Chris Auger of Infocyte Recognized as 2021 CRN Channel Chief


AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Infocyte, a recognized leader in advanced endpoint detection and on-demand incident response, today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Chris Auger, vice president of sales, to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. The prestigious CRN® Channel Chiefs list, released annually, recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth. This recognition highlights Infocyte’s partner-first go-to-market strategy and Chris’ focus on building a strong set of high value security partners with cutting-edge programs and solutions.

“Infocyte is a natural fit for our partner-first go-to-market and company philosophy,” says Auger who defined the program based on extensive conversations and experience and with security partners. “We offer our partners the best platform, training, and SOC backstop expertise to expand into the high growth and under-resourced incident response and security assessment markets. Both offerings are excellent for customer acquisition and retention. We also provide partners an easy path to add on detection and response subscription services to their current security stack and provide a predictable stream of recurring revenue.”

”Chris’s leadership with the Infocyte partner community has been fantastic. SGI has been able to add high-value security services quickly and then capitalize on Infocyte provided leads,” says Michael Crean, the chief executive officer of Solutions Granted, a top MSSP based in the D.C. area. “Infocyte is willing to invest with partners who step up to the plate. I find that unique, and for us, it has been a home run.”

Infocyte’s partner-first program and partner community have been the driving factor in the company’s 80% revenue growth in 2020. Infocyte continues to recruit security partners looking for a faster, simpler, smarter way to provide detection and response services. The Infocyte team is also excited to work closely with its partner community to launch our new Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance solution solidifying the company’s move into the extended detection and response market.

“CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list includes the industry’s biggest channel evangelists, a group of individuals who work tirelessly on behalf of their partners and drive growth through the development of strong partner programs and innovative business strategies that help bring business-critical solutions to market,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The Channel Company is proud to recognize these channel influencers and looks forward to following their continued success.”

CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at

About Infocyte

Founded by the leaders of the United States Air Force Cyber Incident Response Team (AFCIRT), Infocyte is the globally trusted leader in proactive threat detection and incident response. The world’s leading security and incident response companies use Infocyte’s platform to proactively detect and respond to vulnerabilities and threats within their customers’ endpoints, data centers, and cloud environments. Infocyte’s team and partner ecosystem help organizations maintain compliance, stop ransomware and account takeover, reduce risk, optimize security operations, and scale security teams. Infocyte is the faster, simpler, smarter way to detect and orchestrate response to sophisticated threats.

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.

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