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February 23, 2015

Pulse Secure Executive Doug Erickson Recognized as One of CRN's 2015 Channel Chiefs

SAN JOSE, CA—(Marketwired - February 23, 2015)—Pulse Secure, a leading provider of access and mobile security solutions to the enterprise and service providers, announced that Doug Erickson, vice president of worldwide partner sales, has been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs.

The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Erickson and other CRN Channel Chiefs are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

For more than a decade, Erickson has been laser focused on developing channel programs for global companies, where he garnered an impressive talent for partner recruitment, developing partner resources, launching deal registration initiatives, and creating effective distribution models. At Pulse Secure, he is responsible for all this and the migration of 1,800 partners globally after the company's spin-off from Juniper Networks in late 2014.

"Make no mistake about it, we are a partner-led business. Our partners are and will continue to be at the core of everything we do at Pulse Secure," Erickson said. "The Mobile Security market is a massive opportunity for partners. With this in mind, we have set our efforts on building and establishing a best-in-class channel program that enables our partners to grow their businesses profitably by selling our solutions."

Prior to overseeing Pulse Secure's partner strategy and execution, Erickson was the vice president of worldwide partner programs and development with Juniper Networks. Before that, he ran North American Channel Marketing for NetScreen Technologies.

"Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at

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Pulse Secure, LLC is a leading provider of access and mobile security solutions to both enterprises and service providers. Enterprises from every vertical and of all sizes utilize the company's Pulse virtual private network (VPN), network access control and mobile security products to enable end user mobility securely and seamlessly in their organizations. Pulse Secure's mission is to enable open, integrated enterprise system solutions that empower business productivity through seamless mobility.

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The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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