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Wick Hill Company Profile

 

 

Established in 1976 and part of the international Wick Hill Group, Wick Hill Ltd. is an award-winning, value-added distributor with a channel-only model and a specific focus on delivering market growth for its vendor and reseller partners.

The company specialises in secure IP infrastructure solutions and convergence, offering a portfolio that covers security, performance, access, networking, unified communications, high performance wireless, storage, cloud security and hosted solutions. Wick Hill delivers best-of-breed products backed up by award-winning marketing, sales and customer support, as well as training and technical services.

The company has a strong focus on gateway and remote access protection, the security issues around the growing use of mobile and wireless devices, and converged voice/data products. The portfolio encompasses a wide range of solutions for fixed, mobile, virtual, wireless and cloud implementations.  

Firewall/security solutions available include firewall/VPN solutions and UTM/XTM appliances from WatchGuard and Check Point, with Barracuda Networks providing a powerful website firewall.

Wick Hill offers protection against a range of malware with products from Kaspersky Lab (virus and malicious code protection), GFI Software’s VIPRE Business range (endpoint protection including anti-virus and anti-spyware) and Barracuda Networks (spam and spyware protection).

In the field of identity management and access, comprehensive 2-factor strong authentication solutions are available from both VASCO and SafeNet.  

In the way of storage, Barracuda Networks offers email archiving and a tape-free back-up service, which provides both local and secure offsite (cloud) storage, while Imation provides both onsite and cloud storage solutions for SMEs.

The new wireless standards, 802.11ac and 802.11ad, will change corporate wireless.
Xirrus provides next generation wireless solutions, that easily upgrade to the new standards, offering high security, high throughput, high density wireless that can be field upgraded, unlike traditional APs (Access Points).

Web access, network performance and network management products include solutions from Allot (quality of service-based network protection and high-speed IPS), Open Text (remote application access and secure file transfer), Silver Peak (WAN optimisation), A10 Networks, (application acceleration, optimisation and security), Xirrus (high security, high performance wireless networks), and LogLogic (compliance and SIEM).

In the mobile arena, Imation offers secure mobile data storage solutions, which include encrypted flash drives and external hard drives; and Kasperksy Lab provides Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business.

A comprehensive range of security solutions is also available from Becrypt, specialists in cyber security solutions, which includes endpoint security, secure remote working, and enterprise security, with an emphasis on encryption. 

Company philosophy

Wick Hill’s channel-only approach is based on solutions which offer real business benefits. The company takes a very active market-making role for and with its suppliers. The company selects only secure, best-of-breed products which are robust, reliable, easy to use and easy to install.

A very strong level of commitment to customer service and technical support has been a fundamental part of company policy for over 35 years. Domestically and internationally, Wick Hill works closely with the suppliers of the solutions it provides, so it can offer a high degree of technical expertise to its channel partners.

Training and consultancy expertise

Training is a high priority with Wick Hill. The company has its own dedicated training suite and provides free product sales training to channel partners, as well as a range of technical courses. Professional technical and sales accreditation courses are provided for most products, including WatchGuard, Kaspersky Lab, Check Point, Barracuda Networks, Xirrus, Panasonic and Allot. On the consultancy side, Wick Hill can support its channel partners with technical consultancy during the sales process and beyond.

Wick Hill Group - an international organisation

Wick Hill Ltd is part of the international Wick Hill Group, based in Woking, Surrey with sister offices in Hamburg. Users of products sourced through Wick Hill include most of the Times Top 1000 companies in addition to many non-commercial organisations, government departments and SMEs across all business sectors. Through its channel partners, the company has delivered IT solutions to more than a million users world-wide.

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