F-Secure announces winners and finalists of partner awards for business security

F-Secure honors partners who achieved incredible results in 2020 despite challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

Helsinki, Finland – May 19, 2021: Cyber security provider F-Secure has announced the winners of its third annual F-Secure Partner Awards for business security. The awards were announced at SPECIES – F-Secure’s annual global partner conference – in recognition of outstanding achievements made by F-Secure’s business-to-business partners in 2020.

When the coronavirus pandemic exploded in early 2020, it disrupted lives and businesses all over the world. Everyone was forced to quickly adapt as the pandemic developed. 78% of businesses polled in an International Labour Organization – Bureau for Employers’ Activities survey* said they changed operations or service delivery to protect themselves from COVID-19. 86% reported a high or medium financial impact from the pandemic. 

And while these organizations focused on sustaining their operations, F-Secure and its business security partners maintained their commitment to providing them with the best protection.

“When the pandemic struck, we worked with our partners to help protect organizations all over the world while they focused on growing in the face of unprecedented challenges,” said F-Secure’s Ashley Clark, Vice President of Sales for Business Security. “All of this year’s nominees have incredible success stories to share, and I would like to congratulate them all for defying the odds and achieving fantastic results in the difficult circumstances created by COVID-19.”

The award winners are:

Sky Incorporated (Japan) for Best Performance. The Best Performance award is for partners that have a long-term relationship with F-Secure, performing in all areas, sales, growth, & commitment. Other nominees included Axsos (Germany) and Softcat (United Kingdom).

Statement from Ryuji Toyama, Acting General Manager, Sales Department, ICT Solution Division, Sky Incorporated:

“Last year, Japan accelerated a government-led project to put tablets into the hands of 8 million elementary and junior high school students. As part of this project, we included F-Secure’s endpoint security on the tablets we provided. Thanks to the additional value added by F-Secure’s security, we have a large portion of the project’s market share. F-Secure has always worked with us to ensure our mutual success, and we’re pleased to receive an award in recognition of what we achieved in 2020.” 

Iliane (France) for Growth Champion. The Growth Champion award is for partners that performed exceptionally well in growing new sales or managed service sales. Other nominees included Bytes (United Kingdom) and Valtti Kumppanit (Finland).

Statement from Eddy Le Nenes, Managing Director and Co-founder, Iliane:

“We are very proud to receive this award from F-Secure. Thanks to Iliane and F-Secure’s effective working relationship, we’re able to provide customers with a complete endpoint security package capable of meeting their growing needs.”

Telia Inmics-Nebula (Finland) for Market Makers. The Market Makers award is for partners who are at the forefront of bringing managed detection and response services to customers. Other nominees included Monaco Digital (France) and Admire (Denmark).

Statement from Sami Mikkonen, Chief Technical Officer, Telia Inmics-Nebula:

“Our talented in-house security experts, product specialists, and account managers work closely with customers to connect them with the security solutions they need. These efforts drove our success in 2020, and we’re thrilled to receive this award in recognition of our hard work. We currently enjoy a long-lasting relationship with F-Secure, and we look forward to building on this relationship in the years to come.”

Additionally, Salesforce received a Special Alliance award in recognition of its close collaboration with F-Secure.

More information on partnering with F-Secure is available here: https://www.f-secure.com/en/partners.

*Source: https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_dialogue/---act_emp/documents/publication/wcms_760306.pdf

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