Westcon to distribute Nozomi Networks solutions as its preferred provider for ICS cybersecurity and anomaly detection
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 5, 2019 — Nozomi Networks Inc., the leader in industrial cybersecurity and operational visibility, and Westcon, an integral part of Westcon-Comstor Americas, a division of SYNNEX Corporation, today announced they have partnered to broaden Westcon’s delivery of services to customers in industrial automation, manufacturing, power and building operations industries across Latin America.
“The Internet has brought additional threats to the ICS environment, with growing risks as OT networks become more complex. Securing these networks and the ever increasing mass of industrial IoT devices requires the integrated security approach Nozomi Networks provides. In Latin America, as in any other region, factors such as commodity solutions, internet-connected devices and open networking protocols – not to mention the rise of cybercrime – pose strong challenges to all businesses depending on industrial controls,” said Otavio Lazarini Barbosa, EVP Latin America, Westcon-Comstor Americas.
Deep knowledge of the complexities of ICS networks, continuous innovation and expertise in artificial intelligence have made Nozomi Networks the leader in real-time cybersecurity and visibility for industrial control networks. Now in its fifth generation of technology, Nozomi Networks is the preferred partner for leading vendors in IT cybersecurity. Its proven solutions support hundreds of thousands of devices in more than 1000 installations spanning energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, utilities and critical infrastructure. Nozomi Networks has a proven solution for mapping, monitoring and identifying OT threats. It easily integrates and shares ICS information with large-scale IT/OT environments.
Westcon gives its reseller partners the technical, commercial and financial support they need to meet the requirements of customers throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region. Local sales channels can count on Westcon to supply the final customer with comprehensive solutions based on an extensive vendor portfolio covering security, networking and unified communications. Through specific training and development programs, Westcon encourages its sales partners to address vertical markets and to provide their customers with services complementary to their product offers.
“As a growing number of industrial organizations across Latin America embrace digitalization, cyber security for their operational networks is becoming a priority,” said Ricardo Guedes, Regional Sales Director – LATAM, Nozomi Networks. “We are pleased to team with Westcon to provide customers with effective solution for OT and ICS visibility and security, with the assurance of delivery through a respected and able partner.”