First Distribution Adds AvePoint Digital Collaboration Security and Management Solutions

To power modern work and enhance security, First Distribution now offers AvePoint to the Partner Ecosystem.

Johannesburg, 26/09/2022 – Today, First Distribution, announces its partnership with AvePoint (NASDAQ: AVPT), the most advanced SaaS and Data Management platform provider, to offer its collaboration security solutions to end-customers. AvePoint is a strategic partner for First Distribution as they continue to help businesses accelerate their cloud transitions, optimise digital work, and protect critical data amassed from SaaS application use.

AvePoint solutions are designed for partners like value added resellers (VARs) and managed service providers (MSPs) to help customers migrate, manage and protect their collaboration systems, including Microsoft 365, Google Workspace and Salesforce. Its technology helps end-users overcome complex transformation, governance and compliance challenges in the cloud.

First Distribution is committed to its business partners, whose success we view as our own. Great effort is made to have a keen understanding of our resellers’ needs, enabling First Distribution to bring maximum value to our partners.

As a result of this partnership, First Distribution will be building services around AvePoint Elements which includes digital collaboration security solutions like access monitoring and control, backup and disaster recovery, provisioning and management, and secure migration solutions all in one platform.

AvePoint continues to innovate its products to reflect the evolving needs of multi-SaaS modern work today. In fact, recently, AvePoint Cloud Backup, one of its digital collaboration security offerings, received differentiated ratings – the highest possible scores – in the Forrester New Wave: SaaS Application Data Protection, Q4 2021 in Microsoft 365, Google Workspace and Salesforce backup criteria. This achievement reaffirms First Distribution’s decision to leverage AvePoint solutions when supporting end-customers.

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About First Distribution

As South Africa’s leading distributor for Datacentre and enterprise solutions, First Distribution prides itself on its ability to service market leading brands in the enterprise IT market and has been mandated by some of the largest and most successful IT companies in the world to distribute their products and services.

First Distribution is a pioneer in the provisioning of cloud services to the South African and African channel.


About AvePoint 

Collaborate with confidence. AvePoint provides the most advanced platform for SaaS and Data Management to Optimise SaaS operations and secure collaboration. More than 9  million cloud users rely on our solutions. Our SaaS solutions are also available to managed service providers via more than 100 cloud marketplaces, so they can better support and manage their small and mid-sized business customers. Founded in 2001, AvePoint is a five-time Global Microsoft Partner of the Year and headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. For more information, visit