SOURCE: SkyRecon Systems

July 01, 2008 11:47 ET

SkyRecon's StormShield Named a CRN Emerging Tech Vendor

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - SkyRecon Systems (www.skyrecon.com), the premier provider of integrated, proactive endpoint security solutions, today announced it has been selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Tech vendor for its StormShield system and data protection product. CRN's Emerging Tech list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants.

SkyRecon's StormShield product provides integrated device control, data encryption, application control, host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS), system firewall, wireless security, and Network Access Control (NAC).

With a commitment to market its StormShield software exclusively through the channel, resellers stand to gain from 15 to 35 percent in margins. Program will include free sales and pre-sales training, lead generation, upsell opportunities and recurring revenues via add-on services and additional modules.

According to the CRN Emerging Tech Survey, the top reasons solution providers add emerging technologies include, the technology is superior to other products in the market segment; the technology complements a solution provider's existing practice areas; emerging vendors provide better services opportunities; emerging vendors pay better attention to partners; emerging vendors offer higher margins; customers want alternative product choices; and emerging vendors have better joint marketing programs. In addition, 61 percent of solution providers surveyed plan to increase the number of emerging technology vendors they partner with in the next 12 months.

"New and innovative vendor partners can help spur profitable new ideas that Solution Providers can use to build revenue and customer loyalty, and the CRN Emerging Tech list is where Solution Providers go to find these vendors," said Robert C. Demarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel editorial.

Vendors who make the CRN Emerging Tech list must have an established solution provider program and formal guidelines for recruiting channel partners. They must demonstrate that its direct sales mix is trending down as evidenced by the company's revenue history, a channel positive or channel neutral strategy for internal sales compensation, and not be a dominant market share player. Final selection to the Emerging Technology list was made at the discretion of the CRN editorial team after a review of the submitted information and conversations with current or targeted partners.

About SkyRecon Systems Inc.

Founded in 2003, SkyRecon Systems is a leading global provider of endpoint protection platforms. With its award-winning single-agent security solutions, organizations are able to ensure protection and enforce policy for the endpoint systems, applications, data and users upon which their business relies. The company enjoys strategic partnerships with Microsoft and Juniper and is a contributing member of the SecureIT Alliance. SkyRecon received the prestigious Red Herring 100 Award and has been named "Entrepreneurial Security Company of the Year" by Frost & Sullivan. More information about SkyRecon can be obtained by visiting www.skyrecon.com or calling (877) 239-3057.

About CRN

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