Today, Seattle, WA-based Application Delivery Networking services provider, F5 Networks, Inc., announced an expansion to their UNITY Partner Program. The new series is the GUARDIAN Professional Services Partner Program, which provides added benefits for F5 partners who have professional/consulting services in conjunction with their authorization tier requirements. This particular program is focused on market promotion, education and sales enablement.
"The GUARDIAN Professional Services Program demonstrates our continued commitment to channel partners who excel in implementing and optimizing F5 solutions to deliver high value to customers,” said Dean Darwin, SVP, Worldwide Partner Organization, F5 Networks, Inc., in a press release today. “With the program, channel organizations with deep expertise in F5 solutions are recognized and rewarded for their skills and are in position to offer customers new consulting services, creating additional revenue opportunities and deepening customer engagement.”
There are four authorization tiers for the GUARDIAN program: Installation Provider, Advanced Implementation Provider, Application Security Provider and Optimization Provider. To be qualified for the GUARDIAN Program, an organization must meet the UNITY Partner Program requirements and have a required number of F5 Professional Certification Program-certified personnel for each level. This program allows qualified partners to access on-request assistance from F5 Pro services as well as best practice documents, packaged offerings support and discounts on training and certification exams.