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Everything Channel Announces the 2010 Partner Program Guide and Five-Star Rating

16th Annual Guide Recognizes the Commitment and Strength of Partner Programs

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything Channel, a UBM company, today announced the 2010 Partner Program Guide and Five-Star rating. The 16th annual Partner Program guide recognizes North America's top information technology (IT) vendors for their partner programs for reseller partners, which includes IT integrators, technology solution providers and consultants. The Five-Star rating recognizes the elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give Solution Providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

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"We are pleased to deliver to the Channel an exclusive list of the leading vendor channel programs with details about key technologies, program opportunities, and information on the hottest new program offerings," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "The quality of a technology vendor's partner program determines how profitable its partners will be. For their commitment to their business partners and their efforts to build quality programs, we congratulate this year's Partner Program Guide and five-star rating winners for helping to drive greater revenue in the channel."

The 2010 Partner Program Guide and Five-Star rating, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:


        ENTERPRISE/LARGE COMPANIES --GREATER
           THAN $1 BILLION ANNUAL REVENUE
        ------------------------------------
                                     5-Star
            Vendor Name              Rating             Program Name
            -----------             -------             ------------
    ACC Business                               ACC Business Agent Program
    ------------                               --------------------------
    Advanced Micro Devices          5-Star     Fusion Partner Program
    ----------------------          ------     ----------------------
    APC by Schneider Electric       5-Star     APC Channel Partner Program
    -------------------------       ------     ---------------------------
    AT&T Alliance Channel                      AT&T Alliance Program
    ---------------------                      ---------------------
    Avaya                           5-Star     Avaya Connect
    -----                           ------     -------------
    BMC Software                               BMC Partner Network Program
    ------------                               ---------------------------
    Brocade Communications                      Alliance Partner Network
     Systems, Inc.                  5-Star      Program
    ----------------------          ------     -------------------------
    CA Internet Security                        CA Internet Security
     Business Unit                  5-Star      Business Unit
    --------------------            ------     ---------------------
                                                CA Recovery Management
    CA, Inc                         5-Star      Partner Program
    -------                         ------     -----------------------
                                                Cisco Channel Partner
    Cisco Systems, Inc.             5-Star      Program
    -------------------             ------     ----------------------
    Citrix Systems, Inc.            5-Star     Citrix Partner Network
    --------------------            ------     ----------------------
    D-Link Systems, Inc.            5-Star     Value in Partnership Program
    --------------------            ------     ----------------------------
                                                PowerAdvantage Partner
    Eaton Corporation               5-Star      Program
    -----------------               ------     -----------------------
    EMC Corporation                 5-Star     EMC Velocity Partner Program
    ---------------                 ------     ----------------------------
                                                Epson ImageWay Partner
    Epson America, Inc.                         Program
    -------------------                        -----------------------
                                                Fujitsu Accelerator Partner
    Fujitsu America, Inc                        Program
    --------------------                       ----------------------------
                                                Business Advantage Partner
    Global Crossing                             Program
    ---------------                            ---------------------------
    Gomez- The Web Performance
     Division of Compuware                     Gomez PartnerFirst Program
    --------------------------                 --------------------------
    Hewlett-Packard                 5-Star     HP PartnerONE
    ---------------                 ------     -------------
                                                Hitachi TrueNorth Channel
    Hitachi Data Systems, Inc.      5-Star      Partner Program
    --------------------------      ------     --------------------------
                                                IBM XIV Storage Channel
    IBM Corporation                 5-Star      Program
    ---------------                 ------     ------------------------
    IBM Corporation                 5-Star     IBM PartnerWorld
    ---------------                 ------     ----------------
