Nuvias has inked a deal with Romanian security specialist Bitdefender in the DACH region, as the VAD's replacement to Symantec.
Nuvias' CMO Hanspeter Eiselt, confirmed to CPI that the distributor has changed its security vendor line-up to try and ensure the VAD is not left with gaps in its offerings.
"Symantec is not in our portfolio. They seem to have a different distribution strategy," he said.
He added: "Nuvias is delighted to add Bitdefender to its cybersecurity portfolio in DACH. It completes and complements our cybersecurity range, offering endpoint protection and rapid detection of complex cyberattacks that our channel partners will consider a valuable addition to our range."
The Romanian cybersecurity vendor's portfolio will be available to resellers now in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
In addition to its endpoint antivirus software, Bitdefender's latest product, network traffic security analytics (Bitdefender NTSA), will also be included straight away.
Bitdefender claims NTSA enables companies to detect and prevent illegitimate traffic and data movement that traditional security solutions don't identify.
"For Nuvias resellers, this will create an offer that will enable their customers to be more efficient in security and to score points with customers in the face of today's threat," Thomas Krause, Bitdefender regional sales director DACH, said.
The news that Nuvias sought a replacement for Symantec follows reports ithat the US vendor's channel business has been hit with a flurry of senior exec exits following its acquisition by Broadcom.
Symantec's sale has stoked rumours that Broadcom plans to take the security vendor's largest 1,500 customers direct, which will consequently cut out the channel.
Symantec's former central European channel sales boss, Kira Zaytsev, and country director Germany, Thomas Hoffmann, have both left in recent weeks.
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