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May 27, 2014 12:06 ET

Catbird Named to CRN's Virtualization 50 List

Editors Highlight the Most Innovative Vendors in the Virtualization Space

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2014) - Catbird, the leader in security policy automation and enforcement for private clouds and virtual infrastructure, today announced it has been named to CRN's 2014 Virtualization 50 list. The annual project highlights channel-friendly companies that have built some of the most innovative virtualization technology available today.

Selected by CRN editors, the 2014 CRN Virtualization 50 recognizes the vendors that are addressing a growing market need for the channel with technology that forms the building blocks of today's virtualization solutions. The list aims to help solution providers identify and evaluate virtualization technology vendors and programs to help grow their businesses.

Catbird has pioneered security for the virtual and software-defined network that extends and evolves traditional perimeter protections to detect and enforce the security policies put in place to address the internal and external threat environment. With Catbird, security is dynamic and policy based. Network controls are configured to security and compliance policies, continuously monitored and measured to verify their efficacy, and enforced with predetermined alerts and machine speed mitigation. Catbird offers something that is truly unique and necessary in the virtualization security market today, enabling solution providers to differentiate and grow their business and provide more value add to their customers.

"The editorial team at CRN strives to offer its readership consistently unique content to navigate through the growing number of options when it comes to innovative technologies available today, and virtualization is no exception," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "As market adoption among virtualization solutions gains momentum, our annual Virtualization 50 list serves as a valuable resource in the purchasing process. We congratulate the winners and look forward to their continued success." 

"Security and compliance continues to challenge cloud migration efforts. We view partners as pivotal to integrating security policy and compliance into the private cloud solution stack, and this recognition from CRN is a testament to our partner-centric vision," said Edmundo Costa, CEO for Catbird. "CRN's annual list validates the important role security plays in the cloud, and our team could not be more thrilled to be recognized as a leader in addressing the cloud security challenge. We look forward to continued innovation, and we take this award as motivation rather than a chance to rest on our laurels."

The 2014 Virtualization 50 list is featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and is featured online at

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

About Catbird
Catbird brings the power, agility and automation of the cloud to security policy and compliance, with a solution that automates, instruments and enforces policy while providing proof of continuous compliance. Customers rely on Catbird for managing cloud and virtualized infrastructure subject to compliance requirements including HIPAA, PCI-DSS, FISMA and SOX. The company is a winner of four Best of Show Finalist Awards at VMworld, CRN's 2014 Virtualization 50 and SC Magazine's "Innovator of the Year" for virtualization security. For more information please visit

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