WatchGuard names top ANZ partners of the year

Seattle-based network security specialist WatchGuard Technologies has announced its ANZ 2017 Partners of the Year at the company’s annual partner conference the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort.

The firm said its 2017 Partner Awards recognised channel partners whic met or exceeded assigned revenue targets, such as license sales and maintenance deals, and created successful customer relationships through the delivery of WatchGuard-based services for the period ending 31 December 2020.

Sydney-headquartered Greenlight ITC won overall honours as Partner of the Year while New Partner of The Year was awarded to Auckland-based Tier 4.

WatchGuard’s ANZ Distributor of the Year award was picked up by Dicker Data while Systemnet attained the Marketing Program of the Year awards and Melbourne headquartered M2K Communications won End User Project of the Year.

The Dicker Data team celebrates winning ANZ Distributor of the Year alongside Net Brains who won the award for the Japanese market and Exclusive Networks who won the award for the South-east Asia region.

Some 130 partners from across the Asia-Pacific region including Australia, China, Japan, India, New Zealand, South Korea and the ASEAN countries, participated in the three-day conference which featured presentations from WatchGuard’s global leadership team, product demonstrations and one-on-one vendor partner executive meetings.

“These organisations are outstanding examples of how partners across Australia and New Zealand are leveraging WatchGuard solutions in innovative and progressive ways to secure our end user customers against the ever-constant threat of cyber attac.,” said WatchGuard Technologies ANZ regional director Mark Sinclair.

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