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WatchGuard Awarded 2010 Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and Five-Star Partner Rating

WatchGuard Channel Program Recognized as Exceptional by Leading Channel Authority

SEATTLE – April 06, 2010. WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader of business security solutions, today announced winning Everything Channel's 2010 Partner Program Guide and Five-Star rating in the midsize category. The 16th annual Partner Program guide recognizes North America's top information technology (IT) vendors for their partner programs for reseller partners, which includes IT integrators, technology solution providers and consultants. The Five-Star rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give Solution Providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

"WatchGuard is dedicated to delivering excellent products, services and support. The 5-Star Partner Rating from Everything Channel validates our commitment to partners by delivering the best in class channel programs," said Mark Romano, Director of Global Channel and Field Marketing at WatchGuard Technologies. "We look forward to maintaining our relationships in the channel while continuing to focus upon delivering exceptional products and support in 2010."

Research for the 2010 Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and the Five-Star Partner Program rating was conducted by Everything Channel's research department. Everything Channel analyzed 130 vendor programs rating vendors' responses to in-depth questions about their partner programs in the five elements of sales support, partner profitability, partner ecosystem development/management, partner communication/marketing, and demand generation.

To ensure fair comparisons, companies were placed in one of four categories based on company size (Enterprise, Midsize, Small and Emerging). Questions from each section were scored individually and weighted appropriately. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes the elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. The 5-Star rating is bestowed on programs whose overall rating is among the elite based on company size.

"We are pleased to deliver to the Channel an exclusive list of the leading vendor channel programs with details about key technologies, program opportunities, and information on the hottest new program offerings," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "The quality of a technology vendor's partner program determines how profitable its partners will be. For their commitment to their business partners and their efforts to build quality programs, we congratulate this year's Partner Program Guide and five-star rating winners for helping to drive greater revenue in the channel."

The PPG list and those companies recognized as five-star appeared in the March 29th issue of CRN magazine and online at www.Channelweb.com.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of business security solutions, providing mission-critical protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of wired and wireless unified threat management appliances, messaging, content security and SSL VPN remote access solutions provide extensible network, application and data protection, as well as unparalleled network visibility, management and control. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support, maintenance, and education program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle and has offices serving North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit www.watchguard.com.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com):
Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited:
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

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