Distributor to increase investment in cyber security in 2017, will launch new business unit
Ingram Micro Cloud says cloud security will be a key area for the distributor growth over the next 12 months.
The company has pledged to make several investments into cybersecurity innovation in the coming months, including plans to expand its wrap-around services for channel partners, and the launch of an Ingram Micro Cloud security business unit later in the year.
“Alongside infrastructure and services, security is one of three strategic pillars for the Ingram Micro Ecosystem of Cloud over the next 12 to 18 months, which were identified in alignment with core areas of forecasted growth in the channel,” said Apay Obang-Oyway, director, Cloud Northern Europe at Ingram Micro Cloud. “According to the Cloud Industry Forum, the user base for cloud security is set to grow by almost half, with 36 percent currently deploying a cloud-based security solution and a further 17 percent expecting to do so in the future.”
“As the threat of cyber-attacks grows, data security is already at the top of end users’ agendas and already reaching the board room as a matter of concern. Customers are going to be looking at their technology providers for protection, prevention, detection, mitigation and total expertise to ensure that systems stay safe from breaches. Now’s the time for resellers to maximise the opportunities available to provision world-class security.
“Our commitment to innovating in cyber security is designed to help our partners meet that growing demand for leading protection both in the cloud and on-premises, as well as add value to existing end user deployments by leveraging the Cloud Marketplace platform.”
Ingram has also announced the addition of Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud (SEPC) to the distributor’s Cloud Marketplace.