Dicker Data picks up Symantec's Blue Coat network security portfolio

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Dicker Data picks up Symantec's Blue Coat network security portfolio

Symantec has opened up its network security portfolio acquired from Blue Coat to Dicker Data, extending its existing distribution deal.

The security vendor closed the acquisition of Blue Coat in August last year for US$4.65 billion. The two security vendors integrated their partner programs into the revamped Secure One program in February.

"Symantec's success is tightly linked to the power of the channel and nurturing strong partnerships," said Symantec Pacific director channel sales Joe McPhillips.

"Our new Secure One program makes doing business with Symantec simpler, more predictable, and more profitable for partners. We have taken the first key step by streamlining our channel operations and the expansion of our relationship with Dicker Data is a testimony to our commitment to our channel partners."

Dicker Data chief executive David Dicker added: "Enterprise security is currently a key point on every organisation's agenda, including at the board level. As cyber-attacks become more prolific it's critical that organisations implement robust and integrated security solutions like Symantec's to protect their data and their customer's data from vulnerabilities."

The distributor has picked up a raft of new vendors this year, particularly in the enterprise storage space. Yesterday, Dicker Data revealed a new enterprise data business unit as a result of a new partnership with Hitachi Data Systems and in May, the distributor signed on Dell EMC and Pure Storage's full portfolios.

Dicker Data's other security vendors include Trend Micro and Trustwave.

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