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M86 Security

March 28, 2011 09:00 ET

M86 Security Awarded CRN's 2011 5-Star Partner Programs Guide and Receives Accolade as Channel Chief

Rating Recognizes Company's Ability to Provide Best Partnering Elements for a Channel Program

ORANGE, CA--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - M86 Security, the global expert in real-time Web and email threat protection, today announced it has received a 5-Star Partner Program rating from CRN. The rating recognizes CRN Partner Program Guide vendors who offer reseller partners including IT integrators, technology solutions providers and consultants the best possible partnering elements for channel success. Furthermore, Paul Myer, senior vice president of corporate development, was named Channel Chief in the CRN 2011 listing. The award recognizes leaders who consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

The M86 PartnerFocus channel program delivers a long-term, profitable partnership which provides access to the tools, resources and support needed to develop new opportunities, generate leads and grow business. With three partnership levels, the PartnerFocus program provides training and certification, marketing programs and excellent margin opportunities for its participants. The program is being continuously enhanced and channel partners will be able to enjoy further benefits with the upcoming launch of the Partner Rewards program and new enhancements to the M86 PartnerFocus portal in Q2, 2011.

"The companies listed on the 2011 Partner Programs Guide represent the best channel programs in the market today. Of those, only a few get our five-star award, based on their commitment to the channel, breadth of program offerings and services offered to their partners. Each of these organizations understands that technology alone does not make for a successful channel program. By focusing on delivering a comprehensive partner program, vendors and solution providers can work together to drive business opportunities and revenue," said Kelley Damore, VP and Editorial Director, for Everything Channel's CRN.

"For the fourth consecutive year, M86 is proud to be recognized for our achievements and the strong opportunities we offer channel partners," said Paul Myer, senior vice president of corporate development, M86 Security. "We are dedicated to working with channel partners who are absolutely fundamental to our success and our program emphasizes the investment we place on not only growing our business, but the businesses of our valued partners. The new programs and enhancements that we will announce very soon will help us differentiate our partner program even more and our channel partners should keep an eye out for those exciting news."

M86 was scored on five different program elements including sales support; partner profitability; partner ecosystem, development/management; partner communication/marketing; and, demand generation.

The 2011 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partners listing will be featured on and in the March 28th issue of CRN.

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About M86 Security
M86 Security is the global expert in real-time threat protection and the industry's leading Secure Web Gateway provider. The company's appliance, software, and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for Web and email security protect more than 25,000 customers and 26 million users worldwide. M86 products use patented real-time code analysis and behavior-based malware detection technologies as well as threat intelligence from M86 Security Labs to protect networks against new and advanced threats, secure confidential information, and ensure regulatory compliance. The company is based in Orange, California with international headquarters in London and development centers in California, Israel, and New Zealand. For more information about M86 Security, please visit:

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