First Distribution announces partnership with CrowdStrike


Johannesburg, 23 Jan 2019
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First Distribution, South Africa's leading distributor for cyber security, data centre, enterprise and cloud solutions, today announced its partnership with Crowdstrike, the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection.

With this partnership, customers will now have greater access to CrowdStrike's comprehensive range of cyber security solutions, including the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, the new standard in endpoint protection technology, CrowdStrike Services, and Intelliegence.

"It is First Distribution's strategy to represent leading global brands across Africa. We are excited to have CrowdStrike in our stable. CrowdStrike is the only company that offers a comprehensive approach to endpoint protection, uniquely based in a cloud-native technology that adds speed, efficacy and scalability for every deployment. We look forward to working with them in the distribution of their security portfolio to effectively protect customers across the South African region," says Brad Stein, General Manager for Networking and Security, First Distribution, Johannesburg.

CrowdStrike has unveiled numerous new and innovative products addressing 21st century cyber security challenges and requirements, and continues to reinforce its status as a global company. In 2018, CrowdStrike was recognised as a visionary in the 2018 Gartner Endpoint Protection Magic Quadrant, positioned the highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision.

Alexander Foroozand'e, Alliances Director for META, commented: "As we continue to invest in Africa by delivering our industry-leading endpoint protection technology and services, we are excited to announce our partnership with First Distribution, a true value-added distributor.

Together, we have an aligned vision to build a transparent, loyal and channel-friendly ecosystem, paving the way for growth and a more secure Africa." CrowdStrike Falcon is the first and only platform that unifies next-generation anti-virus (AV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 threat hunting service, all delivered via a single lightweight agent. CrowdStrike Falcon's modular approach enables customers to have integrated access to the full suite of endpoint protection capabilities, including vulnerability management, IT hygiene, threat intelligence automation, device control and more.

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First Distribution

First Distribution is a value-added distributor of leading global brands, providing complex ICT solutions to the enterprise and SME markets, focused around the cyber security, data centre, virtualisation, hosted applications and cloud-based services, database and middleware, security and network infrastructure, backed up by unparalleled expertise. As South Africa's leading distributor for data centre, enterprise and cloud solutions, First Distribution's model is based on delivering solutions through a well-established reseller base. This stable base has been built up through a history of consistent, trustworthy service and nurturing resellers as business partners.

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First Distribution Rory Kruger (011) 540 2640 rory.kruger@firstdistribution.com
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