Citrix Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2014 Partner Program Guide

Citrix has been awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide, with a special designation as a 5-Star Security Vendor. The annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

The award-winning Citrix partner program enables channel partners to provide exceptional delivery of best-in-class mobilitynetworking and virtualizationsolutions to meet the demands of customers seeking new ways to work better through state-of-the-art mobile workspace. Citrix programs, training and resources help partners drive higher customer satisfaction, confidence and loyalty.

Citrix continues to evolve its partner program with steady advances of innovative reward programs, solution-based certifications, marketing and sales enablement, and industry-leading conferences such as Citrix Summit and Citrix Synergy. Citrix designs programs to strengthen both technical and sales expertise and allow partners to identify and accelerate future growth opportunities, priming the whole of a partner’s organization for success. Partners can manage their business with Citrix and keep abreast of program enhancements by accessing information and tools through Citrix Partner Central.

To determine the 2014 5-Star recipients, 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.

“Citrix invests heavily in supporting our channel partners and in developing programs to support their ongoing success,” said Tom Flink, Citrix vice president of Channels and Market Development. “We gauge our success by our partners’ success. We are honored and proud to receive the 5-Star Partner Program status in the 2014 CRN Partner Program Guide as an indicator of the strength of our ongoing innovation in partner programs.”

“Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right technologies, and the right approach can make all the difference,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the very best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendor delivers the best partner elements for their individual business goals.”

The 2014 Partner Program Guide and the 5-Star Partners are featured