WatchGuard launches learning centre for resellers

WatchGuard has launched a learning centre to assist channel partners improve their business. Aimed at its 9,000 value-added resellers and managed security service provides, the WatchGuard Learning Centre ‘enables personalised training paths for business and technical professionals’.

The centre is accessible from the WatchGuard Partner Portal, delivering personalised educational paths in sales readiness, channel enablement and technical training through a web-based learning environment that can be accessed at any time and from anywhere.

A value-based incentive program for channel partners, WatchGuard’s partner programme rewards commitment with Silver, Gold and Platinum levels. Since implementing the WatchGuardONE partner program, WatchGuard’s engaged partners have experienced a nearly 40 per cent growth in revenue. Through the new WatchGuard Learning Centre, partners can choose personalised training paths and complete courses available both live and on demand, enabling them to grow and maintain their WatchGuardONE partner status, while automatically tracking their progress.

Tools available to WatchGuard partners include business visibility tools, marketing funds management, integrated marketing campaigns, renewals and deal registration, automated lead dispatch and opportunities management.

Sean Price, SVP of Worldwide Sales at WatchGuard said: “Partner training has always been the foundation of the WatchGuardONE program. The more training our channel partners achieve, the more WatchGuard rewards their efforts. As the industry and technology continue to evolve, so do the products and services we offer, as well as the tools and resources we make available to our partners. The WatchGuard Learning Centre sets the stage to further enable our channel community as trusted advisors to our joint customers, with more personalised ways to learn than ever before.”

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