Avnet and Ericom sign agreement to drive Enterprise-Wide Application Access Solutions in to the IBM Workplace market
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Avnet and Ericom sign agreement to drive Enterprise-Wide Application Access Solutions in to the IBM Workplace market.


Distribution Agreement for Ericom's PowerTerm WebConnect Product Line Creates New Markets for Customers and Channel Partners.

Droitwich, Worcestershire, UK 12th June 2006 , – Avnet Technology Solutions, a global, value-added distributor of enterprise computing systems, software, storage, networking solutions and services, and Ericom Software, a leading provider of enterprise-wide application access solutions recently formalised a distribution rights agreement This agreement will allow Avnet to distribute Ericom’s PowerTerm® WebConnect, a comprehensive software solution that enables secure local and remote access to enterprise-wide applications, residing on both Windows Terminal Servers and legacy systems. Under the terms of the agreement, Avnet and its added value Business Partner network will provide Ericom’s PowerTerm WebConnect solution to customers, expanding their use of the IBM server range, as well as providing an added value for IBM’s new WebPortal software solutions.

Colin Robertson, UK APS Country Manager commented, ”Avnet Partner Solutions, UK is confident that this new relationship with Ericom will bring significant value to our Business Partner channel. Through Ericom’s PowerTerm WebConnect offering, a competitive, multi-platform and flexible solution, we believe that new market opportunities will be opened for our Business Partners. Our Business Partners will now be in the position where they can provide a solution that enhances the flexibility of the enterprise desktop environment and is uniquely cost effective.”

PowerTerm WebConnect is a feature-rich Server-based Computing solution designed to meet the needs of today’s complex IT environments, delivering On-Demand, secure local and remote access to enterprise applications running on Windows ® Terminal Server and legacy systems. Combining enhanced security, centralised management tools, remote desktop support and much more, into one single connectivity solution corporations can simplify and optimise their IT infrastructure.

"This is an exciting and important time for Ericom as we seek to further penetrate the market with our unique PowerTerm WebConnect solution” said Ian Platt, Ericom’s Managing Director for the UK, Ireland, South Africa and Western Europe. “Ericom has maintained from the start a commitment to our channel partners and we see this agreement strengthening that commitment. Linking up with a company such as Avnet with its clear strategy of delivering real added-value to their Business Partners is a natural fit and gives Ericom a fantastic opportunity to work with resellers within the IBM space. We look forward to working with Avnet and I am sure that they will play a key role in our long-term objectives in growing the Ericom brand within the UK as well as on a global scale”.


About Ericom Software

Ericom Software is a leading provider of Enterprise-Wide Application Access Solutions. Since 1993, Ericom has been helping users access enterprise mission-critical applications. More than a decade later, Ericom continues to focus on its core business, while enabling access to applications running on a broad range of Microsoft® Windows® Terminal Servers, legacy and other systems; and helping organizations realise the benefits of their IT investments. With over 5 million installations in 45 countries, Ericom has offices in the United States and EMEA, and a network of distributors, strategic partners, and OEM partners in North America, Europe, Asia and the Far East.

For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit: http://www.ericom.com


About Avnet Partner Solutions

Avnet Partner Solutions is Europe’s leading distributor of server, storage, middleware and software solutions. Our goal is to drive the business growth of our partners through specialised teams to deliver expertise, resources and investment exclusively to our business partners.

Avnet Partner Solutions is one of the four sales divisions of Avnet Technology Solutions which markets enterprise and embedded technology products from the world's premier computer manufacturers and software suppliers. As a global technology sales and marketing organisation, Avnet Technology Solutions does business in 36 countries and has dedicated sales divisions focused on specific customer segments. Customers include Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), System Builders, System Integrators, and Value-Added Resellers. Avnet Technology Solutions is a $4 billion operating group of Avnet Inc. For more information visit www.avnet.com


Contacts:

Ericom Software
Hayley Edwards
Tel: +44 (1905) 777975

Avnet Partner Solutions:
Linda Patterson
Tel: +44 (1344) 662091