Shine The Spotlight: 5-Star Partner Programs


A total of 69 programs from 65 vendors, listed alphabetically, earned VARBusiness' coveted 5-Star Award for excellence. Our methodology explains
how they were selected.


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1. Adtran
Channel program: U.S. Adtran ADvantage Partner Program
Technology/product: Networking
No. of registered partners (N. America): 1,095
 

2. AMD
Channel program: AMD Solution Provider Program
Technology/product: Components
No. of registered partners (N. America): 6,500
 

3. AMD
Channel program: AMD Commercial Systems Channel Program
Technology/product: Components, PC, Servers
No. of registered partners (N. America): 1,900
 

4. American Power Conversion (APC)
Channel program: APC Reliability Provider Program
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Peripherals, PC, Security, Services, Software Infrastructure
No. of registered partners (N. America): 25,000
 

5. Avaya
Channel program: Avaya Global AlliancePartner Program
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Networking, Peripherals, Services, Software Infrastructure
No. of registered partners (N. America): n/a
 

6. Avaya
Channel program: Avaya BusinessPartner program
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Networking, Peripherals, Services, Software Infrastructure
No. of registered partners (N. America): 1,630
 

7. Business Objects
Channel program: Business Objects Partner Program
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software
No. of registered partners (N. America): 343
 

8. BMC Software
Channel program: BMC Partner Network
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Security, Software Infrastructure
No. of registered partners (N. America): 84
 

9. CA
Channel program: CA Partner Program
Technology/product: Security, Services, Software Infrastructure,Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 11,000
 

10. Check Point Software Technologies
Channel program: Check Point Partner Program
Technology/product: Security, Services
No. of registered partners (N. America): 800
 

 

NEXT: Cisco to HP

11. Cisco Systems
Channel Program: Cisco Channel Partner Program
Technology/product: Networking, Security, Services, Software Infrastructure, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 11,500
 

12. Citrix Systems
Channel Program: Citrix Solution Advisor Program
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Networking, Security, Services, Software Infrastructure
No. of registered partners (N. America): 1,700
 

13. D-Link Systems
Channel Program: D-Link Channel Sales North America
Technology/product: Networking, Peripherals, Security, Services, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 3,000
 

14. EMC
Channel Program: EMC Velocity Partner Program
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Services, Software Infrastructure, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 1,800
 

15. F5 Networks
Channel Program: F5 Advantage Partner Program - North America
Technology/product: Networking, Security
No. of registered partners (N. America): 595
 

16. FalconStor Software
Channel Program: The FalconStor Business Partner Program
Technology/product: Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 126
 

17. Fortinet
Channel Program: FortiPartner Program
Technology/product: Networking, Security
No. of registered partners (N. America): 1,000
 

18. Fujitsu Computer Products of America
Channel Program: One Capture Alliance
Technology/product: Peripherals
No. of registered partners (N. America): 2,500
 

19. Fujitsu Computer Products of America
Channel Program: Partner-Force Program
Technology/product: Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 7,000
 

20. Hewlett-Packard
Channel Program: HP PartnerONE
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Components, Networking, Peripherals, PC, Security, Servers, Services, Software Infrastructure, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 20,000
 

 

NEXT: Hitachi to Linksys

 

21. Hitachi Data Systems
Channel Program: Hitachi Data Systems TrueNorth Channel Partner Program
Technology/product: Services, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 525
 

22. Hyperion Solutions
Channel Program: Hyperion Global Partner Program
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Services, Software Infrastructure
No. of registered partners (N. America): 370
 

23. IBM
Channel Program: IBM PartnerWorld
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Components, Networking, Peripherals, PC, Security, Servers, Services, Software Infrastructure, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 33,000
 

24. Intel
Channel Program: Intel Channel Partner Program
Technology/product: Components
No. of registered partners (N. America): 50,000
 

25. Juniper Networks
Channel Program: Juniper J-Partner Program
Technology/product: Networking, Security
No. of registered partners (N. America): 3,570
 

26. Konica Minolta Printing Solutions U.S.A.
Channel Program: Konica Minolta Pinnacle Partner Program
Technology/product: Peripherals
No. of registered partners (N. America): 1,200
 

27. Lenovo International
Channel Program: Lenovo Partner Network
Technology/product: Networking, Peripherals, PC, Security, Services
No. of registered partners (N. America): 11,000
 

28. Level Platforms
Channel Program: Level Platforms Partnership program
Technology/product: Services, Software Infrastructure
No. of registered partners (N. America): 1,700
 

29. Lexmark International
Channel Program: Lexmark Profits in Printing
Technology/product: Peripherals, Services
No. of registered partners (N. America): 5,000
 

30. Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems
Channel Program: Linksys Partner Connection (LPC)
Technology/product: Networking, Peripherals, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 7,000
 

 

NEXT: McAfee to Novell

 

31. McAfee
Channel Program: McAfee SecurityAlliance Global Partner Program
Technology/product: Security, Services
No. of registered partners (N. America): 3,038
 

32. Microsoft
Channel Program: Microsoft Partner Program
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Networking, PC, Security, Servers, Services, Software Infrastructure, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 136,000
 

33. Motorola (formerly Symbol) (now Motorola)
Channel Program: Motorola PartnerSelect Program
Technology/product: Networking, Peripherals, Security, Services
No. of registered partners (N. America): 5,400
 

