Faronics Preferred Partner Program Receives 5 Star CRN Rating

SAN RAMON, CA., April 26, 2011 — Faronics, an industry leader in IT cost reducing software, today announced it has been recognized in Everything Channel’s 2011 Partner Program Guide as one of North America’s top information technology (IT) vendors, having received a 5-Star Partner rating for its Preferred Channel Partner program.

“This coincides with Faronics’ announcement of a strengthened, ramped up partner program,” said Luke Aulin, Manager of North American Channel.  “Faronics has established itself through a mix of direct and indirect sales channels and will now scale that success through their channel as its primary go to market strategy.”

Faronics integrated layered security suite is the only one in the world to include anti-virus, application whitelisting, and instant system restore components on the same management platform.

CRN’s 5-Star Partner list serves as the definitive list of vendors who have robust partner programs or products that service solution providers offer directly to the IT channel. The annual list recognizes the vendors who offer solution providers the best possible partnering elements for channel success.

Faronics’ North American Preferred Partner Program offers sales performance incentives (SPIFFs), Marketing Development (MDF) and Coop funds, marketing and promotional product materials, accelerated margins on achieved sales quotas, and an established channel conflict mitigation strategy centered on opportunity registration.

“We are ecstatic to have our program recognized as a 5-Star program by CRN,” Aulin continued. “We will expand our program this year by conducting 100% of our SMB business through our channel partners as well as increase the incentives for our Account Managers to involve partners early in their deal cycles to scale our selling efforts.  Faronics channel partners can count on us to provide the most reliable products and exceptional support and service. We are committed to the success of our partners.”

Faronics has already demonstrated its ability to bring success to channel partners. One of Faronics’ most successful channel partners, Borderlan Security, is a reseller specializing in enterprise security solutions. According to Borderlan VP of Operations,Greg Smith, partnering with Faronics has been immensely successful for his company.

“Faronics’ outstanding commitment to the channel drives a true partnership of trust, joint engagement and residual revenue opportunities,” said Smith. “Working with Faronics has given us technological edge to bring something new and innovative into our customers.”

The evolution of malware has strengthened the need for endpoint security beyond traditional anti-virus. Faronics has the breadth of products to allow channel partners to protect the customer’s workstations. Faronics Anti-Virus halts malware threats, Anti-Executable allows only approved programs to run, and Deep Freeze provides complete system protection. Together, these products integrate to form Faronics’ Layered Security strategy.

Faronics suite of software also includes a PC power management software, a classroom collaboration tool, and a software and hardware inventory management solution. Faronics’ commitment to customer service has earned the company the trust of over 30,000 customers worldwide.  For more information, and to apply for the Faronics channel partner program, visit www.faronics.com/partners.

About Faronics

With a well-established record of helping businesses manage, simplify, and secure their IT infrastructure, Faronics makes it possible to do more with less by maximizing the value of existing technology. Faronics is the ONLY endpoint security software vendor to offer a comprehensive layered security solution consisting of anti-virus, application whitelisting, and instant system restore protection. Incorporated in 1996, Faronics has offices in the USA, Canada and the UK, as well as a global network of channel partners. Our solutions are deployed in over 150 countries worldwide, and are helping more than 30,000 organizations.