Westcon Group Europe and AirMagnet Sign Distribution Agreement

Distributor Westcon Group is set to offer the channel AirMagnet’s entire product line including AirMagnet Laptop Analyzer and AirMagnet Survey.

AirMagnet’s tools, which customers can learn about on Westcon Group’s technology solutions portals, help customers overcome and resolve wireless LAN deployment issues to minimise security risks while maximising performance and productivity.

“WLAN deployments in enterprises are often difficult to plan, deploy and manage with the same granularity as their wired equivalents; security concerns and compliance issues have also served as a barrier to mass adoption in the workplace,” commented Guy Koster, vice president of Westcon Group’s Technology Solutions Group. “AirMagnet products are the enabling tools to overcome end user deployment, management and compliance challenges; we are very excited about the opportunities this new relationship will create for our customers.”

Ian Schenkel, managing director EMEA of AirMagnet, added, “Two compelling factors make WLAN an exciting market to be in right now. First, the availability of 802.11n WLAN products put wireless on par with wired infrastructure; and second, enterprise adoption of WLAN remains below 20% in most markets. Consequently, we believe that the market is set to develop substantially over the next 12 to 18 months. Our distribution agreement with Westcon will help to drive growth by enabling systems integrators and customers to easily and confidently plan and deploy secure, manageable wireless infrastructure.”