Tech Data partners with Lookout for security solutions

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Europe-wide agreement will see distributor offer resellers partners Lookout’s cloud-based security portfolio

Tech Data Mobile has partnered with security software provider Lookout as part of a pan-European distribution deal.

The agreement will see TDM offer licenses for Lookout’s cloud-based Premium product to its reseller partners as an additional revenue opportunity.

Lookout’s applications offer security across Android and iOS devices and includes automatic protection from viruses, malware and spyware, lost and stolen phone remediation, privacy controls, and backup.

“Your phone is the center of your life, and keeping it safe is one of the first precautions that individuals take,” said Lookout EMEA VP Gert-Jan Schenk.

“Through this partnership, we’re able to tap into Tech Data’s comprehensive European distribution network to expand the reach of Lookout’s consumer solution, while providing real value across these resellers.”

Security is a hot topic in the industry following a number of high profile cyber attacks on businesses including TalkTalk and Carphone Warehouse.

Figures from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport released last week revealed two thirds of large UK businesses have been hit by a cyber attack within the last year. Around 70 per cent of these attacks involved viruses, malware or spyware.

“The issue of protecting ourselves from the threat of cyberattacks- whether as individuals or in the enterprise – has never been more relevant, as viruses and malware become ever more sophisticated and numerous.” said Tech data Mobile senior vice president Stephen Nolan.

“We are really looking forward to building Lookout’s trusted and powerful protection into the integrated mobility solutions that we offer to our partners in the channel across Europe.”

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