Check Point has elevated Cygnia to Gold partner status in recognition of the Brummie VAR's recent growth spurt and success in selling its newer blade technologies.
Founded in 2007, Cygnia grew sales by 56 per cent to £4.86m last year and counts Check Point as its main vendor partner.
Check Point Gold partners must generate at least $1m in annual Check Point sales but Cygnia managing director Jon Busfield said its promotion also reflects its success in winning new business for the security vendor.
The Oldbury-based firm registered the first UK sale of Check Point's new DDoS Protector appliance when it bagged a deal with Staffordshire County Council at the end of 2012.
"We have really had to work hard to prove to Check Point that we can sell its new blades," said Busfield (pictured on the left with Paul Samuel, financial and commercial director at Cygnia and, on the right, Stewart Main, business development manager at Check Point).
"We have a good balance between the new products and subscription and maintenance."
Last September, Check Point revealed plans to double its UK Gold partner tally to 20 by the end of 2013 to reflect its recent growth and diversification away from its firewall roots.
Check Point UK managing director Terry Greer-King said Cygnia had worked "extremely hard" to deepen its knowledge of his firm's solutions.
"The company has clearly demonstrated its close alignment with Check Point in terms of understanding and communicating our strategy to its customers, and so is fully deserving of Gold partner status," he said.
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