WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. successfully organised its Annual Gala Event ‘Channel Awards Night’ 2013 in Goa. WatchGuard annual gala event and awards night enabled, equipped and recognised its top Indian channel partners. The event witnessed presence of 50+ WatchGuard Elite partners from across the country. Scott Robertson, Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales, WatchGuard was the chief guest for the evening.
2012 marked another magnificent growth year for WatchGuard. It received the 2012 North American Product Quality Leadership Award in Email Content Security from Frost & Sullivan, World’s Best Award for Security Hardware-2012 and Information Technology Industry’s 2012 World’s Best Award. The Company unveiled various new products and added exciting features to its existing range of solutions (XTM 25 & 26, XTM 3 series) and made a ground-breaking change for the Unified Threat Management (UTM) market with the release of the New XTM 5 series.
Speaking on the occasion Scott Robertson, Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales, WatchGuard said, “WatchGuard is a 100-percent channel driven company and this night was dedicated to the actual contributors to our success. Our partners are our core, customer-facing sales team. We conduct technical trainings, webinars and knowledge sharing sessions at regular intervals for our partners to better understand and leverage the best-in-class security solutions from WatchGuard.”
“We deeply appreciate and recognize the continuous hard work put in by our partners to take the business to newer heights. Our Partners play a pivotal role and act as the prime medium between WatchGuard and its customers. We are affirmative that this conference has brought us and our partners a step further in understanding each other and this year we will set to achieve greater accolades for WatchGuard,” said Mohit Puri, Country Manager, Watchguard, India & SAARC.
There were a total of 15 award categories for which winners were decided on the basis of the best performance in various categories during the year 2012. The broad award categories included Best Channel Partner North, West, East & South, Best Channel Partner ‘B’ Class Cities, Best Salesman of the Year, Best Engineer of the Year, Best Upcoming Distributor, Best Upcoming Channel Partner, Best Distributor of the year and Best Channel Partner of the Year.
These awards were accompanied by WatchGuard Secure Partner (WSP) certificate distribution to partners who were present on the occasion. The WatchGuard panel also shared various positive developments, new corporate strategies and the roadmap with their partners. The company is looking forward to the continued support and association from its partners in order to grow constantly. It intends to organize this event every year as an annual tradition in different parts of the country. The earlier two events have been in Delhi and Mumbai.