Microsoft Expands Scope and Partner Benefits of Security Software Advisor Program

Updates reflect feedback from the program's partner base, which has grown to over 1,700 security partners in first four months. Microsoft Corp. today announced a series of measures aimed at expanding its Security Software Advisor (SSA) program, including higher payouts to partners and a broader set of eligible deals. As of Dec. 1, 2006, Microsoft […]

Updates reflect feedback from the program’s partner base, which has grown to over 1,700 security partners in first four months.

Microsoft Corp. today announced a series of measures aimed at expanding its Security Software Advisor (SSA) program, including higher payouts to partners and a broader set of eligible deals. As of Dec. 1, 2006, Microsoft will pay advisory fees to eligible security channel partners of up to 30 percent on most commercial, government and educational licensing programs. These adjustments have been made in response to growing demand for the Microsoft® Forefront™ security product lineup from business customers and feedback from the SSA program’s partner base, which has swelled to over 1,700 members in only four months.

“As members of the Security Software Advisor program, we are pleased that Microsoft has listened to our calls for a broader advisor fee program,