Marlow, UK, 26 July 2013 – Softcat has achieved Elite Networking Infrastructure Partner status in the Juniper Networks Partner Advantage program following nine months of intensive training. The 32-strong Networking and Security team at Softcat undertook hours of training over several months, both in person and online, in order to reach the required level of expertise to advise customers and successfully implement the vendor’s network solutions.
Juniper's network infrastructure solutions enhance businesses’ provision of security, availability, performance, and operational simplicity. Its routing and switching platforms are designed to connect real-time, critical applications and services to users in branch and regional offices, central sites and data centres. With its new status Softcat will help to enable these key functions for both public and private sector customers, who will benefit from top-level expertise from fully trained Softcat account managers.
Matt Helling, Softcat’s networking and security manager, said, “When you combine innovative technology with well-informed, driven salespeople, you’ve got a solid basis for success. Softcat is keen to increase our presence in networking markets, and this is the perfect opportunity to grow our business reach. Juniper Networks’ intensive training has been a huge, worthwhile investment for us, as it gives us the ability to go out there and communicate the value of Juniper Networks’ solutions effectively to new customers. The accreditation backs up our depth and breadth of networking knowledge and understanding, reassuring customers of our proficiency. It’s also a mark of our overall expertise in networking and security – we’re committed to providing high service standards and accreditations like this really back that up.”
Darryl Brick, director, partners, U.K. & Ireland, Juniper Networks said, “Networks have never been as relevant in business as they are today, driving mission-critical applications, communication and data services to employees and customers. Working with the right partners to sell, deploy and support our innovative infrastructure solutions is key to our go-to-market strategy, so I am pleased to see Softcat’s success at the highest level in our partner program.
Juniper Networks’ enterprise network solutions are available to purchase from Softcat now.
Softcat (www.softcat.com) is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat, founded in 1993 by the then chairman and majority shareholder Peter Kelly, remains privately owned and currently employs more than 500 people. It achieved a turnover in excess of £307 million in its last financial year and has been profitable since inception, resulting in a strong balance sheet and very firm financial foundations.
The company sells and supports products and solutions from all the world's leading IT companies. On all its portfolio products and solutions it offers a full range of services, including advice and guidance, technical design, product sourcing, implementation, support and project management. It enjoys a trading relationship with over 5,000 longstanding customers, predominantly from the UK corporate sector but also including large enterprises, small businesses and public sector organisations.
As an organisation Softcat cares passionately about two things – outstanding employee satisfaction and world-class customer service. It believes the former drives the latter.