ASANTE EARNS FIVE-STAR RATING FROM CMP'S VARBUSINESS MAGAZINE
Lauded by Leading Technology Publication for Partner Programs
San Jose, California, March 24, 2005 – Asante Technologies, Inc. (OTC: ASTN), a leading provider of networking solutions for the small-medium business (SMB) market, today was recognized by CMP Media's VARBusiness magazine as one of North America's top information-technology (IT) vendors in terms of the breadth and depth of channel-partner programs it presents to solution providers that sell its products to end users. Asante received a five-star rating, acknowledging the robust features of its programs for IT integrators, resellers, and consultants.
Of the 287 vendor program entries reviewed this year, one-third of them from 85 different vendors received the coveted five-star rating in the magazine's 11th annual Partner Programs Guide survey. The guide appears in the March 21, 2005, issue of VARBusiness.
"We applaud vendors like Asante for their overall channel commitment and channel innovation," says Robert C. DeMarzo, VARBusiness Publisher.
"As the channel continues to evolve and change, we have structured the framework of our program to try and preserve both channel and margin integrity for our partners," says Philip Berkowitz, Asante Vice President of Sales. "It is gratifying to see that our dedication and commitment to the channel is being recognized."
Asante Technologies, Inc., is a leading provider of networking solutions for the small-medium business (SMB) market. Asante designs, markets, and sells a full line of networking solutions that provides its customers with high-performance, reliable, and value-based solutions. The company's IntraCore® and FriendlyNET® product families offer companies a full breadth of products - from the edge to the core of their networks. For additional information call 800-662-9686.
About VARBusiness Magazine
For the past 18 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the solution-provider community. VARBusiness provides unique strategic business and technology insight for solution providers through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events, and innovative web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships, and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events, and services is available on the magazine's website at www.varbusiness.com.
Bina Patel (VP of Sales and Marketing)
Asante Networks, Inc.
408-435-8388, ext. 408
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