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Datacentrix is a South Africa-based hybrid IT systems integrator and managed services provider that enables digitalisation success . The company offers deep technical expertise across a mature offering and provides proven execution capability that is endorsed by the world ’ s foremost technology partners . With a strong African footprint , the company is recognised for its agility and in-depth industry knowledge . Recently the SI and managed services provider was recognised by cybersecurity vendor Check Point for achieving growth .
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Hybrid IT systems integrator and managed services provider Datacentrix has achieved 3-Star partner status with Check Point Software Technologies , rapidly deepening its partnership with the cybersecurity solution provider .

“ Our advancement to the 3-Star level demonstrates that Datacentrix has the right technical and business expertise in place , has successfully completed projects , and is delivering an excellent level of support ,” said Chris Pretorius , Business Unit Manager , Datacentrix . “ Cybersecurity is more critical to business than ever , and with South Africa being increasingly targeted with cyberattacks , it made sense for Datacentrix to further bolster its cybersecurity offering to clients with Check Point ’ s rock-solid solutions set , which includes cloud , network , user and access security .
“ Check Point is already well-respected globally , having been recently named as a Leader for the 22nd time in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls report , within the local marketplace ,” he added .
“ Datacentrix had shown fast growth from Authorised Partner status , to becoming a 3-Star partner this year ,” said Charnie-Lee Adams-Kruger , Country Manager , South Africa at Check Point . “ The company ’ s dedication assisted in its speedy ascent , with its strong focus on boosting year-onyear growth , new business and meeting the required certification conditions .
“ The fact that Datacentrix was recently named as Check Point Growth Partner of
Datacentrix has also played a role in a skills development pilot project in Africa , where strategic partners were able to send candidates to attend a paid-for Check Point Certified Security Administrator . the Year 2021 for the the Southern African Development Community ( SADC ), showing the best year-on-year growth over the period in terms of total partner bookings , as well as for net new business , underscores this commitment ,” she said .
According to Adams-Kruger , Datacentrix has also played a role in a skills development pilot project in Africa , where strategic
partners were able to send candidates to attend a paid-for Check Point Certified Security Administrator ( CCSA ) and Certified Multi-Domain Security Management Specialist ( CCMS ) certification training , followed by a Pearson Vue examination .
“ The aim of this project is to bring the knowledge and skills back to the channel and for our partners to better support and service their clients . In a couple of months , 32 e-learning certifications have been completed by the different regional teams , and upon passing the exams , two additional CCSE and CCSM technical exams will be added to the pool of certifications ,” she said . •

DATACENTRIX NAMED AS CHECK POINT 3-STAR PARTNER AND SCOOPS ‘ GROWTH PARTNER OF THE YEAR ’ AWARD FOR 2021

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