Networking products vendor Netgear will partner with distributor Bell Micro to support the sale of Netgear’s ProSafe business products in the UK, including Layer 2/3 switching, SMB storage, wireless networking and firewall solutions.
The partnership will be in conjunction with Bell Micro’s Active Framework Partnership Programme and will allow resellers to enter the networking market with no upfront costs and at minimal risk, safe in the knowledge that they will be fully supported throughout the sales process. Even resellers with no expertise in networking will be able to profit from ProSafe business products quickly, whilst benefiting from Bell Micro’s expertise in pre-sales, network design and network installation support.
Netgear ProSafe is a line of wired and wireless networking products designed specifically to meet the needs of small and medium sized businesses, as well as education and healthcare establishments.
“We expect this partnership to benefit resellers and their customers by giving them access to a high quality brand that they know and trust,” explains Ed Callacher, Networking Divisional Manager of Bell Micro. “It will enable our customers to supply high quality and cost effective solutions from a well known vendor. In addition, the ProSafe range of switches with their new Lifetime warranty makes Netgear a powerful player in the corporate network space.”
Mark Power, Managing Director for Netgear UK and Ireland, commented, “with no direct channel, partnerships such as this are critical to the growth of our ProSafe range of business products. We believe that working in collaboration with Bell Micro will not only create new opportunities for both Netgear and Bell, but it will also open the door to resellers who currently don’t possess the skill set to deliver networking solutions.”