ReFirm Labs Named 2019 CRN Emerging Vendor

by Jul 22, 2019

ReFirm Labs Recognized on CRN’s 2019 Emerging Vendors List as a Top Provider for IoT/Firmware Security Solutions

FULTON, Md. – July 22, 2019 – ReFirm Labs, a provider of the industry’s first proactive IoT and firmware security solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ReFirm Labs to its 2019 Emerging Vendors list in the Security category. The annual list honors recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers that prioritize technological innovation and shape the IT channel’s future.

CRN recognized ReFirm Labs for its Centrifuge Platform® that is the first proactive solution that monitors the firmware that runs thousands of IoT devices, consumer electronics and connected enterprise machines. Without requiring access to source code, the cloud-based platform identifies hidden threats like zero-day vulnerabilities and backdoor passwords in under thirty minutes, and has been proven to increase productivity for security teams while reducing the number of breaches on internet-connected devices.

“We’re excited to be honored by CRN as a top Emerging Vendor,” said Robbie Robbins, vice president of sales and business development for ReFirm Labs. “We look forward to continuing our rapid growth and working with more and more MSSPs and resellers and their customers to help them manage the security of their IoT devices with our Centrifuge Platform that proactively vets, validates and continuously monitors the security of firmware.”

CRN’s Emerging Vendors list honors technology suppliers driving innovation across the IT channel. It also provides a valuable resource for solution providers looking to incorporate cutting-edge technology into their portfolios. Emerging Vendors are vetted and selected by CRN’s editorial team. They provide state-of-the-art technology to help solution providers meet complex IT market demands, achieve bottom-line results, and deliver best-in-class offerings.

“CRN’s 2019 Emerging Vendors list recognizes new, rapidly growing vendors that are making significant IT channel contributions,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “It honors groundbreaking vendors that provide sophisticated technology to drive channel growth — and remain committed to ongoing innovation to shape the channel for years to come.”

ReFirm Labs was founded in 2017 by Terry Dunlap and Peter Eacmen, both former offensive cyber operators at the National Security Agency (NSA). Leveraging decades of experience offensively exploiting firmware, ReFirm Labs’ team created its flagship product, Centrifuge Platform®, to detect and report potential zero-day vulnerabilities, hidden crypto keys, backdoor passwords and already known vulnerabilities in IoT devices. The company recently launched its global certified partner program for managed security service providers (MSSPs), solution partners and value-added resellers. The program provides partners with revenue share tiers and various incentive programs, including specialized training, sales support and unique access to IoT and firmware security experts at ReFirm Labs.

The Emerging Vendors list will be featured in the August 2019 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About ReFirm Labs:
ReFirm Labs provides the industry’s first IoT and firmware security solutions that proactively vet, validate and continuously monitor IoT devices from hidden threats. Its flagship product, Centrifuge Platform®, detects and reports potential zero-day exploits, hidden crypto keys, backdoor passwords and known vulnerabilities in IoT devices without needing access to source code. ReFirm Labs’ technology has been proven to provide the insight and intelligence needed for users to proactively defend connected devices and maintain compliance and the integrity of supply chain security. Founded by a team of former NSA offensive cyber operators, ReFirm Labs is trusted by government agencies and Fortune 500 companies that operate in a wide variety of industries, including: telecommunications, cloud infrastructure and data centers, automotive, health care, utilities and manufacturing. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter @ReFirmLabs.

About The Channel Company:
The Channel Company is The Channel Catalyst. Backed by more than 30 years of IT channel experience, we drive innovation and growth across the technology landscape. The IT channel is our sole focus and passion, and we deliver maximum value to technology suppliers, solution providers, and IT professionals every day. To learn more, please visit

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ReFirm Labs Contact:
Michael Tebo
Gabriel Marketing Group
Phone: 571-835-8775
Email: [email protected]

The Channel Company Contact:
Jennifer Hogan
The Channel Company
[email protected]

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