WatchGuard Technologies Appoints The Viatek Group as First Platinum Partner in Australia and New Zealand


WatchGuard has announced that it has appointed Melbourne-headquartered Viatek Group (Viatek) as the company’s first Platinum Partner in Australia and New Zealand and its second one in the Asia Pacific region overall.

Viatek was awarded platinum status in recognition of its commitment to protecting and securing WatchGuard clients with the best security and protection in addition to offering superior data protection services against potential data breaches.

Sylvain Lejeuene, Vice President Sales Asia Pacific and Japan, WatchGuard Technologies, said, “Viatek is an outstanding example of a partner which provides the IT security skills and experience to drive and maintain mutual and end user customer success.  At the same time, we recognise that this relationship will continue to bring additional market momentum through Viatek’s reputation and outstanding track record of achievement.  The business benefits of working together will result in the delivery of optimal performance for our customers and a great user experience for organisations that rely on leading security solutions to remediate risk.”

Viatek is an Australian owned technology organisation with 400 staff across 23 locations, combining local presence with the assurance a national 24/7 helpdesk, traditional managed service and professional service teams.  Leveraging a software-defined approach, they help customers embed operational agility, responsiveness and transparency to meet business needs now and into the future.  Viatek has been a WatchGuard Technologies partners for several years and today offers the entire range of WatchGuard solutions as a managed service.

James Veness, Sales Director, Viatek, said, “In recent years, we have transformed our business and selected the right IT vendor partners which we believe will provide us with the best chance of growth within the regions in which we operate. WatchGuard is a perfect fit for Viatek. They have market leading products and a quality of service which is second to none in the industry.  Going forward, we are excited about their risk prevention-based security solutions which we believe are compelling  for our target market being the mid-market to the lower end of the large corporate market.”

WatchGuard’s complete portfolio of IT security solutions enable both proactive and reactive security services with simplified management, intelligent protection, and actionable visibility.  The company’s approach to network security focuses on bringing best-in-class, enterprise-grade security to any organisation, regardless of size or technical expertise. Ideal for SMBs and distributed enterprise organisations, WatchGuard’s Unified Threat Management appliances, Secure Wi-Fi and Multi-factor Authentication solutions are designed from the ground up to focus on ease of deployment, use, and ongoing management, in addition to providing the strongest security possible.

“These solutions completely complement our strategy for working with software defined product solutions which improve the efficiency and performance of our customers’ business and enable our managed service offering to succeed in terms of offering a faster, safer, and more reliable service.

“Right now, we are seamlessly integrated with WatchGuard both from a technology and a business viewpoint.   Their support escalation process just works and their operational backend is tightly integrated which make the relationship compelling.  We are excited about the future potential for WatchGuard in Australia,” says Veness.

As a WatchGuard Technologies Platinum Partner, Viatek has a dedicated WatchGuard executive sponsor and can attend an on-site visit with WatchGuard for integration, marketing and sales planning.

WatchGuard’s Technology Partner Program, branded under its award-winning WatchGuardONE Partner Ecosystem recognises and supports industry-leading technology companies and new innovators that integrate their products with WatchGuard’s best-in-class network security solutions. The program offers three levels of partnership – Silver, Gold, and Platinum – to provide flexibility based on partner commitment.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products and services to more than 80,000 customers worldwide. The company’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit <> .

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