Fortinet, a global leader in broad, automated and integrated cyber security solutions, conducted its annual SAARC Partner SYNC conference in Bangkok, Thailand and honored partners for their outstanding achievements in 2017. The conference hosted over 150 attendees representing partner organization from the five SAARC countries of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.
At the conference, Fortinet announced the winners of its 2017 SAARC Partner of the Year Awards. The awards recognise outstanding cybersecurity sales, customer experience, collaboration, and marketing achievements in the region.
Data Edge Ltd was awarded as the Best Partner Bangladesh, while KBSL Information Technologies Ltd as Best Partner Sri Lanka.
Inspira Enterprises Pvt. Ltd was awarded as the Best Partner India in ‘Overall Performance’ category, Tata Communications Ltd as Managed Security Service Provider, IBM India Pvt. Ltd in ‘Platinum Partnership Level’, and Logix Infosecurity Pvt. Ltd in Gold Partnership Level.
“Security is one of the biggest obstacles to digital transformation today, and this highlights the limitations of current security implementations. The security point solutions bolted onto networks over the years are simply no longer able to address the new security challenges posed by the adoption of digital technologies and their attendant issues of elasticity, scalability, speed and volume. Partners have a huge business opportunity with Fortinet’s Security Fabric to provide customers with a proactive security platform that supports the agility, automation and orchestration businesses today require,” said Joe Sarno, Vice President, International Emerging, MEA, Eastern Europe, India and SAARC, Fortinet.
Plenary sessions and workshops at the conference centered around Digital Transformation and the need to shift security from a fixed perimeter mindset to one where security is automatically applied wherever data is located. Partners were presented with new business opportunities to bundle specialized security technologies to be dynamically deployed where and when they are needed, and then marshal the distributed power of the entire security infrastructure to respond to detected threats in a consistent and correlated fashion.
PartnerSYNC offered a unique opportunity for partners to gain insights into Fortinet’s Security Fabric architecture, provide direct feedback to Fortinet leadership, learn to maximize Fortinet’s enablement programs, and gain and share best practices with the cybersecurity industry’s brightest minds.
Honouring the winners, Rajesh Maurya, Fortinet’s Regional Vice President for India and SAARC, said: “I would like to congratulate this year’s winners for their significant achievements in 2017. These partners demonstrated a commitment to deliver the very best cybersecurity solutions that defend their customers against today’s advanced threats. A big thank you to all our partners for their dedication and achievements in 2017 − working together, we have all greatly contributed to a more secure digital future in the SAARC region."
“Fortinet provides us with the security technology and support we require to deliver those industry-leading protection and value-added services that enables our customers to successfully and confidently deploy their digital transformation strategies. The Fortinet Security Fabric provides us with a foundational security architecture around which we can build our businesses and practices around. We are honoured to receive the award which reinforces our commitment to secure our customers with the best technologies and further our partnership with Fortinet,” said Mr. Md Asifuzzaman, Managing Director, Data Edge Limited.