McAfee Partner Program

Sell industry-leading security solutions. Partner with McAfee.


Partner with McAfee to deliver best-in-class, optimized security solutions to your customers. McAfee partners have the inside track on trending security issues, technologies, and products. With a flexible framework—based on customer buying preferences and partner business models—we help you build a differentiated, profitable security practice.

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Partnership Levels

The McAfee Partner Program is designed for flexibility to meet the needs of your growing business. As you invest more in the relationship through training and certification, you reap greater rewards and increased commitment from McAfee.

Solution Providers: McAfee Solution Providers are reseller partners with one or more areas of expertise in McAfee-based solutions. As a Solution Provider, you can tailor the program to your interests and business needs. For example, you might take a sales approach or a technical go-to-market approach, with technology support, implementation, and/or services as a focus.

  • Silver Partners: As an entry-level program participant, Silver Partners have the option of completing the solution competency curriculum to become authorized and transact more complex technologies. Partners at this level have access to baseline profitability programs and a range of online resources on the McAfee Partner Portal.
  • Gold Partners: Through investments in skills, competencies, and revenue growth, Gold Partners ensure that customers receive high-quality solutions and services. Participation at this level provides access to an extended level of benefits.
  • Platinum Partners: This is the highest level attainable, and is achieved through a demonstrated commitment to customer satisfaction, competency, and revenue growth. Platinum Partners have proven solution and services capabilities to manage the largest and most complex security deployments. As a result, these Partners receive the highest level of benefits and the option to achieve a Support Provider Specialization.
Partnership Levels
Partners Specializations


Get recognized for your strengths in specific areas by earning official specializations. As a specialized partner, you may also receive additional discounts and pricing structures.

  • Managed Services: Support the growing number of customers who prefer to procure products and solutions through a managed service provider. Extend your business model from pure resale to managed services, and generate recurring revenue.
  • Support Provider: Take on levels 1 and 2 customer support to gain an additional revenue stream. (Platinum status required.)
  • Service Delivery: Align with McAfee Professional Services to deliver implementation services, which can increase profitability and customer satisfaction.
  • U.S. Federal: Offers accredited partners access to the McAfee government price book and GSA schedule. (Platinum status required. Available only to partners in the United States.)


A well-trained and well-equipped partner ecosystem is best prepared to deliver the highest level of service to our mutual customers. To help you succeed, we've built our enablement framework around enabling you—to learn, grow, and profit.

  • Plan: McAfee offers programs and resources for executive planning and practice building, so you can chart a successful course for your security practice.
  • Learn: Develop your sales and technical skills. Learning options include access to free sales and technical eLearning courses, advanced sales and pre-sales technical instructor-led training, and post-sales services enablement training and certifications.
  • Execute: We give you the right tools to help your team communicate the McAfee value proposition and security industry insight—including sales and marketing tools, support tools, and technical tools.

Training & solution competencies
Guided by extensive research into customer buying preferences, how decision-making is changing, and how partner business models are evolving, we organize our solutions into training categories called solution competencies: Endpoint Security, Network Security, and Security Management.

Partnership Level Comparison
McAfee partners are expected to complete certain requirements to gain access to different program benefits. For more information contact us.

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Next Steps

Join us today. Start the process of becoming an McAfee partner by completing our partner application or contacting us.