GFI Software awarded 2010 Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and five-star Partner rating

March 30, 2010 - 12:00

GFI Software awarded 2010 Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and five-star Partner rating


Channel Partner Program Recognized as Exceptional by Leading Channel Authority

GFI Software, a leading infrastructure provider for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel as one of North America’s top information technology (IT) vendors for its Channel Partner Program. Additionally, it was recognized with a five-star rating representative of an exceptional program.

GFI’s partner program was awarded a Five-Star recognition in the mid-size category in Everything Channel’s 16th annual 2010 Partner Program Guide, acknowledging its commitment and strength of its programs for reseller partners, which include IT integrators, technology solution providers and consultants.

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. The five-star rating is bestowed on programs whose rating is among the elite based on company size.

“We have invested significant time and effort to create a program of incentives and resources for our Channel Partners. Our business thrives on the success of our partners – over 10,000 worldwide – and our program has been designed to reward those who work closely with us, seek to generate more businesses and, in many ways, become GFI product evangelists among small and mid-sized organizations. We are honored that Everything Channel has recognized the value of our partner program and we are committed to helping our partners do more business by giving them the tools and resources they require and reward them accordingly for their efforts,” GFI’s CEO Walter Scott said.

GFI’s newly enhanced Partner program empowers its members by providing the tools they need to increase their GFI market share, to drive sales and to improve their revenues. The program offers membership for every type and level of partner and is backed up with award-winning industry-leading solutions from GFI. The focus and flexibility on meeting individual needs of our partners is shown through competitive pricing, flexible licensing and dedicated sales resources.

“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 Partner Program Guide list and those companies recognized as five-star appeared in the March 29 issue of CRN magazine and is available online at http://www.channelweb.com/.

For more information about GFI’s Partner Program visit http://www.gfi.com/app/newpartner/.

About GFI
GFI Software provides the single best source of web and mail security, archiving and fax, networking and security software and hosted IT solutions for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) via an extensive global partner community. GFI products are available either as on-premise solutions, in the cloud or as a hybrid of both delivery models. With award-winning technology, a competitive pricing strategy, and a strong focus on the unique requirements of SMBs, GFI can satisfy the IT needs of SMB organizations on a global scale. As the leading infrastructure provider for SMBs, we have offices in the United States (North Carolina and California), Canada, UK (London and Scotland), Austria, Australia, Malta, Hong Kong and Romania, which together support more than 200,000 installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with over 10,000 partners throughout the world. We are also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

About Everything Channel
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.