Websense Channel Partner Program Scores Big Wins from Industry’s Most Respected Channel Publications

Websense Channel Partner Program Scores Big Wins from Industry’s Most Respected Channel Publications

Company among Select Few to Earn Top Honors in VARBusiness’ Annual Five-Star Partner Program Guide, to Win Two CRN Channel Champ Awards

Mumbai — Hailed by Everything Channel as one of North America’s top information-technology vendors, Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) today announced its ChannelConnect Global Partner Program once again earned top honors in the annual VARBusiness Partner Program Guide and was recently named a CRN “Channel Champion.”

Out of the hundreds of vendor program entries received by VARBusiness, the Websense ChannelConnect Global Partner Program was named among the Top 12 Partner Programs to Watch. The innovative channel partner program was among the select few to receive a Gold 5-Star Overall rating, as well as Silver 5-star ratings across the board in all of the award categories including sales support, marketing support, partner profitability, channel operations, communication and partner recruitment.

Websense was also recognized as a CRN Channel Champ by Everything Channel, winning two awards in an essential security software category.

“This is a back-to-back win for Websense and our channel partner program – validating the tangible benefits and real business value we continue to bring to new and existing channel partners,” said Websense Senior Vice President of Americas Sales David Roberts.

“This year’s 5-Star Partner Programs Guide winners are the cream of the crop when it comes to Channel-friendly vendors," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director of Everything Channel. “The quality of the Websense partner program reflects the true commitment the company has to the thriving solution provider channel. We applaud all of our 5-star winners.”

“Websense’s technology excellence combined with our focus on channel partner enablement and program execution have become key competitive differentiators that resonate well with our new SurfControl partners and continue to get high marks from existing partners,” added Roberts. “The industry accolades we have received over the last 18 months are extremely rewarding and help us further demonstrate the progress we are making as one of the industry’s only truly channel-friendly security companies.”

In addition to winning big within this year’s VARBusiness 5-Star Partner Program Guide and CRN Channel Champs, Roberts was recently named to the 2008 CRN Channel Chiefs List for the second year in a row.