San Mateo, Calif., March 28, 2022 — Area 1 Security, the only preemptive cloud email security provider, has earned the prestigious 5-star rating in the annual Partner Program Guide from CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, for the second consecutive year. The designated 5-star rating is achieved only by select vendors that deliver the best of the best, going above and beyond in their partner programs to help push growth and positive change.
In 2021, Area 1 redoubled efforts around its partner-centric go-to-market model, with aggressive new partner recruitment campaigns. Results included the growth of Area 1’s Accelerate Partner Program base by 150% (80% of revenue); the addition of MSSPs; and SLED/FED marketplace momentum — including inking a new Carahsoft partnership and winning a Small Business Innovation Research contract from the U.S. Air Force.
“Our #1 business focus is to empower partners to stop customers’ #1 cyber threat — phishing,” said Steve Pataky, Area 1 Security’s Chief Revenue Officer, whom CRN also recently named one of 2022’s 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs. “Whether it’s preempting Business Email Compromise, insider threats, malware or other phishing attacks, our 99.997% efficacy ultimately delivers a safer Internet experience for our partners’ customers.”
CRN’s 2022 Partner Program Guide provides a definitive list of the most notable partner programs from industry-leading technology vendors that provide innovative products and flexible services through the IT channel. Companies are scored based on their investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.
“CRN’s Partner Program Guide delves into the strengths of each organization’s partner program in order to honor those that consistently support and promote good change within the IT channel,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “As innovation fuels the speed and complexity of technology today, solution providers want partners that can keep up with and assist their growing business.”
The 2022 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April 2022 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/PPG. Learn more about the Area 1 Accelerate Partner Program here.
About Area 1 Security
Area 1 Security is the premier cybersecurity company that protects the world’s email and cloud-based messaging from cyberattacks. Its mission is to make Inbox.Clean™ a reality: stopping phishing — the root cause of over 90% of successful cyberattacks — before they reach users.
Founded by former members of the National Security Agency and the United States Cyber Command, Area 1 is trusted by organizations of all sizes, including Fortune 500 enterprises across financial services, healthcare, critical infrastructure and other industries. Area 1 is a Microsoft Certified Partner, and Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year for Security. To learn more, visit www.area1security.com, or follow us on LinkedIn.
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