October 21, 2020 - 12:00
AUSTIN, Texas, October 22, 2020 - GFI announced the 2020 Awards for its valued distributors and resellers. GFI works with thousands of partners in 120 countries to bring network, security and collaboration solutions to small and medium businesses.
“GFI is a channel-driven company. We are fortunate to have great distributors and resellers covering every region worldwide,” said Dan Beer, CEO of GFI Software. “I value every one of our partners and want to take time to acknowledge the efforts and results of some of our best.”
GFI Most Creative Marketing Award/ GFI Most Active Marketing Award
GFI selected Zebra Systems s.r.o (Europe) and Licencias Online (South America).
- Zebra Systems s.r.o is the exclusive GFI distributor in the Czech Republic & Slovakia, and has recently expanded into Balkan territories. Zebra Systems was recognized for successfully using public and social media relations to bring the value of GFI Unlimited solutions to partners and the market.
- Licencias OnLine is the regional distributor for Latin America. The award recognized their work with partners to find new opportunities and deals, adding Exinda products to their portfolio. Licencias continues to see considerable success promoting Exinda as a replacement for Symantec/Blue Coat PacketShaper.
Highest new business distributor growth (%): Usagi Technology SDN BHD (Asia) and Synnex (Weston-Comstor) (South America)
- Usagi Technology SDN BHD is the Exinda exclusive distributor in Malaysia. They grew Exinda revenue by 67% year-over-year (2020 vs 2019).
- Synnex (Weston-Comstor) is an Exinda distributor for Latin America. The award recognizes their high growth, based on a number of Exinda sales, especially a large deal for network and application performance management in Costa Rica.
Highest new business reseller growth (%): emNetworkX (Europe) and Choice IT (North America)
- emNetworkX recorded 195% growth year-over-year in 2020 compared to 2019. They are a long-time Kerio products partner and have been critical in making GFI Unlimited a success for the German-speaking region.
- Choice IT is a long-time GFI partner, focusing mainly on communications solutions. The have helped make GFI FaxMaker a major revenue generator in the US as an easy-to-use option to traditional paper-based faxing, as well as representing the value of the anti-virus/anti-spam GFI MailEssentials and complete collaboration package of Kerio Connect.
Highest renewal retention: ADN Distribution (Europe) and Climb Channel Solutions (North America)
- GFI offers software as an easy-to-purchase subscription, with customer retention a key part of our business model. Both ADN Distribution and Climb Channel Solutions are important GFI distributors. ADN is based in the German region; and Climb C-S (formerly known as Lifeboat Distribution) is a long-time US distributor. ADN has recently added Exinda to its portfolio. With a strong distributor like ADN backing Exinda, GFI anticipates an improved revenue profile in 2021.
Top partner for Net New GFI Unlimited business: Brainworks Computer Technologie GmbH (Europe) and FB Security Group (North America)
- Brainworks is one of the major distributors for GFI. This award recognizes their success in bringing the GFI ability to solve multiple business-IT pains with one value-priced subscription. Brainworks has been successful in converting standalone Kerio Control/Connect customers into GFI Unlimited. Brainworks also won this award in 2019.
- FB Security Group is one of the oldest resellers in the US for GFI. Previously focused on selling standalone GFI products, this award recognizes FB Security’s success bringing the value of GFI Unlimited to its customer base.
About GFI Software, Aurea SMB Solutions
GFI Software develops business-IT essential software targeted for small and medium businesses. Over 80,000 customers choose GFI solutions for network management and performance, security, and collaboration applications. GFI Software is available through thousands of partners dedicated to serving specific countries and regions worldwide.
Our focus is the right capabilities priced for the SMB, and easy to use and deploy. We extend additional value to customers with GFI Unlimited, offering multiple business-IT essentials for one low price. For more information about GFI Software, please visit www.gfi.com.