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Cable & Wireless Communications

March 10, 2016 09:00 ET

C&W Business Wins 2015 Top Fortinet Partner Awards

Recognized as the Managed Security Service Provider of the Year and the Enhanced Technologies Partner of the Year Across the Caribbean and Latin America

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Mar 10, 2016) - C&W Business, part of Cable & Wireless Communications, Plc (CWC), today announces it has been named as Fortinet's Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) of the Year 2015 and the Enhanced Technologies Partner of the Year 2015 for the Caribbean and Latin American region. C&W Business was recognized during the Fortinet Global Partner Conference, an annual gathering of more than 1,200 top partners from around the world. The Fortinet Partner Awards acknowledge the outstanding achievements delivered by Fortinet partners and distributors. This year's award winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their commitment to meeting customers' cyber security requirements, their market impact and exemplary use of Fortinet solutions.

C&W Business is the leading managed services provider in the Caribbean and Latin American region comprising the best talent, processes and technology capabilities to deliver state of the art information security and risk mitigation services. Fortinet is the worldwide leader in Unified Threat Management (UTM) technology, with a complete ecosystem of security solutions that allow the Company to design dynamic security architectures that protect their clients from advanced threats.

Last month, C&W Business announced that it had been recognized as a Fortinet Platinum Partner, having achieved the highest level of certification within Fortinet's partner program. C&W Business also received the Enhanced Technologies Partner of the Year 2015 award. This recognition enhanced C&W Business's credibility as the only provider offering the latest technology and managed services to prevent security intrusions and protecting customers' data and networks.

"It is a great honour for us to receive these recognitions and we are very proud of being the only service provider in the Caribbean and Latin American region to receive both the MSSP and the Enhanced Technologies Partner of the Year recognition," said John Maduri, President C&W Business. "We are excited to partner with Fortinet and to bring innovative security solutions and managed services that drive customer success to businesses and government entities throughout the region," added Maduri.

"We are pleased to recognize C&W Business with two Fortinet Partner Awards for their dedication to providing the best cybersecurity solutions in the Caribbean and Latin America," said Pedro Paixao, General Manager, Latin America, at Fortinet. "C&W Business delivers the most innovative technology to customers so they can safeguard their data and networks from rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats," added Paixao.

Fortinet's annual Global Partner Conference (GPC) provides the Fortinet partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Fortinet GPC presents an ideal setting for partners to take away valuable knowledge from their peers and from Fortinet. In addition, technology alliance partners sponsor a live tech expo highlighting their innovations and Fortinet implementations, providing the partner attendees an opportunity to learn about new ways to serve and meet their customers evolving cyber security needs.

For more information on Fortinet's FortiPartner Program, please visit: http://www.fortinet.com/partners/partner_program/fpp.html

About Cable & Wireless Communications Plc
Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) is a full service communications and entertainment provider, operating in Latin America and the Caribbean. With annual sales of over US$2.4 billion, it operates both mobile and fixed networks, supported by submarine and terrestrial optical fibre backhaul capacity. CWC delivers superior high-speed mobile data, broadband and video services. It has leading market positions in Mobile, Fixed Line, Broadband and Video consumer offers. Through its business division, CWC provides data centre hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customised IT service solutions, utilising cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

The Group also operates a state-of-the-art subsea fibre optic cable network that spans more than 48,000 km -- the most extensive in the region -- as well as 38,000 km of terrestrial fibre providing wholesale and carrier backhaul capacity.

CWC has more than 7,300 employees serving 6.4 million customers (Mobile 4.1m; Fixed Line 1.1m; Video 470k and Broadband 690k) across 42 countries. The Group's leading brands include; LIME and Flow in the Caribbean; BTC in The Bahamas; Mas Movil in Panama; C&W Business and C&W Networks. CWC is the market leader in most products offered and territories served. It is a major contributor to local communities through its corporate social responsibility programmes.

Cable & Wireless Communications Plc's shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker CWC. The Group is headquartered in London with its operational hub located in Miami, within close proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America.

For more information visit: www.cwc.com.

About Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) helps protect networks, users and data from continually evolving threats. As a global leader in high-performance network security, we enable businesses and governments to consolidate and integrate stand-alone technologies without suffering performance penalties. Unlike costly, inflexible and low-performance alternatives, Fortinet solutions empower customers to embrace new technologies and business opportunities while protecting essential systems and content. Learn more at www.fortinet.com, or follow Fortinet at the Fortinet Blog, Google+Linkedin or Twitter.