IGEL Partner of the Year

Third Octet is proud to announce that it has received the 2020 Growth Partner of the Year award from IGEL, leading North America in Year over Year Growth.

IGEL, provider of next-generation endpoint and edge operating systems for cloud and digital workspaces, announced that Third Octet has been named Growth Partner of the Year for 2020.  Third Octet was recognized during IGEL’s DISRUPT Unite event, held virtually on February 25, and hailed as the Cloud Workspaces Experience of the year.  After being awarded Emerging Partner of the Year in 2019, this additional award demonstrates the importance of IGEL OS in SMB and enterprise markets, and Third Octet’s ability to deliver.

“Third Octet is a key Elite partner for us in North America, and also part of our Partner Advisory Council. Their focus on growing the cloud workspaces business with their culture of innovation and solving for customer business outcomes is something we admire and are grateful for.  We congratulate them on receiving the Growth Partner of the Year award for 2020,” said Balaji Subramanian, Channel Chief for IGEL.

“With the proliferation of digital workspaces, mobility and cloud, the traditional moat and castle approach to IT security is fundamentally broken and only made worse by a general neglect around endpoints operating systems,” said Matthew Metelsky, CEO of Third Octet.  “Often, IT makes significant investments in wrapping cloud and on-premises data centers with security solutions, yet overlooks endpoints spread throughout the business – endpoints with a large attack surface, which hold the keys to the castle and which are increasingly being exploited as the path of least resistance. IT must refocus efforts to bolster endpoint security while avoiding complexity and increased operational overhead.  It’s time we stop ignoring the endpoint, and the past several months have shown businesses, including major enterprise, taking steps in the right direction.  This is where the core capabilities of IGEL OS shine – a simple, smart, and secure approach to revitalizing endpoint security, minimizing risk to the business, while alleviating demand on IT and maintaining a positive employee experience.  At Third Octet, we are extremely proud to be a part of IGEL’s continued success, representing Canada as an Elite partner, and are honored to be recognized as Growth Partner of the Year for North America.”

As an IGEL Elite partner, one of two in Canada,  and a member of IGEL’s North American Partner Advisory Council, Third Octet has demonstrated a high degree of sales and technical capabilities to guide organizations through endpoint disruption, coupling IGEL technology with Digital Workspace strategies across Citrix, VMware, AWS, and Microsoft WVD solutions.

Joe Peckford, Third Octet’s Director of Client Services, and spearhead behind Third Octet’s Collaborative (Managed) Services, states “the interest in IGEL has been explosive over the past year.  Any time we discuss endpoint security and mention IGEL’s ability to minimize endpoint risk, organizations listen.  And, for those organizations invested in Digital Workspace solutions, shifting endpoints to a platform that is simple, smart, secure and extremely cost-effective is certainly a win-win approach.”

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About IGEL

IGEL provides the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company’s world-leading software products include IGEL OS™, IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86 device. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered endpoint solutions deliver the industry’s best hardware warranty (5 years), software maintenance (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.

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