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Avnet Technology Solutions Expands SMB Security Portfolio in Singapore Through New Distribution Agreement with Check Point


Singapore -- Avnet Technology Solutions, a solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), today announced an agreement with Check Point Software Technologies in Singapore to deliver security solutions that address the requirements of local small-to-medium sizes businesses (SMB).

Following this agreement with Check Point, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, Avnet will distribute Check Point UTM-1 Edge and Safe@Office N appliances to channel partners in the Singapore market. Both solutions are designed to meet the growing IT security demand of small-to-medium size businesses and branch offices.

“Small and mid-sized businesses in Singapore face the same security challenges larger organizations do, but they have far fewer dedicated IT security resources and less manpower,” said John Ong, regional director for Check Point Software Technologies in South Asia. “Check Point’s UTM-1 Edge and Safe@Office N appliances offer SMB customers enterprise-class security, captured in a single appliance; they offer leading performance that is simple to manage, and fast and easy to deploy. We believe that such valuable solutions are well poised to bring the Singapore SMB market to the next level in security.”

Bennett Wong, country general manager of Avnet Technology Solutions (Singapore) commented, “We value this new opportunity to work with the acknowledged leader, Check Point Software Technologies, to address the SMB security market. Avnet is committed to collaborative marketing efforts, end user lead generation and training enablement programs to jointly grow our SMB market coverage in Singapore.”

“Avnet already distributes Check Point security solutions in markets such as Indonesia and North America. We are pleased to extend our collaboration to the Singapore market to deliver Check Point’s robust and cost-effective security solutions to local SMBs. Avnet has an extensive SMB channel reseller ecosystem and comprehensive value-added capabilities, as well as strong technical expertise supporting the channel community. This new partnership will increase our solutions’ market penetration and, based on our collaborative channel distribution model, will enhance our cost efficiency and accelerate our business growth,” concluded Ong.

More information about UTM-1 Edge and Safe@Office N appliances can be found at: and

About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT 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 70 countries and generated US $8.19 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions ( is an operating group of Avnet, Inc.

About Avnet
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

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, is the only vendor to deliver Total Security for networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework. Check Point provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to innovate with the development of the Software Blade architecture. The dynamic Software Blade architecture delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization or environment. Check Point customers include tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes including all Fortune 100 companies. Check Point’s award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.


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