San Mateo, Calif. – April 11, 2016 – AlienVault™, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, announced today that CRN® a brand of The Channel Company, has given AlienVault a 5-Star rating in its 2016 Partner Program Guide. CRN’s annual guide is the definitive listing of technology vendors that provide products and services for solution providers in the IT channel. The 5-Star rating in the Partner Program Guide recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers comprehensive partnering elements through their channel programs.
To determine the 2016 5-Star rated vendors, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor’s application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
“Solution providers have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor with the right technologies and the right channel approach can mean the difference between successful adoption of a new technology or business model and an awkward, unnecessarily difficult integration,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings recognize the best channel programs available in the market today and serve as a valuable resource for solution providers looking for the right fit.”
“The channel ecosystem is an important part of AlienVault’s sales model, and CRN’s 5-Star designation is recognition of our commitment to our partners,” said Mike LaPeters, Vice President of AlienVault’s North American Channel Sales. “Our Unified Security Management platform provides a value-added, end-to-end solution for our partners, and our customized training and support services focus on helping them strategically develop their service offerings around USM. Prioritizing communication and enablement, our partner program is designed to meet the particular requirements, and promote the success, of each individual partner.”
AlienVault’s 5-Star rating caps a series of prestigious honors for its channel program. AlienVault was recently named to CRN’s Security 100 list as one of the top vendors in the threat detection & SIEM space. In February, LaPeters was named a North American Channel Chief by CRN, which recognizes leaders who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through the IT channel.