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AVANT to Join Open Systems Partner Network, Add Secure SD-WAN to Portfolio

March 27, 2019

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

Communications providers are faced with myriad of challenges. Sure, the cloud is opening the door to a new day in collaboration but how does IT ensure network resources are put to work efficiently and effectively to deliver the end user experience demanded in the high-paced digital landscape. The answer is adding SD-WAN to the mix.




AVANT communications announced its intentions to join Open Systems (News - Alert) Partner Network, which would provide access to the Open Systems portfolio, most notably the Open Systems Secure SD-WAN Solution.

“Open Systems has grown and matured organically for years selling through a direct model. Shifting to a channel-first strategy means partners will be able to take advantage of our industry-leading experience and maturity,” said Matthew Krieg, CRO at Open Systems. “We are thrilled to have AVANT as our global partner. This partnership will enable AVANT to offer a customer-proven and secure SD-WAN as a service solution.”

Open Systems touts a year-over-year client retention rate of 98 percent, aiding partners in developing long standing client relations.  AVANT can now introduce Trusted Advisors to aid customers scale, reduce complexity, secure operations and manage the network. In addition, users see an improved experience, resource use is optimized and business agility is on the rise.  

“SD-WAN is one of the most disruptive new technologies in IT today. AVANT’s channel sales enablement methodology will help Trusted Advisors learn how to leverage the Open Systems solution,” said Jen Gallego, EVP Sales West at AVANT Communications (News - Alert). “The AVANT channel is a perfect fit for Open Systems: a swift to implement, simple to manage and highly secure solution for enterprises. With this partnership, we are able to help our clients solve some of their toughest challenges by harnessing the disruptive power of new technologies.”

The secure SD-WAN provider and 2019 SD-WAN Expo sponsor is seeing its stock on the rise, in a big way. There’s no margin for error in the WAN, what’s in your network?




Edited by Maurice Nagle


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