• DHS Awards immixGroup Blanket Purchase Agreement for McAfee Security Products

    BPA Follows New Procurement Strategy to Compete Software Purchases at the Functional Requirement Level

    McLean, VA, Tuesday, November 1, 2011–– immixGroup, Inc. announced today it has been awarded an Enterprise Software Solution (ESS) Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for McAfee software licenses and incidental services. The DHS issued a solicitation for software product lines to satisfy a series of functional requirements in three software capability areas (Application Infrastructure, Backup and Storage, and Security), regardless of the brand name of the software. immixGroup’s offer for McAfee software was one of the software product lines selected in the Security capability area. immixGroup helps technology companies do business with the government.

    immixGroup’s McAfee-specific ELA facilitates purchases of security software licenses across the DHS and is established contractually as a GSA Schedule-based Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for a term of up to seven years. The BPA adheres to new procurement rule changes announced earlier this year which require agencies to award multiple BPAs per solicitation. In this case, the DHS established agreements with multiple brands for Enterprise Software Solutions, including McAfee. By facilitating competition for the BPAs among product lines within three defined software capability areas and awarding a single BPA for each product line, the DHS ultimately simplifies software license procurements on behalf of DHS customers.

    “This procurement strategy preserves the integrity of the procurement system by fostering competition,” said immixGroup co-founder Steve Charles. “It ensures consistent licensing terms and updates across the enterprise, which benefits both the manufacturer and the government customer.”

    In addition, this BPA is a mandatory for use vehicle at DHS Headquarters and by all DHS Components looking to procure a comprehensive array of McAfee products covering numerous functional areas, including enterprise virus and malware protection; identity and access management; firewall; and database, application, Web server, and mobile security; among others.

    “We’re pleased to be the contract holder for this ELA,” said Charles. “It will greatly benefit our DHS customers by allowing them to more easily purchase McAfee security software products and related maintenance.”

    About immixGroup, Inc.

    immixGroup, an Arrow company, is a value-added distributor that helps technology companies do business with the government. immixGroup enables IT manufacturers and solution providers to grow their public sector business and accelerate the sales cycle. Since 1997, immixGroup has delivered the specialized resources and expertise these companies need to increase their revenue, support their demand creators, and operate efficiently in the complex public sector IT market. Government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels trust immixGroup to provide reliable access to a wide range of enterprise software and hardware products through their preferred contracts and business partners. For more information, contact immixGroup, Inc. at 703.752.0610, via email at info@immixgroup.com, or on the Web at www.immixgroup.com.

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