Windstream Enterprise Takes Home Partner of the Year Honors

July 07, 2020

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

Since the onset of WFH mandates, organizations large and small have embraced the new remote reality. Central to this transition is the cloud, and reliable performance of business-critical applications regardless of location. SD-WAN is playing a pivotal role in providing stability in a tumultuous time.

 Top-tier SD-WAN provider Fortinet announced Windstream Enterprise (News - Alert) (WE) earned 2019 North America Service Provider/Managed Security Service Provider (SP/MSSP) Partner of the Year honors.

The accolade comes not long after WE making the top half of Vertical Systems’ U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN LEADERBOARD. With access to Fortinet’s (News - Alert) Secure SD-WAN, WE possesses MEF 3.0 certified SD-WAN in its arsenal of managed services.

Not to be overlooked are the projections putting managed security services just shy of $60 billion by 2024, with service providers like WE sitting pretty. As the prevalence of cyberattacks is beyond commonplace these days, demand for managed security services is mounting.

“We’re honored to earn this prestigious award from Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions,” said Michael Flannery, chief marketing officer at Windstream Enterprise. “Windstream Enterprise has long partnered with Fortinet to deliver security services to our customers. Since Windstream Enterprise began offering SD-WAN solutions underpinned by Fortinet technology in 2019, the response from customers has been very positive. We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with Fortinet as demand for managed communications and security services rises.”

Security is a clear priority for organizations large and small, making technology and partner selection all the more important. Well played, WE.

What’s in your WAN?

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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