OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwire - Mar 26, 2013) - FireMon, the leading provider of security management and risk analysis solutions, today announced that it has been awarded the prestigious 5-Star Partner rating in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide. This latest honor continues a period of tremendous achievement for FireMon, and closely follows Vice President of Channels Todd DeBell being named a Channel Chief by CRN for the second consecutive year.
FireMon's multitiered Ignite Partner Program is designed to quickly cultivate mutually beneficial relationships that are an extension of the company. In engaging with FireMon, partners benefit from highly qualified lead-generation, market development funds, a resource-rich partner portal, aggressive product margins and low-touch maintenance renewals. Additionally, FireMon implemented several new programmatic elements to improve partner engagement and foster channel profitability including richer deal registration, tier realignment and expanded training enablement.
The company's flagship Security Manager helps channel partners go-to-market faster, more effectively grow their cybersecurity businesses, and rapidly deliver strategic, high-value solutions and services to customers. Introduced last month, Security Manager Version 7.0 features best practice modeling and business process standardization, and is the first security and policy management platform to support the OMG's BPMN 2.0 standard. Notably, its best practice-driven continuous assessment capabilities provide users with a real-time security posture "reality check," and align with federal sector partners' continuous monitoring initiatives.
"We are honored to be recognized as world-class by CRN for fueling the success of our channel partners," said DeBell. "While the impact of the recently enacted budget sequestration may be unclear, what's certain is that government agencies must continue to improve their cybersecurity efforts in the face of a relentless barrage of ever-evolving cyberattacks. In collaboration with our expanding federal channel community, FireMon helps these organizations leverage their existing IT investments and strengthen their current security posture to more effectively navigate this dynamic threat landscape."
The CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. The guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
The list methodology is based on objective criteria that takes into account each vendor's investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. Vendors are assessed using information provided in their completed applications.
"The companies listed in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today," said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director for UBM Tech 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."
FireMon is the industry leader in providing enterprises, government and managed services providers with advanced security management solutions that deliver deeper visibility and tighter control over their network security infrastructure. The integrated FireMon solution suite -- Security Manager, Policy Planner and Risk Analyzer -- enables customers to identify network risk, proactively prevent access to vulnerable assets, clean up firewall policies, automate compliance, strengthen security throughout the organization, and reduce the cost of security operations. For more information, visit http://www.firemon.com.
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