Strong Partnership Forged between McAfee and IT Distributors -- a Key Driver behind the ‘Rising Star’ Award Winner’s Results
SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 06, 2010 - In stark contrast to recent economic conditions, McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) grew sales through its IT distribution partners in the United States during the past 12 months. In recognition of this accomplishment, the company was honored for the second consecutive year with a ‘Rising Star’ award by the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC), a worldwide industry association dedicated to defining and promoting the role of wholesale distribution. GTDC members represent more than $100 billion in annual worldwide channel sales.
The exceptional performance by McAfee was noted by hundreds of IT manufacturers and publishers who rely on GTDC distributors to supply inventory to technology solution providers worldwide. A formal ceremony took place at the annual GTDC Summit which brings together top IT distribution executives, channel leaders from major technology companies and other industry experts.
“To be honored with a Rising Star award by the GTDC is a testament to the success of our channel vision and strategy,” said Alex Thurber, senior vice president of worldwide channel operations at McAfee. “McAfee remains dedicated to addressing the needs of our partner and customer base through education, while continuing to enhance our program and delivery options.”
Sales figures that determine Rising Star award winners are based on the past year’s actual U.S. revenue as calculated by industry research organization The NPD Group using its Distributor Track service. To be eligible for a Rising Star award, vendors are required to have sold corresponding products through IT distributors for a minimum of one year. Available by subscription, the Distributor Track aggregates actual distributor sell-through data to enable sharp insight into channel sales and pricing trends with the ability to drill down into specific product subcategories, including detailed attributes based on specific areas of interest.
About The NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. Today, more than 1,700 manufacturers, retailers, and service companies rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. NPD helps our clients to identify new business opportunities and guide product development, marketing, sales, merchandising, and other functions. Information is available for the following industry sectors: automotive, beauty, commercial technology, consumer technology, entertainment, fashion, food and beverage, foodservice, home, office supplies, software, sports, toys, and wireless. For more information on The NPD Group and Distributor Track, visit www.npd.com.
About The Global Technology Distribution Council
The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) is a worldwide industry association dedicated to defining and promoting the role of wholesale distribution in a successful and healthy information technology channel. The Council is comprised of the computer industry’s top wholesale distributors dedicated to serving “the channel,” a network of skilled value-added resellers and retail stores focused on providing hardware, software, and services to businesses and consumers around the globe. GTDC members include AB. S.A (WSE: ABPL), ABC Data, Actebis, ALSO (VTX: ALSN), Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), Avnet (NYSE: AVT), Computer Gross Italia, DCC SerCom, D&H, Esprinet, Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), Intcomex, Magirus AG, Redington (BSE: REDI), SiS Technologies (HKSE: 0529), ScanSource (NASDAQ:SCSC), Synnex (NYSE:SNX), Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD), Westcoast LTD and Westcon.
About McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by unrivaled McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. McAfee secures your digital world. http://www.mcafee.com
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