01 April 2018
Annual guide recognizes the channel’s top partner programs
Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given Bitdefender a 5-Star rating in its 2018 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
To determine the 2018 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor’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 Partner Advantage Network is tailored to support each partner type in the most effective way in more than 150 countries. Enabling partners to earn high profits, offering them account protection, lead generation campaigns, trainings, and access to state-of-the art technology have led program worldwide membership to reach a 160% increase at the beginning of 2018 comparing to 2016.
“Finding the right technology vendor to partner with can be a daunting task, given the vast array of choices now available to solution providers,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field and find the best fit, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and providing crucial insight into their strengths and benefits. We are pleased to present our 2018 PPG list, recognizing the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today.”
“Award winning security channel programs require two things, outstanding partners determined to offer only best-of-breed technologies and a company dedicated to evolving with the needs of the market,” said Joe Sykora, Vice President of Worldwide Channel Development at Bitdefender. “I want to thank the long list of exemplar organizations that make up the Bitdefender channel program and recognize them for their commitment to excellence and passion for innovation in the security space.”
The 2018 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.
Bitdefender is a global security technology company that provides cutting edge end-to-end cyber security solutions and advanced threat protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a provider of choice in both hybrid infrastructure security and endpoint protection. Through R&D, alliances and partnerships, Bitdefender is trusted to be ahead and deliver robust security you can rely on. More information is available at http://www.bitdefender.com.
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