Dicker Data steps up security play with WatchGuard

Dicker Data is stepping into the security devices arena through a new partnership with WatchGuard.

Dicker will have access to the whole range of WatchGuard products including UTM devices.

This will be the third distributor for the security vendor, which already has Distribution Central and WhiteGold Solutions on its books.

Dicker Data chairman and CEO, David Dicker, said WatchGuard's sole focus on security aligned with its needs and demands from its SMB resellers.

"Together, there is an opportunity for us to develop strong synergies between our businesses," Dicker said.

WatchGuard A/NZ regional director, Pat Devlin, said the partnership opened up opportunities for WatchGuard to connect with new partners.

In the first quarter this year, WatchGuard reported its highest quarterly billings in its history. In the A/NZ market, it has achieved double-digit growth.

"Our business shows no sign of slowing. We look forward to working closely with Dicker Data to continue this momentum," Devlin said. "Their deep industry experience coupled with their technical and service expertise will be a major benefit and provide a positive impact to our business in Australia at this time."

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