Websense signs Avnet Technology Solutions as distributor in New Zealand

Websense signs Avnet Technology Solutions as distributor in New Zealand
Expands existing relationship in Australia to New Zealand
24 March, 2015 – Sydney, Australia – Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that they have signed a distribution agreement with Websense, a global leader in protecting organisations from the latest cyber attacks and data theft, for the New Zealand market.

Avnet has been bringing the Websense product portfolio to market in Australia for over five years. This new partnership in New Zealand will extend the existing relationship, creating new efficiencies for resellers, allowing them to leverage the Avnet’s sales, technical and support resources across both Australia and New Zealand.

Websense currently has over 25 resellers in New Zealand, all of which will be supported by Avnet.

“Avnet is proud to be expanding our relationship with Websense, taking their premium enterprise security solution into the New Zealand marketplace,” said Darren Adams, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Australia and New Zealand. “Over the years we have built deep, trusted relationships with our valued partners across Australia and New Zealand and look forward to growing the Websense footprint within region.”

“We were looking for a distributor in New Zealand that was willing to invest heavily in Websense and our technology,” said David Adams, Territory Manager for Websense in New Zealand. “Having worked with Avnet in Australia for a number of years, we are confident Avnet will bring the same level of competency and dedication to Websense in New Zealand.

“We’re pleased to be working closer with Avnet in both countries. We know that working with a distributor that intimately understands the IT security landscape, will offer our resellers the kind of support they need to capitalise on the business opportunity Websense technologies present.”

New Zealand is a growing market for Websense and supporting resellers who serve as trusted security advisors to assist local businesses in fending off cyber attacks and data theft, is where the future of business is focused. Avnet is equipped to provide training and support to resellers to achieve this goal.
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About Websense, Inc.
Websense, Inc. is a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber attacks and data theft. Websense TRITON comprehensive security solutions unify web security, email security, mobile security and data loss prevention (DLP) at the lowest total cost of ownership. More than 11,000 enterprises rely on Websense TRITON security intelligence to stop advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evolving malware. Websense prevents data breaches, intellectual property theft and enforces security compliance and best practices. A global network of channel partners distributes scalable, unified appliance- and cloud-based Websense TRITON solutions.

About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions transforms technology into business solutions for customers around the world.  It collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the changing needs of end-user customers. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $11.0 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2014. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ats.avnet.com.

About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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