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Westcon Security Europe Signs Pan-European Distribution Agreement With Great Bay Software Inc.

(July 01, 2010)

HOUTEN, NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 07/01/10 -- Westcon Security, a business unit of Westcon Group Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, today announced a Pan-European distribution agreement with Great Bay Software Inc., the innovator of Endpoint Profiling for enterprise networks.

Discovering and documenting all network-attached endpoints is a task that consumes a great deal of time, and at large costs. Great Bay Software's solutions provide a comprehensive accounting of all available network endpoints -- a mandatory step towards a successful NAC or 802.1X project.

Great Bay's Beacon appliance discovers network devices such as printers, telephones, PCs, patient care systems, etc. Once these items are discovered, they will be classified in different profiles (type of equipment, operating system or other). From there, it is possible to take inventory of this installed base and check new equipment that connects to the network.

The information stored within the Beacon appliance is leveraged by Juniper Networks UAC, Symantec NAC and Cisco NAC to authenticate endpoints that are not running a client for NAC or 802.1X -- this may be because they are incapable of doing so, are new to the enterprise, or are in need of temporary access.

Willem de Haan -- Vice President Security Division -- Westcon Group Europe, commented: "A comprehensive view of everything connected to the network is absolutely critical to manage a proper network and application security. With Great Bay Software, we are now able to provide to our European resellers a unique solution for Endpoint discovery, 802.X implementation and management, MAC authentication -- enabling them to successfully deploy and extend NAC or support them in any Network Security Projects."

"We're especially excited to partner with Westcon Security in support of Great Bay Software's expanding European operations. Westcon's reach and expertise across Europe's many languages and cultures, and its existing partnerships with some of Great Bay's alliance partners, such as Juniper, are among the many reasons why we're grateful for the opportunity to partner with them," said Steve Pettit, President of Great Bay Software.

Great Bay software is now available at Westcon Security Belgium -- France -- Germany -- Netherlands -- Italy & United Kingdom.

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Avaya, Polycom and Blue Coat Systems. Through its Comstor, Westcon Convergence, and Westcon Security business practices, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit

About Great Bay Software
Great Bay Software, Inc. is a leading software development firm specializing in Enterprise Endpoint discovery, identity, and 802.1X. The company's flagship product, Beacon Endpoint Profiler™, features applications including the enabling and extending of NAC and 802.1X, providing a comprehensive inventory of all network attached endpoints, and supporting Compliance initiatives mandated in today's business climate. For more information on the Beacon system from Great Bay Software, please visit

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Anne Bourgeois
Westcon Security Europe
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