COMPUTERLINKS Announces Partnership with Fortinet in North America

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COMPUTERLINKS to help develop and expand Fortinet reseller partner base in U.S.

COMPUTERLINKS, a global value-add distributor, with offices throughout North America, EMEA and APAC, has announced the partnership with Fortinet, a leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions. This new relationship will expand COMPUTERLINKS’ product portfolio in the U.S., and bring a solid UTM product set to their reseller customer base. Targeting net new partners in North America, COMPUTERLINKS has focused its energies on developing the reseller partners through training, both technical and sales, assisting in lead generation marketing engagements, and reseller partner evaluations and product demos.

“Our partnership with COMPUTERLINKS in Canada has helped us to further drive Fortinet awareness to a solid network of reseller partners and end users alike,” stated Rob Gattis, Fortinet director of distribution for North America. “We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with COMPUTERLINKS as we expand our partnership in North America.”

COMPUTERLINKS believes it imperative to act as a true extension of the vendor. The new relationship with Fortinet has given COMPUTERLINKS an opportunity to extend the presence of the leading network security provider to a broader reseller customer base. With a dedicated Fortinet product manager and technical team, COMPUTERLINKS is excited to assist resellers as they embark on new Fortinet product opportunities.

“The partnership with Fortinet in Canada, and now the U.S. has brought us a solid UTM product set,” stated Russell Zientek, CEO of COMPUTERLINKS North America. “Fortinet’s leading market position solidified our decision to extend our partnership contract throughout all of North America. We strive to bring the best products to our reseller base and feel that Fortinet is a strong addition to our portfolio.”

COMPUTERLINKS is a leading distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, providing North American channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers. COMPUTERLINKS provides a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, backed by an extensive range of professional services, to ensure channel partners deliver the right solutions to their customers. 100% committed to the two-tier channel, COMPUTERLINKS delivers profitable growth to partners and competitive advantage to their customers by providing a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support, practical training and efficient logistics.

About Fortinet
Fortinet is a leading network security provider and a worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection -- including firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, spyware prevention and antispam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified in five programs by ICSA Labs: Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec VPN, Network IPS and Antispam. Fortinet is based in Sunnyvale, California.

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