Kerio Technologies today announced it has been named to CRN’s 2013 Partner Program Guide, and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. 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 Kerio Partner Program is designed for IT resellers, consultants and MSPs that are dedicated to selling and supporting comprehensive communication, collaboration and security solutions. Kerio takes great care in offering cloud services that help, not hurt, our partners’ business. Our social collaboration platform, Samepage.io, features a referral program where partners commission on all referred customer transactions. With our cloud email offering, Kerio Connect, the hardware is completely managed by Kerio, but partners have administration rights so they can maintain control of the relationship with their customer. The partner program offers benefits such as on-line and in-person training programs, complimentary NFR licenses, no-cost certifications, and priority technical support.
“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.”
“I take great pride in the flexibility and adjustments we consistently make to our products and our program to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship that meets the needs of our channel,” said Mirek Kren, vice president of sales, Kerio Technologies. “For example, cloud services have become a viable option for organizations of all sizes. Our partners can go in with on-premise, cloud or hybrid deployments purely based on what best fits customer needs.”
The 2013 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the March 2013 issue of CRN.
About Kerio Technologies
Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. (kerio.com) provides unified collaboration, communications and security solutions for businesses and organizations worldwide that prefer a simple approach to IT. Kerio is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in New York, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Australia, and Russia. Kerio is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a member of CalConnect, a calendaring and scheduling consortium, and a member of the Mac Developer Program. Kerio has more than 5,000 channel partners who support more than 50,000 customers in more than 108 countries. Technology partners include Sophos, zvelo, VMware, Parallels and Notify Technology Corporation.
About UBM Tech Channel
UBM Tech Channel (ubmchannel.com), a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales.
About UBM llc
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