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Westcon Middle East partners with Proofpoint Inc USA for distribution of Email Security products in the Middle East

Proofpoint to address email security threats in the region and develop new market opportunities for valued-added resellers in the Middle East

Dubai (UAE), June 29, 2009 - Westcon ME, a leading value-added distributor of security, convergence, identification and infrastructure products and solutions for well known global technology vendors, has signed an agreement with Proofpoint Inc (headquartered in USA) for distribution of unified email security, email archiving and data loss prevention solutions.

Proofpoint Inc, secures and improves enterprise email infrastructure with solutions for email security, archiving, encryption and data loss prevention. The solutions defend against spam & viruses, prevent leaks of confidential and private information, encrypt sensitive emails, archive messages for retention, e-discovery and easier mailbox management.

Oliver Carter, Proofpoint’s EMEA Channel Director said, “The Middle East is an important region for Proofpoint and our global footprint has grown significantly over the last year. As such we reached a natural point where it made sense to partner with one of the leading distributors in the region. I am confident that our relationship with Westcon will ensure that Proofpoint becomes the preferred email security vendor in the region.”

Proofpoint’s email security and data loss prevention platform provides comprehensive protection against both inbound and outbound content security risks. This along with the modular architecture lets you easily deploy new defenses as needs develop.

“Email security threat could be the single biggest issue facing the enterprise security professional. Its importance in communication, its attractiveness to criminals and sheer volume are all contributory factors in creating this threat. IT security spends are set to grow, even though IT budgets may be cut due to recession” added Venu Menon, Sales Director, WestconME.

About WestconME
Westcon ME is a subsidiary of Datatec, an international networking and IT services group operating in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. The company is supported by more than 40 highly-qualified employees and maintains a comprehensive line of network-integrated products and services from some of the world’s leading brands. WestconME has a dedicated focused Security business unit specialised in providing defense-in-depth information security solutions in technology areas like Firewall, VPN, Unified Threat Management, Email & Web security, Endpoint security, Data Security, Antivirus, Antispam

About Proofpoint
Proofpoint secures and improves enterprise email infrastructure with solutions for email security, archiving, encryption and data loss prevention. Proofpoint solutions defend against spam and viruses, prevent leaks of confidential and private information, encrypt sensitive emails and archive messages for retention, e-discovery and easier mailbox management. The solutions can be deployed on-demand (SaaS), on-premises (appliance) or in a hybrid architecture for maximum flexibility and scalability.

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Frequency Middle East
anilesh@frequencyme.com

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