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Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA to Offer Cisco Security Solutions to Defend Fast-Evolving Data Centres

Agreement Signed Following Launch of Avnet’s Security & Networking Solutions Division in EMEA

Diegem, Belgium – WEBWIRE

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the extension of its agreement with Cisco to include distribution of Cisco’s industry-leading security products portfolio.

The collaboration further strengthens Avnet’s security offerings following the launch of its Security & Networking Solutions division in EMEA, announced in June. 

Cisco provides one of the industry’s most comprehensive advanced threat-focused security portfolios, as well as a broad set of enforcement and remediation options that are integrated, pervasive, continuous and open.

Philip Wright, director, partner operations, EMEAR distribution at Cisco, commented, “The virtualization and cloud mega-trend is forcing profound shifts within data centres, affecting everything from IT services through to business models and architectures. Working with Avnet, we can utilise this leading distributor’s comprehensive knowledge of this market, its extensive reach and the expertise available in its Security & Networking Solutions division, across EMEA.”

“Not only does this alliance help celebrate the opening of our new Security & Networking Solutions division, it represents a tremendous opportunity for our reseller partners,” said Miriam Murphy, senior vice president, Enterprise Business Group, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA. “Security is more and more a key decision element of overall data centre strategies. We look forward to helping deliver growth opportunities to our customers and partners in this fast-evolving marketplace.”

This collaboration covers the regions in which Avnet currently operates with Cisco as a distribution partner, including: Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, France, Italy and Spain.

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About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions transforms technology into business solutions for customers around the world.  It collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the changing needs of end-user customers. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $11.0 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2014. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, 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 serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit


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