WestconGroup, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data centre solutions, today announced that its Security Practice has been named “EMEA Distributor of the Year” by F5 Networks.  WestconGroup received the award for its substantial year-over-year growth, great value, dedicated resources and focus on F5 solutions during the past year.

WestconGroup accepted the honour at the F5 Agility 2015 event, held in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The event hosted more than 700 global Gold and Silver Technology partners, end users and distributors from across EMEA. Award winners were recognised for their outstanding achievement and commitment to F5’s business.

“Receiving the EMEA Distributor of the Year award from F5, one of our most important and fastest-growing vendors, is very special,” said Willem J.H. de Haan, WestconGroup’s senior vice president, Central Europe & EMEA Security Solutions. “This achievement is a direct reflection of our commitment to solution providers and their customers, resulting from a close collaboration with F5 at every level of their business across all countries. I am extremely proud that our teams across EMEA have been singled out for their collective efforts and dedicate this award to all those having contributed to it within F5 and WestconGroup.”

“As F5 continues to see growth in security throughout our EMEA customer base, our partners are faced with different and more demanding customer requirements than those that they have delivered against in the past,” said Michael Schoenrock, director, Channel Sales EMEA, F5.

“WestconGroup played an essential role in 2015 in supporting these requirements, displaying strategic planning across both technology area and territory in 2015.  As a result of this focus, as well as investment in F5, their security business has substantially grown, making them an outstanding pick as EMEA Distributor of the Year.”