July 25, 2011 08:19 ET

IronKey's May Mitchell Recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as One of the Top Women of the Channel

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2011) - IronKey, the leader in securing data and online access, today announced that May Mitchell, vice president global channel sales, has been recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as one of the top Women of the Channel in 2011. This annual list recognizes female executives for their accomplishments over the past year, based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel. This year's Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN Magazine from a field of vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers.

"With May's leadership, IronKey is building momentum globally thru tighter synergies with our partners," said Arthur Wong, IronKey's CEO. "Our channel partners are seeing that IronKey solutions are an essential and growing component of their overall security practice, helping their customers reduce risk, stay compliant and protect data."

Over the last year Mitchell has successfully expanded IronKey's global Elite Partner Program to more than 600 partners worldwide, launched the new Trusted Access for Banking Elite Channel Partner Program and kept IronKey growing at a high double-digit growth rate. Teaming with a channel partner to address customer data protection and compliance requirements helped IronKey win its largest ever order earlier this year. IronKey's Elite partner program, led by Mitchell, was recognized by Everything Channel as the first to win a five-star rating in its category. Mitchell also received the distinction of being named a 2011 Channel Chief by CRN, and was named to the top Women of the Channel ranks last year.

"This year's Women of the Channel list honors those female executives who epitomize success within the IT channel -- a traditionally male-centric industry. Whether they come from tier-one vendors, VAR500 solution providers or just bring a bevy of channel experience that cannot be ignored, the 2011 Women of the channel list will recognize the most influential women of the channel based on their overall achievements, and their influence in the technology industry," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

A sample of the Women of the Channel list will appear in the July issue of CRN Magazine and expanded coverage will be featured online at

About Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at Follow us on Twitter at

About IronKey
Ranked as the 14th best venture-funded company in The Wall Street Journal's "Next Big Thing 2011" survey, IronKey secures data and online access for individuals, enterprises, and governments. IronKey solutions protect remote workers from the threats of data loss, compromise of passwords, and computers infected by malicious software and crimeware. IronKey multi-function devices connect to a computer's USB port and are easy to manage with the IronKey management service. This allows users to securely carry sensitive corporate data, strongly authenticate to VPNs and corporate networks and isolate online banking customers from Advanced Persistent Threat attacks. IronKey customers include Fortune 500 companies, healthcare providers, financial institutions and government agencies around the world. Trusted Access for Banking has also won numerous awards such as 'FutureNow 2010 Top 5' from Bank Technology News. Visit for more information.

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