Fortinet, a global player in broad, automated and integrated cybersecurity solutions, conducted its annual SAARC PartnerSYNC conference in Bangkok, Thailand and honoured 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.
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.
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.
Fortinet 2017 SAARC Partner of the Year award winners:
• Best Partner India – Overall Performance: Inspira Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
• Best Partner India – Managed Security Service Provider: Tata Communications Ltd.
• Best Partner India – Platinum Partnership Level: IBM India Pvt. Ltd.
• Best Partner India – Gold Partnership Level: Logix Infosecurity Pvt. Ltd.
• Best Partner Sri Lanka – KBSL Information Technologies Ltd.
• Best Partner Bangladesh – Data Edge Ltd.
Honouring the winners, Rajesh Maurya, Fortinet’s Regional Vice President for India & 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."
“This recognition from Fortinet highlights our commitment to providing innovative, secure and cost-effective solutions to our customers. As a digital infrastructure provider, we understand the risks and security concerns enterprises face as they look to leverage technology and digitally evolve their business. Through our partnership with Fortinet, we are able to provide value-added services that enable our customers with security solutions and capabilities to drive their digital future. We look forward to building on our partnership with Fortinet and further enabling customers to manage business risk through secure practices.” − Avinash Prasad, head, Managed Security Service, Tata Communications.
“Inspira shares a special business relationship with Fortinet and the award is a result of our expanding collaboration in offering advanced security technologies to customers. Fortinet’s security features and capabilities span eight critical solution areas within the Security Fabric architecture, including management and analytics, multi-cloud, network, advanced threat protection, unified access, web applications, email, IoT and endpoint security. This breadth of capability highlights just how powerful and integrated the Security Fabric is, and why it is able to provide advanced automation and ease of implementation for us to leverage.” − Om Ahuja, VP Security & Cloud, Inspira Enterprises India.
“Fortinet provides us with the security technology and support we need to deliver the industry-leading protection that enables our customers to successfully 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. 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,” Nitin Patil, director, Logix Infosecurity.
Joe Sarno, vice president, International Emerging, MEA, Eastern Europe, India & SAARC, Fortinet
“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.”