                                                Intel Channel Partner
    Intel Americas, Inc.            5-Star      Program
    --------------------            ------     ----------------------
                                                Intuit Solution Provider
    Intuit Inc.                                 Program
    -----------                                -------------------------
                                                Juniper Networks J-Partner
    Juniper Networks                5-Star      Program
    ----------------                ------     ---------------------------
    Konica Minolta Business                     Konica Minolta Partner
     Solutions USA, Inc.                        Program
    -----------------------                    -----------------------
    Lenovo                          5-Star     Lenovo Partner Network
    -----------------------         ------     ----------------------
                                                Level 3 Business Partner
    Level 3 Communications          5-Star      Program
    ----------------------          ------     -------------------------
                                                Level Platforms Certified
    Level Platforms                 5-Star      Partner Program
    ---------------                 ------     --------------------------
                                                McAfee SecurityAlliance
    McAfee                          5-Star      Partner Program
    ------                          ------     ------------------------
    Microsoft                       5-Star     Microsoft Partner Network
    ---------                       ------     -------------------------
    Motive Systems Inc.                        M-Files Partner Program
    -------------------                        -----------------------
                                                Motorola Enterprise Mobility
    Motorola, Inc.                  5-Star      Solutions Channel Program
    --------------                  ------      -----------------------------
    NCR                                        NCR Partner Program
    ---                                        -------------------
    NetApp                          5-Star     NetApp Partner Program
    ------                          ------     ----------------------
    Oracle Corporation              5-Star     Oracle PartnerNetwork
    ------------------              ------     ---------------------
    Panasonic Computer                          Panasonic Toughbook Premier
     Solutions Company              5-Star      Partner Program
    ------------------              ------     ----------------------------
    Polycom Inc.                    5-Star     Choice Partner Program
    ------------------              ------     ----------------------
    Qwest Communications -
     Qwest Business Partner                     Qwest Business Partner
     Program                                    Program
    ----------------------                     -----------------------
    Ricoh Americas Corporation                 Ricoh Rewards
    --------------------------                 -------------
                                                Salesforce.com Partner
    Salesforce.com                  5-Star      Program
    --------------                  ------     -----------------------
    Samsung Electronics
     America, Inc., IT Division     5-Star     Samsung P3 Program
    ---------------------------     ------     ------------------
                                                SAP PartnerEdge CHannel
    SAP                             5-Star      Partner Program
    ---                             ------     ------------------------
                                                SAP PartnerEdge Program for
                                                Channel Partners for the
                                                SAP BusinessObjects
    SAP                             5-Star      Portfolio
    ---                             ------     ----------------------------
    Siemens Enterprise
     Communications                 5-Star     Go Forward! Partner Program
    ------------------              ------     ---------------------------
                                                Siemens PLM Software
    Siemens PLM Software            5-Star      Solution Partner Program
    --------------------            ------     -------------------------
    Symantec Corporation            5-Star     Symantec Partner Program
    --------------------            ------     ------------------------
    Toshiba America Information
     Systems, Inc. Digital
     Products Division              5-Star     Preferred Partner Program
    ---------------------------     ------     -------------------------
    ViewSonic Corporation           5-Star     Finch Club
    ---------------------           ------     ----------
    VMware, Inc.                    5-Star     VMware Partner Network
    ------------                    ------     ----------------------
                                                Seagate Partner Program
    Seagate Technology                          (SPP)
    ------------------                         ------------------------
    Western Digital                            SelectWD
    ---------------                            --------
    Xerox Corporation               5-Star     Xerox Peak Reseller Program
    -----------------               ------     ---------------------------


