PASADENA, Calif. Guidance Software (NASDAQ: GUID), makers of EnCase®, the gold standard for digital investigations and endpoint data security, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has awarded Guidance Software a 5-Star rating in the 2016 Partner Program Guide. Guidance Software was also named on CRN'S inaugural 2016 Security 100 list in the endpoint security category.
The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. To determine the 2016 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company's research team assessed each vendor's application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
The Security 100 list recognizes the coolest security vendors in each of five categories: Endpoint Security; Identity and Access Management and Data Protection; Network Security; SIEM and Threat Detection; and Web and Application Security. The companies in CRN's Security 100 have demonstrated creativity and innovation in product development, as well as a strong commitment to delivering those offerings.
Guidance Software is honored by CRN with a 5-Star rating in the Partner Program Guide and included as a top vendor in the Security 100 list for the company's innovative endpoint data products, which are trusted to protect critical information of corporations and governments and have been deployed on an estimated 25 million endpoints. Guidance Software is devoted to distributing solutions through the channel and has current initiatives to build out the company's partner program in a way that maximizes profitability and loyalty.
"Solution providers have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor with the right technologies and the right channel approach can mean the difference between successful adoption of a new technology or business model and an awkward, unnecessarily difficult integration," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings recognize the best channel programs available in the market today and serve as a valuable resource for solution providers looking for the right fit. Our Security 100 list honors those tech suppliers at the forefront of this field for their contributions to the advancement of the channel and to the IT market at large."
"At Guidance, we believe our partners play a critical role as trusted advisors in helping customers to define and implement their digital investigations and security strategies," said Scott Skidmore, vice president, global channel sales at Guidance Software. "We continue to build our forensic security technology to keep up with the dynamic cyber threat landscape. These awards validate our strategy to deliver world-class solutions through a channel-first sales approach, offering our partners the important resources they need to maximize growth and protect enterprise networks."
The 2016 Partner Program Guide was featured in the February issue of CRN and is online at www.CRN.com/ppg2016. The Security 100 list will be featured in the April 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/security100.
About Guidance Software
Guidance (NASDAQ: GUID) exists to turn chaos and the unknown into order and the known-so that companies and their customers can go about their daily lives as usual without worry or disruption, knowing their most valuable information is safe and secure. The makers of EnCase®, the gold standard in forensic security, Guidance provides a mission-critical foundation of market-leading applications that offer deep 360-degree visibility across all endpoints, devices and networks, allowing proactive identification and remediation of threats. From retail to financial institutions, our field-tested and court-proven solutions are deployed on an estimated 25 million endpoints at more than 70 of the Fortune 100 and hundreds of agencies worldwide, from beginning to endpoint.
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