Menu
​Fortinet maximises Meru Networks acquisition with new trans-Tasman distie deal

​Fortinet maximises Meru Networks acquisition with new trans-Tasman distie deal

“With Wi-Fi fast becoming the preferred access method for network communications, enterprises are looking to secure their networks and applications within a single secure framework."

Scott Cowen - General Manager of Distribution, Fortinet A/NZ

Scott Cowen - General Manager of Distribution, Fortinet A/NZ

Fortinet has signed a distribution agreement with Wavelink, an Australasian specialist value-added distributor, to expand the vendor’s presence in the burgeoning secure enterprise Wi-Fi marketplace across Australia and New Zealand.

Spanning both sides of the Tasman, the agreement follows Fortinet’s acquisition of Meru Networks last year and the integration of Meru’s secure Wi-Fi technology into the Fortinet solution set.

Wavelink has been the sole distributor for Meru Networks across the region since 2009 and will now focus on delivering Fortinet’s enterprise Wi-Fi solutions to resellers across a range of industries including healthcare, education and retail.

“With Wi-Fi fast becoming the preferred access method for network communications, enterprises are looking to secure their networks and applications within a single secure framework,” says Scott Cowen, General Manager of Distribution, Fortinet A/NZ.

“Fortinet offers comprehensive secure access - wired or wireless - combined with the enterprise performance, control and scalability that are critical to today’s organisations.

“With the A/NZ secure enterprise wireless market presenting opportunities for explosive growth, we look forward to working with Wavelink to further develop Fortinet’s position in this dynamic yet challenging market.”

As a specialist player within the enterprise mobility and unified communications space, Wavelink also distributes Spectralink, Digium, Polycom, Lightspeed Systems and Purple WiFi across the region.

“Fortinet has a great team in Australia and New Zealand with local sales, support and marketing as well as relationships with enterprise Partners on both sides of the Tasman,” adds Ilan Rubin, Managing Director, Wavelink.

“With our extensive wireless experience, Wavelink will work with Fortinet’s existing resellers to expand the uptake of Fortinet’s wireless offering.

“We look forward to building on the strong foundations we have laid over the last seven years with Meru Networks and transferring this momentum and expertise into Fortinet’s existing team and channels.”


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags wirelessWiFiFortinetwavelink

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments