Kaspersky Lab recently hosted its 9th Annual APAC Partner Conference from 4 – 7 April 2018, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Themed “EXCELerating the Future Now”, this conference was organized to appreciate our partners for their dedication towards achieving the business growth together.
More than 120 distributors and partners from across Asia Pacific participated in the three-day conference, where Kaspersky Lab shared its business strategy and focus for the year, as well as plans to work towards achieving the projected growth for 2018. The conference was also a platform for Kaspersky Lab’s regional managers and channel partners to share success stories, experiences and key learnings.
Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director of APAC, Kaspersky Lab notes: “We’re excited to have closed 2017 with an 11 percent overall growth in APAC and targeting an overall growth of 22 percent this year. The strong results in this region is only possible when we work hand-in-hand with our partner network. Therefore we are committed to maintain this positive relationship through the partner conference and look forward to excel 2018 together.”
At the conference, Kaspersky Lab has presented various awards to the outstanding and accomplished partners. For Thailand, Secure Serve Co., Ltd. (Thailand) won the Best Competitive Partner award, which represented its effective performance with the focus on a quality-driven value chain in local and regional scale.
Dedication to the partners and their customers’ needs help keep Kaspersky Lab focused and able to support partners. In 2018, Kaspersky Lab will continue to focus on enterprise segment, SMB and digital business with the aim to double the overall growth in APAC, by investing in headcount and increasing marketing spend.
Kaspersky Lab has been positioned in the Champions quadrant of the Canalys Leadership Matrix for Asia Pacific in 2018. As a Champion, Kaspersky Lab achieved the highest scores from its partners in 10 areas of channel management while also showing the greatest improvement on these scores over the course of 12 months. The Leadership Matrix recognizes the cream of the crop of the leading technology vendors that have shown remarkable strides in providing successful engagements with its channel partners.
For the fifth year in a row, Kaspersky Lab has again retained the top spot in its TOP3 cybersecurity metric, coming first place 72 times out of 86 independent tests and reviews, and finishing in the top three 91% of the time. These results have cemented the company’s position as industry leader, because of its ability to defend users with the best security solutions and provide high-quality protection against known, unknown, and advanced threats.
“I am confident that partners will be even more successful and reap even more benefits, with the amount we are investing to help partners close deals, incentives for driving sales and support, along with our excellent products lineup”, Neumeier said.
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