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eSentire’s Chris Braden Named as 2021 CRN® Channel Chief

Channel Chief for Leading Cybersecurity Services Provider recognized for innovative channel programs and commitment to company

February 8, 2021 | 2 MINS READ

Waterloo, Ontario, Feb. 8, 2021 eSentire, Inc., category creator and the leading Managed Detection and Response (MDR) company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Chris Braden, eSentire Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances, to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. The prestigious CRN® Channel Chiefs list, released annually, recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth.

eSentire protects the critical data and applications of over 940 organizations in 69 countries from current and emerging cyber threats.Its award-winning managed detection and response services consist of the patented, multi-signal correlation capabilities of the company’s Atlas Extended Detection and Response (XDR) cloud platform and the company’s 24x7 threat monitoring, real-time cyber hunting and remote threat response capabilities.

“We are proud that Chris has once again been recognized by CRN as a Channel Chief. He is an invaluable member of the eSentire team,” said Kerry Bailey, eSentire CEO. “Under Chris’ leadership, the channel delivered more than 40 percent of the company’s bookings in 2020, and we expect it to deliver more than 50 percent in 2021. Chris’s contributions, to eSentire and to the entire channel community, make him notably qualified to be recognized with these distinguished leaders.”

In 2020, Braden spearheaded the launch of eSentire’s Partner Advisory Board. Composed of some of the company’s most strategic and successful partners, the Board members offer valuable partner feedback and direction as eSentire continues to make significant investments in the channel. Additionally he was instrumental last year in launching a Market Development Fund (MDF) program and a tiered partner-medallion program, tied to enablement and sales productivity.

"I'm honored to be recognized as a CRN Channel Chief, and I realize I could not have achieved this without the talented team at eSentire," said Braden "Thanks to a winning combination of phenomenal customers and partners, coupled with eSentire’s award-winning MDR services, we are able to continuously deliver the industry's leading managed detection and response solutions."

“CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list includes the industry’s biggest channel evangelists, a group of individuals who work tirelessly on behalf of their partners and drive growth through the development of strong partner programs and innovative business strategies that help bring business-critical solutions to market,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The Channel Company is proud to recognize these channel influencers and looks forward to following their continued success.”

The 2021 Channel Chiefs are prominent leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies, programs, and partnerships. All honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates. CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.

About eSentire:

eSentire, Inc., founded in 2001, is the category creator and world’s largest Managed Detection and Response (MDR) company, safeguarding businesses of all sizes with the industry-defining, cloud-native Atlas platform that removes blind spots and enables 24x7 threat hunters to contain attacks and stop breaches within minutes. Its threat-driven, customer-focused culture makes the difference in eSentire’s ability to attract the best talent across cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and cloud-native skill sets. Its highly skilled teams work together toward a common goal to deliver the best customer experience and security efficacy in the industry. For more information, visit www.esentire.com and follow @eSentire.


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