First wave of Microsoft recognitions and awards in Asia Pacific since Softline’s successful IPO in November 2021
- Security Partner of the Year 2021 Malaysia
- Modern Work Partner of The Year 2021 Malaysia
- Security Partner of the Year 2021 Cambodia
- Security Partner of The Year 2021 Myanmar
- Security Excellence Award Philippines
- Modern Work Partner of The Year 2021 Cambodia
The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize partners whose business models have embraced specialization and collaboration over the past year, as well as those whose business models utilize Microsoft solutions to help their customers address security issues in their organizations.
Softline was awarded the Security Partner of the Year 2021 for its work in Malaysia, Cambodia and Myanmar, and the Security Excellence Award for the Philippines and Malaysia in recognition of their success with leveraging the best of Microsoft Services to protect customers during 2020. The company was also honored with the Modern Work Partner of the Year 2021 for Cambodia and Malaysia.
Softline is a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP), has earned an Adoption and Change Management Advanced Specialization by Microsoft, and maintains Microsoft Gold competencies in 18 of 20 categories. Softline has attained all four Advanced Cybersecurity Specializations from Microsoft, including Cloud Security, Identity and Access Management, Information Protection & Governance and Threat Protection.
Sergey Chernovolenko, CEO of Softline Global, commented, “We’re delighted with our continued strong collaboration and with this prestigious recognition from Microsoft for our work in APAC. Softline is serious about security, and the winning combination of Microsoft solutions and our own customer-centric approach has positioned us well to offer organizations of all sizes world-class solutions and support.”
Omer Qureshi, Global VP of Strategic Partnerships at Softline commented, “Softline and Microsoft share a unique bond which has been forged over many years. Cybersecurity continues to be a top-focus area for many of our customers’ CEOs. The pandemic has forced a significant number of customers to stitch together solutions that often sacrifice the fidelity and security of the users. We foresee the investments in this domain as fundamental to our customers obligations, and one of the cornerstones of the strategic collaboration with Microsoft”.
Vivek Puthucode, Chief Partner Office, Microsoft Asia Pacific comments “As a key partner in Asia Pacific, Softline has continued to support the digital transformation and cybersecurity needs our customers in the emerging markets. For this, they have also been recognized as the Microsoft Security Partner of the Year 2021 in Cambodia and Myanmar, and Security Excellence Award in Philippines”.
Softline is a leading global solutions and services provider in digital transformation and
cybersecurity, with its headquarters in London. The company enables, facilitates and
accelerates the digital transformation of its customers’ businesses, connecting over 150,000 organisations from all industries with over 6,000 best-in-class IT vendors, and delivering its own services and solutions. Foundation of Softline’s growth is so-called three-dimensional strategy, which includes geographic, portfolio and sales channel expansion. This strategy is supported by energetic M&A activity, so Softline is benefiting from the on-going consolidation of the industry.
Thanks to this strategy, Softline is currently one of the fastest growing companies in the sector. Softline achieved a turnover of US$1.8 billion in the fiscal year of 2020. In October 2021, the company listed on the London and Moscow stock exchanges. Since the end of fiscal year 2020, Softline has acquired several companies with the total annual turnover of roughly US $200 million.
Softline's 6,500 employees work in almost 60 countries throughout Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa – markets with significant growth potential. The company delivers a comprehensive range of IT solutions and is at the centre of the digital transformation megatrend.