Ingram Micro Named First US Distributor to Achieve Fortinet’s EPSP Designation

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Ingram Micro Named First U.S. Distributor to Achieve Fortinet’s EPSP Designation

Ingram Micro has become the first technology distributor in the United States to achieve the Engaged Preferred Services Partner (EPSP) designation within Fortinet’s Engage Partner Program. This advanced certification, announced at the annual SMB Alliance Unplugged event, affirms Ingram Micro’s ability to deliver specialised and advanced Fortinet security support and services. 

  • Ingram Micro is the first technology distributor in the United States to achieve the Engaged Preferred Services Partner (EPSP) designation within Fortinet’s Engage Partner Program.
  • This exclusive certification enables Ingram Micro to deliver specialised and advanced Fortinet security support to channel partners.
  • The program aims to help partners meet the challenges of remote work models, hybrid IT environments and evolving threats by providing tools and support through the Fortinet Engage Partner Program.

First U.S. Distributor Attains Fortinet’s Exclusive Certification

Ingram Micro, a technology distributor, has made significant strides in the cybersecurity sphere, becoming the first U.S. distributor to secure the Engaged Preferred Services Partner (EPSP) status within Fortinet’s Engage Partner Programme. This exclusive certification was unveiled recently during Ingram Micro’s annual SMB Alliance Unplugged event.

“With this new designation Ingram Micro is enabling us to do more and be more for our customers without introducing potentially competitive brands,” said Sam Barhoumeh, Founder/CEO of Ready Networks and Ingram Micro SMB Alliance Council Member and past president.

Boosting Cybersecurity Expertise and Support

The EPSP certification is testament to Ingram Micro’s commitment to enhance and scale their cybersecurity services expertise and support services efficiently, providing advanced Fortinet security support and services for channel partners.

By becoming the first U.S. distributor and one of only nine Fortinet EPSP partners in the U.S., Ingram Micro has been granted the opportunity to collaborate with Fortinet Professional Support experts. This collaboration aims to aid channel partners in better designing, establishing and implementing Fortinet best practices, expanding their expertise, and developing a more comprehensive services portfolio.

The Engage Partner Programme by Fortinet is designed to help partners overcome new and evolving customer challenges brought about by work-from-anywhere models, hybrid IT environments and the evolving threat landscape. Fortinet is committed to aiding partners in cultivating productive, predictable and rewarding relationships to stand out from competitors.

Final Thoughts

Ingram Micro’s recent achievement of the EPSP designation within Fortinet’s Engage Partner Programme is a step forward in the cybersecurity landscape. The certification recognises Ingram Micro’s commitment to augmenting their cybersecurity services and provides an opportunity for channel partners to expand their expertise and enhance their services portfolio. As cybersecurity continues to become an increasingly critical field, this collaborative approach and focus on continuous learning and adaptation can set a positive precedent for other distributors and partners.

FAQ

Q: What is the significance of Ingram Micro being named an Engaged Preferred Services Partner (EPSP) within Fortinet’s Engage Partner Program?
A: The exclusive Fortinet security certification further differentiates Ingram Micro’s value by introducing specialised training, enablement and professional services capabilities.

Q: How does this certification benefit channel partners?
A: It signals to channel partners Ingram Micro’s commitment to augmenting and scaling their cybersecurity services expertise and support services with greater ease and efficiency, as well as delivering specialised and advanced Fortinet security support and services.

Q: What opportunities does managed cybersecurity present for channel partners?
A: Managed cybersecurity is a double-digit growth opportunity for channel partners, and Ingram Micro is adding more business value with skilled technicians, advanced certifications and professional services through their digital twin Ingram Micro Xvantage.

Q: How does being an EPSP partner benefit Ingram Micro?
A: As an EPSP partner, Ingram Micro can collaborate with Fortinet Professional Support experts to help channel partners better design, establish and implement Fortinet best practices, expand their expertise and develop a more robust services portfolio.

Q: What is the focus of Fortinet’s Engage Partner Program?
A: The program is focused on enabling unique growth opportunities with Fortinet’s expansive portfolio built around the Fortinet Security Fabric, designed to secure customers’ entire infrastructure from the data center to the cloud.