Organizations around the world continue to work towards digital innovation. As they digitalize operations to enhance performance and stay competitive, innovative technologies including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, unified communications such as Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and video conferencing, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, however helpful, are also introducing security risks to the network. In addition, recently the need to dramatically secure remote work has also caused additional performance and scale challenges.
Fortinet partners provide expertise to a variety of organizations seeking to secure their networks from increasingly sophisticated attacks, all while supporting Fortinet’s mission to enhance global security.
We wanted to take a moment to honor our partners at our digital Accelerate 2020. Fortinet's 2020 Partner of the Year awards recognize outstanding cybersecurity sales, customer experience, collaboration, and marketing achievements from the company's partners in North America.
Our Regional Partner of the Year was awarded to ISSquared for meeting top marks when it came to customer support. This partner was able to execute the deployment, maintenance, and success of Fortinet programs. They are committed to continued technical development with Fortinet including their NSE certifications and have implemented the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution in their network.
Mission Critical Systems received the North American Fabric Partner of the Year for helping customers develop their security infrastructure by implementing Fortinet’s integrated, broad and automated Security Fabric that extends security across cloud, virtual, and software-defined environments. As a result, they have reduced complexity for greater visibility and simplified multi-vendor environments.
Over the past year, Presidio showcased immense growth based on commitments to secure their customers’ networks using Fortinet solutions. This partner has leveraged the opportunity introduced by digital innovation to enhance both product and service offerings to grow their business and meet the customer demands.
This year, we are recognizing CDW for accelerating their Secure SD-WAN business with Fortinet, excelling at finding opportunities, executing and converting them.
As the cybersecurity skills gap continues to increase, organizations continue to look for managed security service providers (MSSPs) to help them secure their networks. Windstream Enterprise has expanded its managed services portfolio leveraging Fortinet SD-WAN to give customers more choices and offering highly-secure, cloud-ready and rich networking capabilities.
Ingram Micro takes this award due to their commitment to educating and enabling the partner community. They saw tremendous growth, outpacing their 2019 revenue and number of partners they brought into the Engage Partner Program.
INSA has just recently become a ATSC for Fortinet and has secured significant Secure SD-WAN wins. We recognize this partner for their performance in 2020 as Fortinet’s partner program continues to grow.
Integrated at every level within Fortinet’s sales and the executive teams, SHI made significant progress and results within their organization by collaborating with the Fortinet team. This teamwork resulted in increased revenue, strategic account mapping, and a long-term business strategy for continued growth.
The success of Fortinet’s Engage Partner Program and the security of their customers is made possible through our devoted partners. Through Fortinet’s Engage Partner Program, our partners are able to effectively engage and succeed in today’s evolving security environment. Our program seeks to help partners find more opportunity with more flexibility as the threat landscape evolves.