Trend Micro appoints Redington Gulf as authorised training centre

Customers and channel ecosystem to significantly benefit from new training and certification initiative

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Trend Micro appoints Redington Gulf as authorised training centre Balakrishnan says as a distributor Redington is always looking to enhance its relation with vendors.
By  Manda Banda Published  March 13, 2016

Trend Micro, a maker of security software solutions has appointed Redington Gulf as the first authorised training centre (ATC) to conduct certified training courses here in the region.

Under the agreement, Redington Gulf trainers are now able to offer courses to industry professionals looking to be Trend Micro Certified on Office Scan, Deep Discovery, and Deep Security products.

Redington Gulf is already distributor for Trend Micro in the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and CIS. With a market presence in more than 24 countries, supported by a distribution network of more than 12,000 channel partners and over 16 stock points across the region, Redington Gulf is firmly positioned as a leading supply chain solutions provider in in MEA.

"Working with Redington Gulf, we are now able to offer our partners and end-users a more flexible timeframe to be Trend Micro certified. We are confident that industry professionals will quickly benefit from this new channel initiative," commented Ihab Moawad, VP Mediterranean, Middle East, Africa, Russia and CIS at Trend Micro.

Moawad added: "In Redington Gulf we have a trusted distributor who has all the right requisites to offer a robust training programme. We are always looking to encourage and support our channel partners to be able to sell and service Trend Micro's security suite to their customers in the best possible way and in the process increase their revenue stream."

Redington Gulf has a new state-of-the-art training facility in their new office in Dubai, where majority of the training will be taking place. The company also has certified trainers in other countries ensuring that Trend Micro certification can be locally achieved.

Ramkumar Balakrishnan, president, Redington Gulf Value Distribution, said: "We are extremely proud to be the first Authorised Training Centre here in the region to be able to provide Trend Micro certification. We have a new dedicated facility and our trainers are highly skilled."

Balakrishnan added that as a distributor Redington is always looking to enhance its relation with vendors and in Trend Micro, the company has an industry heavyweight. "We can now add another layer to our existing relationship and offer the wider ecosystem a more flexible training programme and schedule," he said said.

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