SurfControl Adds Partner ToolsBy Jessica Davis | Posted 2007-07-10 Email Print
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The IT threat detection vendor increases partner benefits and adds marketing tools.IT threat detection technology vendor SurfControl has bumped up some of the benefits provided to partners in its channel program and added a handful of marketing tools to help VARs reduce costs.
First, the company has upgraded its deal registration, lowering the qualifying deal size from $15,000 to $5,000. In addition, SurfControl has increased the discount from 8 percent to 10 percent.
"Our theme this year has been arming our partners so we can make them more profitable," said David Harris, vice president of worldwide channel sales at SurfControl.
The new system, created by a team of marketing and IT people within SurfControl, was built internally with the goal of reducing partner marketing costs.
SurfControl is also now offering a "no touch" renewal program that generates quotes and letters for renewals for the upcoming quarter. Partners can add additional services, if desired, to the quote, and then send the whole thing to customers.