Webroot Channel Program Earns Five-Star Rating by Everything Channel

Channel Edge® Partner Program Recognized as Exceptional by Leading Channel Authority

Boulder, CO – March 29, 2010

Webroot, a leading Internet security provider for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced the Channel Edge® Partner Program has earned a Five-Star Certification in Everything Channel’s 16th annual 2010 Partner Program Guide.

"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, vice president, 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 Webroot as a Five-Star Partner Program winner for helping to drive greater revenue in the channel."

The 5-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 5-Star rating is bestowed on programs whose overall rating is among the elite based on company size.

"A successful partnership is a relationship that demands loyal collaboration along with a commitment to a common goal," Jerry Jalaba, vice president of channel sales, Webroot. "Webroot is wholly committed to providing our partners with the tools to accelerate their business growth and continue that growth. We are pleased Everything Channel acknowledges Webroot's channel commitment and strength of our programs for reseller partners."

Research for the 2010 Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and the Five-Star Partner Program rating 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, Midsize, Small and Emerging).  Questions from each section were scored individually and weighted appropriately. 

In February, Everything Channel’s CRN named Jalaba a Channel Chief. CRN also named Webroot one of the coolest cloud security vendors.

The Partner Program Guide list and those companies recognized as five-star appear in the March 29 issue of CRN magazine and online at www.Channelweb.com.

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À PROPOS DE WEBROOT

Webroot® is the market leader in cloud-based, real-time internet threat detection for consumers, businesses and enterprises. We have revolutionized internet security to protect all the ways users connect online. Webroot delivers real-time advanced internet threat protection to customers through its BrightCloud® security intelligence platform, and its SecureAnywhere™ suite of cloud-based security products for endpoints, mobile devices and corporate networks. Plus de 7 millions de clients, 1,5 million d'entreprises et 1,3 million d'utilisateurs mobiles sont protégés par Webroot. Market-leading security companies, including Cisco, F5 Networks, GateProtect, HP, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, RSA and others choose Webroot to provide advanced Internet threat protection for their products and services. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot is the largest privately held internet Security Company in the United States – operating globally across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information on our products and services, visit www.webroot.com.