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CLEARWATER, Fla., April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Expanding its value-add services to McAfee partners,
Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today introduced TDCatalyst, a partner enablement tool offering customized training and resources for solution providers to grow their McAfee business and services.
"As computing security risks continue to grow and affect businesses, we are excited to offer our resellers custom-built McAfee solutions to address the security needs of their customers," said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president of Product Marketing, Software and Cloud Services at Tech Data. "Through TDCatalyst, Tech Data has dedicated resources to help solution providers combat these risks by growing their comprehensive McAfee portfolio with specialized education, recruitment, and consultations. TDCatalyst provides resellers with enablement tools for success."
TDCatalyst will also offer education series, including webinar trainings about McAfee solutions to enable resellers to maximize their ROI.
"McAfee looks forward to working with Tech Data to introduce this new service to our partners, as well as those partners looking to join the McAfee Security Alliance program," said Fernando Quintero, vice president of Americas Channels at McAfee. "By training and educating our partners on the McAfee portfolio, we are enabling them with the expertise and knowledge needed to differentiate themselves and grow their business."
TDCatalyst provides the following benefits to solution providers:
Provides research and measurement for new opportunities for their customers
Manages all account registration and set-up for customers
Manages recruitment and enrollment in specializations and programs for fulfillment
Manages tracking for customer registration
Provides support for renewal program
Provides authorizations and certification consultations
"The TDCatalyst program at Tech Data has been a great resource for us as a new partner with McAfee," said Ken Bowne, Senior Product manager at Infinit Technology Solutions. "We were able to leverage Tech Data's System Engineers to identify the proper solution for one of our key accounts and obtain pricing quickly. Tech Data's expertise was critical in the sales process and helped reinforce Infinit Technology as a true VAR."