HP Enterprise Security Products (HP ESP) has appointed AxizWorkgroup as its newest distributor within the South African region.

The appointment comes on the back of the vendor’s stated intention to grow its South African and African channel, further cultivate and develop its market share, as well as drive awareness of its product offerings throughout the region. Products within the HP ESP portfolio include: TippingPoint, ArcSight and Fortify.

AxizWorkgroup’s Advanced Technologies unit has officially launched its specialist security distribution practice on 22 August 2013. The business practice aims to provide resellers and members of the local channel access to all of the services they would expect from a value-added distributor, while also providing them with a range of leading global security specialist products.

“We are delighted to have been appointed by HP ESP as their newest distributor in the region,” says Jacques Malherbe, executive of Advanced Technologies.

“We believe that our unique mix of value-added distribution, the investment we have already placed into growing our skills around its solutions, and the fact that Advanced Technologies views HP ESP as a key and pivotal vendor to our technology stack, will assist in growing its local channel as well as create the awareness and traction in the market that HP ESP deserves,” Malherbe adds.

He explains that Advanced Technologies’ approach will be to ensure that HP ESP resellers are equipped with the services needed to aggressively drive the technology to their customers.

These services include technical resources, training and support, as well as the assurance that they have partnered with a distributor who is true to its channel and will only look to grow the market through its partners.

“We are pleased to announce AxizWorkgroup as a new HP ESP distribution partner in South Africa.

“AxizWorkgroup will work closely with HP ESP to further develop and expand its business throughout South Africa with new partner recruitment, onboarding and enablement, helping to drive committed partners to increase their revenue and success across HP’s awarding winning security technologies.

“The market for HP’s security solutions continues to grow and demand is strong, allowing partners to maximise revenues for product and services while deepening their relationships with their customers.

“We are excited to have AxizWorkgroup on board to further expand the market and opportunity that exists for the partner community in delivering leading edge security solutions in the areas of application security, network security, security intelligence and operational analytics.”