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Concentric Named a Finalist for 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Award

Recognized As One of Four Finalists in Data Security Category

Nov 9, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

SAN JOSE, Calif.–Concentric Inc, a leading vendor in intelligent AI-based solutions for protecting business critical data, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Concentric one of four finalists in their 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Awards in the Data Security category.

This annual award program honors innovative vendors in the IT channel across 49 technology categories, in key areas ranging from cloud to security to storage to networking. CRN editors assessed hundreds of vendor products along multiple criteria, including uniqueness, key capabilities, technological competency, and addressing customer needs.

Concentric’s Semantic Intelligence™ solution secures the future of work by autonomously discovering and protecting business critical, unstructured data. Today’s channel customers use links, personal email and the cloud to share data and get work done – often without a thought to the security consequences. This puts sensitive customer data intellectual property, business documents, and PII at risk. Semantic Intelligence uses Deep Learning/NLP to discover sensitive content and detect/remediate common threats such as inappropriate third-party access, data in the wrong location or documents that aren’t correctly classified. It’s an agentless, SaaS platform that’s easy to deploy, and can deliver value in days without requiring upfront rules or complex policy.

“CRN’s Tech Innovator Awards celebrate technology vendors that empower end users and promote business growth for solution providers with pioneering, purpose-built solutions,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Congratulations to each of this year’s CRN Tech Innovator Award finalists! We are honored to recognize these best-in-class vendors that are powering IT transformation and innovation.”

“We are excited to be honored by CRN as a leading Tech Innovator in the data security category,” said Karthik Krishnan, CEO at Concentric. “Our patent-pending Risk Distance™ analysis helps enterprises protect their business critical data, giving channel partners a differentiated solution that can help customers cope with unstructured data security risks while expanding their security offerings and accessing new revenue opportunities.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online 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 unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. For more information, see

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About Concentric

Concentric discovers and protects business critical content stored in unstructured data, which according to Gartner represents 80 percent of all corporate data. Concentric protects sensitive business data, including intellectual property, financial documents, PII/PCI content in documents, business confidential data (strategy plans, product roadmaps, contracts, blueprints), and stored in Office365/Sharepoint, Windows file shares, Box, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. The Concentric Semantic Intelligence™ solution uses deep learning to develop a semantic level understanding of the content in each document and leverages that data to discover business sensitive content, surface high risk data, and remediate 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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