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TMCNet:  Westcon Group Names Andrew Warren as Vice President, Westcon Security

[September 13, 2010]

Westcon Group Names Andrew Warren as Vice President, Westcon Security

TARRYTOWN, NY, Sep 13, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in data center, networking, convergence, security and mobility, today announced further expansion of its security business practice with the appointment of Andrew Warren as Vice President, Westcon Security.

Warren will report directly to Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy -- Westcon's Senior Vice President, U.S. and Canada -- and will be responsible for Westcon Security's U.S. activities, including driving its strategic vision and managing partner and customer relationships.

Warren brings over 15 years of executive level channel experience to his new role, specifically in security and distribution. Most recently, he worked at Avnet, where he was responsible for growing the distributor's domestic network security business. As a channel executive, he has held senior level positions in both sales and business development.

Westcon Security provides a single source for resellers to access their network security solutions. As network security deployments become more sophisticated and face increasingly rigorous compliance requirements, Westcon Security is able to provide the most advanced solutions, technical expertise and sales support to increase opportunities for resellers.

"Andrew brings a tremendous range of experience as well as distribution-specific management savvy to this very important position," commented Westcon's Senior Vice President, U.S. and Canada, Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy. "Westcon Security has a well-established reputation as the 'go-to' distributor for market leading security solutions. As new technologies are introduced and customers continue to evolve, Andrew will be responsible driving our growth in this key technology segment." Andrew Warren commented: "As companies increasingly leverage innovative cloud and applications-based technologies to gain efficiencies, it is of paramount importance to provide assurance that their data is secure. I look forward to working with the entire Westcon Security team to help our reseller and vendor partners to address and profit from an entirely new generation of security challenges." About Westcon Group Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in data center, networking, security, mobility and convergence for the market's premier technology vendors, including Cisco, Avaya and Polycom. Through its Comstor, Westcon Security and Westcon Convergence business practices, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers.

Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies including: voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP), security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Craig Librett Westcon Group (914) 357-1747 Email Contact SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

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