SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that it has been recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, as part of the 2018 Cloud Partner Program Guide. The guide is a listing of leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs that enable and accelerate the growth of solution providers' cloud initiatives.
The CRN 2018 Cloud Partner Program Guide serves as a valuable resource for solution providers navigating the growing cloud marketplace, assisting them in finding technology suppliers with ground-breaking cloud offerings and partner programs. To meet the requirements for inclusion in the Cloud Partner Program Guide, tech vendors must have unique partner program benefits that deliver cloud infrastructure or applications.
IGEL's suite of software-defined endpoint management solutions, which are sold exclusively through the channel, deliver simple, smart and secure management of end-user computing devices. The product suite includes the IGEL OS™, which standardizes endpoints and provides an adaptive configuration, embedded security and granular control for IT organizations that want to deliver a trouble-free workspace for their users. Expanding on the IGEL OS is the IGEL Universal Management Suite™(UMS), a secure endpoint management solution that enables simplified management of any remote endpoint. The IGEL Cloud Gateway™ provides unified management of any Internet-connected IGEL OS-powered endpoint, including branch office, home office and remote devices. For easy delivery, the IGEL OS™ is also offered on the IGEL UD Pocket™, a micro-thin client device which provides remote and mobile workers with fast and secure access to cloud services, server-based computing applications and virtual desktops.
"During 2018, we've continued to make investments in our channel program that enable our solution provider partners to build thriving businesses around our industry-leading endpoint management solutions," said Jed Ayres, President and CEO, IGEL North America. "These investments have driven unprecedented growth for IGEL in North America, and have led to us being recognized as the fastest growing thin client provider in the U.S, according to IDC1. We are looking forward to closing out another successful year for IGEL and our channel partners."
As a 100 percent channel-driven company, IGEL is committed to providing channel partners innovative tools and resources that help them grow their businesses more quickly and more profitably. Earlier this year, IGEL expanded its partner program to include Gold Level. The IGEL Partner Program now has four tiers – Platinum, Gold, Authorized IGEL Partner (AIP) and Reseller. IGEL also added a $20K back-end rebate for IGEL Platinum partners that reach $500K in sales, and a $50K rebate if they hit $1M in sales. Additionally, IGEL recently launched the IGEL Certified Engineering (ICE) training at the 2018 IGEL DISRUPT End User Computing Forum events held in Australia, Germany and the U.S. To date, 10 of IGEL's Gold and Platinum partners in the U.S. now have technicians on staff who have earned ICE certification, and the numbers continue to grow.
This year, IGEL is also giving away $120,000 to current and potential customers to help IT Pros become IT Ballers by saving money, improving operations and increasing security. Throughout the year, there are six opportunities to win $20,000. To enter the IT Baller sweepstakes, participants must complete a short survey www.igel.com/itballer-contest.
Andy Whiteside, CEO and Founder of XenTegra, an IGEL Platinum-level partner, said, "When push comes to shove, we want the end-user to have an optimal desktop computing experience. IGEL delivers on that more than any other technology provider that we work with at the endpoint. Their ability to deliver a consistent experience that is both managed and secure is what makes them such an outstanding partner for XenTegra. We are proud to be an IGEL Platinum Partner and congratulate them on their continued recognition by CRN for their leadership in the IT channel."
"With so many options available in the cloud marketplace today, solution providers often have a difficult time deciding which vendors offer the best program to complement their business strategy," said Bob Skelley, CEO of the Channel Company. "The CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide helps to simplify the process by researching and identifying the cloud partner programs with the most comprehensive combination of resources, support, training, and financial incentives. Our 2018 guide includes a strong combination of innovative companies who support their partners needs and help them to succeed."
The Cloud Partner Program Guide will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com/cloud-ppg.
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IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company's world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG), IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions enable a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management platform across nearly any x86 device. Additionally, IGEL's German engineered and manufactured thin, zero and all-in-one client solutions deliver the industry's best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to precisely control all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.
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1IDC, "IDC Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker 2017Q4," January 2018