First Distribution expands footprint in West Africa with Kaspersky
The distributor currently offers Kaspersky security software solutions in Southern Africa and East Africa
Pan-African distributor for cyber security, data centre, enterprise and cloud solutions, First Distribution has expanded its distribution relationship with Kaspersky to offer Kaspersky security software solutions across West Africa.
First Distribution has a team on the ground in West Africa and engages with the channel via traditional dealers, system integrators, value-added resellers (VARs), telecommunications companies and Internet service providers (ISPs). With this extended partnership, First Distribution will expand its reach to distribute Kaspersky solutions across non-Francophone sub-Saharan Africa. First Distribution currently distributes Kaspersky in Southern Africa and East Africa.
First Ditribution has been working with Kaspersky since 2007 when Phoenix Software first signed up for the distribution rights. Phoenix was later acquired by First Distribution.
Commenting on this announcement, the General Manager for Networking and Cybersecurity at First Distribution, Brad Stein said: “First Distribution has already built a presence and resources in the region, so adding new products and services simply takes advantage of that. We have all the skills in sales, pre-sales, operations and marketing already in place, so it was an easy option to take the products into the new territory. We also have a good track record with Kaspersky, and the right platforms.”.
Amir Kanaan, Managing Director, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kaspersky, said: “We are pleased to confirm the appointment of First Distribution as our distributor in West Africa. First Distribution has a solid track record distributing Kaspersky products in Southern Africa and East Africa, so extending the agreement to cover the new territory is a logical move.”