Hamburg, Germany. 24. March 2011 – gateProtect today announced further growth in its partner network with the addition of a new value added distributor as an exclusive partner: Ingram Micro Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of the world’s largest distributor of technology products. The development enables the German-based provider of unified threat management (UTM) systems to expand its presence in North America.
"We’re very pleased to be working with Ingram Micro Canada to expand our presence in North America. We see great potential in this region to convince companies of the many benefits of our solutions," says Dennis Monner, CEO of gateProtect. "For us, the agreement is of strategic importance as Canada is one of the world’s largest IT markets. We believe we’re well placed for future growth and will gain significant advantage leveraging Ingram Micro Canada’s market penetration and excellent reputation."
The appointment of Ingram Micro Canada as a value added distributor enables gateProtect to add a key name to its global partner network. Ingram Micro Canada’s parent corporation, headquartered in Santa Ana, CA (USA), is the world’s largest distributor of technology products serving over 180,000 resellers in more than 150 countries on six continents. Alongside a comprehensive product range, Ingram Micro Canada also provides its customers with electronic commerce and logistics services.
"We are very pleased to enter into this relationship with gateProtect and extend its outreach into the Canadian IT channel," says Tim Billing, Vice President Vendor Management, Ingram Micro Canada. "gateProtect’s IT security solutions are a welcome addition to our growing portfolio and being embraced by our Canadian VAR community."