WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in unified cybersecurity, today announced its ANZ Partner of the Year Awards for 2022 at the company’s regional Apogee partner conference in Phuket, Thailand, at which they celebrated another year of growth and excellence.
WatchGuard’s Annual Partner Awards program honours and recognises top channel partners for their performance and implementation of WatchGuard’s Unified Security Platform® approach and the WatchGuardONE Program to increase the scale and velocity of security delivery while gaining operational efficiencies and increasing profitability. Categories include “Partner of the Year,” “New Partner of the Year,” “Marketing Program of the Year,” “Most Inspirational Partner of the Year,” and “End-User Project of the Year.”
Sydney-based Systemnet was honoured with the ANZ Partner of the Year award having exhibited exceptional sales and growth performance as well as invested in its overall relationship with WatchGuard over the past year as part of the WatchGuardONE Program. In addition, the company provided customers with the most valued and innovative solutions within the regional channel partner community.
Indepth IT Solutions, also headquartered in Sydney, took home the ANZ End-User Project of the Year award through its use of the WatchGuard Unified Security Platform framework to drive significant impact for an end user. The company went above and beyond to demonstrate the highest level of commitment to a single customer based on a variety of factors including the level of effort to win the deal, utilisation of WatchGuard’s platform and services used and sold, customer relationship and coordination with WatchGuard.
Christchurch-based Manux Solutions was named as Asia Pacific and Japan Most Inspirational Partner of the Year based on its ability to bring out the best of the WatchGuard Unified Security Platform approach with its own creativity to meet customer requirements. In addition, Manux Solutions enjoyed exceptional sales performance, and demonstrated enthusiastic adoption and evangelisation of WatchGuard’s Unified Security Platform® approach and the WatchGuardONE Program.
Auckland-based Invizi won the New Partner of the Year for the Australia and New Zealand region for its unwavering dedication to quickly growing their business with WatchGuard, while exceeding expectations at all levels across sales performance, quarter-over-quarter growth and marketing engagement.
Finally, Hotline IT, based in Sydney, was announced as the Asia Pacific and Japan Marketing Program of the Year award winner based on its outstanding success in driving demand generation and education through cooperative, engaging, creative and effective marketing campaigns that were engaging, creative, and highly effective.
“Our partner community across the Asia Pacific and Japan region is composed of innovative companies that are growing their businesses by utilising WatchGuard’s Unified Security Platform® approach to simplify the delivery of powerful security that better protects our customers,” said Prakash Panjwani, CEO of WatchGuard Technologies. “This past year, Systemnet, Inivizi, Indepth IT Solutions, Manux Solutions and Hotline IT not only distinguished their businesses through impressive performance fueled by service offering expansion and business model evolution, but their teams continue to serve as trusted advisors to both Australia and New Zealand customers as well as WatchGuard product and go-to-market teams.
Anthony Daniel, Regional Director – Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, added, “Our customers are increasingly looking to engage with highly professional, stable and truly independent partners who are expertly trained and equipped to reinforce their cybersecurity posture with the latest WatchGuard solutions. At the same time, these awards recognise our local capability for delivering solutions that enable customers to realise rapid returns on their WatchGuard investment. We celebrate these award winners for their achievements and look forward to effective and winning relationships with all our Australia, New Zealand and wider Pacific island channel partners in in the year ahead.”