Santa Clara, CA — Centrify, a leading provider of Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Brian Krause, Director, North American Channels for Centrify, to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Since joining Centrify in 2015, Krause has launched a Partner Professional Services Certification Program, enabling Centrify to closer align with partners that focus on identity and break into the MSP market. He has also developed a monthly billing program to serve the needs of MSP Partners and re-architected Centrify’s pricelist to serve the needs of the Channel. As a result, Centrify has seen an increase in deal sizes across its partners.

“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”

“Centrify’s Zero Trust Security approach helps partners build best practices that enable our customers to protect their organizations as they access applications, endpoints and infrastructure, whether from the cloud or on-premise,” said Krause. “I am honored to be named a 2018 CRN Channel Chief and will continue to create a channel ecosystem that helps customers verify every user, validates their device and limits the amount of access and privilege.”

The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.

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About Centrify
Centrify delivers Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access. Centrify verifies every user, validates their device and limits the amount of access and privilege to resources while continually learning and adapting. Centrify Next-Gen Access is the only industry-recognized solution that uniquely converges Identity-as-a Service (IDaaS), enterprise mobility management (EMM) and privileged access management (PAM). Over 5,000 worldwide organizations, including over half the Fortune 100, trust Centrify to proactively secure their businesses.

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