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Bitdefender Given 5-star Rating in CRN's 2019 Partner Program Guide for the 4th Year in a Row

April 2019

Annual Guide Recognizes the IT Channel’s Top Partner Programs

Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity company protecting over 500 million systems worldwide, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given Bitdefender a 5-Star rating in its 2019 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide identifies the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today, offered by the top technology suppliers for IT products and services. The 5-Star rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

To determine the 2019 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each supplier’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.

The Bitdefender global Partner Advantage Network is tailored to support each partner type in the most effective way. Constant innovation with a sharp focus on benefits for partners is the number one priority. As such, partners are entitled to many benefits including, sales and marketing tools, financial protected incentives, new opportunity registration, leads program, competitive training and certifications, and hands-on training. 

“With new technologies emerging every year, evaluating which IT vendors to partner with grows increasingly more complex for solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “We are proud the CRN Partner Program Guide has become the trusted resource to identify the most rewarding partner programs and provides crucial insight into their strengths and benefits for the channel.”

“As always, the Bitdefender team remains committed to our promise of ease of doing business and ly responding to our partners’ business needs,” said Joe Sykora, VP Global Sales and Channels at Bitdefender. “With integrated tools and comprehensive support, Bitdefender delivers high-quality service and technology.”

The 2019 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at