Annual Guide Recognizes the IT Channel’s Top Partner Programs

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland – April 03, 2019 — / — Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given Acronis a 5-Star rating in its 2019 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide identifies the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today, offered by the top technology suppliers for IT products and services. The 5-Star rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

To determine the 2019 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each supplier’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.

The Acronis Partner Program supports resellers and distributors who drive the Acronis product portfolio through to customers. The program rewards partners with increased deal registration rates to help partners protect their deals and get the best margins in the market and rebates to support accelerated sales and market share of Acronis. The program also provides marketing development funds (MDFs) to partners who are committed to growing together with Acronis and gives free licenses to all partners so they can be the first to use Acronis technology. Other benefits include being displayed on partner locator, exclusive channel promotions, free sales and technical training and phone/chat support.

The Acronis Partner Program has three tiers, authorized, gold and platinum, to distinguish and reward a partner’s sales performance and marketing collaboration.

“With new technologies emerging every year, evaluating which IT vendors to partner with grows increasingly more complex for solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “We are proud the CRN Partner Program Guide has become the trusted resource to identify the most rewarding partner programs and provides crucial insight into their strengths and benefits for the channel.”

“We are honored to be a part of the CRN 2019 Partner Program Guide and are thrilled to be awarded a 5-star rating,”said Patrick Hurley, Vice President & General Manager Americas, Acronis. “Our state-of-the-art program is designed to help our partners increase their profitability by enabling them to sell the highest standard of cyber protectionavailable on the market today.”

Acronis solutions available through the Acronis Partner Program addresses the five vectors of cyber protection — safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) — a comprehensive approach that ensures easy, efficient, and secure protection for all data, applications, and systems.

Service providers, resellers, and OEM vendors are encouraged to visit to find out more about Acronis solutions and how the program’s powerful sales and marketing enablement tools can drive their business growth and profitability.

The 2019 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at

About Acronis
Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware; disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by AI-based Active Protection technology, blockchain-based authentication and a unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications.

Founded in Singapore in 2003, today the company is trusted by more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses worldwide, including 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands.

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Source: Acronis