Agilitas adds Fortinet security solutions to channel offering

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Global channel services solutions provider Agilitas has announced it has become a Fortinet Integrator Partner, bringing security solutions to its range of offerings for the first time.

The move comes as a result of the recent mass move to home working following COVID-19 lockdown measures being implemented around the world. This has brought about a "significant increase" in cyber attacks, the Nottingham-based firm says, as many organisations failed to adequately update security policies in the rush to get staff working remotely.

There has also been a rise in opportunistic COVID-19-related phishing scams as cyber criminals attempt to take advantage of the situation around the world.

Agilitas says its new partnership with Fortinet will help address these problems, thanks to the availability of its range of industry-leading security offerings.

"Security has never been more of an issue than it is today," commented Shaun Lynn, Agilitas CEO. "We understand from discussions with our valued partners that they are concerned about security in today's changing world.

"As a result of this, we have decided to partner with Fortinet, meaning we can give our partners access to Fortinet's first-class security solutions. As a vendor-agnostic solutions provider, we are proud to be able to incorporate Fortinet into our portfolio so quickly."

Elsewhere, Agilitas has also become an HP Business Partner, enabling the firm to further support resellers and MSPs accessing their Desktop, Laptop and Print Services.

Originally founded as Computer Parts International (CPI) in 1990, Agilitas already delivers workspace, server, storage and networking technologies to its partner base in more than 60 countries around the world, incorporating maintenance services, technical support, professional services and specialist engineering resource.

The new Fortinet and HP partnerships will now help the channel services provider offer a wider range of customer-driven technology offerings to its global partner base, the company says.

Daniel Todd

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