Mobilk - A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a leader in application networking and security, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given A10 Networks a 5-Star rating in its 2016 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products 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 2016 5-Star ratings, 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.
A10’s Affinity Global Partner Program is designed to empower partners with industry-leading solutions, rich marketing resources and effective training. Focusing on three key areas—pipeline, enablement and growth in the ADC and security markets—A10’s program is a strategic initiative for partners looking to grow and expand their portfolios to further customer success. Launched in 2014, A10’s Affinity Global Partner Program now comprises more than 230 solution providers in North America, with a quarter of its partners acquired in the last 12 months.
“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.”
“Receiving CRN’s Partner Program Guide rating for the first time marks an important milestone for A10,” said Kirsten Young, vice president of global channels at A10 Networks. “A10 is deeply committed to empowering partners through its Affinity Global Partner Program and the 5-Star rating helps us validate that we are investing in the right areas, which benefits solution providers looking to capitalize on new markets with innovative products and services, creative campaigns and efficient processes. CRN’s rating confirms the success of our first-class channel program, and we look forward to continuing this momentum in 2016 and beyond.”
The 2016 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the February issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg2016.
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