          MIDSIZE COMPANIES --BETWEEN $100
          MILLION AND $1 BILLION IN ANNUAL
                       REVENUE
          --------------------------------
                                     5-Star
            Vendor Name              Rating             Program Name
            -----------             -------             ------------
                                                Acronis Channel Partner
    Acronis, Inc.                               Program
    -------------                              ------------------------
                                                ADTRAN ADantage Partner
    ADTRAN, Inc.                    5-Star      Program
    ------------                    ------     ------------------------
                                                ArcSight Connections Channel
    ArcSight, Inc.                  5-Star      Program
    --------------                  ------      -----------------------------
    Aruba Networks                             PartnerEdge
    --------------                             -----------
    Avocent, a division of
     Emerson Network Power          5-Star     Take Command
    ----------------------          ------     ------------
    Axis Communications, Inc.                  Axis Channel Partner Program
    -------------------------                  ----------------------------
                                                Black Box Reseller Partner
    Black Box Network Services                  Program
    --------------------------                 ---------------------------
    Blue Coat Systems               5-Star     Channel Advantage Program
    -----------------               ------     -------------------------
    Check Point Software                        PureAdvantage Partner
     Technologies, Ltd.                         Program
    --------------------                       ----------------------
                                                North American
    CommVault                                   PartnerAdvantage Program
    ---------                                  -------------------------
    Compuwarre                      5-Star     Compuware Partner Network
    ----------                      ------     -------------------------
                                                Dot Hill Authorized Partner
    Dot Hill Systems Corp.          5-Star      Program
    ----------------------          ------     ----------------------------
    Enterasys Networks              5-Star     Secure Advantage
    ------------------              ------     ----------------
    Edgecore Networks (formerly                 Edgecore Partner Program
     SMC Networks)                              (EPP)
    ---------------------------                -------------------------
    Emulex                                     Emulex Edge Partner Program
    ---------------------------                ---------------------------
                                                Epicor's Partners for Growth
    Epicor Software Corporation     5-Star      Program
    ---------------------------     ------      -----------------------------
                                                ESET North American Channel
    ESET                            5-Star      Partner Program
    ----                            ------     ----------------------------
    F5 Networks                                F5 Advantage Partner Program
    -----------                                ----------------------------
    Fortinet                        5-Star     FortiPartner Program
    --------                        ------     --------------------
    InFocus Corporation                        InFocus Bright Projections
    -------------------                        --------------------------
    Isilon Systems                  5-Star     Preferred Partner Program
    --------------                  ------     -------------------------
                                                Green Team Channel Partner
    Kaspersky Lab (Americas)        5-Star      Program
    ------------------------        ------     ---------------------------
                                                MegaPath Channel Partner
    MegaPath                                    Program
    --------                                   -------------------------
    NEC Display Solutions of
     America                        5-Star     NEC Partner Net
    ------------------------        ------     ---------------
    NETGEAR                         5-Star     Powershift Partner Program
    -------                         ------     --------------------------
                                                NetSuite Solution Provider
    NetSuite Inc.                               Program
    -------------                              ---------------------------
    Novell, Inc.                    5-Star     Novell PartnerNet
    ------------                    ------     -----------------
    OKI Data Americas               5-Star     ProfitOPS Partner Alliance
    -----------------               ------     --------------------------
    Progress Software                           Progress Software
     Corporation                    5-Star      Application Partner Program
    -----------------               ------     ----------------------------
    PTC                             5-Star     PTC ChannelAdvantage Program
    ---                             ------     ----------------------------
                                                QLogic Signature Partner
    QLogic Corporation                          Program
    ------------------                         -------------------------
    Quantum Corporation                        Quantum Alliance
    -------------------                        ----------------
                                                Red Hat Business Partner
    Red Hat, Inc.                   5-Star      Program
    -------------                   ------     -------------------------
    Riverbed Technology             5-Star     Riverbed Partner Network
    -------------------             ------     ------------------------
    RSA, The Security Division
     of EMC                         5-Star     RSA SecurWorld Program
    --------------------------      ------     ----------------------
                                                Sage Partner Advantage
    Sage                            5-Star      Program
    ----                            ------     -----------------------
    SGI                             5-Star     SGI Channel Network
    ---                             ------     -------------------
    ShoreTel, Inc.                  5-Star     Champion Program
    --------------                  ------     ----------------
                                                SonicWALL Medallion Partner
    SonicWALL, Inc.                 5-Star      Program
    ---------------                 ------     ----------------------------
    Sophos                          5-Star     Sophos Partner Program
    ------                          ------     ----------------------
                                                TANDBERG enVision Partner
    TANDBERG                        5-Star      Program
    --------                        ------     --------------------------
    Trend Micro, Inc.               5-Star     Trend Micro Partner Program
    -----------------               ------     ---------------------------
    TRENDnet                                   upTREND Partner Program
    --------                                   -----------------------
    Verio Inc.                                 viaVerio Partner Program
    ----------                                 ------------------------
                                                The VeriSign SSL Partner
    VeriSign, Inc.                              Program
    --------------                             -------------------------
                                                WatchGuard Secure Partner
    WatchGuard Technologies         5-Star      Program
    -----------------------         ------     --------------------------
                                                Websense ChannelConnect
    Websense                        5-Star      Global Partner Program
    --------                        ------     ------------------------
                                                Get IT Together Partner
    ZSL,Inc                                     Program
    -------                                    ------------------------
    ZyXEL Communications, Inc.                 ZyXEL Partner Program
    --------------------------                 ---------------------


