Comstor France Recognized as Cisco Distribution Partner of the Year

Suresnes, France, April 5, 2007 - Westcon Group, Inc., the world’s leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence, announced that its Comstor practice has won Cisco’s Distribution Partner of the Year award in France for both country and geography. 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’s technology-focused solutions programs, including OneVoice and OneDefense, have been adopted by hundreds of resellers all across Europe since their inception over two years ago. Comstor France has had particular success in training and preparing its reseller base, especially in the area of network security where the distributor held a series of recurring in-person trainings.

“Comstor France has done a tremendous job in recruiting two-tier partners during the past 12 months,” said Yves Rochereau, distribution and alliance director, Cisco France. “Comstor France has also over-performed by delivering Cisco Sales Associate trainings to over a hundred new resellers, achieving a mean growth of more than 40% year over year. We are pleased for the entire Comstor France team to be rewarded for this difficult and commendable task.”

Fabrice Tusseau, general manager of Comstor France, added: “This achievement, a first for Comstor France, is a reflection of our team’s commitment to deliver the best solutions, training, and Cisco-oriented solutions to our customers. When you combine these elements with our powerful OneDefense and OneVoice programs, it equals competitive advantage for our resellers.”

“Comstor France fully understands how to help two tier resellers perform more effectively in B2B, enterprise and SMB markets,” said Bruno Texier, purchase and logistics manager for Retis Communication, a two-tier Cisco Silver Partner. “Comstor France has achieved a new level of professionalism and we are truly pleased to allocate our main business with the Cisco Distribution Partner of the Year!”

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

Jeffrey Touzeau                                   
Westcon Group, Inc.                    
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