Tech Data Cyber Range Is Now Open for Business 

12-02-2019 13:42

Cyber attacks happen every day and come in a wide range of forms and complexity, adapting and changing at a rate that’s outpacing even the most technologically advanced organization’s ability to keep up.

The statistics are staggering: According to the ISACA, more than half of U.S. businesses saw an uptick in the number of attacks in 2018 compared to the previous year. What’s more is that there is a critical skills gap: Currently, the U.S. Department of Commerce reports there are more than 350,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs. That deficit, however, is predicted to jump to a whopping 3.5 million-plus by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.

That’s why the Tempe (Arizona, U.S.) office at Tech Data was buzzing last week with the much-anticipated launch of the Tech Data Cyber Range! Opening the doors to our new Cyber Range marks a major milestone achievement for the business, since we believe it to be the very first of its kind in IT distribution. On Nov. 13, many of our valued partners and vendors, reporters from a variety of influential publications, and city leaders were on-site to experience this state-of-the-art facility firsthand.

The Tech Data Cyber Range simulates real-world situations that can be used to prevent, detect or respond to cyberthreats. It also helps address the skills gap by providing a highly immersive and interactive environment where our channel partners and end users can train, demonstrate and engage talent using the best technologies, processes and most advanced techniques in cybersecurity.

As expected, the launch of the Tech Data Cyber Range is already generating a lot of excitement among our channel partners – and the industry!

"We see tremendous value in Tech Data's new Cyber Range from a strategic perspective around enablement, training and continuous development of our cybersecurity professionals," said Jason Norred, Senior Director, Security at Solutions II, and a Tech Data partner. "We now have access to real-time testing and demonstration of multi-vendor technologies and platforms that will further empower us to help our clients address the cyberthreats of today and tomorrow."

Pam Miller, Director of Infrastructure Channels and Ecosystem Research at industry analyst firm IDC, said, “Tech Data has carved out a new, vital space for cybersecurity training, demonstration and engagement that the channel should embrace.”

Interested in learning more about the Tech Data Cyber Range? Read more about it here.


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