Westcon-Comstor adds South Africa to Trend-Micro footprint


Cyber security solutions firm Trend Micro Incorporated has expanded the reach of its value-added distributor partner Westcon-Comstor to include South Africa.

Westcon-Comstor already distributes the security company's technology to the Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands regions.

The last two years have seen significant investment from Trend Micro into growing its presence and reach across the Africa.

Primarily, the company has focused on re-energising its channel, expanding its reach, and ensuring that its partners have the skills and tools to support its portfolio of cloud, network and endpoint security solutions.

"The security needs of partners and customers across Sub-Saharan Africa require a uniformed value-added distributor who is agile enough to adapt to moving market trends," said Indi Siriniwasa, vice president, Sub-Saharan Africa, at Trend Micro. "To date, the Westcon-Comstor team have made great inroads across the continent, taking our enterprise security solutions to its channel and investing in developing the internal resources needed to support our reseller base."

Siriniwasa added,"As a result of Westcon-Comstor's commitment and professionalism, it made perfect sense to expand its reach into South Africa, an area we are seeing extensive growth in. Furthermore, with more of the hyperscalers such as Azure, Google Cloud Platform and AWS, with whom we are partners and our solutions are aligned, pegging a stake in the ground in South Africa, it is even more critical to ensure our channel has the skills to support the end-user customer."

Rakesh Parbhoo, Chief Executive Officer at Westcon-Comstor, said: "Cyber security remains one of the biggest challenges on the to-do list of the CIO and CSO and Africa is no exception. As we see the popularity of the cloud leapfrogging certain legacy environments in Africa, so is the demand for more robust cloud centric security solutions that holistically provide an offering from the datacentre to the edge, and through to the cloud, which is what can be found in the Trend Micro portfolio."