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Avnet Technology Solutions Expands Distribution Agreement with Enterasys Networks to Include the Middle East and North African Region


Channel partners in the region can now benefit from expanded opportunities, including a full range of Enterasys’ Secure Networks products

Dubai, UAE -- Avnet Technology Solutions, the solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has expanded its relationship with Enterasys Networks. The company can now distribute Enterasys Networks’ full portfolio of award-winning wired and wireless network infrastructure products and security solutions throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Enterasys Networks is the Network Infrastructure and Security division of Siemens Enterprise Communications Group, a premier global provider of data, security, voice and unified communications solutions. Avnet Technology Solutions also distributes Enterasys solutions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Australia.

Commenting on the distribution agreement with Enterasys Networks, Jamal Qaffaf, managing director, Avnet Technology Solutions Middle East, said, “Avnet Technology Solutions helps its supplier partners create new business opportunities by providing channel partner support around the globe. By adding Enterasys Networks solutions to our offerings for the Middle East and North Africa, we can help our channel network take advantage of an untapped and growing market of enterprise customers in the region.”

Avnet Technology Solutions has a proven methodology that helps suppliers and partners successfully grow their businesses. Through this methodology, partners can develop new technology opportunities and create a business strategy for growth markets, enabling them to gain the knowledge and skills needed to cost effectively prepare for business success and rapidly execute solutions selling. Avnet Technology Solutions will work with its channel partners to identify sales opportunities for complete solutions that include Enterasys Networks hardware and software technology to address the business challenges of end users. Avnet Technology Solutions, in collaboration with Enterasys Networks, will also deliver greater local awareness and demand in the market for Enterasys’ solutions in the Middle East and Africa.

“Avnet Technology Solutions is one of the most dynamic technology solutions distributors in the Middle East and North African region due to the company’s global scale and scope and its visionary strategy for accelerating profitable growth,” says Asli Aktas, regional director Middle East, Enterasys Networks. “We believe this agreement will provide Enterasys with an excellent platform to further expand our geographic reach and help customers solve their business challenges by providing innovative solutions with the highest level of service and support while reducing their total cost of ownership.”

Enterasys Networks offers integrated hardware and software solutions that share an open architecture, provide common management, embed security and ensure longer product lifecycles. The customer-friendly solutions not only improve efficiency and productivity, but also protect existing investments. Enterasys products and solutions offer cutting-edge technology in various domains, particularly cloud computing, compliance, high-end voice and video and the data centre.

About Enterasys Secure Networks
Enterasys Networks is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standard-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning “Open Communications” approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company’s OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications Group includes Siemens Enterprise Communications, Enterasys Networks and Cycos.

About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver effective solutions that address the business challenges of their end-user customers locally and around the world. For fiscal year 2010, the group served customers in more than 30 countries and generated US $8.19 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. Visit:

About Avnet Inc
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology in the world. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit


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