• immixGroup Expands Cybersecurity Technologies Program

    Portfolio of 80+ Vendors Enhanced by New Brands and Strategic Investments

    McLean, VA, Tuesday, October 14, 2014–immixGroup, Inc. which helps technology companies do business with the government, today announced the expansion of its industry-leading public sector Cybersecurity Technologies program. Through this program, immixGroup provides government agencies, systems integrators, solution providers, and value-added resellers (VARs) with rapid, reliable access to an unmatched array of enterprise technology products from more than 80 cybersecurity vendors.

    immixGroup has aligned and expanded its cybersecurity product catalog to map to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (v1.0, February 12, 2014). NIST’s Framework presents a set of cybersecurity activities, desired outcomes, and applicable references that are common across the U.S. government and critical infrastructure sectors. It presents key cybersecurity outcomes that are helpful in managing cybersecurity risk and consists of five concurrent and continuous functions: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover.
    Through this alignment, immixGroup’s program will simplify the introduction of complex cybersecurity technologies to government to improve cybersecurity risk management strategies and strengthen the resilience of our nation’s networks.

    The expanded immixGroup program offers expertise and solutions in such critical areas as:

    • Continuous Monitoring
    • Identity Access Management and Access Control
    • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
    • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
    • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
    • Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
    • Advanced Threat Detection/Protection
    • Malware Analysis and Remediation
    immixGroup also has made significant strategic investments in the following areas to evolve its Cybersecurity Technologies program:

    • New Product Brands: immixGroup’s cybersecurity line card now features more than 80 large and emerging software and hardware manufacturers, with more than a dozen new vendors added in the past three months. Recent additions include Tanium, Click Security, Shape Security, Ixia, Hexis Cyber Solutions, FireEye, Insider Spyder, Secunia, WatchGuard, eccentex, Avecto, SpectorSoft, and Thursby Software.
    • Integration with Adjacent Technology Categories: Reflecting the interconnection between cybersecurity and government initiatives in Big Data and Analytics, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Mobility and others, immixGroup has expanded its capabilities and vendor portfolio to offer additional products, services, and support in corresponding categories. 
    • Personnel Investments: immixGroup recently named industry veteran Chris Wilkinson to the newly-formed position of Senior Director, Market Development, and promoted Sohale Razmjou to Director of Cybersecurity Technologies. Wilkinson will lead the extension of immixGroup’s cybersecurity model into adjacent technology categories, attract new vendors, and foster technical fluency across the organization. These promotions follow the hiring of Ray Miles as Systems Integrator Alliance Manager to deepen relationships with federal systems integrators around the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) contracts, through which immixGroup provides cybersecurity products to 16 prime contractors. immixGroup also recently hired distribution executive Bob Laclede as Vice President, Channels, with a focus on expanding and supporting immixGroup’s network of 800+ channel partners, including businesses with demonstrated expertise in providing cybersecurity solutions.
    • Contract Access: In addition to acting as a source of supply on the DHS CDM program, immixGroup was recently awarded two new Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V contracts to provide access to cybersecurity solutions to NASA centers, all federal agencies, and contractors. This award follows the addition of the Air Force Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) NetCentric Products contract. This growing list of contracts, in addition to the company’s existing GSA IT70 Schedule contracts, Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), and Enterprise-Wide Agreements (EWAs), provides government agencies, systems integrators, and channel partners with a range of options for sourcing immixGroup’s portfolio of cybersecurity products.
    • Strategic Capabilities: To assist cybersecurity vendors and their partners in servicing their government customers and growing their public sector business, immixGroup has developed several new initiatives, including: a cybersecurity market sizing capability with extensive data on addressable markets for technology companies and projected spending within specific government agencies; two October marketing events focused on the CDM program; and a cybersecurity content track at its Government IT Sales Summit in November. The company also has strengthened its Trusted Supplier program, which guarantees the authenticity of products sourced from immixGroup to minimize the risk of counterfeit products, and its Emerging Cybersecurity Technology program, which accelerates the growth of vendors entering the public sector market.
    “Cybersecurity represents a critical area of focus for the government, and one that relies heavily on COTS enterprise software solutions,” said Art Richer, CEO and president of immixGroup. “As the leading value-added distributor of enterprise IT products for the public sector, we will continue to invest in the capabilities and services our manufacturer clients and channel partners need to service this growing and important market.”

    “The federal government is focused on enabling continuous monitoring to enhance cyber risk management and strengthen the resilience of its cyber defenses,” said Chris Wilkinson, Senior Director, Market Development. “We understand improved security risk management strategies are critical to our national and economic security. With our cybersecurity vendor relationships, product catalog, and public sector expertise, we’re in a unique position to bring together manufacturers, solution providers, and government agencies to improve the security posture of our nation.”

    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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