Two years running as Distribution Central receives top Palo Alto Networks distie gong
- 17 September, 2015 06:30
L-R: Keith Carter, Asia Pacific Head of Channels at Palo Alto Networks, Nick Verykios, Managing Director & CEO, Distribution Central, Steve Redman, Vice President of Asia Pacific, Palo Alto Networks
Distribution Central has been named the Palo Alto Networks 2015 APAC Distribution Relationship of the Year, for the second year running.
Presented during the recent Palo Alto Networks Sales Kickoff in Las Vegas, Distribution Central was appointed Australia and New Zealand distributor for Palo Alto Networks in June 2013, and in that two year period has been recognised each year by the company.
“Two accolades in two years is testament to the strength of our relationship with Palo Alto Networks,” says Nick Verykios, Managing Director and CEO, Distribution Central.
“We continue to deliver results after two years of significant investment, delivering channel services that support the Palo Alto Networks partner community through our Land, Expand, Extend, Protect (LEEP) strategy.
“And most importantly, we have responded to partners’ requirements by developing new services delivered through our LEEP strategy to support them in delivering Palo Alto Networks solutions.”
Accolades from Palo Alto Networks include, APAC Distribution Relationship of the Year 2015 and 2014, A/NZ Distribution Partner of the Year 2014 as well as Elite Authorised Support Centre Status (ASC) in A/NZ (DC ChannelSupport) and Elite Authorised Training Centre Status (ATC) in A/NZ (Red Education).
“We congratulate Distribution Central on winning the APAC Distribution Relationship of the Year award for the second year in a row,” adds Armando Dacal, regional vice president, Australia and New Zealand, Palo Alto Networks.
“The team is committed and has done an excellent job in providing sound technical expertise to Palo Alto Networks customers.
“We look forward to strengthening our relationship and continuing to provide organisations in Australia and New Zealand with the most comprehensive security protection and cyber threat prevention platform in the market.”
Distribution Central has grown from $1.6 million in FY2004 to more than $313 million in FY2015 in revenue and currently employs 135 staff across Australia and New Zealand.