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Arbor Networks Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2014 Partner Program Guide

Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide. The annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

“Our ultimate charter for our partners is to put the right technology into partners’ hands at the right time, enabling them to solve some of the most pressing network security challenges for their own customers,” said Jeremy Nicholls, Arbor Networks Global Vice President of Channel Sales and Alliances. “This award is welcome recognition of the hard work we’ve put into the partner program in the past year to truly lead the channel with new technologies and solutions to address an ever increasing threat to companies doing business online.”

To determine the 2014 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company’s Research team assessed each vendor’s application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

“Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right technologies, and the right approach can make all the difference,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the very best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendor delivers the best partner elements for their individual business goals.”

The 2014 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the April issue of CRN.

The Arbor Advantage Partner Program
With four levels -- Authorized, Advantage, Premier and Elite -- the Arbor Advantage Partner Program accommodates for varying partners' business models while better differentiating them in the market based on their capabilities and the investments that they make in marketing and training to help them sell and support Arbor solutions. For each tier, partners are rewarded through benefits including deal registration, marketing support, sales and technical training, and lead referrals. This tiered structure gives Arbor an opportunity to evolve the partner program, effectively expanding its partner base while providing broader coverage across various verticals, geographies and skill levels. The program also includes product specializations for partners that wish to become technically proficient in specific products.

For more details on the Arbor Advantage Partner Program, please visit the Arbor Networks Web site to download an overview of the program: http://www.arbornetworks.com/arbor-partner/channel-partners/become-a-partner.

Arbor Solutions Portfolio
Arbor has solutions that specifically address the needs of enterprises, service providers, data centers and cloud operators -- and all are available through the channel. Arbor's Pravail® solutions deliver the situational awareness, security intelligence, and incident response and forensic capabilities that enterprise and government networks require to detect, mitigate and analyze internal and external threats, thereby helping to protect the network, the brand and the business. Designed for service providers and global enterprises, the Peakflow® platform is the industry's leading network-wide infrastructure security and traffic-monitoring platform delivering unparalleled DDoS protection, actionable insight into application management and traffic engineering, and a platform for managed security services.

About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, Inc. helps secure the world’s largest enterprise and service provider networks from DDoS attacks and advanced threats. Arbor is the world’s leading provider of DDoS protection in the enterprise, carrier and mobile market segments, according to Infonetics Research. Arbor’s advanced threat solutions deliver comprehensive network visibility through a combination of packet capture and NetFlow technology, enabling the rapid detection and mitigation of malware and malicious insiders. Arbor also delivers market-leading analytics for dynamic incident response, historical analysis, visualization and forensics. Arbor strives to be a “force multiplier,” making network and security teams the experts. Our goal is to provide a richer picture into networks and more security context - so customers can solve problems faster and help reduce the risk to their business.

To learn more about Arbor products and services, please visit our website at arbornetworks.com. Arbor’s research, analysis and insight, together with data from the ATLAS® global threat intelligence system, can be found at the ATLAS Threat Portal.

Trademark Notice: Arbor Networks, Peakflow, ArbOS, ATLAS, Pravail, Arbor Cloud, Cloud Signaling, the Arbor Networks logo and Arbor Networks: Smart. Available. Secure. are all trademarks of Arbor Networks, Inc. All other brand names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

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