In order to make you, our partners, and your partnership with McAfee more successful we are updating our McAfee SecurityAlliance program. As the IT market rapidly transforms to being always on, always connected, the need for an open security platform continues to grow. In order for McAfee to lead this transformation with our partners and for our customers we must focus on and invest in partners that share our relentless pursuit for safe.
With this in mind I wanted to share with you how we are evolving the McAfee SecurityAlliance Reseller Partner Program, in 2013:
1. We are adding an annual bookings performance requirement to the McAfee SecurityAlliance, Elite partner level. This means going forward, the McAfee Elite partner certification will be based on both McAfee certified individuals on staff and annual bookings from Q1 (January) through Q4 (December).
2. We are reclassifying 10 country sets, changing the certification requirements for partners doing business in these countries.
To learn more about the 2013 McAfee SecurityAlliance Program requirements, visit the McAfee Partner Portal.
I also wanted to congratulate AxizWorkgroup for winning distributor of the Year in South Africa! AxizWorkgroup has been voted by resellers as South Africa’s best distributor for 2012 in the most closely-contested Channelwise Awards yet.
Lastly, I am asking all our partners to please follow me on Twitter (@davidmsmall) to find out the latest news and to let me know how we can improve our programs. I look forward to a fantastic close to Q4!