Leading security distributors join inaugural Canalys Cybersecurity Forum

Palo Alto, Shanghai, Singapore and Reading (UK) – Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Prominent distributors in the cybersecurity channel have added their support to a new EMEA event from leading industry analyst firm Canalys. Three of the region’s top cybersecurity distributors – Infinigate, Nuvias and Tech Data – have come onboard as launch partners, recognizing the need for an event dedicated to the fast-growing cybersecurity channel.

The Canalys Cybersecurity Forum (CSF) is focused on growth opportunities for the cybersecurity channel and will play host to hundreds of the region’s leading specialist cybersecurity partners. CSF is EMEA’s only independent event dedicated to the cybersecurity channel. 


CSF will take place from 16 to 17 October in Barcelona. With around 300 channel partner delegates, networking will be at the forefront of the event, allowing senior decision-makers from vendors, distributors and channel organizations to connect in a focused environment.

Infinigate, a pan-European distributor with a cybersecurity specialization, has confirmed its participation. Adding his company’s support for the event, Klaus Schlichtherle, CEO of Infinigate, said, “We’re looking forward to enhancing our vendor, partner and customer relationships at the new Canalys Cybersecurity Forum. The opportunity to meet senior industry leaders in one place to forge new relationships to grow our businesses together is unparalleled.”

Nuvias, which also has a distinct focus on cybersecurity solutions, is one of the first three distributor partners to commit to the event. “The Canalys Cybersecurity Forum is a unique opportunity for the industry to come together at an independent event where all the attention is on the channel. VP of Marketing at Nuvias Group, Hanspeter Eiselt said, “We’re seeking ways to bring together the right mix of cybersecurity solutions and specialist services to help our customers.”

“Tech Data has a strong presence at the Barcelona forum and hosts its annual vendor partner summit alongside CCF, making it the most important week in the calendar for Tech Data’s vendor and reseller partners,” said David Ellis, Vice President of Security and Mobility Solutions at Tech Data Europe. “The new Canalys Cybersecurity Forum brings a much-needed opportunity to build deeper, stronger relationships with specialized partners. We look forward to joining this new event to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by this fast-growing sector.”

The agenda will use the knowledge and independent analytical content provided by Canalys analysts in its Cybersecurity Analysis service. Canalys data shows that the EMEA cybersecurity market grew 10.5% in 2018, driven by a 15% growth in network security, pushed by a refresh cycle and the need to secure hybrid-IT environments. “There is significant change in the market as to the role of the channel. This is driven by changing customer buying behavior with cloud adoption and new subscription and consumption models,” said Canalys Principal Analyst Matthew Ball. “Understanding the speed of this transition is critical, as is the support from vendors and the strategies needed to adapt.”

“We look forward to welcoming other cybersecurity ecosystem vendors and distributors to support this new channel community event,” said Eleanor Martin, Canalys Events Manager, EMEA. “It services a key need to align all the stakeholders in the cybersecurity channel ecosystem. We look forward to welcoming more vendor sponsors that want to demonstrate commitment to growing their cybersecurity channels in EMEA. Due to the nature of the event, places are limited and well on the way to being filled.”

Sponsorships for both events are highly sought after and will sell out soon. Delegate registration is now open for both the events, and they are expected to sell out again well in advance. For more information and to register your interest visit our website: www.canalyschannelsforum.com/csf


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