Technical and safety Expert Dane Walker, Cloud Infrastructure Manager at LanDynamix, was recognized for his high level skills and innovation at the first annual Fortinet SADC Regional Partner of the Year award.
Walker was named Fortinet SADC Technical Engineer of the Year 2019 at an award ceremony in Johannesburg late last year.
“The award was a surprise, but it’s a really cool and very rewarding award to be recognized in this way. It also gave me some recognition in the industry, ”says Walker.
LanDynamix technology advisor Ethan Searle says the company is not surprised Walker won the award. “He is one of the most knowledgeable and skilled technicians in the business, and everyone he engages with is impressed with his efficiency and expertise,” says Searle.
LanDynamix believes Walker received the accolade for his approach to innovating and pushing the boundaries of what is possible using Fortinet solutions, as well as for his continued refinement in the use of Fortinet technologies.
Walker has the distinction of holding the highest Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) certification in Africa – being at level 7 of the 8-level program.
He obtained his NSE7 in November 2016 after several months of studies and practical internships. “This is a great certification to have, and not only gives LanDynamix Fortinet Gold Partner status, but also satisfies my need to stay on top of the latest tools and techniques to mitigate security risks for our customers,” says Walker.
No security breach
Walker, who has worked for LanDynamix since 2008, takes pride in the fact that customers of the company’s managed security services have never experienced a security breach. “Safety is a major issue, and it is becoming more and more important,” he says. “We believe security will be the next ‘dot-com’ wave, and we’re making sure our team members are qualified and ready to handle it. It is in this context that we made the strategic decision to create a Security Operations Center (SOC). We are in the early stages of deploying our SOC, which will provide our customers with globally competitive levels of protection. We basically want our customers’ businesses to be impenetrable to hackers. That’s our goal, ”says Walker.
Two other members of the LanDynamix team have moved up to the Fortinet NSE4 level, and Walker is exploring the possibility of moving to the highest level of the Fortinet NSE program.
LanDynamix provides managed services and cybersecurity solutions in information and communications technology in South Africa. Our areas of specialization include remote support and monitoring, as well as management. Our Security Operations Center provides globally competitive levels of protection to our customers’ businesses. We use these services and solutions to leverage our clients’ technologies for them, protect them from security breaches and therefore free them so they can focus on their core business and growth. LanDynamix is able to maximize the competitive advantage of customers, while minimizing downtime, risks and costs. For more information log in http://www.landynamix.co.za/
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