Ian Bancroft and Shawn Baker of Secureworks® Named Among CRN's 2023 Channel Chiefs

Annual CRN list honors Secureworks channel executives for their dedication, leadership and channel advocacy

ATLANTA, Ga. February 13, 2023 — Secureworks® (NASDAQ: SCWX), a global leader in cybersecurity, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ian Bancroft, Chief Revenue Officer, and Shawn Baker, Vice President of North America Sales, on its 2023 Channel Chiefs list. Every year, this list honors the IT channel executives who work tirelessly to advance the channel agenda and deliver successful channel partner programs and strategies.

As Chief Revenue Officer and Lead for Global Sales, Bancroft leads the Secureworks Global Channel Program and is responsible for the development and execution of the company's partner engagement strategy worldwide. As part of his role, Baker leads strategic partnerships and channel sales for North America, leveraging more than 15 years of experience building programs designed to increase revenue and growth.

CRN's annual Channel Chiefs project identifies top IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate expertise, influence, and innovation in channel leadership. Under their leadership, Bancroft and Baker have helped drive growth of Secureworks channel business. Year to date, more than 50% of new Taegis™ XDR business has been conducted through Secureworks partners. Bancroft and Baker were both instrumental in developing the company's recently announced Partner First strategy that will roll out globally in 2023.

"As the cyberthreat landscape continues to evolve, it is essential that organizations have the right security technology and partner to effectively reduce business risk with clear return on investment. Taegis XDR is at the forefront of security technology innovation and proven to deliver better security outcomes. We value the opportunity to help our partners grow their businesses and increase their consultative practices with XDR," said Wendy Thomas, CEO, Secureworks. "We are proud to be included in CRN's prestigious list and it speaks to the fact that we are designing and delivering programs that result in partner profitability. We look forward to continuing to support their success."

The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the editorial staff based on their record of business innovation and dedication to the partner community. This year's list represents the top IT executives responsible for building a robust channel ecosystem.

"Once again, this year's list gives well-deserved recognition to the IT Channel Chiefs who are dedicated to driving the channel agenda and advocating for the development of strong channel partnerships," said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. "Under their exceptional leadership, influence, and innovation, the IT channel vendor community continues to deliver solutions and services that meet the rapidly evolving needs of their solution provider partners and their customers."

Secureworks' approach to XDR is unique in the market. Customers gain complete attack surface visibility across IT assets with superior threat detection, enabling them to quickly and accurately assess and prioritize the most serious threats. It ingests more than 550 billion cyber events daily from over 100 integrations and enriches those integrations with industry leading threat intelligence. The XDR platform also offers an unmatched response with live chat feature connecting customers to an expert SOC analyst in under a minute.

The Secureworks Global Partner Program, launched in 2020, has been awarded a 5-star rating by CRN for two consecutive years. Securework's Global Partner Program ecosystem includes Solution Providers, MSSPs, MSPs, and Distributors.

Secureworks provides extensive business and sales support to ensure partners' success. Benefits of Securworks Global Partner Program include:

  • Enhanced Margins
  • New Business Opportunities
  • Co-branded marketing & co-selling opportunities
  • Sales & technical certification paths
  • A culture built on customer success

The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2023 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.

About Secureworks

Secureworks (NASDAQ: SCWX) is a global cybersecurity leader that secures customer progress with Secureworks® Taegis™, a cloud-native security analytics platform built on 20+ years of real-world threat intelligence and research, improving customers' ability to detect advanced threats, streamline and collaborate on investigations, and automate the right actions.

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