Melbourne, Australia / Redwood City, California, May 8th, 2017 –
Synnex today announces an exclusive partnership with Avast, the global leader in digital security products for businesses and consumers. Synnex is rolling out the entire AVG security software portfolio by Avast to its channel partners in Australia and New Zealand.
Kee Ong, CEO, Australia and New Zealand, Synnex, said, “The exclusive partnership with Avast represents a strong offering in our security software and cloud services portfolio for ANZ. Channel partners can leverage the extensive security solutions by Avast across SMB and Mobile Enterprise businesses. This represents many opportunities for our existing Mobile hardware vendors and channel partners to formulate bundled security solutions to drive additional revenue streams.”
Synnex partners can now extend their service offerings to include AVG’s managed workplace, RMM and antivirus protection software solutions, to help businesses protect their data and streamline their IT infrastructure. The move reinforces Synnex’s commitment to continue to invest heavily in its Channel Cloud marketplace and expanding its Cloud vendor portfolio.
Michael Tea, General Manager, Ecommerce & Cloud Services at Synnex, said, “We have been in discussions with Avast for well over 12 months and it’s been a long and fruitful road to formulate this exclusive partnership. We are excited to be launching with AVG Security products by Avast and are looking forward to extending the partnership to the rest of the APAC region. As part of our exclusivity, Synnex will also add another 1,500 AVG Partners to its valued reseller base.”
Out of a user base of 400 million Avast users worldwide, 160 million of them are mobile users. Avast has the most advanced threat detection network in the world. The security technology runs in the cloud, based on a vast machine learning network. Each of the endpoints acts as a sensor for malicious files and activities. When Avast’s artificial intelligence technology determines that a file is malicious, it pushes this information to their cloud servers, resulting in full protection of more than 400 million users, in nearly real time.
“SMBs face similar security challenges enterprises do, but often lack the time and resources needed to manage and secure their IT infrastructure, which is where our partners can help them,” said Erik Preisser, Senior Sales Director at Avast. “Synnex’s large IT channel footprint in Australia and New Zealand, as well as their high quality standards and capabilities to sell complex products will significantly help us expand our reach in the market.”
Synnex Australia Pty Ltd is the largest ICT distributor in the Australian market, providing quality branded computer, IT devices, telecom products, servers, components, peripherals, imaging and printing, consumables, networking, storage, software, enterprise solutions, volume licensing, security surveillance solutions, and Cloud services. Synnex Australia commits ourselves as a world-class leader in ICT distribution. Through its established strategic partnerships with leading ICT manufacturers, Synnex is dedicated to offering their customers a wide range of products and solutions backed by comprehensive infrastructure, knowledgeable support, competitive pricing and superior services. Synnex Australia Pty Ltd is a division of Synnex Technology International Corporation, the largest IT distribution company in the Asia Pacific region and ranked third largest worldwide. In Australia, Synnex services over 8,000 resellers, all business types in the IT industry businesses including SME Resellers, System Integrators, Computer Retailers, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Corporate Retailers, National Retailers and VARs.
For more information on Synnex, please visit www.synnex.com.au.
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About AVG Business by Avast
Avast (http://www.avast.com), the global leader in digital security products for businesses and consumers, protects over 400 million people online. Offering products under the Avast and AVG brands, Avast protects data, devices, people from threats on the internet and the IoT threat landscape. The company’s threat detection network is among the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time. The AVG Business by Avast portfolio provides solutions that secure, simplify and optimize the IT experience for SMBs worldwide.
AVG Business by Avast’s cloud and on-premise security solutions are tailored for the channel and include a remote monitoring and management platform with security built into the core. Channel partners are also supported by Avast’s comprehensive partner program which provides the tools and knowledge to help them sell AVG Business by Avast products.
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