Horizon equIP Opens F5 Networks Channel Centre of Excellence

Horizon equIP Technology, a specialist IP security distributor has announced that it has opened a channel centre of excellence for systems integrators and resellers looking for expert service and support for F5 Networks in the UK.

Horizon equIP is the largest Channel Development Provider (CDP) for F5 in the UK and now contains the remaining F5 resources from within the Horizon Group. The move further solidifies Horizon equIP’s position as the channel hub of expertise for F5 technology and strengthens its commitment to supporting its channel partners with easy access to resources to support market development.

Laura Harman, Business Manager, Horizon equIP Technology comments, “We continually aim to provide genuine value to our system integrators and reseller partners.

By drawing on the concentration of F5 skills within Horizon equIP we can provide a single core of knowledge for our partners where they can access a leading technology supported by significant expertise.”

Harman continues, “With the evolution of the distribution of enterprises, there is a growing focus on technology that enables optimum application performance and delivery to boost worker productivity. F5 is a leading provider in this space and its recent placement in Gartner’s WAN Optimisation Magic Quadrant in the ‘Visionaries’ category only serves to increase F5 revenues for resellers as the opportunity for application acceleration technology multiplies.”

“Horizon equIP is already a trusted partner and has been accredited as the training centre for F5 products, “ says Paul Coates,F5 Sales Director for UK & Ireland. “The move towards a centralisation of skills benefits F5 by having a much larger scale and deeply technical competent CDP in addition to the combined market reach of the Horizon UK partner channel within equIP and Clarity Divisions. Horizon equIP’s commitment to excellence is ongoing and its understanding of F5 products and services continues to strengthen its position in the CDP arena and provide invaluable support to its partners.”