365iT ITMS Wins WatchGuard Technologies Top Partner Award

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The prestigious WatchGuard EMEA Awards recently saw 365iT Services take the crown for Top Partner in the UK during 2011.

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It was with every metric that we care to measure - revenue, growth, new product sales etc. that 365IT led the pack. Engaging with strategic partners like 365IT will be key to consolidating WatchGuard as a leader in the NGFW market for 2012

Held on the 30th May to the 1st June, WatchGuard’s European Partner Conference in Cascais, Portugal, saw industry leaders receiving accolades for their accomplishments in the field of Firewall security.

IT Service provider 365iT ITMS won the WatchGuard award as Top Partner for 2011 in the UK – this follows from their achievement of becoming the Number 1 reseller of WatchGuard’s Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) solutions and generating the highest growth at 56%.

365 ITMS achieved a high level of success in implementing WatchGuard’s security solutions across a range of businesses in the UK last year. As a service partner, they not only acted as a reseller of WatchGuard products, they also provided on-going remote management and training for a number of their clients.

In addition, 365 ITMS provided key design consultation so that WatchGuard’s proven combination of leading security products could be effectively and flexibly rolled out across a variety of multi site organisations.

Examples of major clients with complex requirements that 365 ITMS accomplished this type of innovative, full-cycle security solution for include Archimedes Pharma, the Cognita Group and over 150 NHS locations.

WatchGuard UK Country Manager, Jamie Pearce, commented on why 365ITMS stood out from the crowd to win this year’s Top UK Partner Award: “It was with every metric that we care to measure - revenue, growth, new product sales etc. that 365IT led the pack. Engaging with strategic partners like 365IT will be key to consolidating WatchGuard as a leader in the NGFW market for 2012."

365 ITMS have been working in partnership with WatchGuard for the past ten years. Their Technical Services Manager, Richard Jackson, is a member of the WatchGuard Beta Programme – this enables 365 ITMS to gain valuable insight into new WatchGuard products at the crucial development stage.

WatchGuard Technology itself initially grew its reputation for high-end network security and remote access solutions in the US, but are now seeing rapid uptake in the UK and Europe.

Thanks to their strategic partnership with respected IT service providers such as 365 ITMS, WatchGuard saw record breaking sales and expansion last year in the UK, highlighting the company further as a world leader in the Next Generation Firewall market.

While WatchGuard have an increasing number of resellers for their respected security products, 365iT ITMS are one of only three authorised training partners in the UK and as a Managed Service Partner they are further able to provide comprehensive design, services and support to give UK businesses of all sizes a tailored security solution.

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