The channel program started in 2004 after ZixCorp established itself as a leader in email encryption. We started with one person managing the entire reseller division, and in our first year, we partnered with 21 resellers, the majority of whom continue to do business with us today.
Our channel program steadily grew throughout the years as the overall need for email data protection increased. We began offering participation at three partnership levels with sales, marketing and technical benefits for all. We rolled out a partner portal, deal registration, marketing lead generation programs and more, all designed to assist our partners in selling our solutions, expanding their customer base and increasing their profits.
Today, we are proud to have more than 400 Solution Providers (SP) and Managed Service Providers (MSP) across the country. ZixCorp believes in building mutually beneficial relationships with each of our channel partners, and it is this commitment that drives the success of the program each day.
We have dedicated Channel Account Managers who work to develop our relationship with each individual reseller. We offer sales support throughout the entire sales cycle, in addition to sales training, discounts, marketing resources and more.
In 2013, ZixCorp introduced DLP and BYOD to our product line. This expansion has significantly benefited our partners by introducing them to new and growing markets, while increasing their revenues and margins.
As 2014 begins, we look forward to continuing the development of the channel program, including growing the ZixCorp channel team and introducing new benefits and sales and marketing tools to assist in generating revenue for our partners.
For the past 10 years, we have worked tirelessly across all levels of the company to assist our partners in growing their business, and we are excited to celebrate this anniversary knowing how successful this program has been. It truly is the Power of Everyone.
To our current partners, thank you for your hard work and dedication to ZixCorp for the past 10 years. We look forward to 10 more years (and many more after that)!