TROY – The former Trivalent Group, now part of Rehmann, has been named North American Partner of the Year by WatchGuard Technologies, a provider of network security and intelligence.

The Partner of the Year award honors partners that have exhibited exceptional performance over the past year as part of the WatchGuardONE Program, while providing the most valued and innovative solutions within the channel partner community.

“WatchGuard’s partner community is second to none, which is why it’s always so challenging to select just one winner for the Partner of the Year award,” said Prakash Panjwani, chief executive officer of WatchGuard. “This year, I’m pleased to recognize Rehmann with this honor, for its unwavering commitment to furthering our mission to provide simplified, enterprise-level security to organizations of all sizes, and for the remarkable performance and growth the company has achieved along the way.”

The judges selected this year’s Partner of the Year winners based on a variety of factors including sales numbers, year-over-year growth, WatchGuardONE partner level, innovation of services, and overall relationship with WatchGuard.

“We have been a partner of WatchGuard since the late 1990s,” said Larry Andrus, Rehmann’s president of Technology Solutions. “WatchGuard is one of the most significant security companies in the market today and they have been good counsel for us as we developed our MSSP strategy. It was not only a pleasant surprise, but an honor to accept this recognition and award on behalf of everyone at Rehmann. We look forward to another great year with WatchGuard!”