Avnet Technology Solutions Strengthens its Security Portfolio in Thailand with Bitdefender

Thailand - March 13, 2014 - Avnet Technology Solutions, a solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has been authorized by Bitdefender to distribute its products and solutions portfolio in Thailand. With the appointment, Avnet will offer Bitdefender’s full range of security products and solutions for all market segments, from home users and small-medium business to corporate clients requiring security solutions for virtualized environments. Avnet and Bitdefender will jointly offer security solutions for corporate and government use, including the education, telecom and finance sectors.
 
Khun Rungrot Rattanapakorn, country manager, Avnet Thailand, said, "As a leading information technology solutions distributor, our aim is to deliver technology-based services and solutions that address end-users’ business challenges based on local market needs. Adding Bitdefender solutions to our portfolio gives our channel resellers the competitive edge to meet the growing demand of security solutions requirements of their customers. Partners can look forward to the investments Avnet and Bitdefender have made in enablement, training and marketing that add value to every engagement they have with their customers.”
 
Michal Dominik, director of operations, Bitdefender in Southeast Asian countries, said, "Bitdefender’s security solutions are the industry's most powerful security software. They have been certified internationally as the top-ranked antivirus technology by independent international organizations such as AV-Comparatives from Austria and PC Welt from Germany. Recently, Bitdefender won a series of important awards and accolades in the global security industry, including ‘Product of the Year’ by AV-Comparatives, ‘Best Repair 2012’ by AV-Test and ‘Editor's Choice’ and ‘The Best Antivirus for 2013’ by PC Mag. It is a confirmation of the antivirus software’s leadership status among security products. The recently announced corporate Bitdefender product line ‘GravityZone’ protects corporate clients with big centralized environments consisting of desktops, mobile devices and servers with virtualized environments”.
 
Commenting on the partnership with Avnet, Dominik added, "Avnet is a value-added solutions distributor with the focus and experience to drive security distribution in Thailand. Avnet's local sales resources and technical capabilities, along with the knowledge of their channel partners, will bring great value to both companies in the long run.”
 
About Bitdefender®

Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. The company is an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection since 2001. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.
 
About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.36 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2013. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visithttp://www.ats.avnet.com/.
 
About Avnet

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
 
Media Contact:
Julie Lawandra
Marketing Director, ASEAN
Avnet Technology Solutions
Phone: 65 62951788
Email: julie,lawandra@avnet.com
 
Panithi Wongtheanlai
Marketing Manager
Avnet Technology Solutions Thailand
Phone : 66 870481112
 

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