Exclusive Networks UK has been named EMEA Distributor of the Year by Fortinet, the specialist in high performance network security.
Up against Fortinet's entire EMEA distributor base, Exclusive Networks received this recognition during Fortinet's Global Partner Conference, held January 8-12 aboard the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas.
Graham Jones, UK Country Manager for Exclusive Networks, said: "It is an excellent achievement to gain recognition from one of our strategic vendor partners.
"This award is testament to our investment and development in our value add proposition, and showcases our core attributes including exceptional consultancy, sales, marketing, training and technical support services."
David Park, Director Channel & Commercial Sales for Fortinet, added: "Exclusive Networks UK has continued to demonstrate value by investing in resources to address the business needs of Fortinet and our partner base.
"Keeping in step with Fortinet's local strategy, Exclusive has increased sales, technical and support capability to create, demonstrate and deploy Fortinet Solutions.
"The Exclusive team has shown themselves to be a safe pair of hands when it comes to partner development and enablement, increasing the contribution in Bronze and Silver partners from both a revenue and number of partners perspective.
"In addition, their focus and investment to develop skills and ability in the Fortinet Advance Technology suite will drive the relevance of the wider Fortinet portfolio to partners and their customers."
"The more people communicate, the more relevant we are as an industry, which underlines the viability of the channel. Our role is to support, educate and train."
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