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CA Earns Five-Star Rating From Varbusiness Magazine For Fifth Consecutive Year


Recognized for Best Practices and Quality Partner Programs.

ISLANDIA, N.Y., March 20, 2006 – For the fifth consecutive year, VARBusiness magazine has awarded CA (NYSE: CA) its highest honor for superior and innovative channel partner programs. CA was certified as a Five-Star Partner, acknowledging its commitment and the strength of its programs for IT integrators, resellers and consultants.

This year’s five-star distinction recognizes vendors committed to the channel. Vendors are assessed by the volume of business generated through partners; the number of solution provider partners that vendors engage; partner communications; overall investment; and corporate commitment to their partner programs.

Of the more than 250 vendor program entries reviewed for the past year, only 70 companies received the coveted five-star rating in the magazine’s 12th annual Partner Programs Guide survey.

“Our channel partners are critical to our success, and we are committed to providing them with the programs, resources and services they need to most effectively deliver value to their customers using CA technologies,” said James Hanley, CA’s senior vice president of worldwide partner sales. “Those technologies have become even more attractive to the channel as IT security and infrastructure management become increasingly important markets for solution sellers.”

The CA Channel Partner Program provides a comprehensive set of sales tools and resources tailored to support partners’ business models and meet their customers’ needs. Specific offerings include demand generation programs, a unique segmentation strategy, a partner support team and co-marketing activities and incentives that are designed to help increase opportunities and profits for partners.

“We applaud vendors like CA for demonstrating best practices and for the leadership roles they have achieved within the IT distribution channel,” said VARBusiness editor Lawrence M. Walsh.

For more information on CA’s channel partner program, please visit

About VARBusiness Magazine

For the past 19 years, VARBusiness’ strategic resources have been the gateway to the Solution Provider community. VARBusiness provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available at its Web site,

About CA

CA (NYSE: CA), one of the world’s largest information technology (IT) management software companies, unifies and simplifies the management of enterprise-wide IT. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y., and serves customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, please visit


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