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Concorde crowned WatchGuard Expert Partner 2013!

IT Service Provider Concorde IT Group were announced as the   “WatchGuard Expert Partner for 2013” at last month’s UK Partner Summit.


Held on Thursday 5th December 2013 at Silverstone, the Home of British Motor Racing, the event saw industry leaders receive awards for their accomplishments in the field of IT security.

For Concorde, the accolade follows on from securing the WatchGuard Major Achievement Award in 2011 and winning the Race to Orlando competition last year by successfully generating more WatchGuard sales than any other participating Expert Partner in Europe.

Concorde forged a strategic relationship with the vendor over 15 years ago and have since deployed WatchGuard security solutions to a wide range of businesses across the country. 

This year Concorde launched the first WatchGuard Accredited Managed Services Programme offering a fully managed firewall security solution with flexible pricing models building on their success as the UK’s first Expert Partner. 

As a value added reseller and technology leader, Concorde has achieved great success from the partnership with customers such as Chester Zoo, Care Plus Group NHS and Lancaster City Council benefitting from a wealth of security focussed expertise and knowledge

"Concorde is one of our best Expert Partners in the UK and this award reflects its smart approach to solving IT security problems for SME to Enterprise customers,” said Philippe Ortodoro, VP Sales EMEA for WatchGuard “Concorde and the other Partners recognised at our Partner Summit have been very instrumental in our on-going success in the UK during 2013."

Concorde consultants are certified to the highest level of accreditation in WatchGuard technologies and provide comprehensive design, implementation and support services to customers with the most complex of requirements.

The award not only recognises Concorde as a leading reseller of security products but positions the company as a “go to” expert for businesses in need of IT security solutions. Concorde are delighted to have been announced as Expert Partner of the year. Neil Roberts, Managing Director commented, 

"It’s fantastic to have been crowned Expert Partner of the year. We’ve worked hard to build upon the strategic relationships we have with our best of breed vendors and WatchGuard is no different. They provide great security products which our customers love and we are committed to provide expert advice and consultancy support to businesses looking for a reliable, robust security solution.”

Ian Kilpatrick, Chairman of Wick Hill Group PLC, an award-winning, value-added distributor specialising in secure IP infrastructure solutions and convergence complimented Concorde on the award, "Concorde IT Group are a winning partner with nearly two decades of expertise in delivering WatchGuard solutions and we would like to offer our congratulations on them being awarded WatchGuard Expert Partner of the year" 

WatchGuard is a global leader of integrated, multi-function business security solutions that combine industry standard hardware with best-of-breed security features along with policy-based management and security visibility tools.

Read more about WatchGuard’s secuirity predictions for 2014 here