Gigamon Partners with Westcon for LatAm Distribution

Gigamon has announced a distribution agreement with Westcon, the value-added technology distributor. Westcon will act as a key Gigamon distributor with local presence in multiple Latin American countries, with initial focus on Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru and Chile.

“With our expertise in security and networking, Westcon has become a strong leader among tech distributors, and our alignment with Gigamon will prove invaluable as we look to solve our customer’s toughest security and visibility challenges,” said Otavio Lazarini, executive vice president of Latin America, Westcon. “Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric and Security Delivery Platform remove network blind spots, bolstering overall security and allowing organizations to become more agile, secure and cost-effective.”

Westcon and Gigamon also have alliances with security companies FireEye, Blue Coat and Check Point to facilitate security solutions selling to joint customers.

“We see tremendous value in partnering with Westcon, a leading global security distributor, and the relationship will provide numerous resources to empower our continued growth,” said Barbara Spicek, vice president of channel sales at Gigamon. “Westcon’s strong presence throughout Latin America will help us expand our global footprint and deliver Gigamon’s traffic visibility solutions in a previously untapped market.”

Over the last year, Gigamon has been expanding its presence in Latin America to address the region’s high-growth potential for the company’s security and visibility solutions in the banking, financial services, telecom service provider, government and large enterprise sectors.

“This new alliance with Westcon promises to increase operational efficiencies allowing us to better service our growing joint customer base,” said Carlos Perea, vice president of sales for Latin America and Caribbean at Gigamon.