Datatec subsidiary Westcon has acquired specialist security distributor NOXS Europe and NOXS Ireland for nearly $70-million.

NOXS, whose primary vendors include Juniper Networks, Checkpoint Systems, Trend Micro, Nokia and McAfee, generated revenues last year of more than $220-million.
"This is a strategic acquisition for Datatec," says Jens Montanana, CEO of Datatec. "It immediately positions Westcon as a leading multinational security distribution company and provides substantial additional scale in Europe.
"Significantly, this acquisition also gives Westcon access to new vendors as well as providing an enlarged footprint to distribute its existing product lines into new markets and territories," he says. "The substantial increase in scale and size which NOXS brings would not have been possible to achieve through organic growth alone.”
NOXS’s product portfolio encompasses firewall/VPN, anti-virus, content security, encryption, Security 3A (administration, authorization and authentication), security enforcement and e-business.  It also has a services business including training, pre- and post-sales support, and managed services through its 4SureIT division.
Completion of the acquisition is subject to European merger approval which is currently expected to be received in early April.