Comstor Europe picks up Five Country Awards, Two Geography Awards and Worldwide Channels Award at Ci

Slough, England, April 5, 2007 - Westcon Group, Inc., the world’s leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence, announced that its Comstor Europe operation has won Cisco’s Distribution Partner of the Year award in five countries and two geographies. In addition, Comstor Europe has won Cisco’s Worldwide Channels Award for Market Acceleration for is dedicated programmes OneVoice and OneDefense. The awards were accepted by Jon Pritchard, vice president of Comstor Europe at the Cisco Partner Summit earlier this week in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Comstor Spain, Comstor Austria, Comstor Belgium, Comstor France and Comstor UK all received Cisco’s Country awards, while Comstor France and Comstor UK also won Cisco’s Geography awards. Comstor’s pan-European solutions programs, including OneVoice and OneDefense, have been adopted by hundreds of reseller partners in across Europe since their launch over two years ago.

Thierry Drilhon, vice president, Cisco France, commented: “Comstor has outperformed in FY06 in many aspects. Its dedicated presale teams for security and IP communications, along with strong support to our partners, has been invaluable. Comstor’s commitment and focus on success has made it this year’s obvious winner.”

Duncan Mitchell, vice president United Kingdom & Ireland, Cisco, added: “Comstor has implemented a highly successful strategy for driving growth right across both our core and advanced technology businesses. In addition, Comstor is the only distributor to have dedicated and activated business development teams for Cisco Unified Communications and Security. This award recognises Comstor’s market drive, determination and loyalty to Cisco!”

“Receiving these European awards is a testament to Comstor’s unmatched commitment, focus and expertise on Cisco’s core and advanced technologies,” commented Jon Pritchard, vice president, Comstor Europe. “We are pleased to be recognized as having played a critical role in driving Cisco’s success in the UK and other European countries.”

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is the world’s leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel and Avaya, Inc. Through its Westcon, Comstor and Voda One divisions, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit

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