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Scott Gordon of FinalCode Named a CRN® Channel Chief for Fifth Consecutive Year

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FinalCode, Inc., the innovator in persistent file security that protects sensitive files wherever they go, today announced that Chief Operating Officer Scott Gordon has been named by CRN®, a brand of the The Channel Company, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. For the fifth consecutive year, Gordon has earned this distinction among the top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief Honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Data privacy protection, risks and liabilities continue to grow and gain executive and board-level visibility. File security remains the final data leakage frontier with more than 50 percent of North American enterprises incurring multiple file data leakage incidents last year.* FinalCode’s channel chief was selected by CRN based on the company’s progressive program to enable information security channel partners to add file collaboration security to their existing practice; selling FinalCode alongside existing web and email filtering, data leakage prevention, content management and other data protection solutions. Scott Gordon has been recognized by CRN as a Channel Chief for the fifth consecutive year.

“We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

FinalCode’s persistent file security platform provides strong encryption and extensive usage controls, including the ability to remotely delete files even after they have been shared. Users may simply define file security settings and respective recipients, or have such controls applied automatically through corporate policy. FinalCode can be cost-effectively deployed according to project, department and business application needs and includes file-based information rights management (IRM) for external users at no additional cost. Because FinalCode manages file security, not storage, transport or content management, the scalable approach readily integrates with a company’s existing file management and cloud collaboration infrastructure - allowing channel partners to expand their data protection portfolio with a tool that supports diverse user needs and environments.

Prospective channel partners are invited to see FinalCode in action at the RSA Conference, held in San Francisco, California at the Moscone Center from February 29 to March 3, 2016 - South Hall booth S2710.

“It’s an honor to be named a Channel Chief again this year, as it is a reflection of the consistent efforts to integrate channel partners into our business and provide the same support and opportunity that we provide our sales teams,” said Scott Gordon, COO of FinalCode. “The growth of bring your own collaboration (BYOC) presents greater and more pervasive file data leakage exposure in the workplace. FinalCode is committed to helping our partners stay ahead of this trend and provide an easy, flexible and persistent file data protection solution to their customers.”

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

About FinalCode, Inc.
FinalCode delivers a file security platform that allows any business to persistently protect sensitive files wherever they go inside and outside of their organization. Available as a SaaS or virtual appliance, FinalCode makes securing file collaboration easy and cost-effective and in a way that works with popular applications, platforms and devices while preserving user experience and workflow. The solution applies strong encryption and granular usage control on demand or by corporate policy with the ability to remotely delete files. The company’s patented CryptoEase™ technology streamlines onboarding, encryption and administration, making deployment rapid and scalable. Headquartered in San Jose, California, FinalCode offers its solutions through its global network of authorized partners. Learn more at http://www.finalcode.com.

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. www.thechannelco.com.

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* © 2015 EMA- State of Secure File Collaboration Report, September 2015

©2016 FinalCode, Inc. is a privately held Delaware corporation. FinalCode, CryptoEase and the FinalCode logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of FinalCode. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. The Channel Company logo is a trademark of The Channel Company, LLC (registration pending).

FinalCode media contact: Deb Montner Montner Tech PR 203-226-9290 dmontner@montner.com The Channel Company media contact: Melanie Turpin The Channel Company 508-416-1195 mturpin@thechannelco.com

Source: FinalCode