|[April 25, 2012]
SafeNet Named to CRN's 2012 5-Star Partner Programs Guide for Fourth Consecutive Year
BALTIMORE --(Business Wire)--
SafeNet (News - Alert), Inc., a global leader in data
protection, today announced it was awarded a Five-Star rating within CRN's
2012 Partner Programs Guide. CRN's 5-star rating recognizes
vendors who offer solution providers the best possible partnering
elements for channel success. SafeNet's Partner Program has received the CRN
Five-Star distinction since 2009 further underscoring the company's
ongoing commitment to the development of its channel program.
In building the list, UBM Channel Research developed a methodology in
which vendors are assessed on information provided in their completed
applications. The objective criteria takes into account each vendor's
investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner
training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, and
sales support and communication.
"The companies listed in CRN's 2012 Partner Programs Guide
represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the
market today," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial
director, for UBM Channel's CRN. "The 5-star award is reserved
for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely
solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education,
and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond
traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership."
SafeNet's overall program is known for offering a highly innovative data
protection portfolio, generous sales incentives, and continuous
development of enablement tools that help partners to drive revenue
growth, while offering unique and competitive solutions that address the
ever-changing business and infrastructure landscapes of their customers.
As such, SafeNet has continued to evolve its Channel Program and
accelerate new business opportunities for partners. In 2012, SafeNet's
program placed a notable focus on accelerating product and geographic
specializations, improving enablement through automation, and driving
new sales opportunitiesfor partners through innovations for the cloud.
Most recently, through SafeNet's recent acquisition of Cryptocard,
SafeNet provides a unique opportunity for its partners to rapidly
introduce "authentication-as-a-service" to their end users through the
Blackshield Cloud platform.
"More companies are coming to the realization that their security
infrastructures are insufficient in today's emerging threat landscape,"
said Jim Harold, vice president, global channel sales, SafeNet.
"SafeNet's partners sell market-leading data protection solutions,
cloud-based services, and localized support, helping their customers
develop security architectures that are nimble and able to adapt to both
current and emerging security demands. The Five-Star program designation
from CRN is a testament to the collaborative nature of our
expanding channel partner network and, more importantly, to our shared
commitment to ensuring the security of our customers' data."
SafeNet regards its channel partner network as one of the company's most
critical business assets. As the newly appointed vice president of
Global Channel Sales, Jim Harold will continue to drive the development
and enablement of the company's data protection partners through strong
executive sponsorship and ongoing access to innovative solutions,
programs, and enablement tools that will help partners identify and
accelerate future growth opportunities.
The 2012 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partners listing will be
featured on CRN.com and in the March 2012 issue of CRN.
About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)
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years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched
channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology
executives managing partner recruitment, enablement, and go-to-market
strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM
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About SafeNet, Inc.
Founded in 1983, SafeNet, Inc. is one of the largest information
security companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most
sensitive data for market-leading organizations around the globe.
SafeNet's data-centric approach focuses on the protection of high-value
information throughout its lifecycle, from the data center to the cloud.
More than 25,000 customers across commercial enterprises and government
agencies trust SafeNet to protect and control access to sensitive data,
manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure virtual and cloud
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