Todd DeBell Earns CRN Channel Chief Recognition for Fifth Straight Year; Five Partners to Receive Ignite Partner Awards in San Francisco

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. – Leading security intelligence firm, FireMon, announces that Vice President of Worldwide Channel & Distribution Sales Todd DeBell has been named one of CRN’s Channel Chiefs for 2016. DeBell is included on the prestigious list of IT channel leaders for his role in driving channel sales and growth within the organization and evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the IT industry.

CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.

“We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

The announcement comes one week before RSA Conference 2016, where FireMon will recognize several key partners during its fifth annual Ignite Partner Awards Ceremony. The top award, North America Partner of the Year, went to Optiv Security in its first year as the combined Accuvant and FishNet Security entity.

2015 FireMon Ignite Partner Awards

  • North America Partner of the Year – Optiv
  • Federal Partner of the Year – Thundercat Technologies, Inc.
  • Distribution Partner of the Year – Westcon-Comstor
  • European Partner of the Year – NTT Com Security Germany
  • Growth Partner of the Year – Worldwide Technology, Inc.

“We are honored to be recognized as FireMon’s Federal Partner of the Year for 2015,” said Dave Schlosser, VP of Sales and Marketing at Thundercat Technologies. “The FireMon platform is a key offering for us. Government customers look to the solution to reduce costs associated with achieving and maintaining the multitude of regulations they must comply with on a daily basis.”

“FireMon’s ability to integrate with other leading security products enables our partners to deliver the most effective, customized solutions in the market,” said Andrew Warren, Vice President of Security Solutions, North America, for Westcon-Comstor. “Through the Westcon Security Solutions practice, we’ve helped drive adoption of the FireMon portfolio via education, business planning, proof-of-concept, technical enablement, and marketing support programs. We appreciate their partnership and look forward to building upon our mutual success in the coming years.”

The Ignite Partner Award winners will be honored at FireMon’s 2016 Partner Council event Monday during the RSA Conference in San Francisco. FireMon will highlight its solution in Booth #1233 in the expo hall February 29 – March 1. To schedule time with the team, visit the FireMon website.

About FireMon

FireMon solutions deliver continuous visibility into and control over network security infrastructure, policies, and risk. Using the FireMon Security Intelligence Platform, today’s enterprise organizations, government agencies, and managed services providers dramatically improve effectiveness of network defenses, optimizing investments and speeding response to changing business demands.