Untangle Sales Director Kathryn Bensten Named to CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel

Bensten Recognized for Channel Leadership for Third Consecutive Year

SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 15, 2017 – Untangle®, Inc., a leader in comprehensive network security for small-to-medium business (SMB), announced today that sales director Kathryn Bensten has been named to the The Channel Company’s prestigious 2017 CRN® Women of the Channel list. The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

Bensten manages the company’s 1000+ channel partnerships that sell Untangle’s NG Firewall solution. Bensten joined Untangle after graduating from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She has held numerous positions within the company, allowing her to gain valuable knowledge that eventually led to her current role managing inside and channel sales.

“I am very honored to be recognized by CRN for the third year in a row,” said Bensten. “Untangle’s commitment to the success of our Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Managed Services Providers (MSPs) is unwaivering.”

The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc.

“These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company “They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel’s network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success.”

Untangle’s NG Firewall delivers a comprehensive solution for content filtering, malware and threat protection, secure Wi-Fi, application control, bandwidth optimization, virtual private networks and more. Untangle combines Unified Threat Management (UTM)—to address all of the key network threats—with policy management tools that enable administrators to monitor, manage and shape internet traffic. NG Firewall’s fully customizable, industry-leading reports provide administrators an unprecedented level of insight into what’s happening on their networks across all applications by user, group, time of day and more.

Introduced in February, Untangle’s Command Center adds cloud-based centralized management specifically designed for the needs of the channel. Command Center enables partners to remotely monitor, manage, configure and deploy NG Firewall across all of the customer sites.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com.

About Untangle
Untangle is an innovator in cybersecurity designed specifically for the below-enterprise market, safeguarding businesses, home offices, nonprofits, schools and governmental organizations. Untangle’s integrated suite of software and appliances provides enterprise-grade capabilities and consumer-oriented simplicity to organizations with limited IT resources. Untangle’s award-winning network security solutions are trusted by over 40,000 customers around the world. Untangle is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.untangle.com.