WithSecure™ announces Partner Award winners at SPHERE24

Press Release  |  May 28, 2024


Helsinki, Finland – May 28, 2024: WithSecure™ (formerly F-Secure Business) has announced Telia Cygate Oy, Metsys, Layer Informatique, Upheads, Ictivity, Vortalsoft, Fullhouse IT-Services AG, and DefendEdge as winners of its sixth annual Partner Awards. The winners were announced at WithSecure’s annual SPHERE event – a co-security unconference held in Helsinki, Finland.

WithSecure™ works with IT service providers, MSSPs, and businesses worldwide to deliver outcome-based cyber security solutions that protect mid-market companies. According to Chief Commercial Officer Lasse Gerdt, WithSecure is committed to collaborative growth with its partners, ensuring mutual success across the dynamic cyber security landscape. 

“We would like to congratulate the winners for a fantastic 2023. At WithSecure, we are proud of our partners, as they are the ones bringing sales and services expertise, industry knowledge, and local intimacy to the mid-market. The mid-market is the growth driver of global economies,” he said. “For too long, cyber security solutions have been designed for enterprise companies, with medium-sized businesses having to somehow make them work. Now mid-market companies can pick a cost-effective, scalable package that works for them, and this is where our partners play a valuable role. Collaboration is the key to success,” he continues.

All partner winners

The winners are:

Telia Cygate Oy (Finland) for Best Performance. The Best Performance Award is for partners that have a long-term relationship with WithSecure™, performing exceptionally well in sales, growth, and commitment. Other nominees included OCI Cloud (France) and Vario Secure, Inc. (Japan).

Telia Cygate partner

Metsys (France) for MSP Growth Partner of the Year. The MSP Growth Partner Award recognizes partners that performed exceptionally well in growing SaaS new sales or managed services sales. Other nominees included Dustin Finland Oy (Finland) and Lounea Yritysratkaisut Oy (Finland).

Metsys partner

Layer Informatique (France) for Co-Marketing Partner of the Year. This award is for partners who run the best joint marketing campaign. Other nominees included A1 Slovenija (Slovenia) and Yellow Cube Kft (Hungary).

Layer Informatique partner

Upheads AS (Norway) for Co-Marketing Partner of the Year – the Best co-creation partner leading to almost double revenue growth.

Upheads partner

Ictivity (Netherlands) for Best Co-Innovation Partner. This new award is for partners who have delivered the best idea for our product and service offering. Other nominees included Advania Finland Oy (Finland) and Fence AS (Norway).

Ictivity partners

Vortalsoft (USA) for Early Adopter – Co-Monitoring. The Early Adopter Award is for partners who stood out in onboarding and selling Co-Monitoring services. Other nominees included Ictivity (Netherlands) and Telia Cygate Oy (Finland).

Vortalsoft partner

Fullhouse IT-Services AG (Germany) for Competence driven Partner of the Year. This award recognizes partners’ commitment to combine competence development with their sales programme to achieve extraordinary results.

Fullhouse IT partner

DefendEdge (USA) for Best Training Programme. With this award we celebrate our partners who invest their valuable time in developing their competence to effectively sell, administrate, and support our products and services.


Find out more about WithSecure’s approach for successful partnerships here: https://www.withsecure.com/en/partners/partner-offering.

WithSecure™ media relations
Inari Anttila

About WithSecure™

WithSecure™, formerly F-Secure Business, is Europe's cyber security partner of choice. Trusted by IT service providers, MSSPs, and businesses worldwide, we deliver outcome-based cyber security solutions that protect mid-market companies. Committed to the European Way of data protection, WithSecure prioritizes privacy, data sovereignty, and regulatory compliance.

Boasting more than 35 years of industry experience, WithSecure™ has designed its portfolio to navigate the paradigm shift from reactive to proactive cyber security. In alignment with its commitment to collaborative growth, WithSecure™ offers partners flexible commercial models, ensuring mutual success across the dynamic cyber security landscape.

Central to WithSecure's™ cutting-edge offerings is Elements Cloud which seamlessly integrates AI-powered technologies, human expertise, and co-security services. Further, it empowers mid-market customers with modular capabilities spanning endpoint and cloud protection, threat detection and response, and exposure management.

WithSecure™ Corporation was founded in 1988, and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.