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McAfee Wins 2019 CRN Tech Innovator Award for Cloud Security

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McAfee, the device to cloud cybersecurity company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized McAfee with a 2019 CRN Tech Innovator Award. These annual awards honor innovative hardware, software, and services. CRN editors evaluated hundreds of products, across 34 technology categories, using criteria including technological advancements, uniqueness of features, and potential to help solution providers solve common IT challenges. McAfee MVISION Cloud took top honors in the cloud security category.

McAfee MVISION Cloud protects data, defends against threats, reduces risk, and enables governance across cloud environments, including Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), as well as managed and unmanaged devices, networks and on-premises environments. With its pioneering cloud access security broker (CASB) technology, McAfee MVISION Cloud aims to transform the way IT security is deployed and managed. This integrated security solution protects data in the cloud, in data centers, at endpoints and in transit.

“We’re honored to be named a winner in the CRN Tech Innovator awards for cloud security,” said Rajiv Gupta, senior vice president of cloud security at McAfee. “We pioneered the CASB market, and the CRN Tech Innovator award is further validation of McAfee MVISION Cloud’s industry leadership to provide a cloud-native and frictionless way for organizations to consistently protect their data and defend from threats.”

“CRN’s Tech Innovator Awards honor technology vendors who work tirelessly to craft ground-breaking solutions for end users, matching the speed of the channel’s evolution,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The winners in this year’s award categories deserve congratulations for their success in driving IT innovation forward for solution providers and their customers.”

Earlier this year, McAfee was positioned as a Leader in the 2019 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers1 for the third consecutive year*. McAfee was also one of only two vendors to be named a January 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Cloud Access Security Brokers.

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

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About McAfee

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1 2019 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers” by Steve Riley, Craig Lawson, 22 October 2019. *McAfee was previously listed as Skyhigh Networks because McAfee closed its acquisition of the company in January 2018.

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