This year we’re celebrating our very first Zscaler Partner Awards, honoring our “zero trust heroes” who’ve gone above and beyond in their partnership with Zscaler to help our mutual customers embrace digital transformation. Who’ll be taking home the trophies? Let’s find out!
Like all of the awards announced, selecting a winner is the result of in-depth deliberation. With that said, the Americas Partner of the Year winner leads with transformation and leverages this principle to build strong customer relationships with advisory consulting. This partner also is being recognized for approaching zero trust with a focus on identity-based security policies rather than network. Therefore, we’re happy to announce that OPTIV is the Zscaler Americas Partner of the Year.
Our APJ Partner of the Year winner signed a global contract with Zscaler in 2018, and the level of executive and field engagement continues to be outstanding, significantly contributing to Zscaler’s reach and success in this region. With the highest number of Zscaler certifications globally, this partner delivers strong partner-sourced performance in Japan by landing both domestic and global accounts. Our APJ Partner of the Year is NTT Communications Corporation.
Our EMEA Partner of the Year was entirely self-sufficient from pipeline generation through proof-of-value. By investing in Zscaler Certifications to up-level their technical expertise, and by hosting quarterly webinar campaigns yielding an average of ten new leads per quarter, Avantec AG has been selected as our EMEA Partner of the Year.
With a focus on new business meetings and consistently executing interlocks and integrated field engagements, our Public Sector Partner of the Year consistently exceeds business objectives—especially when delivering Zscaler services to key strategic accounts. Our Public Sector Partner of the Year is ThunderCat Technology.
As one of our most prominent end-user customers, this partner leverages ZIA and ZPA to enable their employees to work securely from anywhere. In addition, Zscaler is this partner’s exclusive GTM partner for web security and zero trust, and closed several large new logos across several verticals last year. As an outstanding partner in Central Europe with expansion plans to other regions, Zscaler’s Global System Integrator Partner of the Year is Tata Consulting Services.
Over the last year, this partner has subcontracted and delivered on a large number of projects and offers a robust set of U.S. federal and commercial expertise. More notable is that most of this partner’s deployments are completed in 90 days or less, with consistently high customer satisfaction ratings. Our Services Partner of the Year is Ridge IT.
This year’s winner is our second-largest global partner for new sourced business, growing even more in 2020 and delivering balanced performance across all regions. This partner also landed two of our five largest sourced ZIA deals. Our Service Provider Partner of the Year is Verizon.
Microsoft has been out in front of the industry in its call for the adoption of zero trust to enable the modern workplace, close security gaps, and accelerate digital transformation. It is closely aligned with Zscaler in the belief that zero trust isn’t a single solution, but rather a strategy that should extend across a company’s digital estate. Microsoft is on its own zero trust journey, applying the principles of least-privileged access, explicit authentication, and the prevention of lateral movement across its ecosystem, while educating customers about these key requirements to help them improve their security postures as they move to the cloud and support a mobile workforce. Congratulations to Microsoft, our Zero Trust Technology Partner of the Year.
One of our top GTM Technology Partners, this partner helps us deliver incredible value to large global organizations. This award recognizes our relentless focus on securing work beyond the perimeter and co-developed innovations, enabling our customers to seamlessly and securely shift to remote and hybrid work. Congratulations to our Go-to-Market Partner of the Year, CrowdStrike.
This award recognizes our shared commitment to customer obsession and improving customer experiences, which is reimagining how businesses can drive successful outcomes and reduce costs, while balancing security with user experience. Congratulations to the team at AWS.
Congratulations to all of our winners! Thank you for your continued partnership and driving success with our joint customers.