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Carolyn Crandall and Helena Belem Kuly of Attivo Networks® Named to CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel List; Crandall also named to CRN’s Power 100


FREMONT, Calif., May 20, 2019 – Attivo Networks®, the award-winning leader in deception for cybersecurity threat detection, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Carolyn Crandall, chief deception (technology) officer and CMO, and Helena Belem Kuly, director of technology marketing and channels, to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list. Crandall was also named to CRN’s Power 100, an elite subset of the list.

The leaders recognized are from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem; representing technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations. CRN editors choose from a multitude of channel leadership applicants and select the final honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. The Power 100, an exclusive group of the overall list, honors women whose leadership and vision are key drivers of their companies’ success and have had significant influence to move the entire IT channel forward.

This is Crandall’s tenth recognition from CRN as a “Women of the Channel” and ninth time as a Power 100 member. Crandall has over 25 years of experience in building emerging technology markets in security, networking and storage industries. As chief deception (technology) officer and CMO at Attivo Networks, she created and now evangelizes the company’s channel program, partner profitability, integration partner and joint lead generation programs. Crandall is currently focused on educating organizations and their supporting partners on how to build deception-based threat detection programs, which are designed to reduce cyber risk as attacks get more sophisticated and attack surfaces change to incorporate cloud, IoT, and new interconnected technologies. She is an active speaker, blogger, and byline contributor with a focus on cybersecurity innovation and information technology challenges.

As director of technology marketing and channels, Kuly is responsible for the alignment, planning and execution of the company’s global channel and technology partner marketing. In her role, she oversees all channel partner program and marketing activities, as well as channel and technology partner campaigns. Since joining the company in 2017, Kuly’s efforts have driven increased market demand and accelerated the company’s pipeline.

“CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list honors influential leaders who are accelerating channel growth through mutually-beneficial partnerships, incredible leadership, strategic vision, and unique contributions in their field,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “This accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success and we are proud to honor their achievements.”

“Carolyn and Helena have been instrumental to the success of our rapidly growing partner base, increased market demand for deception solutions, and overall growth,” said Tushar Kothari, CEO, Attivo Networks. “Their recognition by CRN underscores our commitment to the channel and our commitment to the support of our partners at both regional and corporate levels. I am incredibly proud to have their talents and hard work recognized.”

The 2019 Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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 expansive network, endpoint, application, and data deceptions designed to efficiently misdirect and reveal attacks 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 80 awards for its technology innovation and leadership. For more information, visit

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.

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