Malwarebytes signs Wick Hill to grow security channel

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Wick Hill will sell the products in the UK, DACH, Benelux, France and the Nordics

Malwarebytes has signed Wick Hill as a pan-European value-added distributor. The agreement supports Malwarebytes’ growing presence in Europe and its channel-focused strategy.

Wick Hill and Malwarebytes will work together to offer the cyber security company’s advanced endpoint protection and remediation capabilities for enterprises to resellers in the UK, DACH, Benelux, France and the Nordics, as part of a two-tier distribution model.

Anthony O’Mara, VP, EMEA at Malwarebytes, said: “Given its reach and reputation in the cyber security space, Wick Hill is an ideal partner for us. The company also operates an enviable range of partner support services and has a track record of helping vendors expand their reseller base and grow sales.”

Data securityHe said: “As part of Rigby Private Equity (RPE), Wick Hill also has access to an established network of resellers across EMEA, and we will be taking advantage of that to grow our presence even further in the future.”

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of Wick Hill Group, said: “We are delighted that Malwarebytes has chosen Wick Hill as a pan-EMEA distribution partner. Driven by the strength of its product set, the company has a uniquely valuable brand in the security market, providing resellers with a massive opportunity.

In today’s increasingly insecure IT environment, multi-level protection is vital and we feel Malwarebytes fits perfectly into our existing portfolio.”

In July 2015, Wick Hill became part of Rigby Private Equity (RPE). RPE is building an EMEA-wide specialist distribution business. Value added distributor Zycko is also part of RPE.

Paul Eccleston, head of RPE, said: “The appointment of Wick Hill by Malwarebytes is another milestone for RPE, following Zycko’s recent appointment by Unitrends as its sole EMEA wide distributor.

It demonstrates that there is a strong need for a pan-EMEA distributor that can work with companies wanting to expand and grow internationally.”

@AntonySavvas