Fortinet has named Datacom Australia as the ‘Australian Secure SD-WAN Partner of the Year’.

The cybersecurity solutions company says its awards “recognise the achievements of partners that have helped customers to accelerate the move beyond traditional networks securely”.

“The awards recognise the valuable contributions of the entire partner ecosystem throughout 2021 and the partners' dedication and hard work to help customers adapt to the changing workplace, business environment, and threat landscape of the future,” says Fortinet’s Channel Director, Tim Fitzgerald.

Datacom has a long-standing partnership with Fortinet and is a top-tier Fortinet Expert Partner.

“Fortinet and Datacom have had a great history of working to solve customer challenges for over 15 years. We have provided Fortinet Security Fabric solutions to Datacom customers all over Australia and New Zealand. Datacom is able to deliver on Fortinet solutions end-to-end to a really high standard.”

Datacom’s Associate Director for Networks, Adam Kirkpatrick says the award from Fortinet is great recognition for a customer-focused approach that aims to deliver solutions that remove complexity.

"Over the past few years, we’ve seen increasing numbers of businesses make the decision to adopt SD-WAN. We have adopted a collaborative approach with our customers who are looking for a secure SD-WAN solution. The solution demonstrates additional value the technology can bring to their business while removing the complexity around deployment and continuing operations.”

“Our partnership with Fortinet has produced compelling innovations for our customers, helping them meet the challenges of the past two years head on.”

Fortinet also has a strong partnership with Datacom in New Zealand, with New Zealand Country Manager, Pete Saunders, describing Datacom as “one of our most technically qualified partners in New Zealand”.

“We have built many solutions and services together for government and commercial customers in our major cities and in the regions. Datacom can always be relied on to deliver complex projects for customers of all sizes.”

The Partner of the Year awards are judged on factors including year-on-year revenue growth, investment in training, specialisations and certifications, enhanced innovation and executive engagement, and success in leading customer engagements with Fortinet.

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