AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security company™ for 188 million active users, today announced it has been selected by Business Solutions Magazine (BSM) as a 2015 Best Channel Vendor in the Network Security category. The annual poll of Value Added Resellers (VARs) and BSM subscribers rated vendor partners in seven categories including service/support, channel friendly, product features, product reliability, channel program, product innovation and VAR margins.
“We are thrilled our industry partners have voted us Best Channel Vendor,” said Francois Daumard, VP Global Channel Sales, AVG Technologies. “2015 marks the start of a pivotal year for us as we work to make the Channel appreciate the new face of AVG Business. Still not enough partners truly understand the transition that has been taking place within AVG Business. Thanks to AVG Business Managed Workplace® we are first and foremost today a remote monitoring and management (RMM) applications vendor. Crucially, as business applications move towards an increasingly integrated future, the only established network security Channel vendor that is fully focused on integrated cloud and mobile applications development.”
Throughout 2014 AVG Business has continued to invest significantly in support of industry partners including holding its first Annual Partner Cloud Summit, introducing a new product portfolio, expanding its international distribution footprint and hiring some recognized industry big-hitters to head up its Global Channel Sales and Marketing teams.
Best Channel Vendor 2015 is the latest of many recent accolades for AVG that include recognition by Virus Bulletin’s VB100 for products and the 2014 MSPmentor 250 for excellence in managed services leadership and expertise.
During fall 2014, BSM partnered with Penn State University to conduct a Web-based survey capturing significant data from active VAR subscribers. A total of 8,848 validated votes were cast, continuing the tradition of one of the largest and most detailed surveys of its kind. Scores were tallied by BSM editorial staff using methodology provided by Penn State.
The full list of 2015 Best Channel Vendors appears in a special report in Business Solutions Magazine’s January issue.