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Thales Earns 5-Star Rating in 2021 CRN Partner Program Guide

April 6, 2021

C.J. Radford C.J. Radford | Global Vice President, Channel More About This Author >

CRN, a brand of the Channel Company, publishes its Partner Program Guide every year as a means for solutions providers to learn more about the partner programs operated by some of the industry’s leading technology companies that offer IT products and services including IT manufacturers, software developers, distributors and more.

In doing so, the CRN Partner Program Guide gives solutions providers the information that they need to evaluate the partner programs offered not only by IT vendors with which they are currently working but also companies they might consider partnering with at some point in the future.

Blaine Raddon, chief executive officer of The Channel Company, says that companies can’t discount this type of service provided by CRN’s annual Partner Program Guide given the pace of technological innovation in the IT space.

“As innovation continues to fuel the speed and intricacy of technology, solution providers need partners that can keep up and support their developing business,” he said. “CRN’s 2021 Partner Program Guide gives insight into the strengths of each organization’s program to recognize those that continually support and push positive change inside the IT channel.”

CRN received applications from hundreds of vendors for the latest iteration of its Guide and I am extremely pleased to let you know that our Thales Accelerate Partner Network earned a spot with a five-star rating.

Only a select few applicants receive a 5-Star rating. This score recognizes the extent to which the offerings of a specific solutions provider go beyond other partner programs. It also showcases how the partner program offers comprehensive training, services and benefits.

Congratulations to our global Channel team whose hard work made this possible. And while we received a 5-Star rating, we know we have to continually evolve our program guide to enable our partners to succeed in the ever changing threat landscape to solve customer security challenges. If you have feedback for us, please contact us. We are grateful for the feedback, and use it in making continuous improvements.

Learn how to become a partner in Thales’ network and determine which partner program is the best fit for you.

Stay tuned for our next channel blog when I’ll be sharing details of some exciting updates to the Thales channel partner strategy.