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<p>Sydney – 12 March 2008 – WatchGuard® Technologies, a global provider of network security solutions, has honoured both Whitegold Solutions and Firewall Systems, a business unit of Distribution Central Pty Ltd, as part of its 2007 Asia Pacific Distributor and Partner Awards.</p>
<p>Last week, WatchGuard hosted executives from 64 distributors and partners across Asia Pacific at a conference in Phuket, Thailand, themed “Prepare for Take Off”. For the first time, WatchGuard senior management from its Seattle, Washington headquarters and across Asia Pacific gathered business owners and key decision makers from its Tier One Distributors and Tier Two Partners in Asia Pacific, to salute them for their 2007 performance and to share the company’s vision and strategy for 2008.</p>
<p>Whitegold Solutions was honoured with the Asia Pacific Best Distributor Growth Award 2007. This award recognises the distributor that achieved the greatest annual year-over-year growth.</p>
<p>Over the past year, WhiteGold Solutions established a solid partnership with WatchGuard and invested substantial resources resulting in numerous, effective WatchGuard campaigns in Australia fuelling the organisation’s unmatched growth.</p>
<p>Firewall Systems was awarded The Asia Pacific Best Partner Support Award 2007. Acknowledging the distributor that consistently exceeded WatchGuard Partner expectations, Firewall Systems also provided value-added services to ensure partner satisfaction, whilst assisting partners to achieve long-term revenue and margin goals.</p>
<p>Amongst numerous other initiatives, Firewall Systems invested heavily in assisting WatchGuard Partners to maximise their revenue opportunities with WatchGuard through appliance sales as well as subscription renewals and services.</p>
<p>“All our partners across Australia and New Zealand are integral to our success. Both Whitegold Solutions and Firewall Systems have clearly demonstrated their proactive commitment to work in collaboration with WatchGuard to deliver the best Unified Threat Management solutions to customers. We are proud of our distributors and partners and look forward to working with them all to enjoy continued sales momentum in 2008 and beyond,” said Scott Robertson, ANZ Regional Director, WatchGuard Technologies.</p>
<p>In addition, WatchGuard honoured Leading Solutions and Whitegold Solutions for a special five year successful partnership award and Firewall Systems for a ten year partnership award.</p>
<p>About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of network security solutions, providing mission-critical security to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard Firebox® X family of wired and wireless unified threat management appliances provide extensible network security, in-depth analysis, and unparalleled network visibility, management and control. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support, maintenance, and education programme. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has its Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore, with other offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo. For more information, please visit www.watchguard.com.
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