Annual guide recognizes the best channel partner programs in the market. OVERLAND PARK, KAN. – FireMon, a leader in security management software solutions, announces that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has given their Ignite Partner Program a 5-Star rating in its 2016 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. To determine the 2016 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. This is FireMon’s fourth straight year earning 5 stars. Under the leadership of Todd DeBell, vice president worldwide channel sales and distribution, the Ignite Partner Program is designed to drive business opportunities, increase profitability and deliver high customer satisfaction. Ignite partners benefit from targeted lead generation programs, a resource-rich Partner Portal, market development funds and training and advanced certification. “Solution providers have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor with the right technologies and the right channel approach can mean the difference between successful adoption of a new technology or business model and an awkward, unnecessarily difficult integration,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings recognize the best channel programs available in the market today and serve as a valuable resource for solution providers looking for the right fit.” “Our partners are critical to our success and we are honored to again be recognized as a CRN 5-star program,” said DeBell. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with our partners to help our mutual customers reduce risk and effectively manage their security infrastructure.” The 2016 Partner Program Guide is featured in the February issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg2016. [title size=2]About FireMon[/title] FireMon is the industry leader in providing enterprises, government and managed services providers with proactive security intelligence solutions that deliver deeper visibility and tighter control over their network security infrastructure. The FireMon Security Intelligence Platform, featuring Security Manager, Policy Planner and Risk Analyzer, enables customers to identify network risk, proactively prevent access to vulnerable assets, clean up firewall policies, automate compliance, strengthen security throughout the organization, and reduce the cost of security operations. For more information, visit https://www.firemon.com. [title size=2]About The Channel Company[/title] 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. www.thechannelco.com CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. The Channel Company logo is a trademark of The Channel Company, LLC (registration pending). All rights reserved.