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WhiteHat Security’s Debbie Klett Honored as a CRN 2019 Woman of the Channel

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 20, 2019 –WhiteHat Security, the leading application security provider committed to securing digital business, today announced that CRN®, a brand of  The Channel Company, has named Debbie Klett, director of Channels, WhiteHat Security 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.

“I’m honored to be recognized as a CRN 2019 Woman of the Channel,” said Klett. “At WhiteHat Security, our goal is to empower our partners, so that they can, in turn, help their customers build and run secure applications. This creates a true partnership that fosters growth together. Being named to this list of influential women by CRN inspires me to continue to help our partners and the WhiteHat Security Partnership Program prosper.”

Klett has excelled at WhiteHat Security, where she has overseen the newly launched WhiteHat Security Partnership Program. Through Klett’s leadership, the WhiteHat Security Partnership Program has seen solution providers increase their value to their customers by providing them with knowledge, tools and further competencies in DevSecOps. The program has won multiple awards, including a CRN 5-Star Partner Program rating and being named a finalist in the 2019 Channel Partners Excellence in Digital Services Awards.

The WhiteHat Security Partnership Program is designed from the partner perspective, expanding on their expertise with DevSecOps training that is relevant to their business and profitability models. In addition, because the program enables partners to build out a strong application security practice quickly, they are able to realize strong gross profits in a short time period. The program includes support across the entire sales cycle, from education and training to marketing and post-sales support.

“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.”

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

About WhiteHat Security

WhiteHat Security has honed its 18 years of experience in the application security space to provide developers with the tools and services they need to write and deliver the most secure software at the speed of business. The award-winning WhiteHat Application Security Platform, which has been featured on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for the last five years, is empowering true DevSecOps by continuously assessing the risk for organizations’ software assets and helping them to embed security throughout –and beyond– the software life cycle (SLC). The company is based in San Jose, California, with regional offices across the U.S. and Europe. For more information on WhiteHat Security, please visit, and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

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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