D-Link Earns an 'A' on CRN 2015 Annual Report Card

Solution Providers Recognize D-Link as a Best-in-Class Channel Provider of Connectivity for Home, Small Business, Mid- to Large-Sized Enterprise Environments, and Service Providers

Aug 12, 2015, 06:15 ET from D-Link

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link today announced it has earned high marks in the Networking Hardware (SMB): Partnership category of The Channel Company's esteemed 2015 CRN® Annual Report Card. The Annual Report Card summarizes results from a comprehensive study that details solution provider satisfaction with hardware, services and software vendors.

The vendors with the highest marks are named to the prestigious Annual Report Card list and celebrated as best-in-class by their partners. The results also provide the IT vendor community with valuable feedback – directly from their solution providers – that can be used to hone product offerings and improve communication with partners.

"We are thrilled to be recognized by our community of VIP+ Partners as a best-in-class manufacturer partner," said Albert Ling, executive vice president, D-Link Systems, Inc. "It is truly an honor and underscores D-Link's continued commitment to empowering channel partners to deliver real world networking and security solutions and remain competitive and profitable in today's competitive marketplace."

D-Link works closely with its partners to provide the best solutions, programs and channel ecosystem to help them excel in the marketplace. Recent key channel innovations include restructuring pricing across multiple product categories, enhancing the company's Deal Registration program for Enterprise products, and dedicated efforts to increase partner margins, protect partner business and eliminate channel conflicts. In addition, D-Link recently introduced a range of interactive sales tools designed to enable partners to deliver solutions to customers and profit in the evolving landscape.

This year's elite group of honorees was selected based on the results of an in-depth invitation-only survey by The Channel Company's research team. More than 2,400 solution providers were asked to evaluate their satisfaction with 72 vendor partners in approximately 22 major product categories. The winners will be honored throughout The Channel Company's XChange 2015 event Aug. 9-11 in Washington, D.C., and highlighted in the leading media outlet for the IT channel, CRN. To view the results of the study as well as the list of this year's honorees, visit www.crn.com.

"Today's solution providers are juggling multiple vendors, product lines and customer demands. They are looking for true partnerships with their vendors in order to tailor solutions that will meet and exceed their customers' expectations," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "CRN's Annual Report Card continues to give solution providers an outlet to deliver feedback to vendors and recognizes those vendors at the top of their game. We join these solution providers in applauding 2015 honoree D-Link and recognize them for their stellar performance."

About D-Link
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers.  An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit us.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/d-link), Spiceworks (http://community.spiceworks.com/networking/d-link) and the D-Link Blog (http://businessblog.us.dlink.com/).

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue®, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third-party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2015 D-Link. All Rights Reserved

The Channel Company, CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue® are registered trademarks of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved. All other brand names, product names, or service names that appear herein are trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110706/SF30992LOGO