November 11, 2019

Idaptive Named to CRN’s ‘Tech Innovators’ for Security & Identity Management for 2019

Jeff Newlin SVP Global Sales and Channel

We're honored to be named to CRN's 'Tech Innovators' for Security & Identity Management - our third channel recognition this year from CRN.

Celebrating Leon

From launching our partner program to taking home several industry accolades and recognitions, it’s been a big first year for Idaptive’s channel program. But we’re not finished yet. Today, we’re proud to announce that CRN has named Idaptive to this year’s Tech Innovators list for security and identity management. 

The annual list celebrates the IT channel’s most ground-breaking hardware, software, and services. Tech Innovators are vetted and selected by CRN’s editorial team – who parsed through over 300 products across 39 tech categories – and picked only the most innovative technologies that help solution providers and their customers capitalize on the latest in technological advancements to solve end users’ IT challenges. 

Idaptive is committed to enabling organizations across industries to achieve a Zero Trust approach to cybersecurity, and the channel is key to making that vision a reality. Our channel partners play a critical role in putting Idaptive’s Next-Gen Access solutions to work, protecting organizations and reducing costs related to managing identity and access across entire business ecosystems. We launched our partner program from scratch earlier this year, and since then it has grown to include a total of 152 solution providers and technology integrators, account for nearly 80 percent of our sales to date, and net three channel-based award wins all along the way. 

Brian Krause, Idaptive’s Director of Worldwide Channels (and a two-time CRN Channel Chief himself), explains that this recognition is further validation that we’re leading the pack when it comes to innovation in security to bring Next-Gen Access to a wider market. 

“Idaptive continues to deliver Next-Gen Access solutions to its customers and partners worldwide, helping them adopt a Zero Trust approach and reduce the risk of data breaches,” said Krause. “Being recognized as a ‘Tech Innovator’ signals our ongoing channel growth, and our ability to seamlessly enable providers to support their customers with cloud-based IAM, powered by state-of-the-art technology like machine learning.”

Being named to Tech Innovators is our third channel recognition this year from CRN. We’re honored to be included among the companies on this year’s list as IAM becomes an increasingly important fundamental for companies undergoing digital transformations and moving to the cloud. Idaptive helps companies make that transition securely with ease by improving employee productivity, enhancing customer and partner experiences, and reducing the risk of weak or default passwords – the primary cause of security breaches. But don’t just take our word for it, ask any of our more than 2,000 customers how Idaptive has given them watertight security and peace of mind! 

This year’s Tech Innovators list is set to be featured in the December 2019 issue of CRN Magazine and online at For more information on Idaptive, and to start your free trial today, visit:

Learn more about Idaptive’s previous recognition from CRN here:

Jeff Newlin

SVP Global Sales and Channel

As Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Channels, Jeff Newlin is responsible for Idaptive’s global sales and channel strategy. His organization includes sales, channels, solution engineering, sales operations, and business development. Jeff brings 30 years of sales and operational leadership experience to his role at Idaptive, and has specialized in building and leading high-performance global teams at established and emerging technology companies. 

Prior to Idaptive, Jeff served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development at Bomgar Corporation. As a member of the executive leadership team, he led the sales, channels, solution engineering, sales operations, customer retention and demand generation teams in the successful execution of the company’s global sales revenue and channel strategy. Prior to Bomgar, Jeff was an executive with StarMobile, a start-up enterprise mobility company that was purchased by a leading technology company in that industry. He also served as Vice President and General Manager, Americas, for OutSystems, where he built and directed all operations in the region. Before OutSystems, Jeff served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Chief Revenue Officer at Silverpop, which was acquired by IBM. During his ten years at Silverpop, he developed global sales, channels, and customer success teams consistently grew revenue and led the company from start-up to cloud-based marketing automation industry leader. He has also held key positions at Cybrant, TenFold Corporation, Texas Instruments Software, and KnowledgeWare. 

Newlin holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology from Purdue University.


If Jeff could have any chameleon-like superpower, it would be the chameleon's vision. Able to see in both visible and ultraviolet light, “To have this kind of vision would be an awesome advantage in sales. I’d be able to see more than other humans—and our competitors—could perceive, and apply my enhanced vision to understanding a prospect’s needs better than anyone.”