Story image

Acurus takes top APAC honours at Fortinet global partner awards

21 Jan 16

Melbourne-based Acurus has taken top honours at Fortinet’s Global Partner Conference, winning the Top 2015 Enhanced Technology Partner of the Year award for Asia Pacific.

Jon McGettigan, Fortinet senior director for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands, says Acurus has consistently shown innovation, technical expertise and superior customer service to it rapidly expanding customer base across the region.

“They have excelled at solving enterprises’ security challenges by installing and configuring a wide variety of Fortinet’s high performance solutions in a cost-effective manner.”

The IT consulting business services the healthcare, retail, telecommunications, utilities and insurance industries in Australia and has been a Fortinet Gold partner since 2010.

The award comes following ‘outstanding’ results in 2015, primarily in the retail sector, where the company focuses on its enhanced technology range of FortiWiFi solutions.

One project involved the roll out of Wi-Fi to more than 1800 stores.

The company says product sales grew ‘significantly’ in 2015.

Jason Matser, Acurus managing director, accepted the award at the conference and says the company’s partnership with Fortinet has delivered ‘first-rate technology solutions’ for customers, with Fortinet’s support ‘a premium experience’.

“The Fortinet platform has exceeded our customer’s initial requirements,” Matser says.

“This has given us the confidence so that we can continue to innovate. It is encouraging to know that we have a technology partner we can rely upon when implementing future retail solutions.”

Genevieve White, Fortinet Australia channel sales director, says partners ‘are at the very heart’ of Fortinet’s delivery model and the award recognises the tremendous results that have been achieved in the region.

“Each partner brings specialist knowledge and skills to the market and, together with Fortinet’s technology and support, provides an environment to innovate, enhance and deliver world-class network security solutions,” White says.

More than 1200 partners from over 60 countries attended this year’s partner conference, held in Cancun, Mexico.

HPE promotes 'circular economy' for end-of-use tech
HPE is planning to show businesses worldwide that throwing old tech and assets into landfill is not the best option when it comes to end-of-use disposal.
Xinja can now officially call itself a bank
The ‘neo’bank that is focused on being a digital disruptor to traditional financial institutions has received a restricted banking license from APRA.
Exclusive: Three access management learnings from 2018
There was a renewed global response to data security in 2018, placing pressure on organisations to assume more responsibility for the data they hold.
Wearables market flourishing - fuelled by smartwatches
A market that has stuttered in the past now has a bright forecast as adoption of wearable technology continues to thrive.
The tech that helped the first woman to sail around Australia
Lisa Blair used devices from supplied by Pivotel to aid her in becoming the first woman to circumnavigate Australia non-stop.
Why there will be a battle for the cloud in 2019
Cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and Google will likely find themselves in a mad scramble to gain additional enterprise customers.
WLAN market picks up thanks to high-end products
Dell’Oro Group have released a report showing that the WLAN market picked up in 2Q18 as 802.11ax saw its first shipments.
Mercury Energy sells smart meter business for $270m
“Metrix’s large installed meter base, deep customer relationships and innovation platform, make this a natural acquisition."