Tech Elite 250 list recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications. Zunesis made the list for the 7th year in a row.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 28, 2016

logo-zunesisZunesis announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Zunesis to its 2016 Tech Elite 250 list for the seventh consecutive year. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors.

To compile the annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Companies who have obtained these elite designations— which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support—are then selected from a pool of online applicants.

Zunesis has been able to earn this recognition so many consecutive years because of the company’s unwavering dedication to technical excellence. In a world of big talkers, Zunesis has committed to actually employ the technical expertise they sell. One of the ways they do this is by deciding what they are going to be great at and investing heavily in those areas, rather than trying to be mediocre at everything.

“The solution providers selected for our annual Tech Elite 250 list have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained strong industry credibility by earning some of the most difficult IT certifications available from top technology vendors,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Attainment of these exclusive certifications strengthens the channel as a whole by invigorating partnerships and enabling the delivery of exceptional customer service. We congratulate each of these organizations and look forward to their continued success.”

“We are thrilled to have earned this recognition,” said Zunesis CEO, Steve Shaffer. “Most notably, I am proud of our consistency. To maintain this level of technical excellence for seven straight years is quite an accomplishment. We are committed to staying sharp on the technological advances that occur each year, and I’m thankful to our technical team for the hard work they put into making sure we are experts in our field.”

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at

About Zunesis
Zunesis is a leading IT solution provider with locations in Colorado and Nevada. Our vision centers around an intense focus on serving our customers and bringing value to their business through strategic IT solutions. In 2015, they were added to the CRN Next-Gen 250 list, recognizing them for their innovation and forward-thinking in the industry. Later, in March 2016, Zunesis was named to the CRN TechElite 250 for the 7th consecutive year as a best-of-breed solution provider with deep technical expertise and premier certifications. For more information visit, the Zunesis Blog; or follow us on LinkedIn.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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There was a time when IT was the gatekeeper of everything enterprise and ruled with a combination of strict policies and purpose-built technologies. There was no need for technologies like ClearPass. Those days are over.  Today, billions of Wi-Fi enabled smartphones and tablets are pouring into the workplace.  Users are armed with more than three devices or more, and each contains over 40 business and personal apps.


Users have far more flexibility to connect their own smartphones and tablets to the network and download the apps of their choice. The expectation is that the mobility experience just works whether you are at home or in the office.


The boundaries of IT’s domain now extend beyond the enterprise, and the expectation is that users can connect from anywhere. The goal is to provide anytime, anywhere connectivity without sacrificing security.


How does IT maintain visibility and control? As a foundation, IT must have a firm understand of these three things:


  • Where devices are being used
  • How many devices are being used per user
  • Which operating systems are supported.


The next key is for IT to decide what happens when users and devices are not in compliance.


BYODThe ClearPass Policy Management Platform from Aruba Networks, an HPE Company, takes a fresh approach to solving the mobility challenge – an approach that provides IT a simple way to build a foundation for enterprise-wide policies, strong security, and an enhanced user experience.


From this single ClearPass policy and platform, contextual data is leveraged across the network to ensure that users and devices are granted appropriate access privileges, regardless of access method or device ownership.


Mobility policies need to include user roles, devices types, available MDM data and certificate status, location, day-of-week, and time of day.


ClearPass Benefits

  • Policies and AAA services that support any wireless, wired, and VPN environment.
  • Network privileges based on real-time contextual data-user roles, device types, location, and time-of-day.
  • Built-in device profiling that identifies device types and attributes for everything that connects.
  • Real-time troubleshooting tools that help solve connectivity and user issues quickly.
  • Built-in integration that allows you to build a coordinated defense effort where everything works as one solution.


Providing a seamless mobility experience for today’s mobile workforce has created a host of new challenges. ClearPass solves these challenges by providing a platform that delivers policy control, workflow automation, and visibility from a single cohesive solution.  By capturing and correlating real-time contextual data, ClearPass enables you to define policies that work in any environment: wireless, wired, or VPN.



As some, if not all, of you out there know, HP has split in to two separate companies: Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, or HPE, will be specifically focused on selling Enterprise product, software and services, while HP Inc. will be dedicated to personal client systems of laptops, desktops, and printers. While these two companies will have a few things in common (i.e. both companies will be very focused on security), the two companies will have separate goals, business objectives, and go-to market strategies.

In the business and partner world, we have had a lot of focus on the side of HP Enterprise and its products. HPE will be the larger of these two companies, and it will have an almost exclusive focus on the business world and its sales. HP Inc., on the other hand will, be a smaller, more nimble company that will be better at adapting to the changing needs of both businesses and consumers and sometimes the “mixing” of these two lines (Bring Your Own Device).

HP SplitMuch airtime has been given to HPE since the split; so today, let’s focus on HP Inc. Since the HP split officially happened, I have noticed a very rapid and direct approach HP Inc. has taken to become industry leading in two specific categories: Mobility and Security.


    • Mobility: HP Inc. is dedicated to help companies mobilize their business with amazing new devices, applications, and services. Specifically, the newly announced Elite x3 is specifically designed to bridge the gap between the mobility of the Tablet, the business capability of a Laptop, and the power, speed, and storage of a Desktop.  HP Inc. wants to empower their customers with the ability to run their business from anywhere on the planet.


  • Security: HP Inc. has gone back to its roots to work with HPE and Microsoft to create a software suite that marries HP Fortify Security Software and the Microsoft OS, Windows 10. HP Inc. will use this, along with their already stellar security features like HP Biosphere and HP Sure Start with Dynamic Protection, to create what they feel is an industry leading option.


HP Inc. seems to see the opportunity that has been presented by Apple concentrating on competing with Samsung for smartphone dominance. They are going after the mobility space with the belief that they can provide a better business solution than the Apple iPad and a more user friendly option than the Microsoft Surface. It will be very interesting to see if they can pull it off. Whether they do or not, I can see a very rosy future for the new, nimble, and improved HP Inc.!






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