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Attivo Networks® CEO Tushar Kothari Honored as 2020 CRN® Channel Chief

FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)- Attivo Networks®, the award-winning leader in deception for cybersecurity threat detection, today announced that CEO Tushar Kothari has been recognized in the prestigious 2020 list of Channel Chiefs. The designation, awarded by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, highlights a select group of influential professionals who are driving change within the information technology industry. This is the third consecutive year that Kothari has been named a CRN Channel Chief.

In the year leading up to the coveted designation, Kothari has led Attivo Networks’ continued growth and guided the company to extend its global market leadership in the deception technology market. One of many recent company accomplishments included the expansion of operations into Australia and New Zealand, where the company is building out its customer, partner and managed service provider network. Additionally, Attivo introduced several portfolio enhancements to its award-winning ThreatDefend Detection Platform, secured a new strategic investment partner, and continued to expand customer relationships in both the Fortune 1000 and the mid-market.

“I’m honored to again be recognized as a CRN Channel Chief,” Kothari said. “Attivo Networks has been working diligently to deepen our partners’ knowledge of deception technology while also expanding both our global channel partner network and our ThreatDefendTM portfolio. As a result, we are seeing increased interest in and demand for our next-generation deception technology. Attivo Networks welcomes businesses of all sizes that are seeking protection from new, more sophisticated adversaries.”

The CRN editorial staff evaluated 2020 Channel Chief candidates on several factors such as their dedication, industry prestige, and accomplishments in driving the IT channel agenda. Successful candidates also acted on opportunities to advance the importance of channel partnerships.

“The IT channel is undergoing constant evolution to meet customer demands and changing business environments,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Chiefs work tirelessly, leading the industry forward through superior partner programs and strategies with a focus on helping solution providers transform and grow. Our team here at The Channel Company congratulates these outstanding individuals for their dedication to the channel.”

Kothari and other CRN 2020 Channel Chiefs will be featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine. More information about this year’s honorees will be available at

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

About Attivo Networks
Attivo Networks®, the leader in deception technology, provides an active defense for early detection, forensics, and automated incident response to in-network attacks. The Attivo ThreatDefend® Deception Platform provides a comprehensive and customer-proven platform for proactive security and accurate threat detection within user networks, data centers, clouds, and a wide variety of specialized attack surfaces. The portfolio includes extensive network, endpoint, application, and data deceptions designed to misdirect and reveal attacks efficiently from all threat vectors. Advanced machine-learning makes preparation, deployment, and operations fast and simple to operate for organizations of all sizes. Comprehensive attack analysis and forensics provide actionable alerts and native integrations that automate the blocking, quarantine, and threat hunting of attacks for accelerated incident response. The company has won over 120 awards for its technology innovation and leadership. For more information, visit

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