Tech Data Europe has set-up a security centre of excellence in the UK and is doubling its security headcount in the region over the next six months.
Staff will be recruited in all areas, including professional services, account management, business development, marketing and operations. The centre of excellence is located in Warrington, Cheshire.
Rob Tomlin, MD for Tech Data Advanced Solutions, UK & Ireland, said: "We've seen amazing growth in our security business. Organically, we have doubled over the past two years and we've seen a significant acceleration over the last 12 months."
Key Tech Data security partners include Cisco, IBM, McAfee, Symantec and RSA.
Warrington will become Tech Data Europe's main security knowledge centre and a focal point for the development of new propositions and managed services, said the distributor.
Alison Nixon, business Unit Director for Security at Tech Data Advanced Solutions UK, added: "It's a challenge for resellers to keep pace with changes in security products, and services and support are vital to success. The centre of excellence will give them access to information and intelligence on the latest developments and to expertise that can help them fill the gaps in their own capabilities."
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