D-Link Named to CRN's 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide

           D-Link Named to CRN's 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide

5-Star Designation in Annual Guide Identifies IT Channel's Most Elite Vendor
Partner Programs

PR Newswire

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 25, 2013

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --D-Link Systems Inc.,
the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers, businesses and
service providers, today announced it has been named to CRN's 2013 Partner
Program Guide and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The CRN Partner Program
Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that
service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. The guide
recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of
their sales through the indirect IT Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating
recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution
providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

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"The companies listed in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a
comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today," said
Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director, UBM Tech
Channel's CRN. "The 5-Star award is reserved for vendors that understand that
a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering
their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go
above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial
partnership."

D-Link is committed to providing resellers with resources to rapidly grow
their businesses, including marketing support, lead generation and training,
as well as a dedicated campaign and lead management system. In the last year,
D-Link launched a new partner portal with several core functions and sales
tools to help resellers, including an online, on-demand, no-charge partner
Certification program, a Campaign Center and a Product Selector Pro tool
available to VIP+ partners for easy product comparisons.

D-Link's Value In Partnership+ Program offers unique financial incentives to
increase profitability for its partners by creating additional revenue streams
and allowing them to expand into new markets. A newly added Gold level tier
enables Gold partners to deliver complex D-Link solutions and earn its highest
quarterly VIR rebates.Also, an enhanced Rewards Program delivers over 30,000
individual rewards, margin protection via a Deal Registration program and a
unique Bounty Program that pays partners even when a Registered Deal is lost
to a competitor.

"We are honored to receive CRN's 5-Star Partner Program, which reflects the
investment and commitment D-Link has made to support the channel and its
partners," said Mark Prowten, vice president enterprise and channel sales,
D-Link Systems, Inc. "D-Link understands the importance of coordination and
collaboration with all of our supply chain partners, and we place an emphasis
on delivering our partners the products, education and resources needed for
success."

The CRN list methodology is based on objective criteria that takes into
account each vendor's investments in program offerings, partner profitability,
partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources,
sales support, and communication. The 2013 Partner Program Guide will be
featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the
March 2013 issue of CRN. For more information, visit www.crn.com.

About UBM Tech Channel (www.ubmchannel.com)
UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused
events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With
over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched
channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives
managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to
accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us
at: www.ubmchannel.com.

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around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into
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About D-Link
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to
large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning
designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified
network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless,
broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For
more information visit www.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook
(www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).

D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link
Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third-party marks mentioned herein
may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2013 D-Link. All
Rights Reserved.

SOURCE D-Link Systems, Inc.

Website: http://www.dlink.com/
Contact: Denise Keddy, D-Link Systems, Inc., +1-714-885-6318,
denise.keddy@dlink.com, Natalie Pridham, Walt & Company, +1-408-369-7200, ext.
2976, npridham@walt.com
 
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