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Tech Data Europe announces new distribution agreement with Silent Circle

Strengthens mobile portfolio with Silent Circle devices and software solution for mobile security in the enterprise

Barcelona, 13 September 2016 – Tech Data Europe today announced a new Europe-wide agreement with Silent Circle, a global leader in mobile security. Silent Circle offers private and encrypted mobile devices, software applications, and communication management services to corporations, governments and individuals worldwide.

Customers across the company’s entire European footprint now have easy access to the full range of Silent Circle products and solutions including:

  • Blackphone, a smartphone device that is private by design. Blackphone runs on Silent OS, an enhanced Android operating system, and carries a suite of apps designed to keep enterprise and personal information separate and private.
  • Silent Phone, an app which works on any device, enabling encrypted, secure voice calls, conference calling, video conferencing, text messaging and file transfers.
  • Silent Manager, a simple and secure cloud-based management console for enterprises to manage Silent Circle users, groups, plans and devices.

“Cyber-attacks pose one of the greatest threats to businesses, governments and consumers globally, and there is an ever-growing demand for more sophisticated and robust systems and devices to protect our private data,” said Stephen Nolan, senior vice president, Tech Data Mobile. “Silent Circle’s products cater to this need and we look forward to extending their reach among our partners in the channel across Europe.”

“The addition of Silent Circle’s solutions strengthens Tech Data Mobile’s product and services portfolio. With an end-to-end enterprise privacy package that incorporates devices, software and services, Silent Circle has created a comprehensive solution to enable organizations to face the growing challenge of securing their business communication,” added Luc Van Huystee, vice president, Tech Data Mobile.

“We are very pleased to partner with Tech Data,” said Matt Neiderman, Interim CEO, Silent Circle. “Their geographic footprint, distribution network, and mobile and enterprise software expertise align nicely with our channel strategy, particularly as Silent Circle builds on its rapidly expanding market share for enterprise-oriented secure mobile communication solutions. We are confident Tech Data will provide exemplary support to our dedicated specialist resellers, and are committed to collaborating with them to identify and engage with experienced partners.”

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About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 108 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”  To learn more, visit www.techdata.com  or follow on Facebook or Twitter.

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