Channel partners recognised for beating targets

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Channel partners recognised for beating targets
The 2008 Partner Awards recognises licence sales and maintenance deals, and partners who have created successful customer relationships through the delivery of WatchGuard-based solutions for the financial year end June 30, 2008.

IT solutions provider, Leading Solutions, won National Partner of the Year for the second year running. The company provides infrastructure value-added services, software development, consulting and project management and training services.

“Our business strategy over the past few years has been to stay on the leading edge of security solutions and WatchGuard is core to this aim. We are delighted to have received the award and look forward to continuing to grow the business through a strong strategic alignment with WatchGuard in the years ahead,” said Garreth Bohanes, sales manager, Leading Solutions.

Expert Partner of the Year went to Darwin-based Territory Technology Solutions in the Northern Region and Melbourne-based Solutions Plus Australia Pty Ltd for the Southern Region.

The award recognises partners which have consistently achieved revenue targets thought the year and demonstrated superior technical competencies in both designing and integrating WatchGuard security solutions.

Elmtree Consulting in Victoria won Professional Partner of the Year for WatchGuard’s Southern Region while Sydney-based Netforce scored the same award for the company’s Northern Region. The award recognises partners that have grown their WatchGuard business substantially in 2008 through improved sales and technical certifications.

Best Growth Award 2008 was given to national network solutions provider, EmcorpIT Solutions.

“We are committed to providing the best business network security solutions to customers through working closely with WatchGuard and are thrilled to have won this award. We are proud of our customers' trust in our ability to deliver results which drive resounding business value and look forward to sharing on-going mutual success with them this year,” said Gary Thomas sales manager, EmcorpIT Solutions.

WatchGuard works with partners through the WatchGuard Partner Program providing the software, training, support and services which partners need to achieve results in their particular markets and areas of specialisation.

“We are very pleased to be able to formally recognise our partners' achievements through these awards. These organisations are outstanding examples of how partners are leveraging WatchGuard solutions in innovative and progressive ways to secure growth and productivity.

“With continued growth in demand for security and changing IT requirements, our customers are increasingly looking to work with stable and truly independent partners in the space," said Scott Robertson, regional director, Australia and New Zealand, WatchGuard Technologies.

"At the same time, these awards recognise our local capability for delivering solutions that enable customers to realise exceptional returns on their WatchGuard investment. We look forward to working closely with all our partners in the year ahead,”Robertson added.
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