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Editor’s brief: Cybersecurity stalwart Check Point Software has won accolades for its channel management in Asia Pacific, with a “Champion” in the Canalys’ APAC Channel Leadership Matrix 2020. Read more below.

SINGAPORECheck Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a world-renowned provider of cyber-security solutions, has just shared the news that it has been recognized as a “Champion” in the upcoming Canalys APAC Channel Leadership Matrix 2020 for its outstanding performance in these areas over the course of the previous year.

Due to its close support for partners during the pandemic, assisting them in adapting their marketing and customer engagement activities to new working patterns, and thanks to the positive feedback from partners on its enhanced channel program introduced early in 2020, Check Point has achieved ‘Champion’ status in the Canalys Leadership Matrix.

“Achieving ‘Champion’ status in the Canalys APAC Channel Leadership Matrix is great because it is based directly on partners’ opinions. 2020 was a challenging year and we worked hard to identify and support our partners’ needs in a landscape that was continuously changing rapidly. Achieving ‘Champion’ status also validates our efforts to continue delivering the best opportunities, support and rewards in the industry. Ultimately, our partners are intrinsic to our growth strategy,” said Pankaj Narayan, Head of Channels, Asia Pacific, Check Point Software Technologies.  “As we look to 2021 and beyond, partners can expect more from us in our Partner Growth Program, as well as our offerings around enterprise network security, consolidated cloud security and remote security. We remain committed to our ecosystem as we embark on achieving more success together in 2021,”

“Check Point demonstrated its continued commitment to its partners like NTT, by aligning even more closely with us throughout 2020 when our clients’ cybersecurity requirements became more complex and urgent. Through our collaboration, we leveraged key opportunities in the market, delivering robust technology and customer value. I would like to offer my heartiest congratulations to Check Point for its well-deserved achievement at the Canalys APAC Channel Leadership Matrix 2020.” said Neville Burdan, Senior Director – Cybersecurity, NTT Ltd. in Asia Pacific.

Independent research into vendor channel strategies, investments, execution, and planned initiatives, as well as input from channel partners, inform the rankings in the Canalys Leadership Matrix. The Leadership Matrix in 2020 also acknowledged suppliers’ efforts in accelerating growth and meeting partners’ critical requirements in areas like supply, communication, financial support, and account management in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. When it comes to the 10 most crucial aspects of channel management, partners in the channel are asked to rate vendors (such as ease of doing business, profitability, support, and marketing).