Network security vendor WatchGuard Technologies has announced its 2017 ANZ partners of the year at the company's annual partner conference staged last week at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort.
Sydney-headquartered Greenlight ITC won overall honours as ANZ partner of the Year while Auckland-based Tier 4 was tapped as the company's new partner of the year in the region.
WatchGuard's ANZ distributor of the year award was scooped up by Dicker Data while Systemnet attained the marketing program of the year award and Melbourne-headquartered M2K Communications won end-user project of the year.
WatchGuard says the awards recognise channel partners that meet or exceed assigned revenue targets - such as license sales and maintenance deals - and create successful customer relationships through the delivery of WatchGuard-based solutions.
WatchGuard Technologies ANZ Regional Director Mark Sinclair says, “We are thrilled to formally recognise our partners' achievements through these awards.
“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 attack.
“At the same time, our customers are increasingly looking to work with stable and truly independent partners in the space which have the latest skills and industry-leading capability for delivering solutions that enable them to realise exceptional returns on their WatchGuard investment. We look forward to working closely with all our partners in the year ahead to continue to exceed customer expectations and provide exceptional engagements,” Sinclair concludes.
More than 130 partners from across the Asia-Pacific including Australia, China, Japan, India, New Zealand, South Korea and the ASEAN countries, participated in Watchguard's three-day partner conference, which included presentations from WatchGuard's global leadership team, product demonstrations and one-on-one vendor partner executive meetings.
WatchGuard Technologies hosted the annual awards dinner on the hotel's private beach where dancers from five regions of Thailand dressed in local costumes and accompanied by local drummers entertained attendees.
You can find some photos from the awards night below.