computing tops tech industry initiatives
Posted: 22 June 2003
Cisco Systems and Tech Data launch guide to safe computing
in light of recent threats
In response to the growing networks security breaches in the Middle
East, Cisco Systems and Tech Data FZ-LLC today launched a networking
security guide to the Middle East technology reseller channel.
The guide, according to the two companies, is an essential tool
that the channel can use to understand the potential threats on
computing and networked environments and the relevant preventive
methods to counter any sort of attack.
Dorian Breakspear-Coyle, Cisco Business Unit Manager at Tech Data
said: “We continue working very closely with Cisco to ensure
that the channel is up to date on this topic and is able to extend
all the support needed to its customers, ensuring the security of
their operating environments. We have a long way to go in that aspect
and we will continue to work with Cisco and the channel to achieve
Along with an overview of the most recent attacks, the Cisco Security
Solutions Guide explains the nature of these on networks, the flaws
in networked environments that attract intruders, and a detailed
description of security strategies to protect against them.
Tim Scott, business development manager at Cisco Systems says:
“It is no longer enough to simply install back-up devices
and anti-virus software to operate in safe environments. Security
today, if not implemented within the overall technology strategy,
can be a detriment to the profitability of businesses, their investments
in technology especially their migration to the Internet and networked
and more efficient environments.”
Earlier this year, Cisco Systems and Tech Data stepped up their
efforts with the reseller channel on various security initiatives
including seminars, collaterals, web-based training and security
The guide, distributed to the regional reseller channel free of
charge, enables the channel to have quick access to latest security
related information and solutions from Cisco.
“To remain competitive, the reseller channel needs to demonstrate
its capabilities in addressing the most pressing needs of businesses
in this region. Today, safe computing environments top the agendas
for all types and sizes of companies; the channel will find in the
Cisco Security Solutions Guide a road-map to safe computing strategies
that meet the needs of all customers," said Breakspear-Coyle.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD), founded in 1974, is a leading
global provider of IT roducts, logistics management and other value-added
Ranked 117th on the Fortune 500, the company and its subsidiaries
serve more than 100,000 technology resellers in the United States,
Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.
Tech Data's extensive service offering includes pre- and post-sale
training and technical support, financing options and configuration
services as well as a full range of award-winning electronic commerce
The company generated sales of $17.2 billion for its most recent
fiscal year, which ended January 31, 2002.
Tech Data is the largest trade-only distributor of computer hardware,
software and services for MENA (Middle-east and north Africa region).
Tech Data’s main office is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
with warehouse and logistics operations are in Dubai, Jebel Ali,
Dubai Airport Free Zone & Bahrain Air port Free Zone.
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