Fortinet the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, conducted its annual SAARC partner conference in Bangkok, Thailand and recognized top partners for their outstanding achievements in 2016.
At the conference attended by 150 partners from 4 SAARC countries (Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Nepal), Fortinet unveiled new business opportunities with its Fabric Ready Partner Program that brings together best-in-class technology alliance that allows partners to deliver pre-integrated, end-to-end security offerings that are ready for deployment.
Fortinet also announced the SAARC Partner of the Year awards for 2016:
- Best Partner Sri Lanka – Enterprise Business: Millennium Information Technologies
- Best Partner India – Enterprise Business: Tata Communications Ltd.
- Best Partner India – SMB Business: Secure Network Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
- Best Partner India – Advanced Technologies: Reigns Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
- Best Partner Bangladesh – SMB Business: Gazi Communications
“Our customers have already invested in an infrastructure of networking and security tools and platforms. These products are an essential part of their security strategy and defense capability. Extending the functionality and intelligence of the Fortinet Security Fabric to leading third-party solutions allows us to not only maximize existing security technologies but goes even further by bringing them all together in a cohesive, integrated security platform to solve real-world problems.” said Viraj De Mendis, - Senior Consulting Engineer, Millennium Information Technologies of Sri Lanka
"We have over 1,200 registered partners in SAARC and everyone’s contribution has been valuable in the phenomenal growth that Fortinet has experienced in the last year,” said Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, SAARC at Fortinet. “I wish to extend my gratitude to all partners for their dedication and achievements in 2016. Fortinet will reinforce its ongoing investments in R&D, support and professional services and will work together with partners to provide the best cyber security to our customers.”
The conference had business and technology sessions where Fortinet gave pointers to partners to expand their offerings and maintain their competitive advantages. Fortinet also provided assets and guidance to resellers looking to enter new security markets. At the end of the conference, several partners expressed greater confidence in developing a wide range of security services to offer their customers while increasing their engineering productivity and profitability.
The Fortinet Security Fabric with an open and cooperative ecosystem of solutions will allow partners to: Bundle, sell, and deploy solution sets without the burden of significant costs and resources usually required for validating technology integration when delivering multi-product, multi-vendor solutions to customers and Provide customers with solutions that are faster to deploy, coupled with reduced operational expenses and technical support costs.