Fortinet Fortifies Partnership with MSI-ECS 2012-01-19


[From left to right: Mr. Nap Castillo, Pre-Sales Consultant (Fortinet) / Ms. Arlene Singzon, Asst. Manager - Consumer (MSI-ECS) / Mr. Maurice Altar, AVP Marketing Communications (MSI-ECS) / Ms. Cherry Centeno, AVP Sales & Marketing Technology Commercial (MSI-ECS) / Mr. Jimmy Go, President (MSI-ECS) / Mr. Jeff Castillo, Country Manager for The Philippines (Fortinet) / Ms. Belle Chua, Product Officer (MSI-ECS) / Ms. Fritz Bernal, Channel Officer (MSI-ECS) / Ms. Armi Carl Caagbay, Channel Account Manager (Fortinet), and Mr. Angelo Castro, Pre-Sales Consultant (Fortinet)]

Fortinet and MSI-ECS formalized their new partnership over dinner last January 17, 2012 in Dusit Thai Hotel in Makati. Over a hundred resellers flocked to witness the event and seek the exciting opportunities brought about by this alliance.

Mr. Jeff Castillo, Fortinet's Country Manager for The Philippines, awarded the plaque of distributorship to Mr. Jimmy Go, MSI-ECS' President.

"MSI-ECS' appointment represents a milestone for Fortinet in the region. Our market is growing rapidly and the time has come for us to beef up our distribution layer so that resellers can benefit from broader and stronger support, ultimately enabling them to meet customer needs better. MSI-ECS's partnership will cover all industry verticals and the full range of products in Fortinet's portfolio, including its flagship FortiGate integrated network security appliances and other solutions addressing, among other areas, wireless, messaging and database security." said Mr. Castillo.

Ms. Belle Chua, MSI-ECS' Product Officer for Fortinet presented the innovative portfolio of partner programs to be spearheaded by Fortinet Starter Salvo promo.

The ballroom was filled with boisterous laughter as the guests were treated in a Bingo game. To top it off, gift certificates and computer peripherals were raffled off.

The event became colorful and festive with a parade of dragon and lion dancers, a symbol of strength and prosperity on this new endeavor.