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Riverbed Rise Given 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2019 Program Guide

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Riverbed®, The Digital Performance Company™, today announced that CRN®,
a brand of The Channel Company, has given Riverbed
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.

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Riverbed Rise receives 5-star rating for second year. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Riverbed Rise receives 5-star rating for second year. (Graphic: Business Wire)

LinkedIn: Riverbed Rise given 5-star rating in CRN’s 2019 partner
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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

Now entering its second year, Riverbed Rise is a performance-based
program designed to reward all types of partners, business models and
various customer technology consumption preferences. Built on
simplicity, flexibility and profitability for partners, Riverbed Rise
makes it easy for partners to understand how to achieve and continue to
maintain their status. The program is flexible as it uniquely adapts to
how customers consume technology and the multiple business models
Riverbed partners’ go to market with to meet those customer needs. It
enables partner profitability by rewarding achievement across key
strategic activities and joint sales priorities.

“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 very pleased that Riverbed Rise retained CRN’s highest partner
program rating,” said Bridget Bisnette, Senior Vice President of Global
Partner Sales. “Riverbed Rise, now in its second year, has been met with
resounding success as it provides partners simplicity, flexibility and
profitability that is relevant and important to their business. Our goal
for the coming year is to build out our digital experience management
(DEM) and SD-WAN practices, along with new capabilities and capacity to
support partner growth and market share. We look forward to a mutually
successful year with our partners.”

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

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our
dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and
innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we
connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end
users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we
draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for
ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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