12.21.12 - WALTHAM, Mass. - Bit9, the global leader in Advanced Threat Protection, today announced that Jessica Couto, director of business development for channel sales, has been honored by CRN as one of its “Most Powerful Women of the Channel for 2012.” Couto, who manages the company’s North America channel partners, also was named one of CRN’s “100 People You Don't Know But Should in 2012.”
Couto, who has 15 years of business development and channel management experience, joined Bit9 in 2011 to lead the company’s recruitment and management of partners who will bring the benefits of Bit9’s Trust-based Security Platform to more customers throughout North America. Couto also plays a pivotal role in facilitating field engagement, sales enablement and joint promotions with Bit9’s VARs.
“Our partners are a vital component of Bit9’s overall sales strategy,” said Couto. “My job is to ensure we have a strong, growing roster of partners who bring their own unique expertise to the sales process and can help drive new business for Bit9 and fulfill opportunities generated by our sales team. It’s gratifying that CRN has recognized the amazing channel program Bit9 has created and our commitment to growing our business by working closely with the best partners in the security industry.”
Bit9, the global leader in Advanced Threat Protection, protects the intellectual property (IP) of the world’s leading brands with innovative, trust-based security solutions that detect and prevent sophisticated malware and cyberthreats. Bit9 stops advanced persistent threats (APTs) by combining real-time sensors, cloud-based software reputation services, continuous monitoring and trust-based application control and whitelisting. Bit9 is the only company to stop both Flame and the malware that caused the RSA breach. For more information, visit http://www.bit9.com, follow us on Twitter @Bit9, Facebook and Google+, or call +1 617-393-7400.