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IGEL Names Third Octet as its Growth Partner of the Year for North America

Crafting a unique approach to delivering work-from-anywhere for one of Canada’s largest financial institutions helped the solution provider achieve a record 500% growth of its IGEL business in 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2021 – IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, today announced that Third Octet, has been named its 2020 Growth Partner of the Year for North America. Third Octet was presented with the Partner of the Year award on February 25 during DISRUPT Unite 2021 Cloud Workspaces Experience, IGEL’s virtual international flagship event.

“We are pleased to be celebrating the mutual success we achieved with all of our partners in 2020, and excited to see Third Octet recognized as our Growth Partner of the Year for North America,” said Balaji Subramanian, Senior Vice President and Global Channel Chief, IGEL. “Third Octet became the clear winner in this category after reporting a record 500% growth in their IGEL business last year. Much of what drove this growth was the delivery of a work-from-anywhere solution, leveraging IGEL software, for one of Canada’s largest financial institutions. Third Octet displaced the incumbent solutions through a combination of enablement, vision and a software-first sales approach.”

Phil Eden, Senior Director of Channel for IGEL added, “We applaud all of our top-performing partners in 2020, and are pleased to be recognizing Third Octet’s success, which has come as a direct result of their commitment and dedication to growing their IGEL business.”

As an IGEL Elite partner, one of two in Canada, and a member of IGEL’s North American Partner Advisory Council, Third Octet has demonstrated a high degree of sales and technical capabilities. To date, they have earned 10 IGEL certifications, which has enabled them to successfully guide organizations through endpoint disruption, coupling IGEL technology with digital workspace strategies across Citrix, VMware, AWS, and Microsoft WVD solutions.

“We are proud to be named IGEL’s 2020 Growth Partner of the Year for North America,” said Matthew Metelsky, CEO of Third Octet. “With the proliferation of digital workspaces, mobility and cloud, the traditional moat and castle approach to IT security is fundamentally broken and only made worse by a general neglect around endpoints operating systems. IT often makes significant investments in wrapping cloud and on-premises data centers with security solutions, yet overlooks endpoints. With a large attack surface, the endpoint holds the keys to the castle and which are increasingly being exploited as the path of least resistance. IT must refocus efforts to bolster endpoint security while avoiding complexity and increased operational overhead. This is where the core capabilities of IGEL OS shine – a simple, smart, and secure approach to revitalizing endpoint security, minimizing risk to the business, while alleviating demand on IT and maintaining a positive employee experience.”

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IGEL provides the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company’s world-leading software products include IGEL OS™, IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86 device. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered endpoint solutions deliver the industry’s best hardware warranty (5 years), software maintenance (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit

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