Check Out Our 5 Star Vendors per CRN!

Highlights from some of our vendors who have been rated 5 stars by CRN Partner Program Guide 2023!

CRN’s annual Partner Program Guide provides essential information for managed service providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs), and systems integrators as they explore technology vendors’ partner programs to find those that will best support their business needs. The 5-star rating is awarded to the companies that go above and beyond in their commitment to nurturing strong, profitable, successful channel partnerships.


Bitdefender, a global cybersecurity leader, announced it has been honored by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, with a prestigious 5-star rating in its 2023 Partner Program Guide. Bitdefender has received a 5-star rating in CRN’s 2023 Partner Program Guide for 8 years in a row!

“We are proud the Bitdefender Partner Advantage Network has been recognized with a 5-star rating from CRN for the eighth consecutive year,” said Raluca Avram, senior manager, partner marketing at Bitdefender. “Our channel partners play an essential role in delivering advanced threat prevention, detection, and response capabilities to businesses globally, helping them become more cyber resilient and defend against advanced threats. In addition, we continue to invest in enablement and new training programs to help them maximize their revenue opportunities and achieve success.”

Bitdefender MDR Foundations and Masterclass program are examples of ways Bitdefender empowers MSPs, VARs, and systems integrators to deliver modern cybersecurity solutions and services in high-demand segments, including extended detection and response (XDR), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and endpoint protection (EPP).

To learn more about joining the Bitdefender network of thousands of partners around the globe or to find the right partner for your organization from the Bitdefender ecosystem, visit

Connect with our Bitdefender Brand Sales Specialist!


N-able, a global software company helping IT services providers deliver remote monitoring and management, data protection as-a-service, and security solutions, has been recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, with a prestigious five-star rating in its 2023 Partner Program Guide.

N-able continues to innovate and invest in the success of its partners to help them become leaders in the MSP community. Over the past year, it strengthened its partner-focused conference, Empower, by providing partners with invaluable networking time to connect, collaborate, and engage in person. It also provides several offerings for partners to help provide top-class support to their customers, giving them advice on how to market, sell to prospects, and grow their business. These include Head Nerds “boot camps” and “office hour” sessions, business transformation programs to encourage peer-level learnings, and MarketBuilder, an automated marketing platform that helps makes promoting and selling easier.

N-able has a strong focus on creating, sharing, and delivering an exceptional experience for our partners,” said Kevin Bury, senior vice president and chief customer officer at N-able. “We’re grateful for this repeat recognition; it shows our dedication to that philosophy. We’ll continue to offer comprehensive lineups of incentives, educational training, services, and benefits to our partners, so they can make the most of their investments with us while helping optimize their business. We believe that is one of the things that sets N-able apart.”

Connect with our N-able Brand Sales Specialist!


Unitrends has been recognized by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, with a prestigious 5-star rating in its 2023 Partner Program Guide! IT professionals have less time to manage backup even though new threats are emerging every day, including larger amounts and more types of data, ransomware, data loss and downtime. Unitrends solves this problem with all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity.

Unitrends offers all in one enterprise backup and disaster recovery, advanced AI & automation, ransomware protection, and cloud integration.

“In 2022, we continued to expand the Unitrends Partner Program to incorporate partners from our sister company: Spanning, offering more backup solutions from a single vendor. Additionally, we added products to the Unitrends Xtra program, providing Unitrends resellers with access, consistent discounts and enablement programs for the Kaseya ITcomplete portfolio. This year, our goals are to increase the number of actively marketing partners, the number of new transacting partners, expand the global Unitrends Partner Program, and expand on the certification program for partners.” says Adam Larrabee, Vice President, New Sales & Channel Management at Unitrends.


For the 14th consecutive year, Sophos has been honored with a prestigious 5-star rating by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2023 Partner Program Guide. They are proud of their commitment to their partners. This recognition validates the strong, profitable, successful channel partnerships they have built together.

At Sophos, it has been a long-term strategic priority to see the needs of their partners as number one. They take great pride in their commitment to “Partner First, Partner Best.” With lucrative revenue opportunities, Sophos empowers partners to succeed in an ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. Not only are they committed to providing customers with the ultimate protection against modern threats using their award-winning next-gen cybersecurity solutions, but they’re also building their products and processes with their partners in mind. From development, operations, sales, marketing, to support – the Sophos team is dedicated to fueling their partners’ success with the tools and know-how to drive bottom-line revenue for partner organizations of all sizes.

Connect with our Sophos Brand Sales Specialist!

The 2023 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April 2023 issue of CRN and online at

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