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Synnex bulks up security and cloud portfolio with Avast deal

08 May 2017

Synnex has inked an exclusive deal with Avast which will see the distributor rolling out the entire AVG security portfolio across Australia and New Zealand in a move it says will provide ‘many’ opportunities for bundled offerings – and additional revenue streams.

Kee Ong, Synnex Australia and New Zealand chief executive (pictured above right with Michael Tea), says the deal represents a strong offering for Synnex’s security software and cloud service portfolio in New Zealand.

“Channel partners can leverage the extensive security solutions by Avast across SMB and mobile enterprise businesses,” Ong says.

“This represents many opportunities for our existing mobile hardware vendors and channel partners to formulate bundled security solutions to drive additional revenue streams,” he says.

Avast acquired a majority stake in AVG Technologies last year, in a $US1.4 billion deal. Avast’s AVG business includes cloud and on-premises security solutions, including a remote monitoring and management platform with security built into the core.

The deal enables Synnex reseller to offer AVG’s managed workplace, remote monitoring and management and antivirus protection software solutions.

“The move reinforces Synnex’s commitment to continue to invest heavily in its channel cloud marketplace and expanding its cloud vendor portfolio,” Synnex says.

Erik Preisser, Avast senior sales director, says Synnex’s large channel footprint as well as ‘high quality standards and capabilities to sell complex products’ will significantly help Avast to expand its local reach.

Michael Tea, Synnex ecommerce and cloud services general manager, says Synnex will add another 1500 AVG partners to its reseller base as part of the deal.

Synnex is also ‘looking forward to extending the partnership to the rest of the APAC region,” Tea says.

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