SAN JOSE, Calif., April 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pulse Secure, the leading provider of software-defined Secure Access solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Pulse Secure in its annual Security 100 list. Pulse Secure has also been awarded a 5-star rating by CRN for its Connect Now Partner Program as part of CRNs 2019 Partner Program Guide. Both awards highlight Pulse Secure’s continued commitment to its channel partners and its focus on growing the channel sales opportunity.

“Digital transformation trends of ubiquitous accessibility and hybrid IT adoption have brought Secure Access to the forefront of top IT initiatives and key technologies,” said Scott Gordon, chief marketing officer at Pulse Secure. “Being selected by industry leaders in CRN’s top 100 security companies, as well as being assessed a 5-star rating for our channel program, is a testament to our partner commitment and  on-going efforts to enhance our mutual business opportunity.”

The CRN Security 100 list recognizes the coolest security vendors in each of five categories from endpoint, application and network security to risk and threat management. The companies on the list have all demonstrated innovation and creativity in product development, as well as a strong commitment to delivering those offerings through a vibrant channel of solution providers. The annual CRN Partner Program Guide offers the information solution providers need to evaluate IT vendors with whom they work, or are considering working with, and is based on applications submitted by more than 250 vendors.

In January, Pulse Secure launched its new Access Now Partner Program, designed to offer partners the means to establish themselves as a go-to source with an industry-leading Secure Access solution set. The program recognizes three tiers of partner: Authorized, Preferred and Elite. Each level represents the partner's proficiency, expertise and growth in selling Pulse Secure solutions to their customers. Other features of the new program include online and onsite certification and training, enhanced deal registration and joint marketing funds, in addition to sales promotions.

The Pulse Secure Access Suite delivers protected connectivity, operational intelligence, and threat response across mobile, network, and multi-cloud environments in order to provide easy, compliant access for end users and single-pane-of-glass management for administrators. Organizations can centrally manage Zero Trust Secure Access to applications, resources and services that are delivered on-premise, in private cloud and public cloud environments. In February, Pulse Secure announced new Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) functionality that complements its integrated solution set by offering direct device-to-application/resource secure connectivity only after successful user, device and security state verification, including geolocation and behavior-based anomaly detection.

Pulse Secure previously announced new Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) packaging of its award-winning Pulse Access Suite. The solution offers service providers an accelerated, cost-effective means to differentiate and build out their service portfolio to meet the massive demand for protected connectivity to cloud applications and hybrid IT resources.

“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.”

For more information on how Pulse Secure can help you with your Secure Access business, visit https://www.pulsesecure.net/.  

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About Pulse Secure
Pulse Secure provides easy, comprehensive software-driven Secure Access solutions for people, devices, things and services that improve visibility, protection and productivity for our customers. Our suites uniquely integrate cloud, mobile, application and network access to enable hybrid IT in a Zero Trust world. Over 20,000 enterprises and service providers across every vertical entrust Pulse Secure to empower their mobile workforce to securely access applications and information in the data center and cloud while ensuring business compliance. Learn more at www.pulsesecure.net.

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 unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com 

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