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Tech Data Offering Cisco Next Generation Network Security Solutions

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it will offer Cisco's full portfolio of intelligent cyber security solutions to Tech Data's channel of solution providers in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Tech Data will offer the industry's most comprehensive advanced threat protection portfolio, including Cisco's latest network security appliances and services from its Sourcefire acquisition, as well as a broad set of enforcement and remediation options through the Cisco® Solutions Group in the company's Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division.

"As the Internet of Everything continues to create new opportunities from networked connections among people, processes, data, and things, we will continue to see a growing risk of security threats pertaining to cloud computing, mobility and the data center," said Angie Beltz, vice president, Product Marketing, Cisco Solutions Group at Tech Data. "Through Cisco's next-generation intrusion prevention systems (NGIPS) and advanced malware protection, we are offering a comprehensive array of security solutions that provide an integrated threat defense for the entire attack continuum—before, during, and after an attack—so end users will have protection across the extended network."

Cisco security offerings give the visibility and control necessary to help protect an organization against targeted, zero-day and persistent advanced malware threats, offering optimized protection for solution providers and their clients. Providing businesses with a dynamic approach to defending their network, Cisco utilizes awareness and automation to give visibility and context while constantly adapting to new threats, new vulnerabilities and everyday network changes.

"Now could not be a better time for channel partners to invest in security and grow their practices," said Andrew Sage, vice president of Americas Distribution at Cisco. "Tech Data and Cisco together provide the technology, training and services for solution providers to capture the security market and drive new opportunities to increase profits."

Tech Data will incorporate Cisco's latest security solutions into its go-to-market and enablement strategy through Momentum, providing best-in-class services and support for partners at all levels. Partners can learn more about Cisco security solutions through Tech Data's sales enablement training, which is focused on identifying new opportunities in the marketplace to resolve security challenges, while solution providers seeking to start selling Cisco solutions can receive the education, certifications and designations needed for ordering. Through Momentum, partners are provided marketing campaigns, lead generation, case studies, and playbooks to use as selling tools to successfully launch Cisco into their practice.

Earlier this year, Tech Data received two Cisco Partner Summit awards for Global Distributor of the Year and U.S. Distributor of the Year. Tech Data was recognized by Cisco for its channel innovations, unique enablement programs, business performance and profitable growth.

To learn more about Cisco solutions, contact one of Tech Data's dedicated Cisco team members, call (800) 237-8931, ext. 77776, email ciscosales@techdata.com, or visit the Tech Data Cisco Manufacturer Store at www.techdata.com/cisco.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest 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