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Tech Data adds to RECON Security Suite

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 9 July 2019

David Ellis, VP security solutions Europe at Tech Data
David Ellis, VP security solutions Europe at Tech Data

Distributor Tech Data has launched a new subscription-based managed security solution for endpoint mobility as part of the RECON Security Suite. The new offering will be available in Europe and combines IBM’s MaaS360 and Watson unified endpoint management platform with technology from Lookout, a leading provider of cloud-based security software for mobile devices.

David Ellis, VP security solutions Europe at Tech Data, said: “The growing use of personal devices for business means that our IT channel partners are seeing increasing demand for robust and reliable mobile security solutions to address the risks of BYOD. With this new solution, Tech Data has brought together the strength of IBM and the specialist knowledge of Lookout to offer a scalable and highly affordable subscription-based solution to protect against cybersecurity risks.”

Available via a monthly subscription, the solution helps businesses to address the cybersecurity risks posed by the increasing trend of employees using personally owned devices to access privileged company systems, information and applications. Delivered and managed by Tech Data, the cloud-based solution is designed to help SMB customers accelerate their endpoint security offerings without investing in in-house specialist cybersecurity skills and resources.

The new mobility security solution is the latest addition to Tech Data’s RECON Security Suite, which offers a targeted and simplified range of multi-vendor subscription and consultation-based security solutions that protect against the most common cybersecurity threats. It will initially be available in the Netherlands, France, Sweden, Italy and UK, and will be rolled out to the rest of Tech Data’s European footprint in the coming months.

Anthony Aurigemma, VP IBM Security Europe, said: "IBM is delighted to be working with Tech Data, our pan-European VAD and embedded solutions agreement partner, on this important mobile security solution. Tech Data’s managed services offering complements our technology solution to drive successful deployments in the European market. IBM’s MaaS360 with Watson delivers best-in-class cloud-based unified endpoint management together with AI and identity and access management. This is enabling our clients to protect their organisations in the battle against cyber threats."

Jamie Andrews, EMEA partner director at Lookout, said: "We are very excited to be a part of Tech Data’s managed mobility security solution. We are seeing increasing customer demand for security on mobile devices in a perimeter-less, cloud-delivered, and privacy-focused world. Tech Data’s managed service enables organisations to access the internet and corporate data, based on a continuous assessment of the risks.”

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