Week of awards and shows
Last week was busy for the UK WatchGuard team. We exhibited at the DTX Europe Show in London Excel, one of the first key trade shows since the pandemic began. Clearly, people were keen to return to live exhibitions and we had a steady stream of visitors to our stand – both partners and end users we already work with and new ones keen to find out more about WatchGuard. Our Unified Security Platform message was well received by those businesses that have been trying to weave together security products from multiple vendors for many years. And more end-user organisations were keen to embrace the MSP model to deliver the cybersecurity technologies, skills and bandwidth to deploy and support an effective and robust security posture.
For fans of Formula 1, former F1 Champion Jenson Button opened the show by sharing lessons learnt on how small improvements can lead to big gains; the importance of control and mental resilience; and how racing to the finish line isn’t always the best option in achieving sustained outcomes within the business. Our own F1 fan Martin Lethbridge managed to secure a selfie with Jenson and get his son’s cap signed – which made his day!
As if two days at a busy show were not enough, when DTX finished, we put on our DJs and headed off to the finals of the Computing Security Awards at the Leonardo City Hotel. We were shortlisted in seven categories and delighted to win an award for Anti Malware Solution of the Year.
It was a great night and topped off a busy week. Looking ahead to November we have more award ceremonies with the CRN Awards finals on 10th, where we are finalists for the Best Security Vendor award. We will also be at the ITEuropa Managed Services Summit North in Manchester on 16th. We hope to see some of you there and will let you know how we get on.