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Westcon Security Europe Recognized as a Leading Juniper Networks Authorized Education Center under the “Corporate Category” in EMEA for 2006-2008

Houten, Netherlands, January 12, 2009 – Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that Westcon Security has been honored by Juniper as one of its leading Juniper Networks Authorized Education Centers (JNAEC) in EMEA for 2006-2008.  

As part of its JNAEC education program, Westcon Security Europe’s trained technicians regularly deliver authorized training on a variety of Juniper products including its security and WAN optimization portfolio. This valuable coursework, which is targeted at end users and resellers, derives from Juniper Networks’ proprietary training curriculum and ranges in skill level from introductory to intermediate.

“We are proud to have won the Leading JNAEC award in EMEA for 2006-2008,” commented Willem J.H. De Haan, Vice President Europe and Middle East, Westcon Security Europe. “This award reflects the deep resource and intellectual capital investments we have made with Juniper since 2000. We believe that training is a critical path to success for our resellers and it is the best way to help them leverage professional services associated with Juniper business."

Westcon Security's JNAEC plays an important role in the global implementation of Juniper Networks’ Technical Certification Program, which consists of platform-specific, multi-tiered tracks. This enables participants to demonstrate their competence with Juniper Networks technology through a combination of written proficiency tests and hands-on configuration and troubleshooting exams.

“This award recognizes Westcon Security as one of the top performing JNAEC’s in EMEA,” said Scott Edwards, Director of Education Services at Juniper Networks. “Through our Authorized Education Centers, we are expanding the reach of Juniper’s Education Services around the globe and providing the local training customers and partners need to maximize their technology investments.”

Westcon Security Europe campuses are located in Belgium (Vilvoorde), France (Courbevoie), Germany (Unterschleissheim), Italy (Agrate Brianza) and The Netherlands (Houten). Courses are targeted at the needs of local IT professionals. More information is available online at http://securitypoint.westcon.com.

About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel, Avaya and Polycom. Through its Westcon, Comstor and Voda One business practices, 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 www.westcongroup.com.

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