Arrow ECS Appointed as EC-Council Platinum Partner in Europe

Arrow ECS Appointed as EC-Council Platinum Partner in Europe
January 2, 2011 EC-Council

PARIS (January 1st, 2011) – Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], announced that it has been appointed as a Platinum Partner by the EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) in Europe.

The EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker course is designed to enable information technology professionals within enterprises and governments to prevent malicious hacking by identifying system vulnerabilities and security flaws ahead of time.

Under the Platinum Partner agreement, Arrow ECS will offer the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) training course, among others, through its training facilities in 13 countries across Europe including Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

“IT Security remains a top priority for major corporations and organizations across the region,” said Jay Bavisi, president of EC-Council. “By partnering with Arrow ECS, a leading European value-added distributor of security solutions, we will be able to broaden the availability of our internationally recognized certification programs and ensure that European IT professionals are ready to tackle the growing threat of cyber attacks.”

“The EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker program complements our growing catalogue of IT training offerings and reinforces our role as a significant leading IT services and training provider across Europe,” said Gaël Salomon, services and training development director for Arrow ECS in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. “EC-Council is a natural choice in the ethical hacking training space, especially given the quality of their content related to security and software editor solutions, as well as the relationships they share with suppliers in that space.”

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce skills. It is the owner and developer of 16 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT). Its certificate programs are offered in over 60 countries around the world. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M.

Arrow ECS, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], provides enterprise and midrange computing products, services and solutions to value-added resellers, system integrators, and independent software vendors.  Based in Englewood, Colo., and with offices in 26 countries, Arrow ECS connects its customers to the world’s foremost technology suppliers.  Arrow ECS reported $4.9 billion in global enterprise computing solution sales in 2009.  Visit for more information.