illusive networks' Vice President of Channel Sales and Strategy, Tracy Pallas, Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

Feb 22, 2016, 09:15 ET from illusive networks

NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 22, 2016  /PRNewswire/ -- illusive networks, the leader in Deceptions Everywhere™ cybersecurity, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Tracy Pallas, Vice President of Channel Sales and Strategy, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent 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.

As illusive networks' first Channel Chief, Pallas leads its 100% channel sales strategy, focusing on selecting and signing strategic go-to-market partners within each geography globally, developing technical sales enablement modules to increase the capacity and capability of illusive partners, and building marketing programs around channel demand generation to ensure rapid pipeline growth.

"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."

With a career that spans over 20 years of direct sales, channel sales, marketing and consulting experience, Pallas is a proven security industry executive.

"illusive networks made the decision right from the start to commit to a 100% channel model, which is not the norm for startups," Pallas said. "As illusive networks' first channel chief, I've drawn from my expertise to quickly build a channel go-to-market strategy with particular focus on net-new revenue creation via enablement, business planning, and demand generation. A partner model is the best way to scale as quickly as we expect and accelerate sales globally."

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

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About illusive networks
illusive networks is pioneering deception-based cybersecurity with its patent pending Deceptions Everywhere™ technology that neutralizes targeted attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) by creating a deceptive layer across the entire network. By providing an endless source of false information, illusive networks disrupts and detects breaches with real-time forensics and without disruption to business. For more information, please visit or follow @illusivenw on Twitter.

illusive networks is led by CEO Shlomo Touboul, a proven cybersecurity CEO and entrepreneur.  illusive networks was founded by VP R&D Ofer Israeli, Check Point veteran, together with leading cybersecurity foundry Team8. Nadav Zafrir, CEO of Team8 and former Head of the IDF's Intelligence Unit 8200 serves as illusive network's Chairman of the Board.

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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