F5 Networks has launched a security-specific accreditation programme for channel partners worldwide, following the launch of the vendor's application delivery-focused accreditation programme earlier this year. The new security accreditation provides partners with an in-depth understanding of the entire F5 security solution portfolio, including the vendor's data centre firewall solution. The accreditation is offered through the Unity channel partner programme and has no cost to channel partners. “F5 has a comprehensive security solution portfolio that offers channel partners an open field to identify new opportunities, enhance their profitability and increase market penetration,” says Dean Darwin, SVP, Worldwide Partner Organisation at F5. “Through this accreditation, partners will drive new business and increase their understanding of the ever-changing security environment.” The web-based security accreditation program features separate curricula for both sales and technical channel professionals, each with an exam required to achieve accreditation.