Ingram Micro has announced a significant expansion of its cyber security business in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
Already well-established in the cyber security solutions market, Ingram Micro is making meaningful investments to accelerate and reinforce its position as the go-to provider in EMEA for speciality solutions, with cyber security being one of its first target markets.
The company already has widespread existing relationships with leading local and global vendors and emerging brands in the rapidly growing cyber security market.
To ensure it is well-positioned to support its customer and vendor partners throughout EMEA, Ingram Micro is establishing three cyber security centres of excellence (COE) covering the region, each providing specialised training, support, managed services, solution architecting and consulting.
Dr. Ali Baghdadi, Ingram Micro senior vice president and chief country executive META, will lead the company’s new EMEA-wide Cyber Security division.
“Cyber Security solutions are in high demand across EMEA and Ingram Micro is well-positioned to leverage our trusted relationships with our customer and vendor partners throughout the region to support their needs,” said Mark Snider, Ingram Micro executive vice president and group president EMEA.
“We are making significant investments across the region, including in our go-to-market capabilities, to build out this business and we look forward to quickly becoming the solutions provider of choice for EMEA cyber security offerings.”
Scott Murphy, Ingram Micro director of cloud and advance solutions, added: “I’m excited about how the investments we are making in the centre of excellence will help us accelerate the cyber security services we offer our partners today, both extending and complementing the wide plethora of cyber services we other through our services business. We have a dedicated cyber practice which has been fully operational for five years, covering basic assessments and presales consultancy, through to cyber business risk assessment, deployment and security managed services. All this supports our cloud and advanced solutions teams driving opportunity for our vendors and channel partners.”
“I look forward to leading our team as we build out this business across EMEA,” said Baghdadi. “We are fortunate to have successful cyber security businesses in many other regions across the globe and we will work closely with our colleagues to share best practices, including strategies on how to help our partners easily expand into this high-value market.
“We will also leverage Ingram Micro’s proprietary cloud marketplace, enabling our customers to obtain subscription-based security services, while opening up more than three million active subscribers to our cyber security vendor partners.”
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