Gazi Communications wins Fortinet SAARC Partner Award

Fortinet’s annual SAARC Partner Conference unveils new business opportunities with Security Fabric

05 Jul 2017, 19:37

NTV Online

Fortinet, a cybersecurity solutions provider, conducted its annual SAARC partner conference at Bangkok in Thailand and recognised top partners for their outstanding achievements in 2016.

The conference discussed in depth the threat landscape and the need to provide customers with a collaborative solution that works together to monitor their network, share information, and respond to threats no matter where and when they occur, says a press release.

At the conference, attended by 150 partners from four SAARC countries (Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India and Nepal), Fortinet unveiled new business opportunities with its Fabric Ready Partner Programme that brings together a technology alliance that allows partners to deliver pre-integrated, end-to-end security offerings that are ready for deployment.

The Fortinet Security Fabric with an open and cooperative ecosystem of solutions will allow partners to:

Bundle, sell, and deploy solution sets without the burden of significant costs and resources usually required for validating technology integration when delivering multi-product, multi-vendor solutions to customers.

Provide customers with solutions that are faster to deploy, coupled with reduced operational expenses and technical support costs. 

The conference had business and technology sessions where Fortinet gave pointers to partners to expand their offerings and maintain their competitive advantages. Fortinet also provided assets and guidance to resellers looking to enter new security markets. At the end of the conference, several partners expressed greater confidence in developing a wide range of security services to offer their customers while increasing their engineering productivity and profitability.

Fortinet also announced the SAARC Partner of the Year awards for 2016:

Best Partner Bangladesh – SMB Business: Gazi Communications

Best Partner Sri Lanka – Enterprise Business:  Millennium Information Technologies

Best Partner India – Enterprise Business: Tata Communications Ltd.

Best Partner India – SMB Business: Secure Network Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.

Best Partner India – Advanced Technologies: Reigns Infotech Pvt. Ltd.

Joe Sarno, Vice President, International Emerging, MEA, Eastern Europe, India & SAARC, Fortinet ‘Because of its critical and complex nature, cyber security continues to be one of the largest opportunities for our channel partners. Integrators who can plan, design, deploy, and optimize security offerings are finding a growing demand for their skills. By tying traditional security appliances and emerging technologies together into an integrated security fabric, partners can help their customers gather and respond to more actionable intelligence, synchronize threat responses and orchestrate security management.’

‘We have over 1,200 registered partners in SAARC and everyone’s contribution has been valuable in the phenomenal growth that Fortinet has experienced in the last year,’ said Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, SAARC at Fortinet.

‘I wish to extend my gratitude to all partners for their dedication and achievements in 2016. Fortinet will reinforce its ongoing investments in R&D, support and professional services and will work together with partners to provide the best cyber security to our customers.’

Md. Mohasin Billah, CEO, ECL Systems Ltd, ‘Our customers have already invested in an infrastructure of networking and security tools and platforms. These products are an essential part of their security strategy and defense capability. Extending the functionality and intelligence of the Fortinet Security Fabric to leading third-party solutions allows us to not only maximize existing security technologies but goes even further by bringing them all together in a cohesive, integrated security platform to solve real-world problems.’

Md. Masrur Alam, Director, Omega Exim Limited ‘Omega has been helping businesses of all sizes run their business with deep insight. Security being a vital component of enterprise networks, transitioning to a truly integrated Security Fabric based on open standards allows us as a solution provider to maximize clients’ existing investments in security technologies. By pulling all of Fortinet and its Fabric-Ready Partners’ tools together, we can enable game-changing integration, synchronization and automation to help address today’s most complex cyber threats.’