34. N-able Technologies
Channel Program: N-Able Momentum System
Technology/product: Managed Services
No. of registered partners (N. America): 140
 

35. N-able Technologies
Channel Program: N-Able Velocity System
Technology/product: Managed Services
No. of registered partners (N. America): 896
 

36. NEC Display Solutions of America
Channel Program: NEC Display Solutions ChanneLink+ Partner Program
Technology/product: Peripherals
No. of registered partners (N. America): 5,000
 

37. NETGEAR
Channel Program: NETGEAR Powershift Partner Program
Technology/product: Networking
No. of registered partners (N. America): 7,000
 

38. Network Appliance
Channel Program: Network Appliance VIP Program
Technology/product: Security, Services, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 360
 

39. Nortel
Channel Program: Nortel Partner Advantage Program
Technology/product: Networking
No. of registered partners (N. America): 1,025
 

40. Novell
Channel Program: Novell PartnerNet
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Networking, PC, Security, Services, Software Infrastructure
No. of registered partners (N. America): 2,277
 

 

NEXT: Oki Data to Ricoh

 

41. Oki Data Americas
Channel Program: OKI Printing Solutions Partner Program - Partner Profit Program
Technology/product: Peripherals, Services
No. of registered partners (N. America): 4,000
 

42. Oracle
Channel Program: Oracle PartnerNetwork
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Networking, Security, Services, Software Infrastructure, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 4,153
 

43. Overland Storage
Channel Program: Overland Storage Channel Partner Program
Technology/product: Peripherals, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 1,250
 

44. Panasonic Computer Solutions Company
Channel Program: Panasonic Toughbook Premier Partner Program
Technology/product: PC
No. of registered partners (N. America): 275
 

45. Progress Software
Channel Program: Progress Partner Program
Technology/product: Services, Software Infrastructure
No. of registered partners (N. America): 700
 

46. PTC
Channel Program: PTC Channel Advantage Program
Technology/product: Software Infrastructure
No. of registered partners (N. America): 90
 

47. QLogic
Channel Program: QLogic Signature Partner Program
Technology/product: Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 100
 

48. Quantum
Channel Program: Quantum Alliance
Technology/product: Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 4,000
 

49. Qwest Communications International
Channel Program: Qwest Business Partner Program
Technology/product: Networking, Security, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 300
 

50. Ricoh
Channel Program: Ricoh Rewards Program
Technology/product: Peripherals
No. of registered partners (N. America): 600
 

 

NEXT: RSA to 3Com

 

51. RSA, The Security Division of EMC
Channel Program: RSA SecurWorld
Technology/product: Security
No. of registered partners (N. America): 500
 

52. Sage Software
Channel Program: Sage Partner Advantage Program
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software
No. of registered partners (N. America): 4,800
 

53. salesforce.com
Channel Program: salesforce.com Partner Program
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Software Infrastructure
No. of registered partners (N. America): n/a
 

54. Samsung Electronics America, IT Division
Channel Program: Samsung Power Partner Program (P3)
Technology/product: Components, Peripherals, PC, Services
No. of registered partners (N. America): 17,255
 

55. SAP
Channel Program: SAP PartnerEdge
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software
No. of registered partners (N. America): 300
 

56. SilverBack Technologies
Channel Program: SilverBack BusinessBuilder
Technology/product: Networking, Security, Services, Software Infrastructure
No. of registered partners (N. America): 92
 

57. SonicWALL
Channel Program: SonicWALL Medallion Partner Program
Technology/product: Security
No. of registered partners (N. America): 8,000
 

58. Sun Microsystems
Channel Program: Sun Partner Advantage
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Components, Networking, Peripherals, Security, Servers, Services, Software Infrastructure, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): n/a
 

59. Symantec
Channel Program: Symantec Partner Program
Technology/product: Security, Services, Software Infrastructure, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 42,000
 

60. 3Com
Channel Program: 3Com Focus Partner Program
Technology/product: Networking, Security, Services
No. of registered partners (N. America): 19,252
 

 

NEXT: Toshiba to Zebra Technologies

 

 

61. Toshiba America Information Systems
Channel Program: Toshiba Preferred Partner Program
Technology/product: PC
No. of registered partners (N. America): 7,000
 

62. Trend Micro
Channel Program: Trend Micro Partner Program
Technology/product: Security
No. of registered partners (N. America): 11,000
 

63. UGS
Channel Program: UGS Global Channel Partner Program
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Services, Software Infrastructure
No. of registered partners (N. America): 172
 

64. ViewSonic
Channel Program: ViewSonic Access
Technology/product: Peripherals
No. of registered partners (N. America): 7,000
 

65. VMware
Channel Program: VMware VIP Program
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Software Infrastructure, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): n/a
 

66. Websense
Channel Program: Websense Partner Program
Technology/product: Business and Productivity Software, Security
No. of registered partners (N. America): 1,500
 

67. Western Digital
Channel Program: Western Digital SelectWD Partnership Program
Technology/product: Components, Networking, Storage
No. of registered partners (N. America): 13,000
 

68. Xerox
Channel Program: Xerox Peak Alliance Reseller Program
Technology/product: Peripherals, Services
No. of registered partners (N. America): 3,100
 

69. Zebra Technologies, LLC
Channel Program: Zebra PartnersFirst
Technology/product: Peripherals
No. of registered partners (N. America): 400