They say if you accomplish something once it’s luck. Twice requires skill. BlackBerry has always taken pride in taking a skillful approach to security, and has taken strides to apply that same rhetoric to all parts of our business, including our BlackBerry Enterprise Partner Program. That’s why we are excited to announce that BlackBerry has again been named a 2018 CRN Partner Program Guide 5-Star Winner.
The CRN Partner Program is the definitive listing of technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel, and receiving a 5-Star rating speaks to the work BlackBerry has done to establish itself as a premier program leader for solution providers. In fact, we are seeing more and more solution providers choose to partner with BlackBerry because we provide a program that builds on our nearly two decades of experience in mobile security, along with providing everything a partner needs to be successful in the era of the EoT and extended enterprise.
In the last 12 months alone BlackBerry has added more than 650 partners, raising our total number of partners to over 1,700. We’ve built our channel program because it’s an incredibly powerful growth engine for the company, fueled by skyrocketing demand for secure, end-to-end enterprise mobility solutions. In addition, we are constantly looking for ways to add even more value to our partner program. The recently launched Partner Hub was designed to deliver speed, visibility and insights that can transform partners’ selling processes and close more deals, and the new BlackBerry SHIELD Advisor Program leverages our decades of experience in cybersecurity benchmarking, and extends that knowledge to our top-tier partners.
Our program allows partners to build a secure mobile practice on top of the BlackBerry Secure platform, with access to bundle BlackBerry solutions with their own offerings so they can capture the rich consulting, professional services, and support opportunities, and truly drive value to our mutual customers. We are proud to be selected as a CRN Partner Program Guide 5-Star Winner and want to thank and congratulate our partners for the shared success we continue to enjoy.