Channelworx has signed up as a Trend Micro distributor for Australia and New Zealand in an effort to strengthen its position in the security market.
The networking and security distributor will deliver Trend Micro’s entire range of security software for gateway, mail server, server and desktop level protection.
Channelworx decided to partner with Trend Micro because of its product quality and its strategic partnership with security appliance vendor Netscreen, managing director of Channelworx, Scott Lidgett, said.
“We currently distribute Netscreen’s firewall and intrusion detection systems so Trend Micro’s solutions are a nice fit and it made sense for us to become a part of their strategic partnership,” he said.
“Trend Micro’s products are best of breed. They are the market leaders in antivirus so they were our first choice when it came to finding an antivirus vendor partner.”
Channelworx’s expanded security portfolio will enable the distributor to build its market share in the security market – Channelworx’s primary business focus.
Four years ago, Channelworx expanded its core networking business to take advantage of the burgeoning security market.