Fortinet®, a global leader in hhigh-performance cyber security solutions, announced that it has appointed Smart Technologies as its first value-added distributor in Bangladesh to expand its business and security market footprint. The appointment builds on the strong sales and technical team that Fortinet has established locally over the past two years.
Smart Technologies, which was selected for its long history of ICT distribution in Bangladesh and its representation of many major IT brands, will work with Fortinet to target key market segments, including financial services, telecom and SMB.
Rajesh Maurya, Fortinet’s Regional Director for India & SAARC, said: “The appointment of a strategic distributor will help complement Fortinet’s presence in Bangladesh, with multi-faceted support, advanced training, and professional services. In addition, we will work with Smart Technologies to expand our partner base and demonstrate the breadth of the Fortinet Security Fabric as an integrated and adaptive solution for today’s needs.”
The distributor will appoint dedicated resources to support Fortinet’s business, including establishing a team to handle both pre-sales and post-sales functions. Smart Technologies will also run regular marketing programs, as well as partner enablement and training sessions, to equip resellers with the necessary knowledge and skills to sell Fortinet’s solutions. Outside of Dhaka, it will actively recruit partners to expand Fortinet’s presence throughout the country.
The Fortinet Security Fabric, powered by the FortiASIC content processor and the world’s most deployed security operating system, FortiOS, will enable customers to implement innovative security strategies that are integrated from IoT to cloud networks and deliver comprehensive threat protection across the expanding attack surface.
Mohammad Zahirul Islam, Managing Director for Smart Technologies, said: “The Fortinet Security Fabric offers a unique and compelling opportunity for our business and directly meets the varied needs of the customers we serve. This, together with our proven track record of providing in-depth coverage of the local market and a focus on a value-add model – is a compelling combination for our customers.”