SecurityFirst Recognized on CRN’s 2018 Security 100 List

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SecurityFirst, a provider of data-centric cyber solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named SecurityFirst to its annual Security 100 list. This project recognizes the coolest security vendors in each of five categories: Endpoint Security; Identity Management and Data Protection; Network Security; SIEM and Security Analytics; and Web, Email and Application Security. The companies on CRN’s Security 100 list have demonstrated creativity and innovation in product development as well as a strong commitment to delivering those offerings through a vibrant channel of solution providers.

In addition to recognizing security technology vendors for outstanding products and services, the Security 100 list serves as a valuable guide for solution providers trying to navigate the IT security market. The list aids prospective channel partners in identifying the vendors that can best help them improve or expand their security offerings.

“The core elements of today’s businesses, both large and small, depend upon robust and reliable cybersecurity solutions,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Unprecedented streams of data, the sweeping transition to cloud computing, vast networks of wireless systems, the rapidly growing Internet of Things – all these advances necessitate increasingly complex and adaptive security measures. CRN’s 2018 Security 100 list recognizes top vendors that are meeting this extraordinary demand with the most innovative security technologies on the market, enabling businesses to grow uninterrupted.”

SecurityFirst specializes in data-centric solutions to protect an organization’s sensitive data, emphasizing the security of the data itself rather than the security of networks, hardware or software, in any local, remote or cloud environment. It provides innovative and affordable software solutions that protect access to one of the world’s most valuable assets – digital data – through a 100% channel-focused effort and is sold only through OEM partners such as IBM and Channel partners, including MSSPs, NSPs, VARs, Resellers and Service Providers. Its flagship software DataKeep™ solves the who, what, when, where and how of data protection through an additional level of controls that better manage access to decrypted data. DataKeep ensures that data is always encrypted at-rest, meaning it’s protected even in the event of a breach. And by offering additional levels of control, protection and monitoring of access, DataKeep also helps to meet increasing regulatory mandates and data privacy requirements.

“With looming regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation and the New York Department of Financial Services regulation, data privacy is becoming a major issue across markets from corporate to government. The need for data protection is clear, yet traditional network controls simply aren’t enough. It’s important that data is always encrypted to ensure its protection in the event of a breach. However, additional levels of access controls and more sophisticated means of monitoring and auditing are also needed to meet increasing regulatory requirements,” said Jim Varner, CEO and president, SecurityFirst. “We continue to remain focused on producing compatible, software-only data-centric solutions to enable our partners to deliver the best, most effective layer of protection possible. We are proud to be recognized by CRN as a company that is innovating in security, and specifically, the Data Protection category.”

The Security 100 list will be featured in the April 2018 issue of CRN and online at

About SecurityFirst

SecurityFirst provides innovative and affordable software solutions that protect one of the world’s most valuable assets – digital data. SecurityFirst specializes in data-centric cyber solutions that provide cryptographic splitting across a range of security options for robust data security and policy-defined access controls – all intended to meet the growing mandate for data privacy.

About the Channel Company

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