Carolyn Crandall of Attivo Networks Named to 2018 CRN Women of the Channel Power 100 List

FREMONT, Calif., May 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Attivo Networks®, the leader in deception solutions for cybersecurity defense, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Carolyn Crandall, chief deception officer, to its list of 2018 Power 100, an elite subset of its prestigious annual Women of the Channel list.

CRN’s editorial team selects Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the channel. The Power 100 belong to an exclusive group drawn from this larger list: women leaders whose vision and influence are key drivers of their companies’ success and help move the entire IT channel forward.

Crandall joined Attivo Networks with the vision of modernizing the approach to active cybersecurity defense with a focus on deception-based detection of threats that have successfully bypassed an organization’s prevention systems. Since then, Crandall has taken a channel-centric go-to-market approach to achieving this goal, developing the framework for the company’s channel program, partner profitability models, and joint lead generation programs. Additionally, she has built out the company’s integration partner program, which allows partners to provide customers with a solution that is optimized for detection and incident response, while helping customers implement an active defense strategy.

CRN recognizes Crandall for its Women of the Channel list for the ninth time and as a Power 100 member for the eighth time. She is an active speaker, blogger, and byline contributor with a focus on information security and women in technology. Her track record also includes a history of repeated channel success with prior companies Cisco, Juniper Networks, Nimble Storage and Riverbed.

“This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives.” 

“We applaud CRN for recognizing Carolyn’s leadership and expertise,” said Tushar Kothari, CEO, Attivo Networks. “This award is well deserved and underscores the work Carolyn has done to support the company’s rapidly growing partner base and increased market demand for deception solutions.”   

The 2018 Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at  

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About Attivo Networks
Attivo Networks® is the leader in deception technology for real-time detection, analysis, and accelerated response to advanced, credential, insider, and ransomware cyber-attacks. The Attivo ThreatDefend™ Deception and Response Platform accurately detects advanced in-network threats and provides scalable continuous threat management for user networks, data centers, cloud, IoT, ICS-SCADA, and POS environments.  Attivo Camouflage dynamic deception techniques and decoys set high-interaction traps to efficiently lure attackers into revealing themselves. Advanced attack analysis and lateral movement tracking are auto-correlated for evidence-based alerts, forensic reporting, and automatic blocking and quarantine of attacks. For more information, visit

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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The Channel Company
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Attivo Networks Contact:
Loren Guertin 
Matter Communications for Attivo Networks
(401) 351-9504