The folks over at Westcon-Comstor must be celebrating in a big way following the announcement that Trend Micro had appointed it as a value-added distributor in South Africa.

Just recently Westcon-Comstor joined the Nokia Global Partner Program which gives its clients access to the Nokia Enterprise product lineup.

The distributor is well suited for the role of value-added disti given its global presence and focus on training. Westcon-Comstor also has a digital distribution services as well as pre- and post-sales support which Trend Micro will surely be looking to leverage.

Trend Micro praised Weston-Comstor for the work it has done for the firm on the African continent thus far.

“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,” vice president at Trend Micro for Sub-Saharan Africa, Indi Siriniwasa said in a media statement.

“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,” the vice president added.

As it continues to push further into the African market, Trend Micro hopes to not only expand its reach but also equip its partners with tools needed to support its cloud, network and endpoint security solutions.

As you might imagine, Westcon-Comstor chief executive officer, Rakesh Parbhoo is well pleased with the announcement.

“We are delighted to now be able to add South Africa as a region to our Trend Micro footprint. The Westcon-Comstor Security Solutions portfolio boasts a number of vendor partners with global synergies and relationships to Trend Micro, that we envisage will compliment the sales efforts of our resellers into the future. This also closely aligns with our vision to be the preferred distributor in assisting our reseller’s customers and ensuring that their cloud journey is a secure one,” says Parbhoo.

“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,” the CEO concluded.