AVANT Partners with Akamai to Accelerate Cloud and Security Sales with Trusted Advisors

AVANT, a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier Technology Services Distributor, is strengthening its cloud and security portfolio as the first of its kind to welcome Akamai, the cloud company that powers and protects life online, to its growing provider portfolio.


September 15, 2022 — CHICAGO — The new relationship extends AVANT’s “best of the best” portfolio and represents a key step in Akamai’s journey to expand its reach into the midmarket and commercial business sectors and scale and grow its cloud computing and security business.

“The evolving cybersecurity landscape and ongoing threats from ransomware, malware and other cyber incidents is fueling demand among our Trusted Advisors and their customers for innovative security solutions,” says Drew Lydecker, President and Co-Founder, AVANT. “Organizations are increasingly moving their workloads to the cloud to realize cost and agility benefits. Our team is first to market with Akamai’s award-winning cloud computing and security solutions and will continue expanding our portfolio of services and solutions with the industry’s top performers so our Trusted Advisors can sell with confidence knowing we’ve done the heavy lifting and are only bringing the best of the best in every category to market.”

Through its alliance with Akamai, AVANT’s Trusted Advisors can now recommend a variety of solutions within Akamai’s portfolio including:

  • API and Application Security which was recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Application and API Protection (WAAP), for the sixth consecutive year;
  • Zero Trust Security and Zero Trust Segmentation, recognized as a leader by Forrester in the March 2022 New Wave for Microsegmentation Q1 2022;
  • Account Takeover Protection, recognized as a leader by Forrester in the April 2022 Wave for Bot Mitigation, Q2 2022,
  • DDoS Protection; and,
  • Akamai Linode Cloud Computing.

“AVANT is playing to win and committed to helping its Trusted Advisors drive growth and scale their service offerings around cloud computing and security,” said Dave Allen, Vice President, Americas Partner Sales and Services, Akamai. “The market reach, expertise and influence of AVANT and its Trusted Advisors runs deep and is exactly what we’re looking for to expand the reach of our cloud and security services to help midmarket and commercial organizations.”

To kick off the strategic alliance, Akamai will attend AVANT’s Special Forces Summit on September 19-21, 2022, in Austin, TX. For more details or to reserve your spot, click here. For more information on the AVANT Provider Program click here.


AVANT is a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next-generation technologies. AVANT provides unique value to its extensive network of Trusted Advisors with original research, channel sales assistance, training, and tools to guide decision-making around IT services that promote business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments to the latest in security services, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent, data-driven decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit www.goavant.net, or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.