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Winning in the Channel – Cisco Secure

In the booming security industry, it can be hard to stand out in the crowd. That’s why it’s particularly exciting when the industry takes notice, and I’m happy to share that Cisco Secure took home multiple wins and finalist acknowledgments in the CRN 2020 Tech Innovator Awards and the just announced CRN 2020 Product of the Year Awards.

 CRN Tech Innovator Award Winner Categories:

Networking – SD-WAN

Winner: Cisco SASE

Security – Cloud

Winner: Cisco Umbrella

Security – Threat Intelligence/ Incident Response

Winner: Cisco SecureX

Finalist Security Categories:

Email/ Web: Cisco Cloud Mailbox Defense

Identity and Access Management: Cisco Duo Device Health Application

CRN 2020 Product of the Year Award for the Security-Cloud Category:

Overall Category WinnerCisco SecureX

Customer Demand Subcategory WinnerCisco SecureX

Revenue and Profit Subcategory WinnerCisco SecureX


CRN 2020 Product of the Year Award Finalist Categories:

Security – Email: Cisco Cloud Mailbox Defense


According to CRN, the “Tech Innovator Awards celebrate the most groundbreaking products and services in the IT channel that are chosen by CRN staff. These products are crafted by vendors that are channeling IT transformation and empowering solution providers, and their customers, with groundbreaking offerings”. The CRN Product of the Year Awards “recognize the best-in-class products and services in the IT channel. Products and services featured on this list were chosen by partners themselves and exemplify the IT channel’s top offerings based on technological innovation, financial opportunity, and customer demand.” That’s Cisco Secure. We take innovation seriously. Our cloud-naïve platform, Cisco SecureX, along with our integrated portfolio is leading the industry and helping customers deliver business results, securely – while being channel partner friendly.

These CRN awards come on the heels of exciting announcements we made during Partner Summit Digital around Cisco SecureX our XDR capabilities, our approach & SASE solution, strides in helping customers achieve Zero Trust, and our simplified security portfolio re-naming.


I hope you’ll join me in celebrating this good news and let’s all continue to look forward to a bright future with Cisco Secure.


Looking for some light reading as you head into the holiday season?  We launched our 2021 Security Outcomes Study on December 1st.  In this report, we analyzed findings from over 4,800 security and IT leaders in 25 countries to gather customer insights about which common practices lead to the best cybersecurity outcomes for organizations of all sizes all over the world.  Check out our blog and watch the on-demand recording of our virtual event, Proven Factors for Your Security Program, to learn more about the key findings from our 2021 Security Outcomes Study.