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Concentric Named Industry’s Cybersecurity Rising Star in US Channel Innovation Awards 2021 Program

Company Honored Over Hundreds of Entries for Innovative Use of AI and Deep Learning to Autonomously Discover and Protect Structured and Unstructured Business-Critical Data

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Concentric Inc., a leading vendor of intelligent AI-based solutions for protecting business-critical data, today announced that it was named the winner of the Cybersecurity Rising Star Award in the Channel Partner Insight (CPI) Channel Innovation Awards 2021 program out of hundreds of other entries.

The annual Channel Innovation Awards by CPI are designed to recognize channel players and their vendors across the US who are at the forefront of growth, new technologies and thought leadership. Independently run, the awards shine a spotlight on new thinking, solutions and success in the channel over the previous 12 months.

“On behalf of the whole Channel Partner Insight team I wish a warm congratulations to all those solution providers, distributors and vendors who are truly galvanizing the channel to advance into new opportunities and technologies,” said CPI Editor Nima Sherpa Green. “What we’ve seen over the last year has shown us that more than ever, being innovative is a real differentiator for customers and growth. We think it’s important to celebrate success and want to shine a spotlight on those companies who are leading from the front.”

Concentric’s Semantic Intelligence™ automates unstructured and structured data security using deep learning to categorize data, uncover business criticality and reduce risk. Its Risk Distance™ analysis technology uses the baseline security practices observed for each data category to spot security anomalies in individual files. It compares documents with peers in the same category to identify risk from oversharing, third-party access, and wrong location or misclassification. Channel clients benefit from the expertise of content owners without intrusive classification mandates, with no rules, regex or policy maintenance needed.

“It is an honor to be named as the industry’s top Cybersecurity Rising Star, and to be highlighted by CPI in their Channel Innovation Awards program over hundreds of other entries,” said Karthik Krishnan, Concentric CEO. “Concentric stands out in the industry due to its use of advanced deep-learning technology to solve the ongoing challenges of unstructured and structured data security – both in the cloud and on-premises. We deliver the channel’s best autonomous data discovery and categorization capability for complete data protection that gives enterprises the tools they need to effectively manage risk. Offered as a SaaS platform, the solution’s time-to-value is days, not months or years as with other solutions, which is attractive in the channel.”

About Channel Partner Insight
Channel Partner Insight provides leaders of resellers, distributors, MSPs and other specialist consultancies with exclusive analysis of the fast-changing channel sector in the US and Europe, helping them to make smarter business decisions. The transatlantic title, launched in 2019, is owned by London-based Incisive Media. With journalists based in the UK and the US, CPI provides high-quality journalism for channel business leaders, taking a uniquely transatlantic view on the market. For more information, see

About Concentric
With Concentric, organizations can finally address their unmet data security needs by discovering and protecting business critical content. Concentric protects intellectual property, financial documents, PII/PCI content, customer data, business confidential data and more, across on-premises and cloud-based data stores. The Concentric Semantic Intelligence™ Data Access Governance solution uses deep learning and Risk Distance™ analysis to accurately categorize data, assess risk and remediate security issues – without relying on upfront rules or complex configuration. Concentric is venture backed by leading Silicon Valley VCs and is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. For more information, see


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Dan Spalding
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