BCX scoops Cisco MEA Security Partner of the Year Award 2021

BCX scoops Cisco MEA Security Partner of the Year Award 2021

African ICT solutions and service provider BCX, has been awarded the highly coveted Cisco Middle East and Africa Security Partner of the Year Award, ending the year on an incredible note.

The Cisco Middle East and Africa Partner of the Year award recognises Cisco’s top performing regional partner for business growth while delivering world-class customer sales and service.  

BCX competed against more than 2000 Cisco partners residing in approximately 69 countries across two continents to achieve the coveted title. 

For the first time in the history of the awards, this year saw the introduction of regional awards to recognise the networking giant’s partners and individual sellers and engineers for working with Cisco to provide outstanding sales and service.

The awards are based on nominations from Cisco teams and alignment with the firm’s strategic sales, service and revenue goals and objectives. 

Speaking on the award BCX CEO, Jonas Bogoshi said, “This award is very important for BCX, we are thrilled to be recognised as a valuable partner to Cisco, adding value through collaboration, agility, innovation and service. This also cements our partnership, which spans 20 years. It further demonstrates the competitiveness of local businesses against international counterparts.”  

The Security Managed Services Business demonstrated excellence and Security competence through growing the business year on year (42% growth during FY20 – FY21); the sale of Security Enterprise Agreements, strategically positioning BCX as the biggest Security partner in South Africa. 

“Over the past year, during these traumatic and challenging times, BCX, a Cisco Gold Integrator, was able to utilise their resources to focus on the key areas of all organisations from a security perspective. As a result, they’ve made significant investments in their security competencies and have managed to achieve double digit growth in their Cisco Security Business. We are truly impressed by their drive and initiatives and grateful for the continuous support. Wishing the BCX Team all the best for the year ahead,” commented Fady Younes, Cisco Cybersecurity Sales Director, Middle East & Africa. 

With the wide-scale use of cloud applications becoming fundamental to business operations at all locations, BCX bolstered its Security offering with all the Cisco security building blocks for a Cisco SASE solution, including: 

  • Cisco Umbrella, which includes secure web gateway, firewall, and cloud access security broker (CASB) functionality, including integration with Cisco SD-WAN, delivered from a single cloud security service.
  • Cisco Duo multifactor authentication