Back to Newsroom

08 November 2020

Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity company protecting over 500 million systems worldwide, has won a 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Award from CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, for Bitdefender Managed Detection and Response (MDR).

The win in the Security - Managed Detection and Response category attests to the effectiveness and innovation of the Bitdefender MDR service, which combines Bitdefender award winning security technologies for endpoints, plus network and security analytics, with threat-hunting.

CRN‘s annual award program honors innovative vendors in the IT channel in 49 technology categories, in key areas ranging from cloud to security to storage to networking. CRN editors assessed hundreds of vendor products along multiple criteria, including uniqueness, key capabilities, technological competency, and addressing customer needs.

“CRN’s Tech Innovator Awards celebrate technology vendors that empower end users and promote business growth for solution providers with pioneering, purpose-built solutions,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Congratulations to each of this year’s CRN Tech Innovator Award winners! We are honored to recognize these best-in-class vendors that are powering IT transformation and innovation.”

Key to the success of the Bitdefender MDR service is the experience of veteran security analysts who defend Bitdefender customers by applying cutting-edge methodologies used by intelligence agencies worldwide to defend against nation states.

Further innovations of the service also include its event correlation from endpoint, network, cloud and Bitdefender global threat intelligence that correlates cyber-attack information from over 500 million sensors around the world. The service was also the first MDR solution to combine Human Risk Analytics.

“From conception, we knew Bitdefender MDR services were highly innovative, and it’s particularly gratifying to see that formally recognized by an independent organization with the experience and expertise of CNR,” said Bitdefender Gavin Hill, VP of Product Marketing. “As we started from a uniquely powerful concept, we are finding that the service is pulling further and further ahead of the competition, as this award shows.”

About Bitdefender

Bitdefender is a global cybersecurity leader protecting over 500 million systems in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender innovation has consistently delivered award-winning security products and threat intelligence for the smart connected home, mobile users, modern businesses and their networks, devices, data centers and Cloud infrastructure. Today, Bitdefender is also the provider of choice, embedded in over 38% of the world's security solutions. Recognized by industry, respected by vendors and evangelized by customers, Bitdefender is the cybersecurity company you can trust and rely on.

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 unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.