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First Distribution Signs Agreement with Symantec

Distributor adds cybersecurity company to its world-class product portfolio.

First Distribution, South Africa's leading distributor for datacentre, enterprise and cloud solutions, has announced that it has been appointed as a distributor within South Africa for Symantec, the global leader in cybersecurity.

First Distribution is thus supplementing its comprehensive security portfolio offering with yet another world-class cybersecurity vendor, giving its customers and business partners an even wider selection of intelligent security solutions with which to protect their valuable data, information and intellectual capital.

Symantec provides security and information management solutions to help its customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organisations – secure and manage their information against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company. Symantec's unique focus is to eliminate risks to information, technology and processes independent of the device, platform, interaction or location.

In Symantec's core businesses – consumer, endpoint security, information management – it utilises its market leadership positions to accelerate new growth opportunities. As the industry matures, it pairs new technologies with its core solutions to deliver integrated solutions that address evolving customer needs.

As the threat landscape evolves and customers shift to adapt to new technologies and technology consumption, Symantec is investing in future growth areas such as mobile, virtualisation and SaaS that will help to reduce cost and complexity for its customers.

With Symantec, customers can protect more of their information and its technology infrastructure, in greater depth, wherever information is stored or used. From securing a consumer's online identity and interactions to protecting an organisation's mission-critical data, Symantec offers the leading and best-of-breed security and data loss prevention products.

And as a platform-independent software company without bias to an individual operating system or hardware environment, Symantec helps customers manage more technologies with greater efficiency, on more platforms – even in virtual environments – than any other company. With multi-platform software and a worldwide delivery and support infrastructure, Symantec helps customers optimise technology investments throughout their lifetimes.

First Distribution General Manager for Networking and Security, Simon Campbell-Young, stated that "First Distribution is very pleased to announce adding Symantec as a premium security vendor to our best-of-breed product range. With Symantec's extensive cybersecurity portfolio, First Distribution is well-positioned to meet the security needs of our partners, as well as to work with Symantec in successfully executing their growth and development plans across this country."

Sheldon Hand, SA Country Manager for Symantec stated that "We are very excited about this new partnership with First Distribution. Together we will offer the full Symantec portfolio to our customers - helping them protect against the world's most sophisticated cyber threats. First Distribution has the expertise and experience to help customers choose the right solution and consumption model that best suits their needs. From traditional approaches such as perpetual licensing, to the latest MSP and cloud offerings."

For more information on First Distribution's range of Symantec cybersecurity solutions, please contact Simon Campbell-Young on (021) 529 5555 or

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