Juniper Networks has awarded Westcon Group as ‘MEA Commercial Distributor Partner of the Year 2013’ at its annual Middle East & Africa regional partner summit in Dubai, U.A.E. The award recognises partners who have made the most notable contribution to their customers and have expanded their business value with Juniper throughout 2013.
“According to some independent market analysis, the MEA region is expected to have one of the fastest-growing Internet penetration rates globally, so effective, secure high-performance networking is a key business driver for service providers and enterprises in Middle East and Africa,” said Mario Georgiou, Area Partner Director, Juniper Networks, Middle East & Africa. “Because we operate an indirect go-to-market model, Juniper’s channel partners are fundamentally important to our customers’ experience and Juniper’s success. Westcon Middle East has been a great example of an effective partnership to build the best networks for our shared customers this year. ”
“Westcon is especially honored to receive this award in response to our proven Westcon Way Recruit, Enable & Grow model, specifically designed to elevate mid-market partners. In 2013 many of our customers have focused on creating a holistic, effective security stance across their network from data center to mobile user to protect mission-critical applications. Combining Westcon’s local experience with Juniper’s innovative portfolio, we have been able to deliver highly-effective solutions to meet business needs,” said Steve Lockie, Group Managing Director MEA, Westcon Group
The event is designed to bring together key distribution and reseller partners to review best practices and discuss Juniper’s strategic plans and objectives for the coming year. Partners attended this year’s event from Egypt, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Oman, South Africa, Qatar, U.A.E. All attending partners work with Juniper Networks within the Juniper Partner Advantage program.