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Trustwave Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2018 Partner Program Guide

Prestigious Annual Guide Recognizes the Channel's Top Partner Programs

CHICAGO - April 02, 2018 - Trustwave today announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has bestowed a 5-Star rating on its Partner Program in CRN's 2018 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

The Trustwave Channel Partner Program delivers one of the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of security products and services addressing business needs in the areas of threat, vulnerability and compliance management. In addition to security solutions, the program offers valuable resources to help partners launch sales and marketing campaigns and highly-accessible support to help ensure ongoing needs of customers are met. Trustwave offers multiple levels of engagement to give channel partners a wide range of collaboration options from simple referrals to joint planning for the development of mutually beneficial relationships.

"Our partners are invaluable to our growth and continued market penetration as we help businesses worldwide fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce risk," stated Jim Ritchings, senior vice president of worldwide channel sales at Trustwave. "CRN's 5-Star recognition denotes our committed efforts to deliver world-class security solutions, sales resources, and hands-on support that gives our partners marked advantages in the field."

"Finding the right technology vendor to partner with can be a daunting task, given the vast array of choices now available to solution providers," said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. "CRN's Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field and find the best fit, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and providing crucial insight into their strengths and benefits. We are pleased to present our 2018 PPG list, recognizing the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today."

To determine the 2018 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company's research team assessed each vendor's partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

The 2018 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.

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

About Trustwave

Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs. More than three million businesses are enrolled in the Trustwave TrustKeeper® cloud platform, through which Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective threat, vulnerability and compliance management. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit https://www.trustwave.com.

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