Zscaler hosts EMEA Partner Summit under the motto "Growing together, secured" by mastering Zero Trust
EMEA Partner of the Year 2022 awards go to Telefonica, Orange Business Services, NTT, Softcat and Infosys
Palma di Maiorca, November 24, 2022
Zscaler Inc., the leader in cloud security, launched its first EMEA-wide Partner Summit under the motto of strong collaboration and a joint growth strategy with the channel. From November 15-17, about 150 participants from service providers, system integrators, VARs, and distributors from across Europe and the Middle East gathered in Palma de Mallorca. The participants networked and undertook an extensive training programme around the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange platform, enabling customers to securely transform to agile and resilient business operations.
Partner enablement is at the heart of Zscaler's support for transformation projects to zero trust-based infrastructures at the customer's site. Training and certification on the cloud platform's portfolio in the areas of Zscaler for User, Zscaler for Workloads and Zscaler for IoT/OT were part of the supporting programme at the Partner Summit, providing updates on the service portfolio, packaging and sales best practices.
"The Security Service Edge (SSE) approach to the identity-based zero trust model for granular, secure access to any asset requires Zscaler and its partners to show prospects the capabilities of the new security model for the holistic transformation of a digital business model," said Kadir Erol, EMEA Director Channel & Alliances Zscaler. "Our partners are an integral part of the success concept."
The transformation from hardware-based security infrastructures to a flexible security service edge approach based on zero trust enables organizations of all sizes to securely transform to a future-proof cloud-based business operation where employees, workloads, and digital production can be secured from a single platform. Instead of managing complex architectures, there is a flexible approach that provides identity-based access to required applications, workloads, or devices for third parties.
As part of the award night of the Partner Summit, the awards for the EMEA Partner of the Year 2022 in ten categories were also presented. These partners were awarded in the various categories based on jointly generated revenue, their commitment to collaboration in deals and their expertise as Zero Trust experts who have implemented holistic transformation projects involving application, network and security architectures:
- EMEA Partner of the Year: Telefonica
- EMEA Service Provider of the Year: Orange Business Services
- EMEA Systems Integrator of the Year: NTT
- EMEA Value Added Reseller of the Year: Softcat
- EMEA International Partner of the Year: Infosys
- EMEA Transformation Partner oft he Year: BT
- EMEA North Partner of the Year: HCL
- EMEA South Partner of the Year: Deutsche Telekom
- EMEA Growth Partner of the Year: Sirar by STC
- EMEA Technical Partner of the Year: Xalient
- EMEA Partner Enablement Innovation: Westcon
A special prize was awarded for innovation in Partner Enablement to distribution partner Westcon-Comstor. They designed a virtual lab environment which helps partners and their customers make Zscaler's offering transparent with ecosystem partners such as Crowdstrike and Okta.
“At Zscaler’s first ever EMEA Partner Summit, it was great to meet with so many partners and experience the passion of bringing our cloud-based solutions to the customer. On behalf of the EMEA ecosystem at Zscaler, I would like to thank all of our partners for the trust and integrity they put into our partnership,” added Todd Meister, Senior Vice President, Global Partners & Alliances, Zscaler. “Living up to our motto „growing together, secured“ we will stay committed to enable our partners to grow their revenue with us based on our innovations in Zero Trust to accelerate customers’ journeys towards a more secure experience.”
To learn more on the benefits of our partner program, please visit the Zscaler Partner Program page.
Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. Distributed across more than 150 data centers globally, the SSE-based Zero Trust Exchange is the world’s largest in-line cloud security platform.