XON Systems was named Juniper Networking's Enterprise Partner of the Year at the company's recent J-Partner training summit in Johannesburg. The company awarded J-Partners based on growth, balanced performance across multiple Juniper product lines and significant partnership achievements.
XON's success stems from its considerable contribution to growing Juniper's local opportunities and revenue.
"We've been committed to the Juniper brand for the past three years and the investment is paying dividends," says Carel Coetzee, CEO of XON Group.
XON recently secured a wide range of national business for the Juniper range of networking products across the public, telecommunications and financial services sectors.
XON's commitment extends to training technical employees to service local clients' networking needs, ensuring that customers receive robust pre-sales support, after-sales service and support, complementary products and technologies and brand exposure.
"We have made a significant investment of time and expense in our business development and technical teams," says Coetzee. "They've gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that clients have been satisfied with the pre-sales, sales, implementation and support process."
Juniper Networks' high-performance network infrastructure helps businesses create a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network.
Juniper Networks offers a wide range of best-in-class IP routing, security and WAN application acceleration solutions to power and protect the network, and the applications and services that run on it. The array of security platforms include integrated firewall/IPSec VPN devices, purpose-built to perform essential security functions; SSL VPN appliances to cost-effectively extend secure access to mobile employees, partners and customers; and intrusion-prevention products for identifying and stopping network and application-level attacks before they inflict any damage. Its Unified Access Control solution (UAC 2.1), which includes the Infranet Controller appliance, binds the end-point with the user identity and the network, and then propagates this information throughout the network for realtime policy management.
"XON has been a long-standing and committed partner in South Africa, instrumental to Juniper's local success. This year has marked a significant step forward in both opportunities and revenue. Its overall success was highlighted by several mission-critical deployments during the year," says Andy Travers, director of channels for UK, Ireland and Southern Africa.