PartnerSphere Recognized as Exceptional by Leading Channel Authority
REDWOOD SHORES, CALIF., – March 30, 2010 – Imperva, the leader in data security, today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel as one of North America's top information technology (IT) vendors for its PartnerSphere program. Additionally, the PartnerSphere program was recognized with a five-star rating representative of an exceptional program.
Imperva partner program was awarded a Five-Star recognition in Everything Channel's 16th annual 2010 Partner Program Guide (PPG), acknowledging its commitment and strength of its programs for reseller partners, which include IT integrators, technology solution providers and consultants.
Imperva's channel program has helped resellers make money in a down economy by protecting companies from hackers and malicious insiders who are stealing sensitive data. Since its founding in 2002, building a strong, scalable channel strategy has been a cornerstone of Imperva's strategy. Today, Imperva's partner program has more than 250 active partners in 43 countries worldwide, delivering the bulk of Imperva's revenue.
Research for the 2010 Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and the Five-Star Partner Program rating was conducted by Everything Channel's research department. Everything Channel analyzed 130 vendor programs rating vendors' responses to in-depth questions about their partner programs in the five elements of sales support, partner profitability, partner ecosystem development/management, partner communication/marketing, and demand generation. To ensure fair comparisons, companies were placed in one of four categories based on company size (Enterprise, Midsize and Emerging). Questions from each section were scored individually and weighted appropriately. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes the elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. The 5-Star rating is bestowed on programs whose overall rating is among the elite based on company size.
"We are pleased to deliver to the Channel an exclusive list of the leading vendor channel programs with details about key technologies, program opportunities, and information on the hottest new program offerings," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "The quality of a technology vendor's partner program determines how profitable its partners will be. For their commitment to their business partners and their efforts to build quality programs, we congratulate those recognized as this year's Five-Star Partner Program winners for helping to drive greater revenue in the channel."
"The Five-Star recognition points to Imperva's continued commitment to our channel partners' success," said Chris Cesio, VP Worldwide Channel, MSSP and SI Sales. "The Imperva PartnerSphere Program continues to evolve to meet the needs of our channel community as we work together to build long-term profitable partnerships."
The PPG list and those companies recognized as five-star will appear in the March 29 issue of CRN magazine and online at www.ChannelWeb.com.
About Everything Channel(www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)
Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.
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Imperva is the global leader in data security. With more than 1,300 direct customers and 25,000 cloud customers, Imperva's customers include leading enterprises, government organizations, and managed service providers who rely on Imperva to prevent sensitive data theft from hackers and insiders. The award-winning Imperva SecureSphere is the only solution that delivers full activity monitoring for databases, applications and file systems. For more information, visit www.imperva.com , follow us on Twitter or visit our blog.
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