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Eva Kristovska and Helena Marsikova of GFI Software recognized as two of CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel

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AUSTIN, Texas, May 14, 2018 – GFI Software, the leading provider of network security and communications solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Eva Kristovska, Senior Director of Global Inside Sales and Helena Marsikova, Channel Marketing Director to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

Following GFI’s acquisition of Kerio Technologies and Exinda Networks in 2017, and recent launch of GFI Unlimited - a game-changing subscription model that provides small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) access to all the network security and communications software they need to power their business with one flat subscription, Kristovska and Marsikova have been committed to delivering unparalleled sales and marketing support to GFI’s channel partners.

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Kristovska has been instrumental in integrating critical sales components and systems, including consolidating key sales processes, and Marsikova has been focused on uniting and unifying partner channels, partner programs and channel marketing processes.

“This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives.”

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“It’s an honor to be listed as one of CRN’s Women of the Channel,” said Kristovska. “Having implemented solid processes and launched GFI Unlimited, it’s great recognition for all the hard work that we have been doing to help our channel partners.”

Marsikova chimed in: “I couldn’t be happier to be recognized in the Women of the Channel list for the third year running. We’re always looking at ways to better support our partners, and now we’re in an even stronger position to continue to do so.”

The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc.

About GFI Software

GFI Software, part of the ESW Capital group of companies, develops right-sized, smartly engineered IT solutions for businesses of all sizes. Our solutions enable IT administrators to easily and efficiently discover, manage and secure their business networks, systems, applications and communications, regardless of their location. GFI Software is a channel-focused company with a network of thousands of partners worldwide. We have received numerous awards and industry accolades, and are a long-time Microsoft® Gold ISV Partner. For more information about GFI Software, our products, and success stories of our customers from over 120 countries, please visit www.gfi.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 unequaled 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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