Redwood Shores, Calif., March 25, 2013 - Imperva, Inc. (NYSE: IMPV), a pioneer and leader of a new category of business security solutions for critical applications and high-value business data in the data center, today announced it has been named to CRN’s 2013 Partner Program Guide, and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating.
“We believe the data center security market is growing rapidly, and Imperva is well positioned to capitalize on this growth due to the breadth and depth of our product offerings,” said Ted Plumis, vice president of worldwide channels at Imperva and a CRN 2012 Channel Chief. “This award demonstrates that we view the scale and support offered by the channel as a key component to attaining category leadership. It also validates our commitment to deliver world class support to a growing and diverse channel eco-system comprised of resellers, distributors, and system integrators, as well as cloud and managed service providers.”
The CRN Partner Program Guide lists manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. The guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
The list methodology is based on objective criteria that takes into account each vendor’s investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. Vendors are assessed using information provided in their completed applications.
The Imperva PartnerSphere Program is a network of best-of-breed service providers, value-added resellers and technology companies who have joined with Imperva to deliver and support world-class business security solutions. Members are able to leverage Imperva's expert sales, marketing and technical resources to grow their business– examples include access to training webinars, newsletters, joint lead generation and a comprehensive partner portal.
“The companies listed in CRN’s 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today,” said Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director for UBM Tech Channel’s CRN. “The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership.”
The 2013 Partner Program Guide is featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing is highlighted in the March 2013 issue of CRN.
Imperva is a pioneer and leader of a new category of business security solutions for critical applications and high-value data in the data center. Imperva’s award-winning solutions protect against data theft, insider abuse, and fraud while streamlining regulatory compliance by monitoring and controlling data usage and business transactions across the data center, from storage in a database or on a file server to consumption through applications. With over 2,200 end-user customers in more than 60 countries and thousands of organizations protected through cloud-based deployments, securing your business with Imperva puts you in the company of the world’s leading organizations. For more information, visit www.imperva.com, follow us on Twitter or visit our blog.
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Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including without limitation those regarding Imperva’s belief that the data center security market is growing rapidly and that Imperva is well positioned to capitalize on this growth due to the breadth and depth of its product offerings. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ substantially from expectations. Investors should consider important risk factors, which include: the risk that our products may not be accepted by the market as a solution for data center security; the risk that competitors may be perceived by customers to be better positioned to help handle data security threats; and other risks detailed under the caption “Risk Factors” in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 15, 2013 and the company’s other SEC filings. You can obtain copies of the company’s SEC filings on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
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