Mindware and Quest Sign Distribution Agreement for the GCC and Levant

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Mr. Nicholas Argyrides, General Manager – Gulf at Mindware (L) and Mr. Amer Chebaro, Region Lead – EMEA Emerging Markets at Quest (R)

Dubai, UAE: Mindware announced this week that it has been signed on by Quest, a global systems management, data protection and security software provider, as a Value-Added Distributor for the GCC and Levant regions. The agreement will see Mindware promote and distribute the entire suite of the vendor’s offerings that manage, modernize & secure enterprise infrastructure. 

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Nicholas Argyrides, General Manager – Gulf at Mindware says, “In today’s extremely complex IT landscape, Quest has earned a reputation as a leading software provider for critical enterprise IT challenges. Their solutions indisputably tick multiple digital transformation boxes. Quest makes the promise of new technology real – turning data into insights quicker, modernizing infrastructure faster for the Cloud, optimizing the application experience and helping organizations gain control for every device that touches the network.”

“With Mindware building out its solutions portfolio, we saw an opportunity in the Identity & Access Management and Data Governance verticals. In addition, we felt the need to bring in a solution suitable for the Microsoft platform management, that would add value to our long-standing partnership with the vendor. Quest software solutions address all these areas and round-up our portfolio nicely. Together with our channel partners, we are excited at the prospect of bringing the vendor’s offerings to the market and are confident of driving aggressive growth, this year and beyond.” 

Since 1987, Quest has been providing software solutions – from Active Directory and Office 365 management, and cybersecurity resilience, to helping enterprises maximize the value of their data. Around the globe, more than 130,000 companies and 95% of the Fortune 500 count on Quest to become data empowered, deliver proactive management and monitoring for the next enterprise initiative, find the next solution for complex Microsoft challenges, and stay ahead of the next cyber threat. One Identity, a Quest Software business, that helps organizations establish an identity-centric security strategy, was named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management. 

Mindware and Quest will work closely together to build an ecosystem of specialized partners that have the technical proficiency to provide high quality consultancy and implementation services on behalf of the vendor. Partner training and enablement sessions will be a top priority. In addition, Mindware will provide support to partners at the time of conducting POCs.  The distributor will run promotions, which include offering free-trial licenses as per the deal size and an incentive program involving Microsoft LSP partners. 

“With digital transformation on the agenda of nearly every organization today, the time is right for our company to capitalise on new market opportunities. We see the GCC and Levant as high growth markets, with the region’s propensity to embrace the ‘latest and greatest’ technologies.  

We believe that Mindware – with its high level of technical expertise, deep market knowledge, strong channel base and wide portfolio of vendor partners with complementary solutions – is the perfect ally to help us penetrate the market. We are eager to grow this partnership and build on the initial success that we have had in this region,” said Mr. Amer Chebaro, Region Lead – EMEA Emerging Markets at Quest. 

About Mindware:

As one of the leading distributors of the finest IT products in the Middle East and Africa, Mindware’s extensive portfolio includes top-class global brands reaching out to over 4,000 partners. Mindware’s comprehensive offering includes a selection of infrastructure, networking, security, and storage leading brands. As part of its VAD methodology, Mindware also offers supplementary value-added services to its reselling partners including pre-sales consultancy, implementation services, local technical support, marketing enablement tools, and multiple channel-enabling programs. Headquartered in Dubai UAE since 1991, Mindware has been uncompromisingly serving its customers for more than three decades.