Digital Defense, Inc. Honored as One of CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel

By Fortra's Digital Defense

Newly Structured Program Leads to 200% Partner Growth

San Antonio, TX – May 20, 2019Digital Defense, Inc., a leading security technology provider, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Rosanna Pellegrino, SVP sales and business development at Digital Defense, Inc. to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list. The leaders on this annual list are from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem; representing technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations. Each is recognized for her contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary leadership.


CRN editors choose the list from a multitude of channel leadership applicants and select the final honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. Pellegrino brings more than 30 years of experience within IT Security, professional services, product strategy and technology integrations to Digital Defense where she is responsible for all sales and channel development, strategic alliances and global market coverage. Pellegrino joined Digital Defense in 2017 to transform its sales and partner strategy in order to further drive company growth. Prior to Digital Defense, she also led global business development for iSight Partners and RedSeal Networks, establishing technology and go-to-market partnerships with McAfee, Symantec, Palo Alto, Cisco and others.


“CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list honors influential leaders who are accelerating channel growth through mutually-beneficial partnerships, incredible leadership, strategic vision, and unique contributions in their field,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “This accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success and we are proud to honor their achievements.”


“In addition to the 200% channel sales revenue growth, Rosanna’s leadership and strategy have been instrumental in helping us cultivate and grow key partnerships. Successful collaborations with leading security brands like Attivo, Cisco, Forescout, IBM, McAfee, Microsoft, Palo Alto, RedSeal, RSA Archer, and ServiceNow are examples of Rosanna’s success,” said Larry Hurtado, CEO of Digital Defense, Inc.  “The emphasis on driving integrated solutions built to improve information security programs and working with partners to provide value-add to their customers has been a key reason our revenues from partners have contributed so heavily to our own record growth.”  

The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at


About Digital Defense, Inc.

Serving clients across numerous industries, Digital Defense’s innovative and leading-edge technology helps organizations safeguard sensitive data and eases the burdens associated with information security. Frontline.Cloud, the original Security SaaS platform, delivers unparalleled accuracy and efficiencies through multiple systems including Frontline Vulnerability Manager (Frontline VM), Frontline Web Application Scanning (Frontline WAS), Frontline Active Threat Sweep™ (Frontline ATS™) and Frontline Pen Test. The Digital Defense Frontline suite of products, underpinned by patented technology and complemented with superior service and support, are highly-regarded by industry experts, as illustrated by the company’s designation as 2018 Global Vulnerability Management Customer Value Leadership Award, #10 ranking in Black Book Market Research's list of Compliance & Risk Management Solutions, five-star review in SC Magazine, and CRN 5-Star rating.


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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