Story image

NEXTGEN Distribution launches enterprise security practice

With a view to providing an avenue to market for technologies that feature entirely new approaches to enterprise security, including cybersecurity, NEXTGEN Distribution has launched a Security Practice and appointed a National Security Director.

An industry veteran, Paul Lancaster will head the newly-launched practice that will be built around the Micro Focus security portfolio, with the distributor selectively adding key security vendors to its slate of enterprise software and infrastructure offerings.

Prior to his appointment at NEXTGEN, Paul’s background in security was developed during eight years at Symantec, where he was the South Pacific Senior Presales Director.

He has more than 20 years working with vendors, including 12 years of specialisation in security technology.

NEXTGEN CEO John Walters says, “We have been investigating the establishment of a Security Practice within NEXTGEN for some time but to add true value we needed to have the right leader, skillset and quality enterprise-class vendor offerings.

“We have these in Paul and the ‘new’ Micro Focus.”

“In addition, we are actively researching other viable security solutions.”

The launch of the practice takes place after NEXTGEN signed a new partnership with enterprise Software vendor Micro Focus, following its own recent acquisition of HPE Software.

Lancaster said that this partnership was a catalyst for the expansion of NEXTGEN’s enterprise security portfolio, and will create exciting opportunities for NEXTGEN’s ANZ channel partners to deliver advanced security solutions to their end users.

Enterprise security technologies from Micro Focus, and a selection of soon to be announced complementary security vendors will form the foundation of the NEXTGEN Security Practice.

“The Micro Focus and HPE Software merge have presented NEXTGEN with an excellent opportunity to deliver an enterprise security portfolio for partners to take to market.

The Micro Focus enterprise security solutions were developed specifically for business segments aligned to operations, applications, authentication and all formats of data security.

This enterprise portfolio, along with some new and exciting technologies and services NEXTGEN will be adding over the next few months, will provide the ANZ channel with a unique opportunity to expand their security offerings,” noted Paul Lancaster.

TechOne bringing solar lights to students in need
The company is partnering with charity SolarBuddy to bring solar-powered lights to children in energy poverty to alleviate study stress after dark.
Universal Robots aims for A/NZ growth with new hire
Peter Hern takes on the role of leading customer support, sales and partner development for Universal Robots in Australia and New Zealand.
CylancePROTECT now available on AWS Marketplace
Customers now have access to CylancePROTECT for AI-driven protection across all Windows, Mac, and Linux (including Amazon Linux) instances.
Nlyte celebrates record year and new board chairman
The company recently announced a strong 2018 calendar year after adding more new customers than any other year in its 15-year history. 
Gartner’s top 10 data and analytics trends for 2019
Data is the fuel for the modern world, and analytics the engine. Gartner has compiled the top 10 trends to watch this year.
D-Link A/NZ launches new home wireless surveillance kit
The Omna Wire-Free Full HD cameras and accompanying Wi-Fi Hub offer a number of new features, including Alexa/Assistant support.
Interview: What you can expect from LogicMonitor's APAC expansion
LogicMonitor is a provider of SaaS-based infrastructure monitoring software for hybrid IT environments – and it has big plans to shake up Asia Pacific this year.
Cryptomining apps discovered on Microsoft’s app store
It is believed that the eight apps were likely developed by the same person or group.