes offerings from over 40 of Westcon’s security-focused vendor partners as well as a detailed, independent security market assessment from research firm Current Analysis.

Michaela Arany-Bibby, director of marketing operations, Westcon Group, Inc., commented: “Any reseller who wants to compete in the security market would be well served to have the Westcon Group’s Security Handbook in their possession. We have brought together all the security-focused products, services, programs and selling tools into a simple desk reference guide that helps give resellers the competitive edge they need.”

Chris Curran, Manager of Distribution Sales for Secure Computing, added: “Westcon, who won Secure Computing's North American Distributor of the Year 2007, provides resellers with unsurpassed technical expertise. Their new security handbook is essentially a roadmap to help resellers navigate what can be a complex market. The handbook includes product information sheets, selling tips, and other advice to help resellers of all sizes at each stage of the sales cycle.”

Lou Rubbo, Principal of Colorado-based DirSec, Inc., added: “Through its innovative solutions programs, flexible financing options and innovative marketing tools, Westcon has worked for us, helping us stay squarely ahead of our competition. We look forward to receiving our copy of the “Westcon Group Security Handbook.”

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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