ProtectWise stands out from the pack with powerful network forensics and data visualization capabilities

DENVER ─ March 10, 2015ProtectWise, provider of the industry's first Cloud Network DVR for complete detection, visibility and response to enterprise threats, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ProtectWise to its inaugural 2016 Security 100 list. The project recognizes the coolest security vendors in each of five categories, of which ProtectWise was listed as one of the 25 Coolest Network Security Vendors.

The companies in CRN's Security 100 have demonstrated creativity and innovation in product development, as well as a strong commitment to delivering those offerings through a vibrant channel of solution providers.

In addition to recognizing security technology vendors for outstanding products and services, the Security 100 list also serves as a valuable guide for solution providers trying to navigate the IT security market. The list aids prospective channel partners in identifying the vendors that can best help them improve or expand their security offerings.

The ProtectWise™ Cloud Network DVR provides unlimited retention of full-fidelity network traffic by continuously recording everything on a company's network. By leveraging the cloud, the ProtectWise platform provides powerful threat detection capabilities. It correlates threat detection from proprietary research, machine learning, flow-based traffic algorithms as well as multiple commercial intelligence feeds to provide collective security. This is combined with advanced visualization tools that allow for deep-dive forensics and faster incident response.

"Security solutions are more essential than ever to the health and sustainability of every business, large or small," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "The frequency and complexity of IT security threats have vastly increased in recent years, requiring rapid innovation and an incisive, forward-thinking defense strategy. The importance of having expertly secured networks, software, hardware, applications and databases cannot be overstated. Our Security 100 list honors those tech suppliers at the forefront of this field for their contributions to the advancement of the channel and to the IT market at large."

"CRN's recognition of ProtectWise on its inaugural Security 100 list is a testament to the hard work and innovation of the team here," said Mark Rotolo, VP of Global Sales at ProtectWise. "ProtectWise is changing the way that security professionals interact with network security. Our platform provides a comprehensive network view that is both beautiful and powerful. We think this is an excellent opportunity for the channel."

The Security 100 list will be featured in the April 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/security100.

About ProtectWise ProtectWise™ is disrupting the network security industry with its Cloud Network DVR, a virtual camera in the cloud that records everything on the network. The service allows security professionals to see threats in real time and continuously goes back in time to discover previously unknown threats automatically. By harnessing the power of the cloud, ProtectWise provides an integrated solution with complete detection and visibility of enterprise threats and accelerated incident response. The Cloud Network DVR delivers unique advantages over current network security solutions, including an unlimited retention window with full-fidelity forensic capacity, the industry's only automated smart retrospection, advanced security visualization, and the ease and cost-savings of an on-demand deployment model.

Founded in April 2013, the company is based in Denver and led by a team of security and SaaS industry veterans from McAfee, IBM, Mandiant and Proofpoint. ProtectWise has raised more than $37 million in funding and was named to Network World's list of "10 Security Start-Ups to Watch." For more information, visit www.protectwise.com.

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