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Fortinet appoints Oxygen as distributor for KSA

New distribution deal supports Fortinet’s strategy to accelerate market penetration in KSA

Bashaireh says Fortinet is pleased to partner with Oxygen for the KSA market.
Bashaireh says Fortinet is pleased to partner with Oxygen for the KSA market.

Fortinet, a global provider of network security solutions, has signed a partnership agreement with Oxygen, a value-added distributor (VAD) specialising in mobility, wireless and security solutions, for the distribution of its entire suite of security solutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

In terms of the accord, Oxygen will distribute Fortinet's end-to-end IT security solutions, including the flagship FortiGate family of integrated network security appliances, as well as FortiWeb (web application firewall), FortiAP (thin wireless access point) and FortiMail (secure messaging).

According to Fortinet, the appointment augments its existing distributorship with SecureWay in that country. The vendor also states that Oxygen, with its extensive channel network and long experience in the enterprise wireless security space, will help foster Fortinet's penetration into KSA-based businesses.

"We are very excited with our partnership with Fortinet, a recognised provider of network security solutions that bring unmatched benefits in terms of protection, management and TCO to SMBs and larger enterprises," said Khalid Laban, chief executive officer at Oxygen. "This alliance is part of our strategy to augment our presence on the security market and we are confident that Fortinet's comprehensive solutions suite will help us deliver an unmatched proposition to organisations in KSA."

According to Fortinet, it selected Oxygen over other distributors for its strong presence in major KSA cities and the value-added strategy in the market.

Bashar Bashaireh, Regional Director for the Middle East Region at Fortinet, said: "We are pleased to partner with Oxygen, which is coming onboard with an excellent reputation in the KSA market and is ready to invest in our brand. Together, we believe this partnership will have a positive impact in extending our businesses in the KSA region and help customers optimise their security environment for greater protection and cost efficiency."