VANCOUVER, British Columbia and SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 30, 2022 – Absolute Software™ (NASDAQ: ABST) (TSX: ABST), a leader in self-healing zero trust solutions, today announced it has been recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, with a prestigious 5-star rating in its 2022 Partner Program Guide.
CRN’s annual Partner Program Guide provides a definitive list of the most notable partner programs from industry-leading technology vendors that provide innovative products and flexible services through the IT channel. The 5-star rating is achieved only by select vendors that deliver the best of the best, going above and beyond in their partner programs to help push growth and positive change.
Absolute has more than 1700 active partners in its global partner program, compromised of leading device manufacturers, resellers, and managed service providers (MSPs). Additionally, the company has recently expanded its partner ecosystem to include Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with the launch of Absolute Application Persistence-as-a-Service (APaaS) in November 2021.
Following its acquisition of NetMotion Software last year, Absolute has also extended its product portfolio to now include a comprehensive secure access platform comprised of Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and enterprise VPN products. As part of ongoing enhancements to its partner program, the company is looking forward to extending these additional solutions – and selling opportunities – to its global partner community, including leading network operators in core geographical markets.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized by CRN for the second consecutive year, which serves as continued validation that we are delivering the capabilities, services, and resources needed by our expansive global partner community,” said Mark Grace, EVP, Channel and Business Development at Absolute. “With the massive shift to work-from-anywhere environments, our partners are equipped to meet real and urgent customer needs - enabling complete visibility and control of all devices, rich intelligence into the state of those devices, and the ability self-heal devices, applications, and network connections to ensure they continue to work effectively.”
“CRN’s Partner Program Guide delves into the strengths of each organization’s partner program in order to honor those that consistently support and promote good change within the IT channel,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “As innovation fuels the speed and complexity of technology today, solution providers want partners that can keep up with and assist their growing business.”
The Partner Program Guide provides the channel community with a deep dive into the partner programs offered by IT vendors, service providers and distributors. Companies are scored based on their investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication. A 5-star rating helps narrow the field to find the best fit, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and providing crucial insight into their strengths.
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