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Comstor UK Captures Cisco Distribution Partner of the Year Award

Cirencester, England, April 5, 2007 - Westcon Group, Inc., world’s leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence, announced that its Comstor UK subsidiary has won Cisco’s Distribution Partner of the Year award in the United Kingdom for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, Comstor Europe 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 pan-European solutions programs, including OneVoice and OneDefense, have been adopted by over 500 reseller partners in the U.K. alone since their launch over two years ago. Also, Comstor has been the only distributor to align and activate dedicated business development teams to support Cisco’s unified communications strategy. Its ‘Smarter Business Solutions’ campaigns have been highly successful in driving demand generation within the channel.

Duncan Mitchell, vice president United Kingdom & Ireland, Cisco, commented: “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 the Worldwide Channels Award for Market Acceleration, and the UK Distribution Partner award for the fourth consecutive year, is a testimony to Comstor’s unmatched commitment, focus and expertise on Cisco’s core and advanced technologies,” commented Jon Pritchard. “We are pleased to be recognized as having played a critical role in driving Cisco’s success in the UK and other European countries through these achievements.”

Ajani Bandele, network services director at Stoneleigh Consultancy Limited, added:
"We are pleased to see that Comstor has been awarded Cisco's UK Distributor of the Year again.  We work closely with Comstor on our Cisco Advanced Technology business and the support, programmes, training and logistics that we get from them are second to none – congratulations Comstor!"

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 http://www.westcongroup.com/.

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Jeffrey Touzeau                                   
Westcon Group, Inc.                    
(914) 829-7388                          
jtouzeau@westcongroup.com

James Clark
Westcon Group, Inc.
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jclark@westcongroup.com

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Jeff Touzeau

Director, Corp Comm

914 829 7388

jtouzeau@westcon.com