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CRN® Recognizes Refactr on the 2020 Emerging Vendors List

July 29, 2020

Refactr, the radically simple DevSecOps automation platform, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Refactr to its 2020 Emerging Vendors list in the Security category. This annual list honors new, rising technology suppliers that exhibit great promise in shaping the future success of the channel with their dedication to innovation. The list recognizes channel-focused organizations across eight categories: Cloud, Data Center, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Storage and Networking/Unified Communications.

Refactr was chosen for the list based on its ability to bring CI/CD, traditionally a DevOps methodology, to cybersecurity. Refactr’s low-code/no-code visual interface allows security teams of all coding levels to build, iterate and collaborate on repeatable modern pipelines both on-premise and in the public cloud, enabling security teams to shift left and adopt an agile approach to automation. Its powerful backend, supported by YAML, enables collaboration with DevOps. With Refactr, the security posture of an entire organization strengthens from automated compliance checks, workflows, networks, and provisioning.

“CI/CD for cybersecurity has for a very long time been only aspirational,” said Mike Fraser, CEO of Refactr. “Previously, security automation meant automating data ingestion and automating incident response workflows. But this hasn’t allowed security teams to truly shift left. With Refactr’s CI/CD platform, security teams can eliminate human error, repetition, tedium and focus on high value work while keeping their organizations hyper secure. We are thrilled that CRN named us one of their Emerging Vendors and hope our inclusion expands our reach to security teams eager for automation.”

CRN’s Emerging Vendors recognizes pioneering technology suppliers in the IT channel that are driving innovation and growth. This list serves as a valuable resource for solution providers in search of the latest technologies.

The Emerging Vendors list is selected by CRN’s esteemed editorial team. These vendors are inspiring the IT channel with groundbreaking technologies and best-in-class offerings that are elevating businesses – driving success with solutions built to battle the challenges of the IT channel.

“CRN’s 2020 Emerging Vendors list recognizes vendors that are revolutionizing the IT channel with innovative solutions that meet the complex demands of our industry,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “It honors inspirational new vendors that are driving channel growth with state-of-the-art technologies that will continue to shape the channel into the future.”

The 2020 Emerging Vendors list will be featured in the August 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About Refactr 
Refactr is a Seattle-based DevSecOps startup founded in 2017 by military veteran and industry experts in cloud and cybersecurity. Its mission is to accelerate adoption of DevSecOps methodologies among security and DevOps teams. Refactr provides a simple and collaborative automation platform that enables tech teams to visually design and run modern, software-defined IT-as-Code solutions including infrastructure, configuration, integrations and security. Technology changes, people adapt. Refactr innovates to make the world more agile through the next shift of digital transformation into IT-as-Code. Learn more at   

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 unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

©2020 The Channel Company, LLC. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Channel Company Contact:
Jennifer Hogan
The Channel Company

Refactr Contact: 
Steph Yeo 
866.493.9367 x804

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