Security distributor Wick Hill has acquired the Kaspersky Lab business from fellow distie C-Media.
The move has been heralded by Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of the Wick Hill group, as evidence of its commitment to invest in the anti-virus vendor and it will be setting up a team to aid the transition for C-Media resellers.
“We have invested in finance, marketing and staff resources to grow business for and with our existing Kaspersky Lab channel partners, alongside the new resellers, and we plan to continue to deliver strong sales and margin growth to them,” he said.
“Our Kaspersky Lab reseller partners have been gaining business and market share against competitive workstation and server security vendors. This deal gives us even more resources to support them,” he added.
The development has been backed by Kaspersky with UK managing director Malcolm Tuck pointing out the move will aid its own UK market growth ambitions.