Trend Micro once again receives five-star rating from CRN

Eight-time recipient, Trend Micro, named to CRN's 5-Star Partner Program Guide.

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Trend Micro (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cyber security solutions, announced that for the eighth time, it has been awarded the five-star rating in the 2017 Partner Program Guide by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company. The guide recognises the elite subset of the partner programme guide applicants that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programmes.

The CRN 2017 Partner Program Guide delivers an invaluable resource for solution providers to evaluate the current IT vendors they are working with or considering partnering with. In an industry that is rapidly growing and constantly changing, having the most innovative and aligned partner is key to enabling growth.

To determine the 2017 five-star ratings, the research team assessed each vendor's partner programme based on investments in programme offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programmes and resources, sales support and communication.

"We are entering an era where platform security integration is not only expected from cloud service providers (CSPs), but is required as a high-performance native feature to combat evolving threats," said Partha Panda, vice-president of corporate and business development for Trend Micro. "Our layered security approach, combined with Deep Security, offers CSPs a security protection blanket for cloud-based systems and platforms. Being named as one of CRN's 2017 five-star partners for the eighth time validates that our approach to streamlining integration across a range of cloud services, with customisable controls and automated cloud security all within a single solution, fits the protection needs of our customers."

Trend Micro's CSP Partner Programme recognises the importance and value of delivering security as key part of broader range of customer services that can include designing, architecting, developing, delivering or managing cloud-based workloads, applications and services migrating workloads or applications to the public cloud or to software as a service (SaaS), managing IT services related to the public cloud. Trend Micro's Deep Security offers market-leading security controls for cloud service, regardless of platform focus. Its CSP Partner Programme is designed to address the needs of customers adopting the cloud, expand the scope of their services revenue, improve their bottom line and set themselves apart from competitors.

"For solution providers, finding the right technology vendors to partner with is crucial to the health of their business, and the vast array of choices can be overwhelming," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "Our annual Partner Programme Guide and five-star ratings help them narrow the field, identifying the most rewarding partner programmes and outlining their strengths and benefits."

The Cloud Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

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Trend Micro

Trend Micro, a global leader in cyber security solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Its innovative solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered security for data centres, cloud environments, networks and endpoints. All its products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defence with centralised visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 5 000 employees in over 50 countries and the world's most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organisations to secure their journey to the cloud. For more information, visit

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