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SunTel Services Achieves Platinum FortiPartner Status

July 06, 2012

SunTel Services, a provider of services for unified communication networks to businesses throughout Michigan and across the country, achieved Platinum FortiPartner status with Fortinet, a company in network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM).

According to a press release, with Platinum FortiPartner certification, which is the highest level of certification achievement,  the SunTel team now has proven expertise in delivering Fortinet's superior, next generation multithreat security solutions to its customers and has demonstrated success across all Fortinet technologies.

Technology partner to more than 1,000 businesses, SunTel works to provide end-to-end business communications solutions by taking a full life-cycle approach. SunTel installs, manages, monitors and maintains services for enterprise networks for major businesses throughout the country.

To obtain Platinum FortiPartner status, partners must meet a series of technical criteria established by Fortinet. These include delivering first-line support, providing customers with complete Fortinet service capabilities, and achieving multiple sales and technical certifications.

SunTel offers Fortinet multithreat security solutions, such as antivirus/antispyware, database security, endpoint protection, virtual security and web application security to its customers. With Platinum FortiPartner certification, SunTel can offer high-level Fortinet services at the maximum discount available.

"SunTel's Platinum FortiPartner achievement is a testament to our dedication to ensure our customers the highest level of service," said Ray Szpiech, vice president of enterprise networking and security at SunTel. "It is important to us to provide our clients with top technology solutions, as secure and up-to-date technology is essential to any business. Being a Platinum FortiPartner allows us to further extend that commitment."

By having certifications in all critical network services, SunTel offers service programs up to and including management of customer networks.  The company already has key partnerships and certifications with industry technology leaders, such as Adtran, APC, Avaya, Blue Coat Systems, Citrix, Cisco, Dell, Fortinet, HP, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Mitel Polycom and VMware.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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