Tech Data and Trend Micro Team Up to Integrate Licensing Management Platform
Into Solutions Store
CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation
(Nasdaq:TECD), one of the world's largest distributors of IT products and
services, today announced its partnership with Trend Micro Inc. (TYO: 4704;
TSE: 4704), the global leader in cloud security and virtualization, to
integrate Trend Micro's Licensing Management Platform (LMP) into Tech Data's
Solutions Store. Trend Micro's LMP is a designated application for managed
service providers (MSP), which allows Trend Micro MSP resellers direct
software license provisioning control for cloud-based SaaS security products.
Tech Data and Trend Micro will pilot this integration with a select group of
MSP partners using Trend Micro's LMP and Tech Data's Solutions Store, which
provides access to the full benefits of Tech Data's recurring and metered
billing and provisioning system, powered by StreamOne.
"This seamless integration of systems will significantly benefit our reseller
partners because we will be able to provide accurate and consolidated billing
across all solutions provisioned through Tech Data and Trend Micro," said
Bharath Natarajan, director of product marketing, TDCloud and Software
Services at Tech Data. "Once the implementation between the Solutions Store
and Licensing Management Platform is extended to all of our resellers, they
will no longer have to worry about disparities in billing and license
management—ultimately freeing them up to focus more on their customers'
"At Trend Micro, we are pleased to reach the pilot and launch phase of this
highly sophisticated systems integration between Trend Micro and Tech Data,"
said Gil Morales, director of Channel Sales at Trend Micro. "With tight
integration of our systems, Tech Data's MSP resellers will have the ability to
self-provision Trend Micro SaaS security products and remove the overhead
associated with user counts and billing. This is a big win for MSP reseller
partners, and opens the door to how software acquisition will be managed by
channel partners in 2013 and beyond. "
The final implementation of Trend Micro's MPS License Platform with Tech
Data's Solutions Store is scheduled for April 2013.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of
technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics
capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than
100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse
technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales
for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune
500^®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.
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