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IGEL Honored with 5-Star Rating in the 2021 CRN® Partner Program Guide

For the fifth year in a row, IGEL recognized among elite group of companies that go above and beyond in helping their solution provider partners drive success

SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2021 – IGEL, is being acknowledged by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2021 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide provides a conclusive list of the most distinguished partner programs from leading technology companies that provide products and services through the IT Channel. The 5-Star rating is awarded to an exclusive group of companies that offer solution providers the best of the best, going above and beyond in their partner programs.

IGEL is led by CEO Jed Ayres, who is widely recognized for the transformational impact he is making on the end user computing industry, and starting IGEL’s journey and pivot from a hardware-centric to a software-first company in 2016.

As part of its commitment to its channel partner ecosystem, IGEL hired Balaji Subramanian as its Senior Vice President and Global Channel Chief in April 2020. That was followed by the launch of IGEL Velocity in January 2021, a new partner program focused on enabling partner success and sales growth through skills development and joint customer engagement. With IGEL Velocity, partners can create new opportunities to grow their business more quickly and profitability. Furthermore, to increase the ease-of-doing business and the partner experience, IGEL Velocity partners have exclusive access to the resources that drive business success through access to IGEL sales and technical training through IGEL Academy, and deal registration, new rebates, new market development funds (MDF) and other programs through IGEL Launchpad, the new partner portal.

“IGEL is proud earn the coveted 5-Star rating from CRN again in 2021,” said Subramanian. “Despite the challenges we’ve all faced due to the pandemic the past twelve months, we are immensely grateful for our channel partners, whose commitment to IGEL has helped us drive success for our mutual customers as they have pivoted to work-from-home, and in fact to a work-from-anywhere environment.”

IGEL Velocity Partner Computer Products Corp. (CPC), which was recently recognized for closing IGEL’s largest partner-led software deal in 2020, has an entire division dedicated to IGEL. Bruce Poor, President of Business Development and leader of CPC’s IGEL Advantage Group said, “We’ve always put IGEL first. IGEL has been a key partner since coming to the U.S. decades ago, and CPC is thrilled to be a part of the IGEL Velocity program and a leading IGEL integrator and service provider. IGEL offers our customers a best-in-class solution that is perfect for today’s distributed work environments. Providing secure access to cloud workspaces within a framework that is simple to manage and easy to use is key – and IGEL is the answer for our clients. IGEL’s near-perfect edge OS is single-handedly driving productivity and collaboration for our clients.”

“As innovation continues to fuel the speed and intricacy of technology, solution providers need partners that can keep up and support their developing business.” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2021 Partner Program Guide gives insight into the strengths of each organization’s program to recognize those that continually support and push positive change inside the IT channel.”

The 2021 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April 2021 issue of CRN and online at To learn more about the IGEL Velocity, IGEL’s partner program, visit

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About IGEL

IGEL provides the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company’s world-leading software products include IGEL OS™, IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86-64 device. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered endpoint solutions deliver the industry’s best hardware warranty (5 years), software maintenance (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit

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