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New brands for Cloud Distribution, Cogent Distribution and Midwich

United Kingdom: network and storage VAD Cloud Distribution has signed CrowdStrike, a provider of cloud-delivered endpoint protection. The company's marquee solution, CrowdStrike Falcon is the first and only platform to unify next-generation antivirus (AV), endpoint detection and response (EDR) and managed hunting. CrowdStrike's fully cloud-based endpoint protection platform offers protection for both malware and malware-free intrusions. The company recently introduced new product modules to provide customers with the flexibility to replace their AV or augment it with EDR, security hygiene capabilities, and managed hunting. As a result, Cloud Distribution partners can procure either separate capabilities or CrowdStrike's comprehensive endpoint protection platform. Following this first partnership, CloudStrike plans to expand elsewhere in Europe, with focus on Italy and the Netherlands.

Network VAD Cogent Distribution has its sights set on becoming the largest value-added stock-holding distributor for Peplink product lines in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Cogent Distribution is to focus on aggressive UK & Ireland growth strategy. Peplink provides SD-WAN, load balancing, VPN and proprietary bonding solutions for organisations looking to increase and secure wireless bandwidth. Cogent co-founder Jim Kernahan commented: "the Peplink product line is extremely strong, dependable and easy to implement, which is why it continues to dominate the Mobile Data Routing Industry. Here in the UK and Ireland there is a huge opportunity to bring Peplink products to a far wider audience and with Cogent's resources and expertise we are very well placed to do so and are looking forward to the challenge."

AV broadliner Midwich has unveiled a new partnership with Fujitsu document scanners. The partnership will expand the reach and capabilities of Midwich's successful Document Solutions Team and demonstrates their focus within the Scan market. The distributor will be managing the full range of Fujitsu's cutting edge document scanners as well as the associated software and service offerings. Lee Michigan, Fujitsu Country Manager UK, said: "Midwich's reputation for value added distribution and partner knowledge, coupled with a proven track record of providing innovative solutions, make them an ideal partner for Fujitsu as we continue to expand our position as the leading provider of document management solutions in the UK." Matt Smith, Product Manager at Midwich, commented: "the drive for digital transformation is shaping the future of document solutions, spanning all verticals and sectors of industry. Midwich is fully committed to providing their customers with the hardware, software and service offerings necessary to thrive in this exciting market. Partnership with the global leader in this area was a natural step forward for us as we look to cement our position as the leading value add distributor in the UK and Ireland."