Westcon bulks up Euro security practice

Westcon has said its partners can now better serve multinational businesses after acquiring its first ever presence in Switzerland in the shape of Germany-headquartered security VAD intraday Communications.

Westcon has said its partners can now better serve multinational businesses after acquiring its first ever presence in Switzerland in the shape of Germany-headquartered security VAD entrada Kommunikations.

Entrada distributes kit from Trend Micro, McAfee, Juniper and Riverbed, among others, and made sales of over €90m in 2010. It will now report into Westcon's European security operation.

Jens Montanana, chief exec of Westcon parent Datatec, said: "The acquisition of the second largest security distributor in Germany ... gives its European security division a wider geographic footprint to better service its customer requirements."

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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