Disruptive Cyber Security Leader Taps Top-Performing Master Agent to Build and Scale Channel Success
Scottsdale, Ariz., March, 24, 2022 – PlanetOne is first to market in the IT and telecom channel with cyber industry leader Darktrace. A celebrated global leader in cyber security AI, Darktrace signed a preferred partnership with PlanetOne for its energy, expertise, and proven ability to educate, train and enable channel partners on new technologies and “as a service” sales strategies. PlanetOne’s proprietary, business-building management platform SENTIENT also weighed heavily on the innovator’s choice and was a “clear differentiator.”
“Cyber security isn’t an area to settle for good enough,” says Darktrace Global Head of Partnerships, Francesca Bowen. “We wanted a go-to-market partner who would fast-track our success and allow us to continue disrupting the market with new and better technology, engagement models and resources. PlanetOne stood out for us across the board, and its new SENTIENT platform is exactly the type of intelligent hunting and innovative growth platform we thrive on at Darktrace.”
Effective immediately, PlanetOne channel partners, which span the IT and telecom channels and include agents, MSPs, sub-agents and VARs, gain access to Darktrace’s portfolio, including its flagship products, Enterprise Immune System, Antigena, and Cyber AI Analyst. To generate enthusiasm and fuel pipeline, PlanetOne and Darktrace have set a series of in-person and on-demand activities for 2022 to give channel partners the insight needed to quickly identify opportunities and successfully market and sell Darktrace.
“Darktrace took the industry by storm in stealth mode with breakthrough Cyber AI research in two lanes: Detect and Respond,” notes Chris Werpy, President and COO, PlanetOne. “Today, Darktrace is one of the most influential and impactful worldwide security leaders innovating around a continuous, self-optimizing AI loop that works to prevent and stop cyber-attacks instantaneously. The technology is doing exactly what it’s supposed to, and the IT industry and the global marketplace are noticing. We are fired up and honored to be one of Darktrace’s primary go-to-market business partners and see nothing but opportunity and growth for our mutual channel partners.”
“Last month, Darktrace joined PlanetOne at its Partner Appreciation Week and 2022 SKO for one partner session—the room was packed. Standing room only with folks comparing notes in the halls after,” says Ted Schuman, Founder and CEO. “We had to pull our own salespeople out of the room to make space for our partners. It was insane and exceeded everyone’s expectation.”
To learn more about engaging Darktrace, Channel Partners can reach out to their Sales Pod in Sentient and watch the next episode of PlanetOne Network News.
For more information about PlanetOne, visit www.planetone.net.
PlanetOne is the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred business partner for identifying and delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to small and midsize businesses and enterprises. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., the industry pioneer is celebrated by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and regarded as a top-performing partner for hundreds of telecom agents and channel partners nationwide. In 2018, PlanetOne was named one of the Best Places to Work by The Business Intelligence Group. Since 2017, the company has been honored as one of the “Nation’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” by the National Association for Business Resources. In 2015 and 2017, PlanetOne ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” survey, and has been recognized as one of Arizona’s largest privately-held companies as part of the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards program, since 2016. The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program has also been included in CRN’s Connectivity Solutions Partner Program Guide and Cloud Partner Program Guides.
Darktrace (DARK.L), a global leader in cyber security AI, delivers world-class technology that protects over 6,500 customers worldwide from advanced threats, including ransomware and cloud and SaaS attacks. Darktrace’s fundamentally different approach applies Self-Learning AI to enable machines to understand the business in order to autonomously defend it. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, the company has more than 1,700 employees and over 30 offices worldwide. Darktrace was named one of TIME Magazine’s ‘Most Influential Companies’ for 2021.