February 01, 2016 | Schweinfurt
The processing of used hardware at the Lower Franconian IT company bb-net includes professional technical and visual repairs as well as the pre-installation of a new operating system, drivers and other software. The declared aim of the own brand “tecXL - technology like new”, which was launched in 2011, is to enable the devices in the second life cycle to start as quickly and easily as with a new purchase.
On February 1, 2016 bb-net will start its cooperation with ESET, one of the pioneers in the antivirus industry, and expand the available software offering with the security solution ESET Smart Security, which in future will be included in all tecXL notebooks and PCs with an annual license.
Michael Bleicher, managing director of bb-net: “We want to ensure that the user can use online content safely and securely from the start. With ESET we have found the perfect partner. The complete Smart Security solution is exactly what we wanted. "
Advantages for dealers too
With more than 110 million users worldwide and a growth rate of 223 percent in 2015 alone, ESET is one of the most important providers of IT security. bb-net is the first refurbisher to work with ESET in such a cooperation. License stickers were specially developed for the tecXL devices and are attached to the back of the respective housing. Dealers who participate in the ESET partner program have the option to code the licenses in order to generate repeat business.
“In addition to the sales argument of the free security software, there are other pluses for our trading partners. As a registered ESET partner, you can offer your customers additional security products and license extensions ”, says Matthias Ress, Marketing Director at bb-net. "For the participants in the tecXL partner program, numerous marketing materials are also available to support them at the POS."
The security provider is enthusiastic: “With bb-net, we have been able to win one of the leading and most competent specialist distributors in German-speaking Europe for our sales. Due to the proximity to the market, they know exactly what customers want and need and we value their standard of advice and support. One more reason why we expect a great cooperation ", says Ralf Tegethoff, Director Consumer Sales EMEA at ESET.
ESET, one of the world's most important manufacturers of IT security solutions based in Bratislava / Slovakia, protects companies of all sizes as well as private and mobile users against malware of all kinds with state-of-the-art anti-virus solutions - and has been since 1992. As a pioneer and market leader in proactive combat itself unknown threats, ESET software provides reliable protection for over 110 million users in more than 180 countries worldwide. www.eset.de
Via bb-net media and tecXL
bb-net has been a partner for the purchase of used IT, its quality-oriented processing and marketing for more than 20 years. Refurbished devices that meet strict quality requirements are brought back onto the market under the brand name “tecXL - Technik wie neu”. The end customer receives a completely tested, refurbished product - for a price that is sometimes up to 70 percent below the new price. The device is ready to go and can be used immediately without installation or preparation. There is a 12 month warranty for every tecXL system. ankauf.bb-net.de and www.tecxl.de