SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today was recognized by CMP Technology's VARBusiness magazine as one of North America's top information-technology (IT) vendors in terms of the partnership programs it offers to solution providers that sell its products and services to end users. McAfee® was certified as a Five-Star Partner, acknowledging its commitment and strength of its programs for IT integrators, resellers and consultants.
Of the 250+ vendor-program entries reviewed for the past year, only 60 companies received the coveted five-star rating in the magazine's 13th annual Partner Programs Guide survey. The guide appears in the March 19, 2007, issue of VARBusiness.
"We applaud vendors like McAfee for demonstrating best practices and for the leadership roles they have achieved within the IT distribution channel," says VARBusiness Editor Lawrence M. Walsh.
"It's an honor for McAfee SecurityAllianceTM to receive recognition from a leading channel magazine that has its pulse on the industry," said Alva Purvis, McAfee vice president of Worldwide Channel Enablement. "During the past year, we increased the total number of partners in North America by 42 percent, and we attribute our growth to creating offerings designed to meet the needs our partners. We will continue to evolve our partner program and ensure our partners are well-equipped to sell and service the best and most innovative security solutions that meet the demands of customers."
For the past 20 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the Solution Provider community. VARBusiness provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in- depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available at its Web site, http://www.varbusiness.com
McAfee Inc., the leading dedicated security technology company, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their security.www.mcafee.com
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