       SMALL COMPANIES --$100 MILLION OR LESS
                  IN ANNUAL REVENUE
       --------------------------------------
                                     5-Star
            Vendor Name              Rating             Program Name
            -----------             -------             ------------
    AdvancedEMedia, Inc.                       WebJaguar Partner Program
    --------------------                       -------------------------
                                                Agility Recovery Solutions
    Agility Recovery Solutions      5-Star      Partner Alliance
    --------------------------      ------     ---------------------------
    Alert Logic                                Partner Success Platform
    -----------                                ------------------------
    AppRiver                        5-Star     AppRiver Partner Program
    --------                        ------     ------------------------
    AppSense                        5-Star     ChannelSense
    --------                        ------     ------------
                                                Astaro Solution Provider
    Astaro Corporation                          Program
    ------------------                         -------------------------
    ATEN                                       6-Star VAR (6SV) Program
    ----                                       ------------------------
    AVG Technologies, Inc.          5-Star     Reseller Merit Program
    ----------------------          ------     ----------------------
                                                BakBone Channel Advantage
    BakBone Software, Inc.                      Program
    ----------------------                     --------------------------
                                                BigFix North America
    BigFix, Inc.                                Partners
    ------------                               ---------------------
                                                BlueArc Partner Acceleration
    BlueArc Corporation                         Program
    -------------------                         -----------------------------
    Cabinet NG                                 Cabinet NG VAR Program
    ----------                                 ----------------------
    Comodo Group Inc.               5-Star     Partner Secure
    -----------------               ------     --------------
    Compellent Technologies,
     Inc.                           5-Star     Compellent Channel Program
    ------------------------        ------     --------------------------
    Cyberoam                        5-Star     Cyberoam Partner Program
    --------                        ------     ------------------------
    DataCore Software               5-Star     DataCore Partner Program
    -----------------               ------     ------------------------
    DiCentral Corporation           5-Star     DiChannels
    ---------------------           ------     ----------
    Digium                          5-Star     Digium Partner Program
    ------                          ------     ----------------------
    docSTAR                         5-Star     docSTAR VAR
    -------                         ------     -----------
                                                Double-Take Software
    Double-Take Software            5-Star      Partner Program
    --------------------            ------     ---------------------
    eFolder                                    eFolder Partner Program
    -------                                    -----------------------
                                                ExaGrid Reseller Partner
    ExaGrid Systems, Inc.                       Program
    ---------------------                      -------------------------
    Exinda                          5-Star     Exinda Partner Program
    ------                          ------     ----------------------
                                                FalconStor Partner Dividends
    FalconStor Software, Inc.       5-Star      Program
    -------------------------       ------      -----------------------------
    Faronics Technologies USA,                  Faronics Preferred Partner
     Inc                                        Program
    --------------------------                 ---------------------------
    GFI Software                    5-Star     GFI Partner Program
    --------------------------      ------     -------------------
    Imperva, Inc                    5-Star     PartnerSphere
    ------------                    ------     -------------
                                                Intronis Volume Reseller
    Intronis                                    Program
    --------                                   -------------------------
    Ipswitch File Transfer                      File Transfer Partner
     Division                                   Program
    ----------------------                     ----------------------
    Ipswitch, Inc.                             Partner Program
    ----------------------                     ---------------
                                                Iron Mountain Global Partner
    Iron Mountain Digital                       Program
    ---------------------                       -----------------------------
    Kerio Technologies, Inc.                   Kerio Partner Program
    ------------------------                   ---------------------
                                                Technology Revenue Success
    Laserfiche                      5-Star      (TRS) Program
    ----------                      ------     ---------------------------
    LogLogic, Inc.                  5-Star     Partner Network
    --------------                  ------     ---------------
    M86 Security                    5-Star     M86 PartnerFocus
    ------------                    ------     ----------------
                                                N-able Technologies Channel
    N-able Technologies             5-Star      Partner Program
    -------------------             ------     ----------------------------
    NCP engineering, Inc.                      NCP Partner Program
    ---------------------                      -------------------
    NitroSecurity                   5-Star     NitroConnect Partner Program
    -------------                   ------     ----------------------------
    Panda Security                  5-Star     Partner Program
    --------------                  ------     ---------------
    Passlogix                                  Passlogix Partner Program
    ---------                                  -------------------------
    PGP Corporation                 5-Star     PGP Global Partner Program
    ---------------                 ------     --------------------------
    Q1 Labs                         5-Star     Q-Alliance
    -------                         ------     ----------
    Qwest Communications -
     Qwest Business Partner                     Qwest Business Partner
     Program                                    Program
    ----------------------                     -----------------------
    Raritan Inc.                    5-Star     Raritan Partner Advantage
    -----------------------         ------     -------------------------
    ReliaCloud                                 ReliaCloud Channel
    ----------                                 ------------------
                                                SafeNet United Partner
    SafeNet Inc                     5-Star      Program
    -----------                     ------     -----------------------
                                                Seagate Partner Program
    Seagate Technology                          (SPP)
    ------------------                         ------------------------
    SECNAP Network Security                     SECNAP Channel One Partner
     Corporation                                Program
    -----------------------                    ---------------------------
                                                Sourcefire Global Security
    Sourcefire, Inc.                5-Star      Alliance
    ----------------                ------     ---------------------------
                                                SpectorSoft Passport Partner
    SpectorSoft Corporation                     Program
    -----------------------                     -----------------------------
    Spectra Logic Corporation       5-Star     SpectraEDGE
    -------------------------       ------     -----------
                                                Storagepipe Service Provider
    Storagepipe Solutions                       Partner Program
    ---------------------                       -----------------------------
    STORServer, Inc.                           SP3
    ----------------                           ---
    Telarus, Inc.                              VAR Network
    -------------                              -----------
                                                Thunderstone Reseller/
    Thunderstone Software LLC                   Channel Partner Program
    -------------------------                  -----------------------
                                                TippingPoint Security
    TippingPoint                    5-Star      Partner Program
    ------------                    ------     ----------------------
    Visioneer                                  20/20 Perfect Vision Program
    ---------                                  ----------------------------
                                                Voltage Security Entourage
    Voltage Security                            Partner Program
    ----------------                           ---------------------------
    Webroot                         5-Star     Channel Edge Partner Program
    -------                         ------     ----------------------------
    WildPackets, Inc.                          Peeks Partner Network
    -----------------                          ---------------------
    Wyse Technology                            Wyse Partner Network
    ---------------                            --------------------
    Xiotech Corporation                        Xcel Channel Partner Program
    -------------------                        ----------------------------


