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WatchGuard ties up with Jetking

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CHENNAI, INDIA: WatchGuard Technologies has announced that it has entered into a first-of-its-kind, strategic partnership with Jetking Infotrain Ltd to offer WatchGuard unified threat management training in its curriculum.

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As part of the tie-up, WatchGuard courseware and unified threat management appliances will be available across all the centers of Jetking and students will be trained for network security management.

WatchGuard has developed the customized training courseware for Jetking and has already conducted first round of ‘train the trainer’ sessions for its UTM solutions on WatchGuard Firebox X UTM appliances as part of the offering.

“As a leader in the Indian unified threat management market, this new partnership stems from our desire to promote total network security and unified threat management. We believe that as leaders in the field globally, it is our corporate social responsibility to create and participate in a security ecosystem that benefits local customers. Our focus is to ensure that Internet and network security comes into the realm of reckoning of IT network architects, integrators and professionals and this starts with effective education and training of key IT staff,” said Norbert Kiss, VP—Asia-Pacific Sales, WatchGuard Technologies. “We are delighted that with our new partnership with Jetking, we can provide important security training in more than 100 locations around the country,” he added.

WatchGuard has been present in India for almost 10 years and has over 5,000 installations in the country. “Our tie-up with Jetking will help in creating thousands of trained professionals who understand not just the business of network security, but have hands-on experience in working with a UTM appliance,” said Sunil Sapra, Country Manager—India and SAARC, WatchGuard Technologies.

“Jetking will offer the course as part of the Jetking Certified Hardware and Networking Professional (JCHNP) curriculum and this is the first-ever initiative by any training institute in India to create a holistic programme in network security. WatchGuard UTM appliances are recognised the world over as the leaders in network security solutions and we are glad that our students will work on the best of the breed, latest, UTM solutions available the world over,” said Suresh G Bharwani, Chairman and MD, Jetking Infotrain.

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