Distribution company, Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, has won the Check Point African Distributor of the year award for 2020.
The company also recently clinched the accolade as EMEA distributor of the year (2020) accolade, a clear testament to commitment and how much the distributor values the relationship with the security software vendor.
Globally businesses face a cyber pandemic, and Check Point recently issued a report stating that over 80% of enterprises found their existing security tools don’t work at all or have only limited functions in the cloud.
Africa is not exempt from this security threat and companies across the continent feel the reality of ransomware attacks, an increase in phishing, and a renewed focus on hammering down cloud defences.
Rakesh Parbhoo, CEO at Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa said, “Every year, cybersecurity makes it to the top ten most critical technologies to keep on your watchlist, and every year we try and stress the importance of it to our channel and their end-users. In this past year, we have seen a rampant increase in cybercriminals as remote working expanded the attack surface, resulting in the need for security that is intrinsic, agile, and extends beyond a single application.”
The Check Point distributor of the year award is given to the distributor that consistently exceeds expectations in sales, channel enablement, marketing alignment, training, and business growth in their region.
Westcon-Comstor has, through a trying year for many, managed to forge ahead with its data-driven lead generation, sales enablement, and support efforts to the channel.
“I would like to take this time to thank the Check Point team for their commitment to our partnership, their support and trust in us over the last year. There is no doubt that 2020 was a challenging year for all industries across all geographies. Which makes this award so special as it stands as testament and recognition of the tireless efforts of our team across Sub-Saharan Africa not just in sales, but in partner enablement and customer value generation and experience,” concluded Parbhoo.