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F5 Honors Exceptional Partners: Announcing the 2023 North America Partner Awards

F5 is proud to announce the winners of its esteemed 2023 North America Partner of the Year awards. The awards were announced at AppWorld, F5’s premier application security and delivery conference held in San Jose, Calif.

As a channel-centric company and a leading provider of application services and solutions, F5 continues to witness an ongoing trend of organizations accelerating their digital transformation efforts. In 2023, we saw companies improve their digital experiences, speed, and security, while simultaneously operating in complex hybrid and multicloud environments.

In a year marked by shifting organizational priorities, and an unwavering drive to modernize technology infrastructure, F5's strategic partners have remained resolute in their commitment to excellence. These partners have not only achieved substantial revenue growth but have also introduced innovative solutions and contributed significantly to the greater good. They have played an integral role in helping F5 deliver on its mission to bring a better digital world to life.

F5's North America 2023 partner awards recognize these partners' dedication, innovative spirit, and significant contributions. We extend our gratitude and congratulations to all the award winners. Each organization has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to F5 and our shared customers, helping to further establish F5 as a leader in the application services and security industry.

2023 F5 North America Partner of the Year – SHI International Corp.

As a provider of IT infrastructure, end-user computing, cybersecurity, and IT optimization products and services, SHI leverages its F5 expertise to meet and exceed customer expectations and foster collaborative business relationships. SHI is a strategic partner in the enterprise and technology sector and is an emerging public sector partner. SHI’s 2023 journey marked an extraordinary year of growth, combined with extensive technical innovation including building out F5 Distributed Cloud Services customer labs in their prestigious Customer Innovation Center. F5 extends a heartfelt congratulations to SHI for their outstanding 2023 contributions.

2023 F5 North America BeF5 Partner of the Year Optiv Security

Optiv’s inherent security culture and go-getter attitude makes significant impacts locally and across the world. In 2023, the Optiv Chips In organization was recognized by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The Optiv Chips In program was activated in communities across North America, bringing a human-first approach to every city where their OptivCon technology conferences were held. F5 proudly recognizes Optiv as an exemplary company and partner that embodies BeF5 behaviors and works tirelessly to benefit communities.

2023 F5 North America Distribution Partner of the Year TD Synnex

TD Synnex has been a valuable partner to F5. In FY23, TD Synnex created a homegrown, multi-touch campaign to showcase both the power of F5 and the benefits of leveraging distribution to drive meaningful conversations around F5 solutions. Their ability to work with partners at any level drove significant growth, particularly in the Silver and Authorized Partner space. They also recruited within their extensive ecosystem to identify new partner candidates for F5 and to bring current partners to events like Partner Connect and this year’s AppWorld.

2023 F5 North America Innovation Partner of the Year – WorldTech IT

WorldTech IT was the first partner to sign up for the F5 MSP Program evaluation, making a significant contribution to BIG-IP Next product bookings for 2023. As a provider of exclusive sales, support, and advocacy of F5 solutions, WorldTech IT’s innovative solutions continue to deliver for customers—from F5 Always-On for comprehensive and sophisticated support and the Cloud.Red platform for device monitoring, alerting, observability, and more.

2023 F5 North America Public Sector Partner of the Year – World Wide Technology

As a leading technology integrator, World Wide Technology (WWT) demonstrated the overall best performance in public sector business for F5. They were also a top revenue partner in FY23 and a leader in software and Partner Initiated Opportunities. Stepping up as a title sponsor for the Federal Symposium in 2023 and a co-host with F5 for all West Coast SLED customers, WWT has been a standout among F5 public sector partners this year.

2023 F5 North America Strategic Solutions Partner of the Year – ePlus

Throughout 2023, ePlus has been a tremendous catalyst growth partner. As an early adopter of F5 strategies and solutions, ePlus has transformed from a traditional global technology innovator to a change agent that leads with security at the forefront. The team’s mission to modernize legacy apps and update customer infrastructure drove numerous accomplishments in SLED, enterprise, telecom, financial services, and healthcare. In FY23, ePlus had the strongest results across select performance targets, based on total closed revenue.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all our partners—we are proud of what we continue to achieve together! To learn more about F5 partner programs, visit f5.com/partners.