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Tech Data and SonicWall Strengthen Partnership in Europe

Enhanced partnership includes comprehensive training courses to help protect European SMBs from cyber-threats

Barcelona, Spain, 28 February 2018:

Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that it has enhanced its strategic partnership with SonicWall, building on a 15-year relationship and enabling a renewed level of focus and dedicated resources to further develop the SonicWall business across Europe.

Tech Data and SonicWall’s partnership has been strengthened by a new agreement to deliver SonicWall training courses via Tech Data Academy, further investment in country-dedicated security business units and an extended European geographical reach via Tech Data’s acquisition of Avnet’s Technology Solutions business in 2017. These commitments further demonstrate Tech Data’s strategic focus on delivering an unrivaled portfolio of security solutions to meet organizations’ increasing shift to next-generation technologies. 

David Ellis, director of Security Solutions, Europe, at Tech Data, said: “SonicWall’s pioneering products offer innovative solutions for our European security business. Our global reach, coupled with a new SonicWall training programme and further investment in security experts, will allow us to offer partners real business outcomes for cybersecurity.” 

Michael Berg, executive director, EMEA sales at SonicWall said: “Partnering with Tech Data enables SonicWall to extend its reach and empower partners to help protect more than 20 million small- and medium-sized businesses throughout Europe against advanced cyber-attacks. Tech Data’s country-focused security business units are an ideal format to combine reach and expertise, and deliver the right services and solutions to a range of resellers.” 

Stephen Ennis, director, Tech Data Academy, Europe, said: “Tech Data is a Master Authorized Training Partner for SonicWall in Europe, offering the extensive range of SonicWall training and certifications to partners and their customers. Gaining the trust of customers is key to a partner’s success in the security market and SonicWall’s certification programme allows partners to validate their security credentials to customers. Partners can benefit from instructor-led and online training from Tech Data to attain their silver, gold and platinum certifications.”

Tech Data and SonicWall together deliver innovative security solutions in the UK, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Nordics, Czech Republic, Poland and Turkey. For more information on SonicWall solutions through Tech Data, contact


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