WALTHAM, Mass. – April 09, 2019 – Digital Guardian today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has awarded Digital Guardian with a 5-Star rating in its 2019 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services 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 2019 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
“Digital Guardian is delighted to receive CRN’s 5-Star rating for the second year in a row,” said Greg Cobb, VP of Global Channels. “We team with the best channel companies in our industry and this honor underscores our commitment to them. By continually optimizing our programs and ensuring that our channel partners have ready access to the content, resources and support they need, they can help their customers maximize the ROI of their data protection efforts quickly and efficiently.”
Since the introduction of its Synergy Partner Program in 2015, Digital Guardian has firmly established the company’s reputation as a channel-led vendor partner. The Synergy Partner program was taken to new heights in 2018 with the hire of its new channel chief Greg Cobb. Through his leadership, Digital Guardian has streamlined and simplified its price list and business model discounting – giving new channel partners even greater confidence in the company’s go-to market strategy. Last year, Digital Guardian’s e-platform for global training and certification programs continued to deliver value to program partners, resulting in a 67% increase in partner certifications over the previous year.
“With new technologies emerging every year, evaluating which IT vendors to partner with grows increasingly more complex for solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “We are proud the CRN Partner Program Guide has become the trusted resource to identify the most rewarding partner programs and provides crucial insight into their strengths and benefits for the channel.”
Digital Guardian’s 5-Star rating comes on the heels of recent recognition by CRN for the company’s leadership and innovation in the channel, including the 2019 CRN Security 100 and 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs.
The 2019 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.
About The Channel Company
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About Digital Guardian
Digital Guardian provides the industry’s only data protection platform that is purpose-built to stop data theft from both insiders and external adversaries. The Digital Guardian Data Protection Platform performs across the corporate network, traditional endpoints, and cloud applications. It's buttressed by the DG Cloud, a big data security analytics backend that sees and blocks all threats to sensitive information. For more than 15 years, it has enabled data-rich organizations to protect their most valuable assets with a choice of on premises, SaaS or managed service deployment. Digital Guardian’s unique data awareness, combined with threat detection and response, enables organizations to protect data without slowing the pace of their business. To learn more please visit: https://digitalguardian.com/