CMS becomes UK distributor for AVG’s business products

CMS has enhanced its security solutions portfolio for SMEs by signing as the UK distributor for AVG Business security solutions.

The distributor will provide the AVG Business product portfolio, including AVG’s full line of cloud security and remote monitoring and management (RMM) solutions for SMEs, directly to its network of partners.

“Last year, CMS Distribution started building a comprehensive security portfolio. As the market moves towards mobility and cloud technologies and there is an ever growing importance for data security, a partnership with a leading cloud security brand as AVG made total sense for us,” said Justin Griffiths, group director of Software Solutions at CMS Distribution.

CMS entered the booming security market in 2015, forming partnerships with AlienVault, Barracuda Networks, iSheriff and The Bunker. Over a short period of time a team of security specialists had been formed, able to use its commercial and technical knowledge, along with deep understanding of the competitive landscape to support long-term partners.

“With a base of more than 3,000 channel partners, including the top VARs in the UK, CMS Distribution not only shares our commitment to helping businesses prioritise security, but brings the go-to-market capabilities to sell our full stack of AVG Business cloud security and managed services solutions. We are looking forward to working together to deliver impressive results," said Fred Gerritse, general manager at AVG Technologies.

CMS will proactively introduce the AVG Technologies stack into its 3,000 reseller base, including the top VARs in the UK. 

“AVG Technologies has aggressive goals this year to drive even greater value for our channel partners and their end customers. High on our list is a smart distribution model to give our partners the flexibility to buy our solutions direct from a distributor and help maximise their growth. We chose CMS Distribution as the strong partner to help us put this vision into motion in the UK and Europe,” added Gerritse.

“We believe that CMS Distribution is in a strong position to help AVG Business exceed their goals as well as deliver new market leading security technologies to our partners,” commented Simon Carr, security product manager at CMS Distribution.

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