ANDOVER, Mass., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, today announced it has been named to CRN's 2012 Partner Programs Guide. The Enterasys Advantage Partner Program was also awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The 2012 CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. CRN's Partner Program Guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel, and the 5-Star programs represent the highest level of partner support and commitment among Partner Program Guide vendors.
In building the list, UBM Channel Research developed a methodology in which vendors are assessed on information provided in their completed applications. The objective criteria 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.
"We are proud of our partners and their success, and we are honored to receive CRN's 5-Star Partner Program rating," said Charlie Van Pelt, director of North American channels for Enterasys. "The Advantage Partner Program is a mutually beneficial partner program, and is built upon profitability, simplicity, opportunity and commitment. Enterasys is serious about our partners' success, and we are committed to offering differentiated and innovative solutions to them including our Enterasys Wireless and OneFabric architecture."
The Enterasys Advantage Partner Program provides extensive support and tools including incentive programs, sales support, demo kits, product configurator for quoting, cross-marketing and joint marketing opportunities, as well as exceptional sales and technical training. The program recognizes and rewards partners based on their investment and accomplishments they make toward mutual goals.
The Enterasys partner community grew substantially in 2011, including more than 50 strategic new partners. Enterasys partners have also achieved 500 new technical certifications worldwide. Partners who attended Enterasys 2011 Partner Conference realized 50 percent growth in FY'11 Q3/Q4 over Q1/Q2. The Enterasys 2012 Partner Conference will be held at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV, May 15–17.
"The companies listed in CRN's 2012 Partner Programs Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today," said Kelley Damore, VP and Editorial Director, for UBM 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."
The 2012 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partners listing will be featured on CRN.com and in the March 2012 issue of CRN.
About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communicationsand business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.
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SOURCE Enterasys Networks, Inc.