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WatchGuard names top A/NZ channel partners of the year

Greenlight ITC, Bluechip Infotech and Quotient were amongst the big winners for WatchGuard Technologies Australian and New Zealand Partner of the Year Awards.

The WatchGuard Partner Awards recognise top channel partners that achieve outstanding business results and create successful customer programs and relationships through the delivery of WatchGuard-based solutions. For the first time, the the company also honoured state-based winners.
 
Greenlight ITC won the Partner of the Year Award while Bluechip Infotech took home Distributor of the Year.  

NZ Partner of the Year went to Manux.

Quotient ICT was honoured with the New Partner of the Year award and C3 Group scored the WatchGuard Marketing Program of the Year award.

The following companies were also honoured with awards:

NSW Partner of the Year - Systemnet
ACT Partner of the Year - WYSCOM
VIC Partner of the Year - Viatek
WA Partner of the Year  - Silverfern IT
SA Partner of the Year - Hood Sweeney
QLD/NT Partner of the Year - Territory Technology Solutions

WatchGuardONE Partner Ambassador - Calvert Technologies
E-Commerce Partner of the Year - Shiloh Computers                                                                                       
Telco Partner of the Year - Spirit Telecom


"We are 100% channel and our mission is to bring widely deployable security solutions to businesses by way of our channel partners," says Mark Sinclair, ANZ regional director, WatchGuard Technologies.

"At the same time, we take great pride in rapidly identifying customers most pressing security challenges and working with channel partners to bring to market new security services that address those ever-evolving threats faster than competitors," he said.
 
"Last year, our state-based and national partners provided sensational year-on-year growth not just in our traditional firewall technology but increasingly in WatchGuards multi-factor authentication AuthPoint solution," Sinclair says.

"AuthPoint protects assets, accounts, and personal information with additional layers of security that extend beyond just a password."
 
Moving forward, Sinclair says the company was seeing positive demand for its MFA solution, as a blended workforce takes hold and new security policies are put in place for increasingly distributed business operations.  

"We're looking forward to working closely with our partners across Australia and New Zealand in the year ahead to build mutual business success while also increasingly focused on recruiting a new wave of partners who can support us in regional areas," he says.

"While WatchGuard has grown significantly in recent years, our unwavering commitment to partner relationships remains steadfast and one of one hundred per cent support."