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HotLink CEO Lynn LeBlanc Receives CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel Honor

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, the market leader in IT transformation solutions, today
announced CRN®,
a brand of The
Channel Company
, has named CEO Lynn LeBlanc to its prestigious 2019
Women of the Channel list. Leaders receiving the annual honor are from
all areas of the IT channel ecosystem, representing technology
suppliers, distributors, solution providers and more. Each is recognized
for contributions to channel advocacy, growth and visionary leadership.

CRN editors receive a multitude of submissions for Women of the Channel
consideration every year. They select the final list honorees based on
professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing
dedication to the IT channel.

LeBlanc and the team at HotLink work hand-in-hand with backup and
disaster recovery service (BaaS/DRaaS) providers to bring advanced
cybersecurity protection to their customers, together with the
go-to-market strategies that enable service provider success. With
HotLink’s first-of-its-kind technology and marketing expertise, partners
are able to demonstrate early customer wins and motivate their teams to
focus on high value-added cybersecurity capabilities.

Recent research from IBM highlighted an alarming mean time of 197 days
to identify a data breach incident, with an additional 69 days required
to contain it. With cyber threats growing in complexity and volume,
HotLink’s next-generation cybersecurity technology empowers BaaS and
DRaaS providers to differentiate their service offerings and help
customers protect critical systems from ever-increasing cybersecurity
threats — including latent compromises that were previously impossible
to detect.

“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.”

HotLink’s LeBlanc noted, “Over the past year, we’ve helped our partners
grow their business and protect customers with new cyber technology that
leverages patent-pending security fingerprinting, data transformation
and other sophisticated capabilities designed for our BaaS and DRaaS
partners. Key to this is introducing solutions that are powerful, yet
easy for providers to deploy and simple for customers to use. This honor
is particularly validating because it recognizes the value we’re
delivering to the channel in staying ahead of emerging cyber threats
that can prevent customers’ recovery from a security breach at the worst
possible time, often costing customers millions of dollars in revenue
and negatively impacting their public reputations.”

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

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About HotLink Corporation
HotLink® enables today’s
next-generation data centers to easily adopt a wide range of hybrid
computing resources without adding complexity to their IT operations,
while delivering advanced security of cloud-based data protection
resources. The company’s security division is built around
patent-pending fingerprinting technology that provides integrated and
continuous, fine-grained cybersecurity protection against the steady
stream of IT cyber threats. Only with HotLink can IT teams easily
integrate on-site and cloud-based systems, plus protect operations from
the escalating complexity and frequency of security breaches. HotLink
has earned dozens of awards and industry accolades, including Best of
VMworld honors such as Best in Show, Public and Hybrid Cloud Computing,
Storage and Backup, and Virtualization Management. HotLink is a
privately held, venture capital-backed company based in Santa Clara,
California. For more information, visit
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