COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unitrends, the industry-leading data protection provider helping IT professionals play IT safe with an all-in-one complement of physical, virtual and cloud-based solutions, today announced that it has been named a 2014 Best Channel Vendor by Business Solutions magazine. Recognized for the second consecutive year, Unitrends achieved the same high marks as last year in every category in the backup and disaster recovery segment.
From September 2013 to mid-October 2013, Business Solutions' VAR subscribers were asked to rate their vendor partners on a scale of zero (worst) to five (best) in seven categories: service and support, channel-friendliness, channel program, product features, product reliability, product innovation and VAR margins. Unitrends scored a near-perfect 4.95 rating for its channel program and product reliability, followed by a 4.90 rating in all other categories.
After the numerical scores were tabulated, Business Solutions' editorial staff applied an extra layer of evaluation to determine where there was a clear break between the best-in-class vendors and the rest of the pack.
"Peer recognition is a critical part of our partner eco-system here at Unitrends and underscores the depth of support we provide our partner community," said Bob Gagnon, vice president of Channel Sales at Unitrends. "Our channel partners will continue to help us shape our partner program going forward and serve as the driving force of a highly-accelerated growth path in 2014."
To learn more about Business Solutions' Best Channel Vendors 2014 list, go to http://www.bsminfo.com/doc/best-channel-vendors-0001. To learn more about Unitrends' award-winning channel program, visit http://www.unitrends.com/partners.
Unitrends provides all-in-one physical, virtual and cloud-based protection for every organization's most valuable asset: its data. The company is crazy-committed to helping IT professionals play IT safe with levels of engagement, experience and excellence that consistently deliver a 98 percent customer satisfaction rating and the best cost-to-value ratio in the IT protection industry. Visit www.unitrends.com.
Jackie Gerbus for Unitrends, Inc.