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Fortinet announces 2016 partners of the year

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 17 January 2017

Cybersecurity solutions provider Fortinet has announced the winners of its 2016 partner of the year awards. Fortinet’s awards recognised outstanding cybersecurity sales, customer experience, collaboration, and marketing achievements from the company’s distributors and resellers around the world. Global partner of the year was Santa Monica Networks in Finland, with France’s Orange Cyberdefence named EMEA partner of the year.

Exclusive Network bagged EMEA distribution partner of the year with Saudi Arabia’s Innovative Solutions picking up the enhanced technology partner of the year accolade for EMEA. South Africa’s Business Connexion was Fortinet’s growth partner of the year winner in the EMEA region.

Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the board and CEO at Fortinet, said: "I would like to congratulate this year’s winners for their significant achievements in 2016. These partners demonstrated a commitment to deliver the very best cybersecurity solutions and defend their customers against today’s increasingly advanced threat landscape. I would also like to extend my gratitude to all of our partners for their dedication and achievements in 2016. Working together, we have all greatly contributed to a more secure digital future."

This year’s award winners were announced at the Fortinet Accelerate 2017 global partner conference held in Las Vegas. The event gathered together more than 1,300 attendees representing 696 different partner organisations who had travelled from over 90 countries.

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