AT&T Cybersecurity announces ‘Partners of the Year Awards’ Winners

April 7, 2020  |  Graham Pearson

After weeks of deliberation, we are delighted to announce the winners of the AT&T Cybersecurity 2019 Partners of the Year Awards.

Binary Defense has been crowned Global Partner of the Year for their phenomenal growth and commitment in 2019.

They are amongst seven other category winners who have achieved outstanding growth in 2019, demonstrating strong collaboration and dedication to the AT&T Cybersecurity Partner Program.*

The AT&T Cybersecurity Partner Program enables leading managed security service providers (MSSPs), VARs, system integrators, managed detection & response providers (MDRs) and corporate resellers to sell and support AT&T Cybersecurity solutions and deliver compelling services powered by USM Anywhere in the global marketplace.

With a strong focus on partner enablement, the program is designed to help partners create new opportunities for business growth, expansion and profitability.

Below is the full list of winners for the 2019 Partner of the Year Awards, along with their comments:

Global Awards:

Global Partner of the Year: Binary Defense

To receive this award for three out of the past four years is quite an honor. As a managed security service provider, our mission is to help our customers improve their cybersecurity posture. Our partnership with AT&T continues to thrive because of their world-class SIEM platform and our 24/7/365 Security Operations Center that can tune, manage and monitor our customers’ SIEM instances. - Mike Hofherr, Chief Operating Officer 

 Growth Partner of the Year: RoundTower Technologies   

The partnership with AT&T Cybersecurity enables us to provide our clients with deeper and more advanced Managed Security Solutions; delivering comprehensive visibility into their organization’s overall security posture and allowing our 24x7 Managed Security Solutions team to take proactive approaches to emerging threats. - Michael Swiencki, VP, Managed Services

New Partner of the Year: Stefanini Rafael Seguranca E Defensa S.A.                                                           

The AT&T Cybersecurity team aligns closely with our team and our strategy for the cybersecurity market.  USM is flexible and, importantly, offers a point of differentiation.  Our focus is on intelligence as well as USM’s SIEM functionality. We believe that the sales, implementation, and tech support offered by the AT&T Cybersecurity team has assisted our business immeasurably during the last year. Let’s move and win more deals in 2020. - Natal Da Silva, CEO

Distributor of the Year: Ingram Micro INC.

With the explosion of ransomware, and the sophisticated cyber threats facing businesses of all sizes, we must help our customers to identify and respond to attacks faster than ever,” says Eric Kohl, vice president, Security Business Unit at Ingram Micro.  “In working hand in hand with market leading cyber companies like AT&T Cybersecurity, we are able to offer comprehensive solutions to our MSP’s and solution providers.  We’re thrilled to be recognized by AT&T Cybersecurity with this award. - James Payne, Operations Manager

Regional Awards:

These awards recognize partners that had the highest sales bookings in each of the 4 regions.

North American Partner of the Year:  Avertium 

 Avertium is pleased to receive this award just as one of our founding companies Terra Verde Systems had in two prior consecutive years. Working with technology partners that are committed to understanding the intricacies of the industries and customers we serve is a priority. This continued partnership manifests our commitment to providing customers with a more rigorous, more relevant, and more responsive approach to cybersecurity. - Steven Marandola, SVP of Delivery

EMEA Partner of the Year: Softcat  

Softcat are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the AT&T Cybersecurity Partner of the Year for the second time.  Our joint endeavour and relationship continues to grow from strength to strength and this award is testament to the hard work from both businesses to ensure its continued success. - Matthew Helling, Head of Cyber Security Services

APAC Partner of the Year:  Loop Secure

 Loop Secure is thrilled to have been awarded APAC Partner of the year. This shows the dedication our team has put into developing our SOC operations has been recognised. Through hard work we have been rewarded with  fantastic growth over the past 12 months with multiple clients spanning industries from Professional Services, finance and legal to software and NGO's. We truly appreciate the efforts of AT&T Cybersecurity team that have helped us on this journey and look forward to replicating our combined success in 2020. - Pat Butler, CEO

Latin American Partner of the Year: Cable & Wireless


Our dynamic and rapidly expanding partner community is a critical part of our success and we are committed to enabling and supporting the growth of our partners based on their individual goals and objectives.

To all of our winners – congratulations on an amazing 2019! We are honored to partner with such a stellar group of companies and look forward to supporting your continued growth and achievements in 2020.

Interested in becoming an AT&T Cybersecurity partner? You can learn more about the AT&T Cybersecurity Partner Program here.

* AT&T Cybersecurity and its affiliates and any participant(s) in the AT&T Cybersecurity MSSP Partner Program undertake their respective obligations as independent contractors.  Participation in the MSSP Program does not, and is not intended to, create any employment, agency, distributorship, franchise, joint venture, legal partnership or other similar legal relationship between an MSSP Program participant and AT&T Cybersecurity or its affiliates.

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