Tech Data and Dell Partner to Address Network Security Demands

The following is a guest post by Wendy Maurer-Linsky, Vice President, Product Marketing, Systems & Peripherals , Tech Data, Inc.


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In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, as well as the upcoming Dell Security Peak Performance Conference on October 12-15 in Orlando, Tech Data is offering education and consulting for resellers focused on industry-leading network security solutions and data protection through our partnership with Dell.

Now more than ever, finding the right security solutions is imperative for businesses seeking to protect their network. According to IDC, IT security is changing visibly in response to rising threats, which is prompting businesses to make smart strategic investments in IT security as well as to improve the effectiveness of day-to-day operation.

Tech Data’s security solutions are comprehensive and provide end-to-end tools and services needed to make your security business the most profitable. Offering leading technical support and around-the-clock care, Tech Data will act as your support mechanism—offering scale and sales enablement.

Tech Data has aligned its security offerings to better meet market demands and requirements. We are committed to working with solution providers one-on-one to help communicate which security services and solutions make the most sense to pursue based on their unique profile. Essentially, we build a roadmap for partners that put them on a path to success.

With SonicWALL, Dell offers one of the industry’s best channel programs. Combined with Tech Data’s winning enablement strategy, we are equipped to meet all your network security needs. Our dedicated team of experts will work with you and your sales teams to help you accomplish company goals and objectives.

For a one-on-one consultation, please visit us at our booth (#7) during the event. We are proud of our longstanding partnership with Dell and look forward to participating in the upcoming event.  See you there!  

Engage in event activities and follow the conversation on Twitter at @DellSecurity and @Tech_Data using the conference hashtag #DellPeak14. 


Photo of Wendy Maurer-LinskyWendy Maurer-Linsky

Vice President, Systems and Peripherals, Product Marketing

Wendy is responsible for leading the company’s Systems & Peripherals (S&P) Product Marketing division, which includes five focus business units: Visual Solutions, Imaging & Print, Power & Energy Management, Personal Systems and Consumer Electronics.  She leads the strategic direction of the S&P division, including but not limited to all product marketing functions, marketing programs and initiatives. A Tech Data veteran, Wendy joined the company in 1997 after a decade of sales and marketing leadership roles with May Department Stores. In 2007, Wendy was named one of VARBusiness magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women of the Channel.” Wendy also serves on Tech Data’s Women in Leadership Board, which focuses on building diversity and strength to women in the channel.  

About the Author: Laura Pevehouse

Laura Pevehouse was profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of Austin Woman Magazine and named an AdWeek’s TweetFreak Five to Follow. She has been part of the Dell organization for more than 15 years in various corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, community affairs, marketing, branding, social media and online communication roles. From 2014-2018, Laura was Chief Blogger/Editor-in-Chief for Direct2DellEMC and Direct2Dell, Dell’s official corporate blog that she help launch in 2007. She is now a member of the Dell Technologies Chairman Communications team. Earlier in her Dell career she focused on Global Commercial Channels and US Small and Medium Business public relations as part of the Global Communications team. Prior to that, she was responsible for global strategy in social media and community management, as well as marcom landing pages, as a member of Dell’s Global SMB Marketing, Brand and Creative team. When she was part of Dell’s Global Online group, Laura provided internal consulting that integrated online and social media opportunities with a focus on Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She managed the home page of, one of the top 500 global web sites in Alexa traffic rank, and first brought web feeds and podcasts to the ecommerce site. In her spare time she led Dell into the metaverse with the creation of Dell Island in the virtual world Second Life. Laura has earned the designation of Accredited Business Communicator from the International Association of Business Communicators, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University. Before joining Dell Financial Services in 2000, she worked at the Texas Workforce Commission and PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide.