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Palo Alto, Calif., January 27, 2022 — CyCognito, the leader in external attack surface management and attack surface protection, today announced its Fortune 500 customer roster has grown by 300 percent and its worldwide Channel Partner Program’s global revenue growth has quadrupled over the last twelve months.
“The CyCognito Channel Partner Program is growing in lockstep with the essential and increasing adoption of cloud computing and the growing need for an intelligent attack surface management solution that can be consumed as a service,” says Lori Cornmesser, Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales, CyCognito. “The IT channel is our preferred and fastest growing route to market, and we look forward to continued and widespread success with our channel partners in 2022 and beyond.”
Over the last 12 months, CyCognito has seen an influx of channel partners taking advantage of its proven security platform to solve real-time, everyday cybersecurity challenges facing today’s businesses. The team has welcomed more than 50 channel partners to the program and seen the number of CyCognito accreditations jump by more than 60 percent. Together, CyCognito and its channel partners have solved for the security needs of high-profile, Fortune 500 enterprises and government entities including Colgate-Palmolive, Tesco and one of the country’s biggest states.
“Our new and expanded Partner Program is resulting in explosive growth for us and our partners and delivering intrinsic value to our customer base which includes small and midsize enterprises, Fortune 500 companies and essential entities worldwide,” says Mike Trites, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, CyCognito. “CyCognito’s sales team is all-in on the success of the channel and here to help our channel partners build a best-in-class security practice and become even more valuable in the eyes of our mutual customers.”
With a relentless focus on partner enablement and profitability, CyCognito’s Partner Program offers its channel partners double-digit margins and deal protection, as well as accreditations, incentives, renewal discounts and incumbency policies. Additionally, CyCognito Platinum, Gold and Global GSI partners receive several business-building benefits including 70 percent off CyCognito products when used in non-revenue generating activities for internal use, including demos or for customer demonstrations, training, and/or internal testing.
“We are thoroughly impressed with CyCognito’s security platform and its Partner Program,” says Chuck Crawford, Chief Strategy Officer/Co-Founder at Fishtech Group. “The insights and value we net from CyCognito’s external attack surface management and protection solution are unmatched, and the Partner Program reflects the best practices of the industry—giving us what we want and what we need to succeed with CyCognito and our customers.”
In 2022, CyCognito predicts more and more channel partners worldwide will invest to expand their IT security expertise and “as-a-service” offerings. This will include welcoming new security innovators including CyCognito and working across the channel ecosystem to identify best practices including building a standardized set of security solutions and services.
“The external attack surface area will continue to expand as businesses and people worldwide embrace a distributed workforce and seek to work differently and, on their time,” says Cornmesser. “Channel partners need real-time visibility and insights into the threat landscape, and what they and their customers need to do to better protect themselves from cyberattacks in a world that’s always connecting anytime and from anywhere. At CyCognito, we’re providing our partners with the technology innovation and insights needed to protect and enable their teams, as well as their customers, and their customers’ customers confidently and proactively.”
In recognition of its success, CyCognito’s Channel Partner Program and leadership team received a number of accolades in 2021 including: CRN 2021 Technology Innovator, Globee Cybersecurity Startup of the Year, Globee Cybersecurity Executive of the Year, CRN 2021 Channel Chiefs, and CRN 2021 Power 100 and Women of the Channel.
CyCognito has also been praised for its increasing efforts around Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI). In 2021, female talent accounted for one-third of both CyCognito’s engineering and executive leadership teams. Adding fuel to its DEI efforts, CyCognito’s Chief Growth Officer Aisling MacRunnels started the Courageous Women in Security initiative and greenlighted the company’s sponsorship of “The Source” – a kick starter initiative out of the UK to empower women working in the security field.
“CyCognito is focused on the growth of our people, our partners, our customers and our business overall,” says Rob Gurzeev, CEO and Co-Founder, CyCognito. “We are innovating at scale and engaging with more and more channel partners and customers to bring the combined value of our Channel Program and Attack Surface Management & Protection platform to the market locally and globally.”
For more information about CyCognito’s Partner Program visit https://www.cycognito.com/partners.
CyCognito solves one of the most fundamental business problems in cybersecurity: seeing how attackers view your organization, where they are most likely to break in, what systems and assets are at risk and how you can eliminate the exposure. Founded by national intelligence agency veterans, CyCognito has a deep understanding of how attackers exploit blind spots and a path of least resistance. The Palo Alto-based company is funded by leading Silicon Valley venture capitalists, and its mission is to help organizations protect themselves from even the most sophisticated attackers. It does this with a category-defining, transformative platform that automates offensive cybersecurity operations to provide reconnaissance capabilities superior to those of attackers.