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Ingram Micro Expands Cyber Security Vendor Portfolio with Bitdefender Middle East Distribution Agreement

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 8, 2017: Ingram Micro Inc., one of the largest technology distributors in the META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa) region, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Bitdefender, a leading global Cyber Security technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide.  

Through this agreement, Ingram Micro is now authorized to distribute Bitdefender’s extensive portfolio of Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) security solutions, to channel partners in the following 11 countries: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

“Our partnership with Bitdefender in the Middle East region is opening a new era for the next generation of Endpoint Security. We are delighted to march together with Bitdefender for the innovation that Enterprises, Homes and Users are waiting for. Ingram Micro’s objective is to enhance the value proposition to our business partners with relevant vendor solutions and a dedicated range of services and trainings. With Bitdefender, we are reaching the front runner position as a value added distributor of Cyber Security solutions” said Marc Kassis, Director Cyber Security in Ingram Micro META Region.

“Our Partnership with Ingram Micro in Middle East Region is a strategic milestone for Bitdefender to accelerate enterprise sales in our 2018 focused market - Middle East. Bitdefender is looking to expand the enterprise channel landscape across Middle East by leveraging the well-established Ingram Micro enterprise channel partner to push Bitdefender in the right enterprise direction, put the product in the right enterprise channel, and reach the right enterprise customer with the right professional services” said Ahmed Tello, Channel Manager – Middle East, Bitdefender.

About Ingram Micro Cyber Security

Ingram Micro Cyber Security is a specialty division dedicated to helping partners Unlock their Cyber Security Potential. It delivers a comprehensive range of technical assessment services, consultancy services, managed security services (MSS), vendor solutions and training to empower business partners with best-in-class cyber defense capabilities. For more information about Ingram Micro Cyber Security, please visit http://security.ingrammicro.com/

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at www.ingrammicro.com

About Bitdefender

Bitdefender is a global security technology company that provides cutting edge end-to-end cyber security solutions and advanced threat protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a provider of choice in both hybrid infrastructure security and endpoint protection. Through R&D, alliances and partnerships, Bitdefender is trusted to be ahead and deliver robust security you can rely on. More information is available at http://www.bitdefender.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Ingram Micro's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

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