February 07, 2023 – Wavelink, a leader in providing enterprise solutions to the channel, has been awarded Distributor of the Year in the Fortinet Partner of the Year awards. The awards recognise the achievements of partners that have helped customers to accelerate the move beyond traditional networks securely. The awards are judged on factors including: growth; investment in training, specialisations, and certifications; enhanced innovation and executive engagement; and success in leading customer engagements with Fortinet.

Tim Fitzgerald, channel director, Fortinet, said, “Fortinet is proud to announce the winners of the Australian partner awards and thanks all its partners for their efforts throughout the past year. The awards recognise the exceptional contributions of the partner ecosystem in Australia throughout 2022. This includes their dedication and hard work to deliver outstanding outcomes and experiences for customers by helping them remove complexity and achieve consolidation through the convergence of networking and security using an integrated cybersecurity platform.”

Ilan Rubin, chief executive officer, Wavelink, said, “Wavelink is proud to be awarded the 2022 Australian Distributor of the Year, following the organisation being named Fortinet’s 2021 APAC Distributor of the Year. This award is recognition of the success of Wavelink’s channel program in Australia, which is supplementary to Fortinet’s Engage Partner Program.

“Wavelink’s and Fortinet’s partnership began in 2017 and, since then, Wavelink has developed a dedicated Fortinet channel marketing program focusing on partner recruitment and onboarding as well as an enablement and engagement program. This empowers partners to best present Fortinet products and services in the market and supports their advancement through the Fortinet partner ecosystem. Wavelink has also invested significantly in differentiated services offerings such as staging capabilities for major national rollouts.

“Congratulations to Wavelink’s partners who are also Fortinet Australian Partner of the Year award winners including TPG Telecom, Ip.Glass, Logicalis, Datacom, NEC, Telstra, and Comunet.”

Tim Fitzgerald said, “While more people are returning to the office, many businesses continue to embrace hybrid workplace models, managing digital acceleration projects to ensure employees can work from anywhere. Operational complexity is slowing digital initiatives while cyber risk continues to escalate. Partners that develop offerings and manage services based on Fortinet technology have a track record of helping customers close security gaps, improve operational efficiency as well as return on investment (ROI), and optimise user experiences. Fortinet are fully committed to our partner community and are dedicated to working closely with them to deliver digital acceleration to our customers.”

About Wavelink  
Wavelink specialises in providing leading-edge enterprise solutions to the channel. Wavelink distributes a range of products from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, CenTrak, Fortinet, Imprivata, Mobicall, Olinqua, SOTI, Scandit, Spectralink, and Vocera. For more information please contact Wavelink on 1300 147 000.