Iron Networks Partners - Solution Providers Program
Iron Networks Partner First Program: Designed to fit your business model:
Iron Networks recognizes that each channel partner has unique needs and that channel business models are as diverse as the market opportunities. To meet the varied demands of our partners, the Iron Networks Partner First Program offers three levels of participation to deliver the tools and resources that best match your business goals. We are committed to strong channel relationships and integrity.
Leverage the Microsoft and Iron Networks Commitment to Security:
Responding to the reality that network-based security offers little protection against exploits that target application vulnerabilities, the Microsoft Trusted Computing Initiative is committed to minimizing the attack surface of Microsoft applications by designing and installing applications with security in mind. Microsoft is aggressively developing and acquiring the technologies necessary to insulate its core infrastructure applications with defense-in-depth protection. Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 is a key component of the Microsoft defense in-depth strategy. ISA 2006 includes a powerful application-layer firewall that provides the stateful packet filtering and deep-packet inspection to function as a secure gateway for critical business applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server, SharePoint , and IIS.
Iron Networks delivers the feature-rich power of ISA 2006 in a hardened appliance form factor. The Iron Networks ONEface management and control plane simplifies the installation and maintenance burden. Iron Networks and our Partner First program partners play an integral role in delivering on the Microsoft commitment to application security. Iron Networks partners recognize the need to insulate core infrastructure applications with defense-in-depth. Using Iron Networks solutions, partners can take a progressive stance towards minimizing the attack surface of Microsoft applications by offering customers best-practice, prescriptive security solutions. Hardened, highly reliable, and securely managed, Iron Networks security appliances are the network security solutions of choice for any enterprise using Microsoft business applications. pliance Series Security Appliances are the security solutions of choice for any enterprise using Microsoft business applications.
Iron Networks: Providing Secure Application Access for Microsoft and other Environments:
Iron Networks provides solutions that are tailored to Microsoft networks and applications. In addition, Iron Networks solutions for load balancing and intrusion prevention are well-suited to networking environments of all types, including non-Microsoft networks and applications.
|Benefits ||Authorized Partners ||Certified Partners ||Certified Distributors|
|Iron Networks Partner Starter Kit ||√ ||√ ||√|
|Access to the Partner Resource Center ||√ ||√ ||√|
|Iron Networks channel newsletter ||√ ||√ ||√|
|Iron Networks Partner plaque ||√ ||√ ||√|
|Online portal for lead registration ||√ ||√ ||√|
|Discount on current Iron Networks pricelist ||√ ||√ ||√|
|NFR (Not for Resale) Appliance Discount || ||√ ||√|
|Use of Iron Networks Licensed Logos ||√ ||√ ||√|
|Exclusive sales and marketing materials ||√ ||√ ||√|
|Support from an Iron Networks Sales Specialist ||√ ||√ ||√|
|Free Iron Networks sales training || ||√ ||√|
|Discretionary Co-Op marketing funds || ||√ ||√|
|Access to special MDF (Market Development Funds) || ||√ ||√|
|Demand creation and lead referral || ||√ ||√|
|Pre-qualified and Unqualified sales leads || ||√ ||√|
|Dedicated support from an Iron Networks channel marketing manager || ||√ ||√|
|New market opportunity identification || ||√ ||√|
|Rebates and exclusive channel promotions || ||√ ||√|
|Participation in Beta test programs || ||√ ||√|
|Invitation to participate in Iron Networks Advisory Board Council || ||√ ||√|
|Exclusive discounts based on revenue goals || ||√ ||√|