By, Arthur Rutherford, Head of Cloud Security Channel Sales, WW Channel Sales
Check Point has been 100% channel-driven since our inception more than 25 years ago. With the support of our partners, we have made big strides in enabling our customers’ cloud migration journey. Check Point has had an amazing year with Microsoft, being recognized as #1 ISV worldwide and the #1 Security ISV worldwide. We are also honored to have been awarded the MSUS Commercial Marketplace Partner of the Year.
Secure Migration Program Award Winners
Together with Microsoft, we recognized 7 partners around the globe who over-achieved in executing the Secure Migration program, which is an integrated offering scaled through collaborative engagement with channel partners. This offering was developed in conjunction with Microsoft to provide our joint customers with a path forward from end of life products and to drive digital transformation via cloud adoption, resulting in 3-5x deal velocity and expanding the margin envelope for partner-delivered services.
“I want to thank all of our worldwide partners who are leading with Check Point and Azure to securely migrate their customers to the cloud,” said Frank Rauch, Head of WW Channel Sales. “The results are amazing and the future is bright. Congrats to the award winners for the well-deserved accolades!”
Here are the 7 award winners this year:
Breakthrough Cloud Partner of the Year
AccessIT was awarded the Breakthrough Cloud Partner of the Year, in recognition of their 100% commitment to the Secure Migration program through marketing, development of a CloudGuard Posture Management MSP offering and field enablement training.
EMEA Cloud Partner of the Year
Bytes was awarded the EMEA Cloud Partner of the Year, for their leadership in accelerating cloud transformation through the development of a CloudGuard Posture Management MSP offering, and their strong standing with Microsoft as their lead Cloud vendor and Check Point as their #1 Security provider.
Cloud Program Excellence award
CDW achieved the Cloud Program Excellence award for the highest resource investment to cloud security initiatives with Check Point, their development of a CloudGuard Posture Management assessment service and velocity of deals for new customer acquisition.
Asia Pacific Top Cloud Partner of the Year
Dicker Data was awarded the Asia Pacific Top Cloud Partner of the Year. Dicker Data is a relatively new distributor for Check Point and covers the Australian market with a focus on Microsoft/Azure. Dicker Data was chosen as the Top Cloud Partner for their outstanding marketing campaign for this program, along with their active partner onboarding and enablement programs.
Americas Cloud Partner of the Year
ePLus has been awarded the Americas Cloud Partner of the Year for their best in class MSP and CloudGuard policy management assessment offerings as well as their high growth in cloud sales and pipeline acceleration.
Top GSI Cloud Partner of the Year
Fujitsu has been awarded the Top GSI Cloud Partner of the Year for their integration of the Secure Migration offering into their differentiated solution offers, along with their excellence in customer success. Fujitsu’s 30+ year Microsoft partnership along with Check Point’s long standing global relationship makes this a winning combination.
Cloud Services Partner of the Year
Guidepoint was recognized as the Cloud Services Partner of the Year for their deep and broad expertise in cloud security, customer commitment and a healthy pipeline of opportunities.
Check Point and Microsoft are proud to have the high caliber commitment of these partners. Thank you for your contributions!