Powerlan is looking to find new rivers of gold in the security market after kick-starting its Enterprise Security Solutions (ESS) division last week.
Bernard Collin has left his post as Westcon product marketing manager to head up the new division, citing differences with Westcon as the reason for his departure.
"I really wanted to be part of a company where I can be really challenged," he said.
Powerlan's new security division will initially focus on offering enterprise customers consulting, implementation and training services, Collin added.
Specifically, it will focus on antivirus, VPNs, firewalls, activity monitoring and reporting software, and intrusion detection systems.
In the future, this will be extended to include remote network monitoring services.
Collin said ESS' goal is to capture a healthy slice of the e-business market estimated to be worth $5 billion by 2001, according to analysts.