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HAT Distribution & BackBox unite for ANZ network automation solutions
Thu, 14th Mar 2024

Sydney-based technology distributor, HAT Distribution, has announced a new distribution agreement with globally recognised BackBox, a foremost Network and Security Device Automation Platform. The partnership will enable the delivery of sophisticated network automation solutions to businesses and managed service providers across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

BackBox is highly regarded for its Network and Security Device Automation Platform, which facilitates reliable and efficient automation and auditing of processes traditionally carried out manually by administrators. Substantial reliability is ensured through flexible, scalable, and context-aware automations that do not require scripting. Capabilities range from backups and operating system updates to configuration compliance, all serving to reduce the cost and complexity involved in managing large-scale networks as well as enhancing security and reliability.

Jos Gammer, General Manager of HAT Distribution, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership: "We're thrilled to partner with BackBox, easily one of the best network automation tools on the market, which saves network and security ops teams hundreds of working hours on manual tasks."

Gammer went on to stress how well BackBox integrates with their existing product range, emphasising the advantages this will present to their customers: "BackBox is a natural extension of our product suite – it seamlessly integrates with Paessler PRTG, another key product in our portfolio, complementing our commitment to offering value-added integrated solutions with enhanced capabilities to our partners and their clients."

Similarly, Andrew Kahl, CEO of BackBox, is optimistic about the alliance with HAT Distribution. Kahl recognised the significant potential of its well-established position within the ANZ region to bolster BackBox's local presence: "We are thrilled to partner with HAT Distribution, a strategic ally with an impressive track record in the ANZ region. HAT has established relationships with partners across Australia and New Zealand, and we look forward to leveraging these relationships to solidify BackBox's position in the local market."

The partnership appears set to bring substantial advantages to all parties involved - not least to Australian and New Zealand businesses that can now benefit from the efficiency and security advantages brought by BackBox, facilitated by the reach and expertise provided by HAT Distribution.