CHESEAUX, Switzerland and PHOENIX, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kudelski Security, a trusted advisor and cybersecurity innovator for the world's most security-conscious organizations, today announced its Authorized Training Center (ATC), Milestone University, has received F5 Network's 2016 "Training Partner of the Year Award." F5 Networks, the global leader in application networking and security, presented the honor during F5 Agility Americas, the company's flagship learning and networking conference, which took place August 2-4 in Chicago.
Kudelski Security was chosen for the award based on rigid criteria, including: year-over-year growth of training days; number of unique F5 classes taught and extent of curriculum covered; and percentage of instructors fully certified. Kudelski Security's highly regarded F5 lab environment also contributed to the company coming out on top. Kudelski Security, through its Milestone University training program, has provided F5 training for more than 14 years.
Beth Naczkowski, F5 Network's director for worldwide customer education, stated: "Congratulations to Kudelski Security for receiving F5 Network's 2016 'Training Partner of the Year Award.' Kudelski Security was one of the first F5 ATC's in the U.S. and they continue to be a valued training partner."
As an F5 ATC and long standing partner, Kudelski Security has the largest number of certified F5 instructors in North America. As a result, its instructors have the deepest and broadest capabilities to support F5's end-user needs across all of their deployments. Kudelski Security also delivers training onsite at customer facilities and offers open enrollment in major cities throughout North America, with online instruction available as well. In addition to Kudelski Security's F5 training expertise, the company is also a Guardian-level partner for F5 professional services.
"It is particularly validating when an innovative company such as F5 recognizes our superior training capabilities and understanding of their technology," said Rich Fennessy, chief executive officer of Kudelski Security. "We are proud of our training reputation and the depth of expertise we have developed. As a long-time partner of F5 Networks, our team has worked diligently to ensure all our trainers have achieved the highest number of technical certifications for their products. This award underscores our already firm commitment to F5 and we look forward to working with them for many years to come."
The F5 honor comes at a time of rapid global growth for Kudelski Security, marked in recent weeks by the expansion of its U.S. presence. Building off its reputation in Europe as trusted advisors and innovators with proven R&D capabilities and high-quality engineering expertise, Kudelski Security has established a strong foothold in the U.S. market with a growing Fortune 500 client base, unique capabilities and a plan to change how clients work with solution providers to design, deploy and manage cybersecurity.
Kudelski Security also provides world-class advisory services delivered through a comprehensive framework that encompasses the four core areas of a cybersecurity program: Strategy and Governance; Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Management; Incident Response and Cyber Resilience; and Strategy Cyber Staffing. Its advisors collaborate with clients to build and articulate a clear security vision, providing a measurable plan and blueprint for achieving priorities.
F5 provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organisations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data centre orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world's largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com.
About Kudelski Security
Kudelski Security is the premier advisor and cybersecurity innovator for today's most security-conscious organizations. Our long-term approach to client partnerships enables us to continuously evaluate their security posture to recommend solutions that reduce business risk, maintain compliance and increase overall security effectiveness. With clients that include Fortune 500 enterprises and government organizations in Europe and across the United States, we address the most complex environments through an unparalleled set of solution capabilities including advisory, technology, managed security services and custom innovation. For more information, visit www.kudelskisecurity.com.
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