Mimecast Named to CRN’s 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide
5-Star designation in annual guide identifies the IT channel’s most elite vendor partner programs
Waltham, MA – Mimecast®, the leading provider of cloud-based email archiving, continuity and security for Microsoft Exchange, Hosted Exchange and Office 365, today announced it has been named to CRN’s 2013 Partner Program Guide, and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating.
The CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. The guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors, including Mimecast, who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
The list methodology is based on objective criteria that take into account Mimecast investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. Mimecast was then assessed using information provided in their completed applications.
The inclusion of Mimecast to the CRN 5-Star Program Guide demonstrates superior support and proven ability to develop trusted and profitable partnerships. The Mimecast North American partner program is focused on driving partners’ business growth and provides the support to build recurring revenue streams with high margin opportunities, renewal protection and dedicated marketing support. In addition to offering full access to the Mimecast cloud-based unified email management portfolio backed by a 100 percent service availability SLA, the company also features a 97 percent renewal rate which offers partners a protected customer base.
“The companies listed in CRN’s 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today,” said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, for UBM Tech Channel’s CRN. “The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership.”
“We are honored to be included in the CRN’s 5-Star Partner Guide because it is a testament to our commitment to providing our partners with the support to strengthen their business,” said Sean Broderick, Director of Channels, North America, Mimecast. “As more organizations migrate their business applications to the cloud, companies need a partner that offers a full portfolio of solutions as well as comprehensive support. Our channel program has seen tremendous success across several industries and this honor from CRN comes at a crucial time as we continue our North America momentum.”
Following the recent announcement of an expanded North American partner program, Mimecast tripled the size of its U.S. partner base in 2012 and experienced a 70 percent year-over-year growth in active partners. In the coming year, Mimecast plans to develop more partnerships within the healthcare and legal industries and aims to achieve 100 percent North America channel focus within the next 18 months.
The 2013 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the March 2013 issue of CRN.
About Mimecast (www.mimecast.com)
Mimecast delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange, including archiving, continuity and security. By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments into one holistic solution that is always available from the cloud, Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing total end-to-end control of email. Founded in the United Kingdom in 2003, Mimecast serves more than 7,000 customers and 1.7 million users worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa and the Channel Islands.
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