2011 Best Companies To Partner With

No. 2: Intel

Intel surprised the industry when it bought McAfee last year and recently unveiled the first fruit of the acquisition with DeepSafe, a combination of hardware and software that detects unknown rootkits and step in the direction of more holistic security. However, Intel was not without some missteps. A design error in Sandy Bridge cost them $700 million in repairs. Today Intel wants to work with VARs in the PC-like embedded space including digital signage, security, retail point-of-sale and storage and they have increased their channel spend by 30 percent to meet these goals.