Dimension Data has been named Global Partner of the Year 2011 by Fortinet, a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions. The award was presented to Sean Duffy, GM of security solutions at Dimension Data Middle East and Africa, at Fortinet’s first annual Global Partner Conference held earlier this month in Miami, Florida.
Fortinet gathered more than 500 distributors and resellers from 63 countries to present its plan for business growth, and reward its best performing and most committed partners.
Duffy says being awarded the Global Partner of the Year award for 2011 underscores Dimension Data’s local and regional partnership with Fortinet for the past three years as a trusted provider of world-class security skills and expertise.
“We are extremely proud to be the inaugural recipient of the Global Partner of the Year award as it’s indicative of the efforts of our team, the focus we place on Fortinet as a strategic partner, and the impact we have had in the market. With Fortinet’s innovation, end-to-end IT security product line and strong FortiPartner Programme, we benefit from a very compelling proposition to our clients,” he says.
“As we continue to gain market share across the globe and in different market sectors, the alignment, expertise and quality of our channel network is even more instrumental to our success,” says Patrice Perche, senior VP of sales and support at Fortinet.
“We were very pleased to gather, for the first time, partners from all regions, to hear about their experience in selling Fortinet and highlight to them the highly profitable business they can generate through their active commitment to our brand.”
Says Duffy: “Dimension Data is actively assisting companies take a traditionally fragmented space and find the best solution, which will offer them the visibility and manageability they require to protect their assets, and achieve better business performance.”