Westcon Group Creates Comstor Worldwide, Establishing Dedicated Management Structure and Expanded Geographic Coverage in Key Regions

Tarrytown NY, September 21, 2009—Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that it has created Comstor Worldwide, a new global business focused on its Cisco solutions offerings—which account for greater than 50 percent of Westcon Group’s revenue. Comstor Worldwide, which builds on the multi-regional brand that Comstor has established over the last decade, will be led by longtime Comstor executives William Corbin and Jon Pritchard and will have its own dedicated management structure and its own profit and loss center.

The new Comstor Worldwide management structure enables local Comstor operations to leverage shared services and operational capabilities. In conjunction with the new organization, Westcon Group also announced that Comstor will expand its geographic coverage to include Canada and Brazil—countries in which it already has a significant presence with Westcon Convergence and Westcon Security, its two other major business practices.

Dean Douglas, president and CEO, Westcon Group, commented: “The creation of Comstor Worldwide is truly a milestone in our company and will enable us to better manage growth and investments in our Cisco-oriented business, in which we see tremendous untapped growth potential. Having our Cisco-oriented offerings aligned in a single, global business unit will amount to an unprecedented opportunity for our resellers around the globe.”

In April of last year, Westcon Group was the first distributor to sign a global distribution agreement with Cisco, allowing it to streamline global transactions for channel partners. Comstor’s global solutions programs, which include OneNetwork, OneVoice, OneDefense, OneWave and OneS, are available in dozens of countries across six continents and deliver information and tools to help Cisco-oriented manufacturers and resellers become more competitive both locally and internationally.

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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