All In: Illumio commits to channel-only vision for APAC
Micro-segmentation pioneer goes all-in on channel, secures 100% of APAC customers in Q2 2020 through its APAC channel program
Sydney, Australia. – October 26, 2020 – Illumio, the leading provider of end-to-end segmentation, today announced its channel-centric strategic vision in APAC following the successful 2020 launch of its APAC channel program. The micro-segmentation pioneer has seen 90% growth in annual contract value since the formal launch of the program, with 100% of new customers in APAC coming through its channel program in Q2 this year.
The decision to commit to a full channel-only strategic vision in APAC comes alongside the expansion of its channel program and supporting infrastructure. The company has seen rapid growth in its channel network since the beginning of the year, with the onboarding of new strategic partners and distributors including JDS, M.Tech, Basis Networks, and Cirrus Networks.
The expansion of the APAC channel network has seen the inclusion of six distributors into the Illumio network, including Arrow (ANZ), SIS International + Exclusive Networks (HK), M.Tech (ASEAN + India). Illumio is also actively seeking partners in the cybersecurity and network infrastructure fields to join its partner program.
Rob van Es, Vice President, Illumio APAC said: “We’re not accepting all comers. Illumio’s micro-segmentation products are on the leading edge of cybersecurity solutions. We recognise that the implementation of policy frameworks like Zero Trust will take time and rely first and foremost on strategic vision for the future of enterprise technology combined with the strong relationships our channel partners have with their customers.
This is why we’ve created the formal referral program - to help reward those partners that are thought leaders and bringing their customers on that journey with them. We are seeking partners that are proactive with their customers, those who do not wait and react but instead work to stay ahead of the curve with their clients. If that sounds like you, get in touch.”
New partner Tom Allan, Executive Director, VIC/TAS at CyberCX said: “At CyberCX we partner with technology providers that assist us to deliver on our purpose - to secure our communities. Our partnership with Illumio enables us to gain insight into our customer’s application flows and implement and enable zero trust policy frameworks regardless of environment, in an incredibly short period of time. This, in conjunction with Illumio’s collaborative and integrated approach to their technology and business partners, is why Illumio is a valued partner of CyberCX.”
A full list of new partners can be found at the bottom of the release.
Alongside expansion of the network, Illumio has made adjustments to its channel infrastructure to better accommodate a channel-only strategy. Illumio APAC now offers a tiered system for partners that is consistent across the Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and ANZ markets in which it operates. The tiers include Authorized, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Illumio APAC is entering all existing partners into the Silver tier, which brings extra margin and deal protection advantages, with partners having 12 months to attain accreditation and maintain silver status.
In addition, Illumio has commenced a formal referral program for security consultancies in the channel ecosystem. Channel organisations that focus on consulting will rarely make a direct sale of a certain solution in order to avoid any perceived conflict of interest. However, these organisations also play a vital role in increasing the adoption of micro-segmentation and other advanced security solutions.
Rob van Es, Vice President, Illumio APAC said, “With a 100% channel mandate we’re able to tailor our approach to suit the channel in APAC. This will take time to achieve, and will be an ongoing process. After such exciting growth in 2020, we’re convinced this is the best approach for the APAC region.
We’re setting out to both reward our early adopters that have proven the effectiveness of this approach in our region, as well as rapidly build out the infrastructure, support and channel partner network to help us achieve the next stage of growth.”
For further information on the program and how to join the APAC partner program please visit https://www.illumio.com/business-partners#become-a-partner
New partners announced:
HK: Ensign, Cyberforce, Kepro
SIN: Ensign, 3D Networks
ANZ: Basis Networks (now part of Cyber CX), Cirrus Networks
Illumio enables organizations to realize a future without high-profile breaches by preventing the lateral movement of attackers across any organization. Founded on the principle of least privilege in 2013, Illumio provides visibility and segmentation for endpoints, data centers or clouds. The world’s leading organizations, including Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Salesforce, and Oracle NetSuite, trust Illumio to reduce cyber risk. For more information, visit https://www.illumio.com/what-we-do and engage us on LinkedIn and Twitter.