Victoria-based SME consultancy firm, Zynet, has been appointed a gold partner for security solution provider, Sophos.
ZyNet is certified in the deployment, management, configuration and support of the entire Sophos product suite, and specialises in business-focused technology solutions for SMEs across all industries.
Sophos channel sales manager, Zoe Nicholson, said ZyNet had been a Sophos partner since 2007 and joined about 80 other gold partners in Australia and New Zealand.
“They are a very good SME business reseller, which is the market in Australia," Nicholson said. "They were going forward with different solutions and happened to find that technically ours was the better, and easier to install and manage, which is obviously what they require.
“Now we’re their vendor of choice, which is always a nice position to be in for a partner.”
ZyNet managing director, Paul Turner, said in a statement the company was looking forward to enhancing its customer experience through the gold partnership.
"We are always on the lookout for partners that add real value to our company and Sophos' commitment to providing market-leading solutions and support has been outstanding," he said.
Nicholson said some of the benefits of being a Sophos gold partner included additional margins above silver partners, access to Sophos’ incentives program, the ability to engage in joint-fund marketing activities, and an external account manager.
Sophos and ZyNet also announced a partnership to provide celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver’s not-for-profit charity, the Fifteen Foundation Australia, with free licenses of Sophos’ SMB security solution for its entire IT network and Melbourne restaurant.
The organisation places disadvantaged young people in training programs in its Fifteen restaurants to learn culinary skills from some of the world's top chefs.