F5 Offers Security Accreditation for Partners

Application delivery network specialist F5 Networks has rolled out a security-specific accreditation program designed for F5’s channel partners globally. Following the launch of F5’s application delivery-focused accreditation program earlier this year, the security accreditation program provides partners with an in-depth understanding of how to help their customers protect data center and application services, enhance user access, reduce management complexity and improve performance.

Offered through the UNITY channel partner program, the security accreditation program covers the entire F5 security solution portfolio, including F5’s data center firewall solution, and comes at no cost to the F5 channel, helping resellers and distribution partners navigate the evolving security threat landscape, identify additional security-related sales opportunities and increase revenue, the company said.

“F5 has a comprehensive security solution portfolio that offers channel partners an open field to identify new opportunities, enhance their profitability and increase market penetration,” said Dean Darwin, senior vice president of the worldwide partner organization at F5. “Through this accreditation, partners will drive new business and increase their understanding of the ever-changing security environment.”

Launched worldwide, the Web-based security accreditation program features separate curricula for both sales and technical channel professionals.

“Today, enterprises must consider security as an integral and critical piece of their infrastructure,” said Tom Schmatz, vice president of channel services development at FishNet Security.