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By Harry Brelsford

Early this month, I attended the Fortinet accelerate 2019 conference in Orlando, FL. I was impressed by how many partners were from global locations (APAC, LATAM, EMEA) and that these partners were essentially from mid-size up.  Here is a contribution from Fortinet concerning the winners of the partners of the year contest.

workloads to the cloud, implementing consumer engagement tools, and more to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced digital marketplace. However, many of these organizations do not have the security infrastructure or team members in place to ensure the protection of critical data as these developments are made.

This is why our partners are so integral to the success of Fortinet’s mission to enhance global security. Fortinet partner organizations provide tools, guidance, and expertise to a wide range of organizations across the globe seeking to secure their networks from increasingly sophisticated attacks.

We want to thank and celebrate the efforts of our partners at Accelerate 2019, where they can continue to learn about cutting-edge strategies and technologies for network defense. Additionally, we want recognize a few of our most dedicated partners and distributors for the year of 2018.

FortiHero – Outstanding Global Partner of the Year

For their efforts in 2018, this year’s FortiHero Award was given to Orange Business Services, based in Paris, France. Orange Business Services offers a host of network services around the globe, with expertise in cybersecurity, Internet of Things, connectivity, and more.

Regional Partners of the Year

Our Regional Partners of the Year consistently perform when it comes to supporting their customers in the deployment, maintenance, and success of Fortinet programs.

  • APAC: NCS Pte Ltd, Platinum, Singapore
  • US / Canada: World Wide Technology, US and INSA, Canada
  • Japan: Otsuka Corporation
  • EMEA: Maticmind, Italy
  • LATAM: GTlink, Mexico

You can review the complete list of winners HERE.