Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Westcon-Comstor announces EMEA distribution agreement with Noname Security

Leading technology distributor strengthens cloud security and DevSecOps offering with new vendor signing

LONDON, UK – 15th September 2021 – Westcon-Comstor, the global technology distributor, has today announced the signing of a new EMEA distribution agreement with enterprise API security company Noname Security. This strategic relationship will further strengthen the Westcon Next Generation Solutions (NGS) offering in the cloud and DevOps security pillar.

By 2022, abuse of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) will become one of the most-frequent attack vectors, according to Gartner. Used to communicate with customer interfaces, suppliers, business partners, for automation, and for administration, almost any piece of code that's been written in the last three years is either using or exposing an API. With on average 35% of APIs being rogue APIs, businesses that utilise APIs need to protect them in real-time, detecting vulnerabilities and misconfigurations before they can be exploited.

The Noname API Security Platform allows businesses to mitigate all API security risks by discovering all APIs, data, and metadata, analysing API behaviour, remediating API vulnerabilities, and detecting and preventing API threats. With the ability to connect to any cloud or on-premise environment and the flexibility and choice in where you’d like the Noname API Security Platform to reside, businesses can guarantee a frictionless operation combined with an out-of-band integration and quick time to value.

Speaking about the announcement, Daniel Hurel, Vice President of Westcon EMEA said, “Noname Security, recognised as a technology disrupter and cyber security innovator is a crucial addition to our Westcon NGS vendor portfolio. This vendor will help our partners significantly reduce the API attack surface of their customers. Its proven value in protecting some of the largest businesses by discovering and securing exposed and unprotected APIs makes Noname Security a natural partner for us, and we’re excited about bringing the platform to market in Europe.”

Dirk Marichal, Vice President EMEA at Noname Security, added, “APIs have found their way into most elements of a business’ technology stack for a reason, and that is that they’re effective. Unfortunately, they aren’t as secure as traditional applications and bad actors are taking notice. Our platform helps to mitigate these risks and keep business APIs secure and out of the headlines. Westcon-Comstor is the ideal partner for us to reach new customers, its wide regional reach, value-added services and marketing support are second to none.”

Westcon NGS encompasses four solutions pillars: zero trust access, IoT/OT security, next generation SOC and secure cloud/DevOps. Focusing on solutions rather than specific vendor technologies, the company helps partners identify the solutions best suited to them, their customers, and their long-term strategies, from its comprehensive portfolio.


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