Websense Beefs Up Channel GoodiesBy Jessica Davis | Print
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In a push to become a channel-only company, the security vendor hosts its first partner conference since 2001.Looking to beef up the goodies it offers channel partners as part of a year-long effort to become a 100 percent channel sales organization, Websense has announced a new online learning environment, a channel contest and roadshow training.
The security technology company announced the programs last week during its first channel partner event since 2001. The announcements come on the heels of a remake of the company's overall partner program.
That remake has included the addition of a distribution relationship with Ingram Micro and an increased volume of resellers by 71 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to David Roberts, vice president of sales and channel for the Americas, who joined the company just over a year ago and has overseen the changes.
To shore up its efforts in the SMB space, in early July, the company announced Websense Express, aimed at the mid-market and designed for ease of installation. The company has also added deal registration and has launched some new programs with its direct market reseller partners and large account resellers.
New partner goodies announced last week include: