Fortinet, a global leader in broad, automated and integrated cybersecurity solutions, conducted its annual SAARC PartnerSYNC conference in Bangkok, Thailand and honoured partners for their outstanding achievements in 2017. The conference hosted over 150 attendees representing partner organization from the five SAARC countries of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.
Plenary sessions and workshops at the conference centered around Digital Transformation and the need to shift security from a fixed perimeter mindset to one where security is automatically applied wherever data is located. Partners were presented with new business opportunities to bundle specialized security technologies to be dynamically deployed where and when they are needed, and then marshal the distributed power of the entire security infrastructure to respond to detected threats in a consistent and correlated fashion.
PartnerSYNC offered a unique opportunity for partners to gain insights into Fortinet’s Security Fabric architecture, provide direct feedback to Fortinet leadership, learn to maximize Fortinet’s enablement programs, and gain and share best practices with the cybersecurity industry’s brightest minds.
At the conference, Fortinet announced the winners of its 2017 SAARC Partner of the Year Awards. The awards recognise outstanding cybersecurity sales, customer experience, collaboration, and marketing achievements in the region.
Fortinet 2017 SAARC Partner of the Year award winners:
Best Partner India – Overall Performance: Inspira Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
Best Partner India – Managed Security Service Provider: Tata Communications Ltd.
Best Partner India – Platinum Partnership Level: IBM India Pvt. Ltd.
Best Partner India – Gold Partnership Level: Logix Infosecurity Pvt. Ltd.
Best Partner Sri Lanka – KBSL Information Technologies Ltd.
Best Partner Bangladesh – Data Edge Ltd.
Honouring the winners, Rajesh Maurya, Fortinet’s Regional Vice President for India & SAARC, said: “I would like to congratulate this year’s winners for their significant achievements in 2017. These partners demonstrated a commitment to deliver the very best cybersecurity solutions that defend their customers against today’s advanced threats. A big thank you to all our partners for their dedication and achievements in 2017 − working together, we have all greatly contributed to a more secure digital future in the SAARC region.”
“This recognition from Fortinet highlights our commitment to providing innovative, secure and cost-effective solutions to our customers. As a digital infrastructure provider, we understand the risks and security concerns enterprises face as they look to leverage technology and digitally evolve their business. Through our partnership with Fortinet, we are able to provide value-added services that enable our customers with security solutions and capabilities to drive their digital future. We look forward to building on our partnership with Fortinet and further enabling customers to manage business risk through secure practices.” − Avinash Prasad, Head, Managed Security Service, Tata Communications.
“Inspira shares a special business relationship with Fortinet and the award is a result of our expanding collaboration in offering advanced security technologies to customers. Fortinet’s security features and capabilities span eight critical solution areas within the Security Fabric architecture, including management and analytics, multi-cloud, network, advanced threat protection, unified access, web applications, email, IoT and endpoint security. This breadth of capability highlights just how powerful and integrated the Security Fabric is, and why it is able to provide advanced automation and ease of implementation for us to leverage.” − Om Ahuja, VP Security & Cloud, Inspira Enterprises India Pvt. Ltd.
“Fortinet provides us with the security technology and support we need to deliver the industry-leading protection that enables our customers to successfully deploy their digital transformation strategies. The Fortinet Security Fabric provides us with a foundational security architecture around which we can build our businesses and practices. We are honoured to receive the award, which reinforces our commitment to secure our customers with the best technologies, and further our partnership with Fortinet.” − Nitin Patil, Director, Logix Infosecurity Pvt. Ltd.
Inspira Enterprise Expands Global Footprints with Foray into MEA Market
By CIOReview Team
Expanding its global footprints, Inspira Enterprise, leading IT solution provider in India, announced its foray into the MEA market. Headquartered in Dubai, the Company will offer the entire range of cutting-edge IT solutions to its diverse MEA clientele. The strategic move significantly expands the current regional system integration & managed service footprint of Inspira Enterprise to deliver Managed Security Services, Blockchain, Smart City Solutions, and Support services to ever-growing customers and partners.
Inspira has opened its HQ for MEA operations office in Burlington Tower, Dubai which is just 2.8 km away from Burj Khalifa. Inspira will serve customers from Engineering, Banks, Financial Services, High-tech, Healthcare, Legal, Life Sciences, Media, and the Oil & Gas Industries.
The favorable economic developments in the MEA region in recent years have positively impacted the growth of the IT industry. Several government-led initiatives such as the Dubai Smart City project has fueled the demand for advanced IT solutions to cater to modern business needs. Similarly, the internet security market is growing exponentially in the region. According to the latest report by MarketsAndMarkets, the Middle East cyber security market size is expected to grow from USD 11.38 Billion in 2017 to USD 22.14 Billion by 2022, at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.2%.
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry analysis predicts that the IT sales market in Saudi Arabia is expected to touch almost Dh22 billion by 2019. In short, the MEA regions is at the center of global investments across the sectors and thus offers a plethora of growth opportunity for IT solution providers. Intended to capitalize on these growth prospects, Inspira Enterprise is betting big on its ambitious go to market plans in the MEA market.
Commenting on the Company's ambitious growth plans, Mr. Manoj Kanodia, CEO, Inspira Enterprise, said, “The MEA region is an exciting growth part of the world and a land of boundless opportunity. We believe that MEA is one of our focus geographies that will play a significant role in driving our future growth and progress.”
Inspira Enterprise is making significant investments in building strong domain knowledge in key growth verticals like Cyber Security, Blockchain & Smart city solutions by leveraging the diverse local talent. “We will leverage the highly skilled, multi-lingual capabilities available in the region, to deliver seamless IT Solutions to our clients”, Mr. Kanodia added.
The expansion into global market truly marks a milestone moment in the growth journey of Inspira Enterprise and the Company is pretty much confident to replicate its success in the MEA region.