List Highlights Hottest Tech Startups Impacting the IT Channel, Technology Industry
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - July 21, 2014 - Stealth security company, vArmour, announced today it has been recognized as one of 2014’s hottest emerging technology vendors by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers.
With the rise of sophisticated cyber crime and breaches in the data center reaching record levels (54% of attacks involve compromised servers*), the enterprise is demanding a solution that provides stronger visibility and control of its greatest asset: its data. As massive, growing amounts of data continue to be distributed on a global scale, security solutions need to move beyond servers and networks, a problem vArmour's security technology is directly addressing.
"Solution providers are always on the hunt for the next big technology trend so that they can bring new solutions to their customers before they even know they need them. These vendors are on the forefront of IT innovation and are offering products and services that channel partners can use to stay ahead of the competition," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. "We congratulate 2014's Emerging Vendors for creating the next wave of technology that will drive the IT industry forward and for opening the door to new, unique solutions from the IT channel."
"So much industry innovation has been focused on the emerging and persistent threats outside of the data center or enterprise network," said CEO Tim Eades, "In today's post-mobile, post-cloud, and post-virtualization world, there is still significant work to be done to address data threats that have already infiltrated and live inside enterprise networks. Through our global channel partner programs and our commitment to be a 100% channel driven company, vArmour is solving these issues head on with channel partners by working together to protect the data defined perimeter for the enterprise."
Companies included in CRN’s 2014 Emerging Vendors list were founded in 2008 or later and are actively working with channel partners in North America. The list, along with information about each vendor, will be published in CRN's August 2014 issue and will also be available online at www.crn.com.
About vArmour Based in Mountain View, Calif., vArmour is a stealth security company focused on securing the data-defined perimeter of enterprises. The company has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Highland Capital Partners. Executives from NetScreen, Juniper Networks, Silver Tail Systems, Citrix, Riverbed and IBM lead the company, which will launch later in 2014. Learn more at www.varmour.com.
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vArmour, the data center and cloud security company, delivers software-based segmentation and micro-segmentation to protect critical applications and workloads with the industry’s first distributed security system. Based in Mountain View, CA, the company was founded in 2011 and is backed by top investors including Highland Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Work-Bench Ventures, Allegis Capital, Redline Capital, and Telstra. The vArmour DSS Distributed Security System is deployed across the world’s largest banks, telecom service providers, government agencies, healthcare providers, and retailers. Partnering with companies including AWS, Cisco and HPE, vArmour builds security into modern infrastructures with a simple and scalable approach that drives unparalleled agility and operational efficiency. Learn more at www.varmour.com
*Source: Gartner Group, Mandiant
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