         EMERGING -- FOUNDED 2004 OR LATER
         ---------------------------------
                                     5-Star
            Vendor Name              Rating            Program Name
            -----------             -------            ------------
    2X Software                     5-Star     2X Partner Program
    -----------                     ------     ------------------
    A10 Networks                    5-Star     A10 Partners Program
    ------------                    ------     --------------------
    Acumatica                                  Acumatica
    ---------                                  ---------
    Akorri                          5-Star     Partner Point
    ------                          ------     -------------
    FireScope, Inc.                 5-Star     FireScope Partner Program
    ---------------                 ------     -------------------------
                                                InMage Parnter Advantage
    InMage Systems, Inc.            5-Star      Program
    --------------------            ------     -------------------------
                                                IronKey Elite Partner
    IronKey                         5-Star      Program
    -------                         ------     ----------------------
                                                NComputing Channel Partner
    NComputing, Inc.                5-Star      Program
    ----------------                ------     ---------------------------
    Palo Alto Networks              5-Star     NextWave
    ------------------              ------     --------
    Red Condor                                 TALON Partner Program
    ----------                                 ---------------------
    Reflexion Networks, Inc.                   Partners in Success
    ------------------------                   -------------------
    RELDATA                         5-Star     RELDATA Partner Program
    -------                         ------     -----------------------
    Ruckus Wireless, Inc.           5-Star     BIG DOGS
    ---------------------           ------     --------
                                                Scale Computing Channel
    Scale Computing                             Program
    ---------------                            ------------------------
    StorageCraft Technology                     StorageCraft MSP Partner
     Corporation                                Program
    -----------------------                    -------------------------
    StorageCraft Technology                     StorageCraft Reseller
     Corporation                                Partner Program
    -----------------------                    ----------------------
    Storwize Inc.                              Orli Amir
    -----------------------                    ---------
    SugarCRM                        5-Star     SugarCRM Partner Program
    --------                        ------     ------------------------
                                                Talend North America
    Talend Inc.                                 Channels Program
    -----------                                ---------------------
    Veeam                                      Veeam ProPartner
    -----                                      ----------------

Research for the 2010 Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and the Five-Star Program was conducted by Everything Channel's research department. Everything Channel analyzed 130 vendor programs rating vendors' responses to in-depth questions about their partner programs in the five elements of sales support, partner profitability, partner ecosystem development/management, partner communication/marketing, and demand generation. To ensure fair comparisons, companies were placed in one of four categories based on company size (Enterprise, MidSized, Small and Emerging). Questions from each section were scored individually and weighted appropriately. The Five-Star Partner Program rating recognizes the elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. The Five-Star rating is bestowed on programs whose overall rating is among the elite based on company size.

For additional information on the Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and Five-Star Rating, visit: www.channelweb.com.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.


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