SentinelOne Celebrates Strength of Global Partner Ecosystem, Honours Indian Firm Hitachi

August 29, 2023 – Da Nang, Vietnam – Recognising the pivotal role of its channel partners and the strength of its global ecosystem, SentinelOne today announced the winners of the 2023 Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) Partner Awards. The news came during the company’s second-annual  APJ Partner Summit held in Da Nang, Vietnam.


“Our channel partners play a significant role in arming organisations of all sizes with industry-leading autonomous security solutions they can use to protect their business,” said Joe McPhillips, SentinelOne’s Senior Director for Channel Sales, APJ. “We are pleased to recognize the leaders we partner with across the region for their efforts and are committed to driving their ongoing success.”

Hitachi Systems, based in India, took home the SAARC Partner of the Year award. Harapriya Behera from Lenovo was one of two individuals honoured at the event, as he received APJ Top Sales Engineer of the Year.

Other winners of the 2023 SentinelOne APJ Partner Awards include partners from India, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. Among the industry leaders recognized:

  • APJ Partner of the Year – Advantage
  • APJ Distributor of the Year – Orca Tech
  • APJ Emerging Partner of the Year – Lenovo
  • APJ MSSP Partner of the Year – Pax8

ESCare Co, LTD., Tokyo Electron Device Ltd., and Nexon Asia Pacific took home partner of the year awards for Korea, Japan, and Australia/New Zealand. Steve Smith from Advantage received the APJ Top Salesperson of the Year

Anuj Gupta of Hitachi Systems said, “We at Hitachi Systems India and I personally were thrilled to learn we were a finalist in the SAARC Partner of the Year category, and our joy has more than doubled now that we have won the prestigious award. The security business is a business to be taken very seriously, not only by partners and vendors, but also by customers. We win in the cybersecurity battlefield by always keeping our customers safe and achieving our company vision of making our customers more productive. The cybersecurity business is like an F1 race with many twists and turns and one has to be really agile, adopt new technologies, understand market trends in advance, and invest for the future. We are happy to have achieved pole position in the final race. We sincerely thank our customers and SentinelOne who help us achieve our vision for our customers and for recognizing our efforts at team Hitachi Systems India.”

The 2023 SentinelOne APJ Partner Awards ceremony marked the culmination of a three-day Channel Partner Summit, where more than 170 participants from 14 countries gathered to strengthen business connections and share insights and best practices. The event follows on the heels of several strategic moves SentinelOne has recently made in the region, including the launch of virtual data centre in India and Australia, which will allow it to better serve its growing number of local customers, including marquis brands like Canva, as well as leading healthcare organisations and critical infrastructure defenders.

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