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Time moves so fast at Pentesec, it’s hard to believe we’re at the end of another year; our fifth Christmas; and things that happened in January took place 11 months ago.

Pentesec's 2018 Round Up

Fri 21 Dec 2018 - posted by Pentesec

Time moves so fast at Pentesec, it’s hard to believe we’re at the end of another year; our fifth Christmas; and things that happened in January took place 11 months ago.

We started 2018 with a bang, being awarded the European Partner of the Year award by Check Point. Something we weren’t expecting, a status that we didn’t know was even within reach for a company not quite four years old, but there it was.

Processing that news, we wondered how you go beyond that.

Our plan for the year, as with every year, was to expand, mature and grow. Something Director Luke Bourike showed major dedication to, by becoming a father in April.

The intention was to bring on new partner vendors, expand our presence on frameworks and platforms, achieve ISO certification and expand our staff.

We wanted to show we are a worthy Partner of the Year, and that our quality extends beyond our relationship with Check Point.

We set ourselves the rather ambitious goal of achieving ISO certification in October and with a huge collective effort, certification in both ISO 27001 and 9001 was achieved. 

This gives us a huge boost when talking to our customers about their projects and needs, because we can demonstrate that our quality has been measured independently, and that we take standards seriously.

We built new relationships with five great vendors: Crowdstrike, Tufin, Aruba, Illusive and Cybsafe. Giving us the aim of replicating our Check Point successes with each of them in 2019.

Over Summer we were entered into the CRN awards as a reseller with big potential and were excited to make the short list.

We were delighted then, in November - to go on and win the 2018 ‘Rising Star Award’. Again, providing independent confirmation that what we’ve achieved in the past four years is noteworthy.

Director Steve Bourike also received the news he is now considered a Check Point Ambassador, a global title given to the top ten Check Point consultants worldwide, the only Ambassador in Europe.

With two awards and a great year of growth and recognition, we rounded off the year with a visit to Check Point to see what they have in store for next year.

In January 2018 we hoped for a good year and looking back it has been a great one. We are excited to share 2019 with you all and are looking forward to seeing what we can do to top what we’ve done so far.

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