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Entrust Datacard Announces ‘PartnerPlus’ Channel Program to Help Meet Growing Market Demands for Secure Identity Solutions

MINNEAPOLIS—(Apr. 26, 2016)—Entrust Datacard announced today a new channel partner program, PartnerPlus, which is designed to accelerate, grow and deliver strong differentiation for partners that have demonstrated expertise in the vertical markets and regions they serve.

“Since Entrust and Datacard Group came together to form Entrust Datacard, it has been extremely important for us to build a program that effectively facilitates partner growth,  especially those that focus on the pursuit of new opportunities for secure identity solutions,” said Kathleen Phillips, vice president global channel strategy and operations. “Our PartnerPlus program streamlines and combines the best of the previous channel partner programs into one new strategy that optimizes and drives results.”

Entrust Datacard’s partnering models are based on the partner’s business model and the customers they serve. The new tiered structure is designed to support partners based on their core competencies, business models, products and services offered, as well as areas of expertise for regional and market needs. Benefits to Entrust Datacard’s partners come in the form of compelling financial incentives, technical and sales enablement with dedicated support, and a variety of marketing and business development tools that accelerate as the partner’s investments and sales achievements grow.

“We deeply value our elite network of global channel partners; they are vital to the growth and success of Entrust Datacard’s business,” added Phillips.  “It is extremely important for us to build relationships based on collaboration and trust, and this program creates the foundation to help drive growth and meet customer expectations. We are committed to supporting our channel partners’ business objectives by effectively aligning our technologies and strengths to that of our partners so that we are both strategically growing a profitable business.”

Entrust Datacard offers secure identity solutions that include scalable, flexible hardware, software, supplies, consultation and project management for several vertical market applications – including financial, government, corporate security, and education, among others. The company currently has an elite network of global channel partners covering over 150 countries.

For more information about PartnerPlus, please visit www.entrustdatacard.com/partnerplus.

About Entrust Datacard
Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.entrustdatacard.com.