FUTURE TECHNOLOGY find it difficult to deal with the current wave of attacks on their own ,” he said . “ For solution providers , systems integrators and resellers , having a clear understanding of the cybersecurity threat landscape , particularly when it comes to new and emerging threats , is of paramount importance .”
According to Abdallah , cyberthreats remain a global problem and it is in SonicWall ’ s best interests to build a community of partners , educating and empowering them in the face of increasingly targeted and powerful cyberthreats . This should be a shared responsibility between vendors , distributors and resellers . “ Each entity must mutually work together on strategies that will shore up the future of the business , they need to map out which skill pools will disproportionately affect it and drive it forward ,” he said .
He pointed out that treating training as a once off is one of the most common mistakes channel partners make . “ Partners need to understand that training is an ongoing process and regular assessments , and
Partners need to understand that training is an ongoing process and regular assessments , and refresher courses is key to the organisation ’ s success .
refresher courses is key to the organisation ’ s success . This is paramount to SonicWall ’ s success in the region as we constantly update our product line and introduce new models every quarter ,” he added .
Aside from that , Abdallah explained that sharing threat intelligence to defend enterprises more adequately in the escalating cyber war , is crucial to SonicWall ’ s channel development programmes . “ We deliver web training , realtime cyberthreat intelligence , accreditation and certification capabilities through the award-winning SonicWall University and will cover topics such as cloud security , advanced persistent threats ( APT ), secure remote access , secure access service edge ( SASE ) and the principles of zero-trust security at no cost to authorised partners participating in the SonicWall Secure First Partner Programme ,” he said . “ SonicWall University has overseen the completion of 390,000 hours of training administration of 778,000 successful exams . SonicWall ’ s continued commitment to not only provide security but also threat intelligence and training is a commitment we look to provide to all of our trusted partners .”
He said for channel partners , having a clear understanding of the cybersecurity threat landscape , particularly when it comes to new and emerging threats , is important if they are to thrive and succeed in the current business climate . •
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