IRVINE, Calif. – Dec. 29, 2016–Ingram Micro Inc.today announced it has been named North American Distributor of the Year 2016 by Symantec Corp. Each year, Symantec recognizes its channel partners, including its distributors, whose innovation and depth of expertise distinguish them as top-level partners.
In 2016, Ingram Micro outperformed competing Symantec partners, achieving the highest year-over-year growth for a North American distributor. Additionally, Ingram Micro and its Advanced Solutions organization maintained double-digit growth among its Symantec SMB registered partner base and was an early adopter of Symantec’s Secure One™ Distribution Program. Ingram Micro also played an instrumental role in executing a global approach as Symantec transitioned its business to the cloud.
“IT security is a top concern among businesses and channel partners today. Being named Symantec North American Distributor of the Year further demonstrates Ingram Micro’s continued dominance in security and leadership among today’s top managed security service providers,” said Eric Kohl, executive director, Advanced Solutions, Ingram Micro. “We’re proud to be recognized by Symantec as they break new ground within the cybersecurity industry. We will continue to deliver IT security excellence via specialized, high-touch partner enablement resources to channel partners focused on SMB and mid-market, as well as cloud. Working together we have shortened the sales cycle around cybersecurity for our channel partners, accelerated our growth and strengthened our relationship with partners.”
For more than 20 years, Ingram Micro has enabled channel partners to build, help secure and protect customized, seamless and reliable networks that are easily managed and scale to meet the needs of the business. As part of its ongoing relationship, Ingram Micro and Symantec work closely to keep channel partners informed of new product offerings, enhancements, program changes and certifications through dedicated resources focused solely on enabling its partner community and driving business.
“The Symantec partner awards recognize the great work our partners do and the positive impact they have on our other partners’ success, as well as their customers’ and our own,” said Keith Weatherford, vice president of Americas channel sales at Symantec. “Our channel partners are critical to our business. Each year, we recognize partners who demonstrate innovation, growth and commitment to our joint customers. I’d like to congratulate Ingram Micro and this year’s winners as we continue to advance cyber security together.”
Symantec Partner Engage was held October 11-12 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles. Symantec’s security-focused conference brings together to cyber security experts and partners to discuss the evolving security threat landscape and solutions to solve these ever-growing security threats.
For more information about the Ingram Micro Advanced Solutions organization, visit www.ingrammicro.com.