The agreement will include immediate availability of the company's cloud-native Falcon platform
"Digitisation is accelerating the growth in demand for Security Solutions and recurring Software Offerings, this is leading to a change in our business model as these segments now form the largest part" Jens Montanana, Chief Executive Datatec
LONDON, UK – February 4, 2021 – Datatec Limited (JSE:DTC) subsidiary Westcon, the global technology distributor, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with CrowdStrike (NASDAQ: CRWD), a leader in cloud- delivered endpoint and workload protection, focused on driving scale down market for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate organisations.
The CrowdStrike Falcon platform is the only security platform that unifies next-gen AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), managed hunting, IT Hygiene, cloud security posture management, vulnerability management and Threat Intelligence. It is powered by the proprietary CrowdStrike Threat Graph and ingests and analyses 4 trillion endpoint-related events per week in real time from across the globe, fuelling the world's most advanced data platform for security.
CrowdStrike threat intelligence provides deep knowledge on threat actors to expose the motives, tools and tradecraft of the attacker as well as prescribes practical guidance and steps so that security teams can deploy proactive countermeasures, receive custom indicators of compromise (IOCs) and get ahead of future attacks.
Amanda Adams, senior director, European Alliances at CrowdStrike, says: "By using cloud- scale artificial intelligence and a single smart, lightweight intelligent agent, CrowdStrike Falcon provides customers with the highest level of protection while minimising performance impact."
The distribution agreement presents an opportunity for Westcon to reinforce its cyber security offering to the European market in a time when safeguarding precious business assets is increasingly becoming a key priority for companies across all industries.
Daniel Hurel, Vice President Westcon EMEA – Cyber Security & Next Gen Solutions, says: "This agreement with CrowdStrike aligns perfectly with our next generation security (NGS) go-to-market strategy to provide the most effective and powerful security solution for our customers. CrowdStrike's category-defining Security Cloud, provides customers with the highest level of protection while minimising performance impact. Additionally, CrowdStrike's leading EDR, threat intelligence and Zero Trust security platform gives Westcon partners the ability to significantly reinforce their detection and response offering."
He concludes: "CrowdStrike's unique value proposition and market leadership is a great addition to our NGS strategy, which allows Westcon resellers to deliver this best-in-class security platform to a broad number of customers."
Westcon-Comstor is a global technology distributor with annual revenues that exceed US$3 billion. Operating in more than 70 countries, it delivers business value and opportunity by connecting the world's leading IT vendors with a channel of technology resellers, systems integrators and service providers. It combines industry insight, technical know-how and more than 30 years of distribution experience to deliver value and accelerate vendor and partner business success. It goes to market through two lines of business: Westcon and Comstor.
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