Verus Named 2018 WatchGuard Partner of the Year

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Verus Corporation Named North American Partner of the Year
in WatchGuard’s 2018 Partner Awards

Verus is one of 750 Partners, and one of seven Platinum Partners in North America

Minneapolis, MN – May 16, 2018 – Verus Corporation announced today that WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products, has named it as the North American Partner of the Year in its 2018 Partner Awards program. WatchGuard and its channel community gathered in Miami, Florida, to celebrate another year of tremendous growth and momentum, and honor top-performing partners.

“As a 100 percent channel-focused organization, we know that our partners are the lifeblood of WatchGuard’s business and they have helped us achieve yet another year of outstanding growth,” said Prakash Panjwani, chief executive officer of WatchGuard. “We couldn’t be prouder of this channel ecosystem for its partnership in our mission of offering the highest level of protection for small and midsize organizations. It can be challenging to identify just one Partner of the Year within this incredible group, and therefore we’re proud to announce Verus as the partner of the year in North America.”

The Partner of the Year award honors partners that have exhibited exceptional performance over the past year as part of the WatchGuardONE Program, while providing the most valued and innovative solutions within the channel partner community. The judges selected this year’s Partner of the Year winners based on a variety of factors including sales numbers, year-over-year growth, WatchGuardONE partner level, innovation of services and overall relationship with WatchGuard.

Verus has been an Expert Partner with WatchGuard since 2004, and is one of just seven WatchGuardONE Platinum Partners in North America since WatchGuard revamped their partner program in 2015.  There are 750 partners in the WatchGuard program in North America.

Verus was honored by WatchGuard for its combination of strong expertise and knowledge of the WatchGuard products and services, along with a significant increase in WatchGuard sales year after year. “We continue to look for new ways to work with WatchGuard to increase market share,” said Verus CEO Kevin Willette.

Willette was thrilled upon accepting the award. “This is the result of our entire staff, and the great people at WatchGuard, working together to find new ways to improve the IT infrastructure of our customers. And our customers are great at letting us know what we at Verus and the WatchGuard team can do to improve their products.”


WatchGuard’s Annual Partner Awards program honors and recognizes top channel partners for their performance and unwavering commitment to WatchGuard’s mission of making enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity. Categories include “Partner of the Year,” “New Partner of the Year,” “Marketing Program of the Year” and “End User Project of the Year.” These prestigious awards are presented at WatchGuard’s Partner Kickoff events around the globe. For more information about WatchGuard and the WatchGuardONE Partner Program, visit



Verus Corporation is a network infrastructure management and strategic IT consulting company, serving the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota markets since 2002. The company is also an Internet Service Provider (ISP) with its secure data center in Minneapolis, MN, and a backup data center in Coon Rapids, MN. Verus has been a certified WatchGuard Expert Partner since 2004, and one of just seven WatchGuardONE Platinum Partners in North America. Verus was also the first Cisco Select Certified Partner in the US. To learn more, visit

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