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Tech Data expands cybersecurity offering

Tech Data has announced a distribution agreement with cybersecurity softwareas-a-service provider IDEE. With this agreement, Tech Data’s partners in Europe can offer passwordless multi-factor authentication and authorisation solutions for organisations of all sizes.

According to research by the World Economic Forum, around 80% of cyber-attacks are password-related and larger companies are increasingly forced to invest a large proportion of IT helpdesk budgets into addressing password issues. IDEE’S solution, called AuthN, helps enterprises to free themselves from this burden and improve their cybersecurity resilience with a user-friendly password and tokenfree authentication process that leverages cryptography and blockchain technology. With no passwords for cybercriminals to exploit, AuthN drastically reduces the risk of phishing and hijacking of user profiles, thereby hindering the spread of ransomware in organisations.

AuthN is available as a white-label solution for partners who want to offer their own branded cybersecurity subscription-based services. AuthN works in conjunction with other SaaS offerings and is available with preconfigured integrations, to reduce complexity and time to market for Tech Data partners.

Alex Christophe, Sales Director, IDEE, said: “We are excited to start 2022 with this collaboration with Tech Data, which is a critical next step in IDEE’s growth trajectory. Working with Tech Data enables us to reach new markets, leveraging the impressive capabilities of the global TD SYNNEX organisation at a time when the adoption for passwordless is rapidly ramping up. Our agreement with Tech Data in Europe will ultimately mean more of Tech Data’s partners will be able to dramatically improve their customers’ cybersecurity resilience, reduce costs and drive user satisfaction up with best UX practices.”