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Tech Data Offering McAfee Cloud-Based SaaS Solutions in Award-Winning Solutions Store

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CLEARWATER, Fla., July 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced a distribution agreement with McAfee to provide McAfee's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to Tech Data's channel of solution providers through the company's TDCloud business unit in its award-winning Solutions Store.

"We are pleased to expand our partnership with McAfee to offer cloud-based security solutions, designed on McAfee's security connected platform, in Tech Data's Solutions Store," said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Product Marketing, Software and Cloud Services at Tech Data. "As part of the connected framework that delivers comprehensive security and integrated management, McAfee SaaS Security leverages the power of the cloud to help organizations realize faster time to protection to secure their business."

McAfee Software-as-a-Service delivers complete endpoint, email, and web security through the cloud, saving the IT department time, effort and costs as solution providers for their end-user customers. McAfee SaaS integrated suites protect against viruses, spyware, web threats, and other attacks on PCs, laptops, and file servers, while freeing IT staff from complex deployments, upgrades, and security management. The McAfee Software-as-a-Service Email Protection solution delivers effective, efficient, and fully managed protection against viruses, spam, phishing, zero-day attacks, and other potential email threats—while McAfee Software-as-a-Service Email Archiving provides unlimited, in the cloud storage for email. McAfee Software-as-a-Service Web Protection blocks viruses, zero day attacks, suspect sites, and other web threats in a fully managed cloud solution.

"McAfee, part of Intel Security, is looking forward to making PartnerFocus SaaS Monthly program available to the Tech Data reseller community," Fernando Quintero, McAfee vice president of Channel Sales in the Americas. "Resellers will be able to leverage McAfee's broad cloud solution portfolio to secure all critical data in email, web traffic and on endpoint with the flexibility of monthly recurring revenue—all while utilizing resources from distribution and vendor cloud operation teams."

The dedicated McAfee team at Tech Data offers its channel of solution providers an exclusive enablement tool called TDCatalyst—providing customized training and resources to help partners grow their McAfee business and services. The TDCatalyst program streamlines the route to market process for new and existing McAfee Security Alliance (MSA) partners, while guiding the customer through all partner level stages. Additionally, the Tech Data team facilitates the education process pertaining to the McAfee security solutions offered, providing the resources and support needed for successful selling.

To learn more about McAfee products and TDCatalyst, contact one of Tech Data's dedicated McAfee team members at (800) 237-8931, ext. 73519 or TDCatalyst@techdata.com.

Tech Data's TDCloud business unit is a team of cloud experts dedicated to supporting its channel of solution providers through education, enablement, and adoption of cloud and subscription-based services. TDCloud is powered by Tech Data's StreamOne platform, an automated buying, selling, provisioning and billing system for cloud and subscription-based services technology that scales the business and operational scope.

To learn more about TDCloud, contact the TDCloud team at (800) 237-8931, ext. 87663, email tdcloud@techdata.com, or visit the TDCloud website.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.8 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014. It is ranked No. 111 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Source:Tech Data Corporation