Riverbed Rise Recognized with 5-Star Rating in CRN’s Partner Program Guide – for Third Straight Year

Tami Bentz

Our Riverbed Rise partner program has received a 5-Star rating from CRN in its 2020 Partner Program Guide.

This annual guide is the definitive listing of the most rewarding partner programs from technology companies that provide products and services through the IT channel. The 5-Star rating is awarded to an elite group of companies that offer solution providers the best of the best in their partner programs.

The Channel Company’s research team analyzed each vendor’s partner program to determine the 2020 5-Star ratings. Each was scored based on several factors, including investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication. Based on that assessment, the partner program with Riverbed stands among the elite technology suppliers in the IT channel, providing maximum value and support for solution providers.

Riverbed Rise is a performance-based program designed to reward all types of partners, business models and various customer technology consumption preferences. Built on simplicity, flexibility and profitability for partners, Riverbed Rise simplifies how partners achieve and continue to maintain their status. The program uniquely adapts to multiple business models and partners’ needs and rewards achievement across key strategic activities and joint sales priorities.

“With the speed and complexity of technology today, solution providers need partners that can keep pace and support their growing business,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Partner Program Guide features insight into the strengths and benefits of each company’s program to identify those that truly support and drive positive change within the IT channel.”

“I am pleased to see Riverbed Rise retain CRN’s highest partner program rating. As Riverbed Rise enters its third year, it continues to be met with resounding success as it provides partners simplicity, flexibility and profitability that is relevant and important to their business,” said Bridget Bisnette, Senior Vice President Global Partner Sales at Riverbed. “Our partners are vital to our business strategy and the goal for the coming year is to capture the market opportunity by maximizing performance and visibility across networks and applications for our mutual customers. We look forward to a successful year with our partners.”

The 2020 Partner Program Guide is featured in the April issue of CRN® Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.  The Riverbed Rise listing, including a link to Rise program details, is here.