IT security and control firm Sophos today announced that the
Sophos Partner Program (SPP) has
been named a winner for the Everything Channel 2009 Five-Star
Partner Program Guide for the second consecutive year. Sophos
earned the highest overall ratings in sales support, marketing
support, partner profitability, channel operations, communications
and partner recruitment. The 15th annual guide recognized North
America's top information technology (IT) vendors for their partner
programs for reseller partners, which includes IT integrators,
technology solution providers and consultants.
In addition to Sophos's industry-leading solutions that deliver
security and control throughout the network, the Sophos Partner
Program offers benefits to partners that reflect its commitment to
business growth and strong profitability. Sophos Channel Sales
teams provide a deep level of support and are highly responsive to
partners. The program features margin preservation, distribution of
high quality leads to qualified partners, online ordering, deal
registration and dedicated pre- and post-sale support.
Extensive marketing support and comprehensive training programs
are available to enable partners to grow their businesses through
new customer acquisitions and incremental sales.
Sophos has structured a partner program that promotes
inclusiveness and benefits for partners at every level. Partners at
all levels are invited to sell Sophos's complete line of security
products. As a result, resellers operating in various regions and
industries are able to offer their customers critical security
solutions such as comprehensive endpoint security, network access
control, encryption, web security and email security.
"Now more than ever, the quality of a vendor's partner program
determines how profitable its partners will be. So for their
commitment to their partners, and their efforts to build quality
programs, we congratulate this year's Five-Star Partner Program
Guide winners for helping to drive greater revenue in the channel,"
said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial
director, Everything Channel.
"It's quite an honor to be awarded a Five-Star Partner Program
status as it validates Sophos's commitment to our partners and the
program," said Christopher Doggett, director of global channel
programs at Sophos. "Our dedicated channel team provides partners
with the level of attention that is unique within the industry,
extending comprehensive pre- and post-sales support, highly
competitive margins, demand generation funding and technical
For additional information on the Everything Channel Five-Star
Partner Program Guide, visit: www.channelweb.com.
Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for accessing, enabling,
managing and accelerating technology sales channels. Everything
Channel provides innovative sales and marketing solutions to arm
the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve
measurable and significant results.
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Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.