Juniper Networks Earns Five-Star Designation from Everything Channel for 2009 Partner Program
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 27, 2009 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced its J-Partner Program has earned a Five-Star Certification in Everything Channel's 15th annual 2009 Partner Program Guide (PPG). The accolade marks the fifth year in a row that Juniper Networks has been named one of the IT channel's top vendors in North America.
Everything Channel's PPG recognizes and rewards the overall commitment and strength of an IT vendor's channel partner program. A list of the 2009 PPG winners appeared in the March 30 issue of CRN magazine and online at www.Channelweb.com. Research for the PPG and the Everything Channel Five-Star Program was conducted by Everything Channel's Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED). IPED analyzed 130 vendor programs this year: the companies with the highest overall weighted scores received the Everything Channel Five-Star Program designation.
"Now more than ever, the quality of a vendor's partner program determines how profitable its partners will be," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. "We congratulate Juniper Networks on winning its fifth consecutive Five-Star Certification in our annual Partner Program Guide."
According to Juniper Networks' Channel Chief Frank Vitagliano, the J-Partner Program's consecutive Five-Star Certification wins demonstrate the company's unwavering commitment to the IT channel and ongoing investment in its partners' success.
"Our J-Partner Program has always stood in a league of its own, primarily because we reward our partners on the value and specializations they bring to the table, and work hard to always keep their profitability top of mind and their brand front and center," says Vitagliano, senior vice president, worldwide channels, Juniper Networks. "We are pleased to once again be recognized for investing in our J-Partner Program and bringing to market the right mix of high performance networking solutions, services and support to help maximize our partners' profitability and really enable their success."
In February 2009, Juniper Networks announced several enhancements to its J-Partner Program, offering its channel partners even greater opportunities for mutual profitability and market share growth. These included a number of new partner segments programs along with new product and service specialization opportunities, enablement tools and resources.
"Partner profitability remains at the core of everything we do within our J-Partner Program," concludes Vitagliano. "The feedback from our J-Partners on these new program enhancements has been extremely favorable, with many taking advantage of our new services and product specializations as a means to further differentiate their offerings and elevate their value add."
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