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Gigamon och Exclusive Group tecknar EMEA distributionsavtal

Network and security visibility vendor consolidates distribution strategy with Exclusive Networks

PARIS, FRANCE – June 6th 2017 – Exclusive Group, the value-added services and technologies (VAST) group, today announced Gigamon as the latest market-leading vendor to consolidate its distributor portfolio with Exclusive Networks as it looks to grow its channel presence and accelerate sales across EMEA. The move comes as Gigamon targets ambitious growth objectives for EMEA in 2017/2018; simplifying its channel strategy and forging a more focused channel relationship to realise the full potential of Exclusive Network’s unique and proven approach to value-added distribution.

“With unprecedented market change, putting more energy and attention behind a vendor and distributor relationship has never been more relevant.  We have known for many years that growth becomes faster and more efficient, and the focus is always greater within a shared mindset leading to more successful risk-taking from strategic, long-term investments,” said Barrie Desmond, COO at Exclusive Group. “Gigamon has been steadily growing its influence in the EMEA market with a disruptive technology portfolio that gives unparalleled visibility to data-in-motion into public, private and hybrid cloud environments.  Our businesses are a great fit and our combined efforts will accelerate them to the next level.”

The distribution agreement for Gigamon solutions now covers 15 countries across EMEA, extending the Exclusive Networks partnerships already established in Germany, the UK, France and Spain, into the Nordics, Middle East, Benelux and remainder of the DACH region.  Key objectives for the remainder of 2017 include additional reseller recruitment while bolstering technical services, marketing and pre-sales support for existing and new partners.

“Exclusive is well-suited to help us meet our goals, with a great understanding of the needs of enterprise customers and a remarkable track-record of harnessing channel market dynamics to accelerate growth for disruptive technologies,” said Gerard Alison, Vice President of EMEA, Gigamon. “There are also compelling synergies with many other vendors in the global Exclusive Networks cybersecurity portfolio – many of which are Gigamon ecosystem partners – where our Security Delivery Platforms and Visibility Fabric™ can be applied to brilliant effect.”

About Exclusive Group
Exclusive Group (www.exclusive-group.com) is the value-added services and technologies (VAST) group accelerating the growth of disruptive and innovative technologies around the world.  Its people are committed to the high-growth imperatives of ambitious IT vendors and fueled by a strong culture of ambition, entrepreneurialism and sustainable growth. With 50+ offices across five continents and presence in over 100 countries, Exclusive Group brings all the essential elements of a proven winning strategy for market entry and growth.  Redefining value and enabling new market opportunities through “Disruptive Distribution” is at the heart of the Exclusive Group proposition through its cybersecurity brand, Exclusive Networks, and datacentre transformation division, BigTec.  This is complemented by the extensive and innovative capabilities of PASSport Global Services, and the comprehensive, integrated commercial leasing offerings delivered by Exclusive Capital.

Gigamon
Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) provides active visibility into physical, virtual and cloud network traffic, enabling stronger security and superior performance. Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric™ and GigaSECUREÒ, the industry’s first Security Delivery Platform, deliver advanced intelligence so that security, network, and application performance management solutions in enterprise, government, and service provider networks operate more efficiently and effectively. See more at www.gigamon.com, the Gigamon Blog, or follow Gigamon on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook.

 For more information contact:

Greg Halse/Ellie Stansfield
Cohesive
+44 (0) 1291 626200
exclusivegroup@wearecohesive.com

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