With high-visibility cyber attacks like the SolarWinds hack making headlines, IT security has remained one of the fastest growing segments of the IT industry, if not the fastest. While sales of some IT products declined in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic uncertainty, demand for IT security technologies and solutions has remained strong – and even increased as businesses and organizations have looked for ways to provide computer security for millions of people working from home.
With cybersecurity technology companies relying heavily on their solution provider partners to deploy their products and provide customers with service, support and expertise, security providers continued to expand and improve their partner programs. distribution, giving partners the support, resources and incentives they need to be successful as the economy rebounds in 2021.
The CRN 2021 Partner Program Guide provides the information solution providers need to evaluate the channel programs operated by the IT vendors they work with or plan to partner with. The guide is based on detailed requests submitted by vendors – over 275 this year – describing all aspects of their partner programs.
For the purposes of the Partner Program Guide, CRN refers to certain programs as 5 Star Partner Programs because they offer the most comprehensive range of incentives, training, services and benefits.
Here we are providing snapshots of the 5 star designated people in the IT security space. Details of each vendor’s partner program are available at https://www.crn.com/partner-program-guide/ppg2021.htm.
Other slideshows in the 5 Star Partner Program guide series taking place this week will include companies that provide products and services for systems and data centers, cloud platforms and infrastructures, networks and unified communications, software, devices and peripherals, as well as data storage and backup. . While many companies offer products and services spanning multiple technologies, we have assigned each vendor the slideshow of the technology category in which they are most important.