Duxbury Networking, the specialist networking products distributor, has been awarded Platinum Distributor status by its principal, Enterasys Networks.
Enterasys president (EMEA)Gerard Vivier was in South Africa to present the award to Graham Duxbury, CEO of Duxbury Networking.
Vivier says the award – the first to a distributor outside Europe – was made in recognition of the success Duxbury Networking has achieved in the local market, with 50% year-on-year growth over the past three years.
"We have been working with Duxbury Networking for the past 16 years and during this time Enterasys Networks products have steadily gained acceptance in the South African market, which is currently on a par with our French operations in terms of sales.
"It is also a very important market for us, as Enterasys is represented in a broad cross section of enterprises – including insurance, mining, banking and manufacturing in the private sector and education, healthcare and many government departments in the public sector as an accredited SITA (State Information Technology Agency) technology provider," adds Vivier.
Duxbury says he is delighted with the award, particularly as it coincides with Enterasys 25th anniversary in the marketplace, a milestone his company will pass next year.
"We are also pleased that Enterasys has joined us in many of our market development initiatives. We are now poised to increase the skills and expertise levels within our reseller partner organisations by giving their staff members further access to Enterasys training programmes and workshops, held in South Africa and run by internationally trained Duxbury Networking specialists."
Duxbury Networking is the sole South African distributor of Enterasys Networks products. As one of the few value-added distributors in South Africa, it backs the products it sells through requirement analyses, training and after-sales support programmes.
Its reseller partners cover the country in terms of their geographic foot print. They are selected after rigorous evaluation of their skills and support levels.