AccessAnywhere Systems Announces Successful Completion Of MSPAlliance Vendor Accreditation Program
AccessAnywhere Systems joins vendor-neutral program for benchmarking service-enabling technology vendors worldwide
MISSISSAUGA, ON, MAY 12, 2009 - AccessAnywhere Systems, a leading provider of virtual private networking (VPN) services for small and medium sized businesses, today announced that it has received accreditation under the MSPAlliance's (MSPA) Vendor Accreditation Program (VAP). VAP is the first program of its kind, specifically designed by managed service providers (MSPs) as a benchmark for vendors who sell to the MSP community. Vendors who bear the VAP seal have shown they abide by the highest principles of quality in areas such as financial stability, positive channel practices, product research and development, and MSP customer satisfaction.
"The Vendor Accreditation Program is important to MSPs, since companies that receive accreditation have demonstrated their ongoing commitment to the channel", said Charles Weaver, president of the MSPAlliance. "We are very proud to have AccessAnywhere as a part of this prestigious body of vendors".
VAP was created using a wide base of criteria considered as critical by MSPs when selecting a vendor. Criteria examined during the accreditation process include:
- Business Practices: Focusing on channel development, channel competition safeguards, experience in the managed services industry, etc.
- Product Roadmap: Examining the vendor's willingness to invest in their products in order to ensure continued relevance for the MSPs on a continued basis.
- Financial: Examination of financial stability to ensure adequate support of channel initiatives and product development.
- Client References: Vendor must provide at least three MSP specific client references.
"We recognize that many MSPs enjoy the role of trusted advisor for their clients in the SMB marketplace. As such, they are very cautious about introducing new vendors, products, or services to their clients." said Brian Loney, president of AccessAnywhere. "AccessAnywhere's VAP accreditation mitigates that concern by demonstrating our commitment to the MSP channel, and proves that we have the programs, products and support in place to ensure the MSPs success when bringing the AccessAnywhere Managed VPN Service to their clients".
About AccessAnywhere Systems
AccessAnywhere Systems is a service provider enabling simple, secure, and cost effective access for remote workers of small and medium sized companies. Since 2005 AccessAnywhere has been providing its turnkey, fully managed, subscription-based virtual private networking service to customers and service providers throughout the globe.