Verus Corporation Recognized with The Americas Competitive Win of the Year Honor in WatchGuard’s 2023 Partner Awards

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Minneapolis – May 21, 2024 – Verus Corporation announced today that WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in unified cybersecurity, recognized it as the Americas Competitive Win of the Year recipient in the company’s 2023 Partner Awards program. WatchGuard and its channel community gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, to celebrate another year of growth and excellence, and to recognize top-performing partners.

“We’re thrilled to recognize Verus with WatchGuard’s Competitive Win of the Year award for their strategic implementation of WatchGuard’s Unified Security Platform framework to benefit their end-user customer,” said HoJin Kim, SVP and chief revenue officer at WatchGuard Technologies. “Their keen understanding of their customer’s challenges, and of how to best implement WatchGuard’s robust solutions to solve their needs, resulting in this impressive competitive displacement win. We look forward to our continued work with Verus in bringing industry-leading security to the companies they serve.”

The Competitive Win of the Year award recognizes WatchGuardONE Partners that have successfully implemented WatchGuard’s Unified Security Platform® architecture and services in place of a competitive product at an end user company, resulting in a direct impact to the success of their business.

“We are deeply honored to receive the Americas Competitive Win of the Year award from WatchGuard Technologies, which recognizes our successful displacement of a competitor’s product and the direct impact our efforts have had on our clients’ businesses. This achievement is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our team, as well as the strength of our long-standing partnership with WatchGuard. We remain committed to leveraging WatchGuard’s Unified Security Platform to deliver cutting-edge security solutions and drive success for our valued clients.”

Kevin Willette, Partner | CEO at Verus

For more than two decades, Verus has been a steadfast partner of WatchGuard, embarking on a transformative journey marked by an unrelenting commitment to innovation and excellence in the realm of security solutions. This dedication has been repeatedly recognized through a series of prestigious accolades, such as the 2018 and 2022 Partner of the Year, 2015 Most Innovative Growth, and 2010 Top Growth awards. Verus has also served on the WatchGuard Partner Advisory Council since 2018 and consistently upheld its Platinum Partner status, the pinnacle of achievement within the industry, further underscoring the company’s unwavering resolve to deliver unparalleled products and services to its valued clients.

WatchGuard’s Annual Partner Awards program honors and recognizes top channel partners for their performance and implementation of WatchGuard’s Unified Security Platform® approach and the WatchGuardONE Program to increase the scale and velocity of security delivery while gaining operational efficiencies and increasing profitability. Categories include “Partner of the Year,” “New Partner of the Year,” “Marketing Program of the Year,” “Most Inspirational Partner of the Year,” “Competitive Win of the Year,” and “‘Meet the Moment’ Partner of the Year.” These prestigious awards are presented at WatchGuard’s Partner Kickoff events around the globe. For more information about WatchGuard’s Unified Security Platform® approach, visit here, and to learn about the WatchGuardONE Partner Program, visit here.

About Verus Corporation

As a security-first company, Verus specializes in crafting comprehensive IT strategies for professionals and organizations that view technology as an integral part of their success. By partnering with clients to create a technology vision that serves their business now and into the future, Verus offers customized consulting, strategies, and services designed to drive business objectives through the effective use of technology. The company’s approach prioritizes building robust security strategies into every client solution, ensuring the protection of their clients’ IT operations in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in unified cybersecurity. Our Unified Security Platform® approach is uniquely designed for managed service providers to deliver world-class security that increases their business scale and velocity while also improving operational efficiency. Trusted by more than 17,000 security resellers and service providers to protect more than 250,000 customers, the company’s award-winning products and services span network security and intelligence, advanced endpoint protection, multi-factor authentication, and secure Wi-Fi. Together, they offer five critical elements of a security platform: comprehensive security, shared knowledge, clarity & control, operational alignment, and automation. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit

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