DATA SECURITY

Westcoast Limited Strengthens the Cyber Security Portfolio with an AppGuard Malware Disruption Technology Distribution Agreement for Endpoints

prnewswire | February 22, 2021

Westcoast Limited, a main UK wholesaler of IT items and administrations with over £3 billion in yearly incomes, today declared a circulation concurrence with AppGuard, a worldwide endpoint security supplier that shields associations from cyberattacks by disturbing malware from causing hurt.

Under the understanding, Westcoast will appropriate AppGuard's malware interruption innovation in the U.K. also, Northern Europe districts, further extending its obligation to empowering Westcoast's affiliates and their clients to more readily guard against cyberattacks by shielding endpoints from being undermined by malware.

Conveying driving IT brands like HP, HPE, Microsoft, Lenovo, Apple, and numerous others to an expansive scope of affiliates, retailers and office item vendors in the UK and past, Westcoast and its 9,000 exchanging accomplices and their clients comprehend that network safety is the main test confronting the present organizations. The expansion of AppGuard to Westcoast's network safety portfolio advances propels the organization's obligation to guarantee accomplices and their clients have the guard inside and out they need to ensure against the present progressed malware assaults.

Spotlight

Regardless of the size or type of organisation you work for, it's important to understand why you might be vulnerable to cyber attack, and how to defend yourself. The advice summarised below is applicable to your working life and your home life. You should also familiarise yourself with any cyber security policies and practices that your organisation has already put in place.

Spotlight

Regardless of the size or type of organisation you work for, it's important to understand why you might be vulnerable to cyber attack, and how to defend yourself. The advice summarised below is applicable to your working life and your home life. You should also familiarise yourself with any cyber security policies and practices that your organisation has already put in place.

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