Dimension Data has been named Global Partner of the Year 2011 by McAfee, the world’s largest security technology company. The global award follows the announcement made in March that McAfee had signed its first Global Solution Provider Agreement with Dimension Data.
“Dimension Data has been a local and regional McAfee Elite Partner for over 10 years," says Sean Duffy, Dimension Data MEA GM for security solutions.
"This latest award underscores our long-standing collaboration history, particularly around global and multinational opportunities. With the rise in the number of security attacks on corporate networks, it is critical that we ensure our clients have a secure operating environment by leveraging McAfee’s security technologies.”
Alex Thurber, senior VP, worldwide channel operations, McAfee, says, “The systems integrator is playing a vital role in assisting companies to cost-effectively leverage security technologies and better drive business performance. Dimension Data’s capability in network security represents a key differentiator among our channel partners.”
Dimension Data and McAfee recently announced their appointment by CenITex, the Victorian Government IT agency, to provide an integrated threat and vulnerability management solution to improve end-to-end information security efficiency and optimise information security management across the organisation.
The solution will enable CenITex to further improve operational efficiency and streamline security management while effectively meeting CenITex’s compliance goals.
Dimension Data’s Security business recorded revenue growth of 11.4% in the first six months of the current financial year and expects that accelerated growth in the IT security market across all verticals will continue.