By, Frank Rauch, Head of Worldwide Channels
Since its inception 27 years ago, Check Point Software has remained committed to the channel partner ecosystem. As a 100% channel driven organization, partnerships are at the centre of the company´s strategy. Our award winning Partner Growth Program enables Check Point to scale, provide value-added services and interact with a broad spectrum of enterprises on a global and regional level. Today Check Point is pleased to share that Canalys, one of the world-renowned technology channel analyst firm, has recognized Check Point as a ‘Champion’ in the in the Global Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix for 2021. This recognition highlights Check Point’s continued improvement in channel excellence during the last three years, making a dramatic move from being a Contender in 2019 to a Champion in 2021. We continue to listen to our partners and act on their valuable feedback.
Canalys 2021 Global Cybersecurity Leadership matrix;
“Check Point achieved Champion status after improving its partner ratings over the last 12 months through continued investments focused on enabling partners to win new accounts and drive sales of its emerging technologies,” said Canalys Chief Analyst Matthew Ball. “Its 2021 Partner Growth Program builds on its long-standing commitment to the channel.”
2019 was a rebuilding year for Check Point’s channel in terms of focus, programs and relationships.
Our team travelled the globe meeting with thousands of partners and conducting interviews to focus on delivering value to the channel. In 2020, we announced our Partner Growth Program, which was widely accepted as a positive step forward. The focus was on clarity, predictability and investment. We made improvements in marketing programs and investments, deal registration and other key areas while helping our partners manage and grow through a difficult macro environment. 2021 brought our channel, innovations in services programs and focus on opportunities with cloud security, securing remote workforces and security consolidation. We expect 2022 to be another year of leadership and innovation with both security solutions and profitable programs.
This recognition by Canalys is special because it is based on our partners’ feedback, together with a detailed independent analysis of vendor channel strategies, investments, execution and planned initiatives by experienced Canalys analysts.
I personally thank all of our partners who provided valuable feedback and showed confidence in Check Point. You have my commitment and the commitment of the Check Point family to work hard on your behalf each and every day, and we’ll continue to do so in 2021 and beyond.