Howdy, and thanks for joining us for this week’s Channel Partner Program Roundup, our weekly collection of channel news and information. This week we’ve got news from ZyXEL, Arbor Networks and Thinking Phone Networks, so saddle up and let’s mooove.

ZyXEL Communications: The networking hardware vendor announced a promotion that offers free one-year subscriptions to Kaspersky Lab's Endpoint Security for Business suite with purchase of ZyXEL's USG series of unified threat management (UTM) devices. Owners of ZyXEL UTM products may also take advantage of further discounts on purchases of group licenses.

The number of free one-year licenses of the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for business suite will depend on the size of the ZyXEL UTM device purchased. Owners of ZyXEL's USG20, USG20W, USG50, and USG100 will receive one free one-year subscription. USG200 owners will receive two free one-year licenses, while owners of USG 1000 and USG 2000 will receive four and five one-year licenses, respectively. ZyXEL UTM customers will also get discounts on purchases of additional licenses.

ZyXEL customers can get detail information and hassle-free redemption of free licenses through this website -- http://zyxel.us/kasperskyclientpromo.

Arbor Networks: The provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks has enhanced its Advantage Partner Program, including a new tiering structure designed to support partner ramp-up and “deliver a compelling and profitable value proposition as partners grow their business with Arbor,” according to the company.
 
The 2013 Advantage Partner Program includes four levels—Authorized, Advantage, Premier and Elite—to align with partners’ business models and differentiate them based on their capabilities and their investments in marketing and training to help them sell and support Arbor solutions. The new tiering structure gives Arbor an opportunity to evolve the partner program, effectively expanding its partner base while providing broader coverage across various verticals, geographies and skill levels. The enhanced program also introduces product specializations for partners that wish to become technically proficient in specific products.

Thinking Phone Networks: The cloud unified communications (UC) services provider has added PlanetOne as a master partner. PlanetOne joins a growing roster of select channel players that now offer the ThinkingSuite cloud UC solution.
 
“We are very excited to work with PlanetOne, one of the premier partners in the industry, in delivering robust, deeply integrated UC services to businesses,” said Rob Shelby, Thinking Phone Networks Regional Vice President of Channel Sales. “We’re collaborating on several key opportunities and look forward to great success with this expert team.”

And that’s this week’s Channel Partner Program Roundup. Mosey on back next week and see what we’ve got going on. Until then, stay safe.