Three Bull’s Eye Wins from Channel Insider; Best Channel Vendor by Business Solutions Magazine
SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 04, 2010 - McAfee, Inc. today announced that it has received three Channel Insider Bull’s Eye awards, including Turnaround of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Vendor Marketing Program of the Year. McAfee was also named one of the Best Channel Vendors by Business Solutions magazine.
“We’ve named 2010 the year of the partner at McAfee and are investing significant resources into this promise,” said Fernando Quintero, McAfee’s vice president of channel operations for the Americas. “These awards are a reflection of our commitment to our partners and to building a world-class program.”
Channel Insider awarded McAfee the Bull’s Eye champion level for Turnaround of the Year after its rededication to building a value-based channel program that rewards its partners. Quintero was given the Bull’s Eye champion Newcomer of the Year award for the significant impact he has made the McAfee business and channel programs in the short period he has been in his current position. McAfee received the contender level Bull’s Eye award in the Vendor Marketing Program of the Year category for its work with Accuvant targeting the SMB segment with a seminar series entitled “15 Minutes to a Secure Business: Building a Maximum Protection Strategy with Limited Resources.”
The Channel Insider Bull’s Eye awards are a community-driven recognition of excellence of the vendors, executives, solution providers, products, advocates and communities that comprise the channel. Award winners – selected by Channel Insider's editorial team, members of the Channel Insider Alliance and industry experts – are lauded for their contributions to the channel community in the past year.
“The Channel Insider Bull’s Eye Awards go to companies and individuals that are hitting their targets dead-on,” said Lawrence Walsh, vice president and group publisher of Channel Insider. “The award recipients demonstrate the best in planning, execution and innovation. They provide the shining example of how to succeed in technology business, and are worthy of emulation by their peers.”
McAfee was also named one of the Best Channel Vendors by Business Solutions magazine. Companies were chosen based on high scores received from VAR subscribers on variety of service, adequate support, loyalty, products, innovation, communication and profitability for partners.
“McAfee certainly earned its spot on this year's Business Solutions magazine Best Channel Vendors list,” said Sue Bresee, publisher of Business Solutions magazine. “McAfee rated exceptionally well overall in the Security category, but particularly high in Channel Friendly and Channel Program. Our survey results clearly show that McAfee has many satisfied resellers.”
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About Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc.
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About McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee is committed to relentlessly tackling the world's toughest security challenges. The company delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the web more securely. Backed by an award-winning research team, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com
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