Westcon Group has announced a global distribution strategy with ArcSight to include North America and 10 countries across Europe.

Arcsight, an HP company since the acquisition this year, will now be distributed by Westcon through its North American reseller base whille the European operations will deliver ArcSight products across Europe.

This announcement marks the first North American agreement between the two companies, powering Westcon reseller partners with the ArcSight Enterprise Threat and Risk Management platform. Additionally, the expanded agreement adds Norway, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom to Westcon's existing roster of countries across Europe.

Dean Douglas, president and chief executive officer of the Westcon Group, said: “With the rapid proliferation of attacks from the outside and data breaches from the inside occurring daily on a global scale, it is extremely important for companies to have a comprehensive IT security strategy in place.

“Based on our success in Europe and to ensure we are offering the richest portfolio of security products, the global expansion of the ArcSight relationship just makes sense.”

Tom Reilly, CEO of ArcSight, said: “New cyber threats and industry regulations are driving increased global demand for security and compliance solutions from a broader set of markets. ArcSight is committed to delivering solutions that help enterprises and government agencies alike protect their IT infrastructures, and Westcon's deep domain expertise will provide a strong value addition to our global channel program."