Long Crendon, UK – 11 October 2012 – Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, today announces the winners of its outstanding sales and revenue performance awards for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The gold certified level partners that achieved the highest sales in the past 12 months were recognized during the 2012 EMEA Channel Partner Conference which took place 8-10 October in Cyprus.
Thales has long recognized the value of partnerships to deliver world class security solutions that satisfy critical customer requirements. As customers increasingly demand integrated and secure business solutions Thales works closely with its partners to design, market and deliver innovative and industry leading security solutions, tools and programs that enable businesses to protect and manage their critical business assets.
2012 EMEA Channel Partner Conference
The Thales Partner Program ensures that Thales solutions integrate seamlessly with leading applications and hardware. Through the support of resellers and system integrators, Thales’ portfolio of data protection, key management and payment transaction hardware security platforms have met the security needs of organizations in different verticals across the globe.
Presenting the awards John Stephens, vice president global sales, Thales e-Security, said: “Our partner program is an essential element of Thales e-Security’s ongoing growth and success. It is designed to support and reward our partners who are continually developing their security expertise, as well as driving new sales opportunities. We are delighted to recognize and award our leading sales partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa who have helped expand the reach of our solutions to deliver comprehensive security that meets the needs of our combined customers.”
The 2012 Thales EMEA Channel Partner Award winners are:
EMEA Distributor of the Year 2012 – Wick Hill Limited
Established in 1976 in Germany, the International Wick Hill Group is an award-winning value-added distributor with a channel-only model and a specific focus on delivering market growth for its vendor and reseller partners. www.wickhill.de
EMEA New Business Distributor of the Year 2012 – DNA Distribution
DNA Distribution is the official distributor for Thales e-Security in Russia and CIS and one of the largest IT distributors in the Russian market. www.dna.ru
Northern Europe Reseller of the Year 2012 – Avensus
Avensus is a Netherlands-based ICT company specializing in security and managed services. www.avensus.nl
Eastern Europe Reseller of the Year 2012 – ALTAIR-775
With a 25-year-plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software, on-demand computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to more than 3,000 corporate clients representing the automotive, aerospace, government and defense, and consumer products.
Southern Europe Reseller of the Year 2012 – PayLogic
Morocco-based PayLogic provides electronic payment solutions that include ATM/POS and debit and credit card issuing. www.pay-logic.com
Middle East, Africa and South Asia Reseller of the Year 2012 – Altech Card Solutions
Altech Card Solutions, a division of South Africa-based Altech Information Technologies (Pty) Ltd, is a key component of the Altech Group Technology division, and was formed in 1993. Altech is now firmly established as a leading player in the secure electronic transaction market. www.acs.altech.co.za
Safesign Reseller of the Year 2012 – Computel
CompuTel, is a Russian system integrator and the market leader in information infrastructure system management. www.computel.ru
keyAuthority Reseller of the Year 2012 – OSYS AG
Since 1978, Switzerland-based OSTS has provided services in the area of data center infrastructure, systems engineering and software development. www.osys.ch
Defence and Government Reseller of the Year 2012 – P&C Communications
P&C Communications Limited, founded in the UK in 1991, specialises in the provision and management of secure local and wide area voice and data networking solutions. www.p-ccomms.com
New Business Solution Reseller of the Year 2012 – AriadNEXT
AriadNEXT is a French-based provider of innovative solutions for electronically capturing and securing data. www.ariadnext.com