Congratulations to 2020 Akamai Partners of the Year
Last year proved to be a year like no other. We faced unforeseen challenges, including adjusting to a new way of working, collaborating, and conducting business. It is an honor for me to announce the 2020 Akamai Partners of the Year who went above and beyond in this tumultuous time. These awards recognize organizations in the Akamai Partner Program (APP) that consistently delivered significant sales successes, innovative solution partnerships, and unequaled service levels as they adapted to the new norm of digital transformation.
Our channel partners play a crucial role in our growth and success, acting as force multipliers and expanding our scale globally for businesses to be fast, smart, and secure. I could not be more excited to start 2021 with this recognition and look forward to our continued partnership in the coming years.
Americas partner of the year
Carahsoft has been instrumental in helping Akamai scale to support our growing list of government and education customers in North America. With many public sector organizations requiring Zero Trust edge security to support their remote access needs, Carahsoft and Akamai demonstrated consistent value and customer service to this critical market segment.
"We're very honored to be recognized as Akamai's North American Partner of the Year and are grateful for our strategic partnership. Carahsoft's success is built off partnerships with great companies like Akamai, and this award recognizes the hard work of both our teams to support the public sector. We look forward to building on this milestone and working towards even greater success in the years to come." Craig P. Abod, President, Carahsoft Technology Corp.
EMEA Partner of the Year
BT is recognized for its exceptional performance in delivering Akamai Cloud Security Solutions to stop the largest DDoS and web application attacks. While the world fought against the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals were still very active in full force. Akamai elite partner BT stepped up and leveraged Akamai's cloud security portfolio to protect customers across EMEA, including one of Akamai's largest customer wins in 2020.
"BT Security protects the world's biggest global multinational organizations against a wide range of cyberthreats. The partnership with Akamai enables our customers to have the high scalability across industries and geographies that they require to match their global business needs." Hila Meller, Vice President of Security, Europe, BT.
APJ Partner of the Year
Megazone, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, provides a broad and rich set of consulting services and technology solutions for businesses that are adopting cloud and digital transformation. Megazone is a customer-centric company whose technical expertise in cloud and security is an excellent fit for Akamai. Its investment in enablement resulted in a significant increase of new customers sourced and managed by Megazone in 2020, exceeding all of its business goals with Akamai.
"Megazone has been an Akamai partner since 2014. It is an honor to be awarded the 2020 Akamai Regional Partner of the Year award. As a platinum partner, Megazone will continue to invest in the Akamai Partner Program, and provide services for cloud and enterprise security, as well as core web performance and delivery solutions. We look forward to working with the Akamai team in 2021 and to build our businesses and relationship." Joowan Lee, CEO, Megazone Cloud.