NetFortris Receives 2021 CSO50 Award from IDG’s CSO | Press Release

May 12, 2021

Managed Communications Solutions Provider to be Recognized at the CSO50 Conference + Awards

PLANO, TEXAS – May 11, 2021NetFortris, an award-winning end-to-end provider of managed cloud communication solutions and network services, including hosted voice, SD-WAN and SIP Trunking, has been named an honoree of a 2021 CSO50 Award from IDG’s CSO.

This prestigious honor is bestowed upon a select group of organizations that have implemented security projects and initiatives demonstrating outstanding business value and thought leadership.

“The disruptive events of 2020 – combined with sophisticated and far-reaching attacks like SolarWinds – brought new challenges and costs to organizations, their security leaders, and business outcomes. Our annual CSO50 Awards recognize security teams that bring innovation and thought leadership to solving for the many risks their organizations continue to face. This year’s class of CSO50 winners represent an elite group of risk and security thought leaders, and we are pleased to give them the recognition they deserve.”  said Amy Bennett, Executive Editor of CSO.

NetFortris was honored for its next-generation global secure software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) with real-time and historical data analytics. NetFortris will accept its award at the CSO50 Conference + Awards held on November 16-18, 2021.

NetFortris built the first and most advanced secure SD-WAN with gateways deployed, configured and tested in 27 cities across six continents. Significantly, the provider completed the deployment in three months during the height of pandemic lockdowns and travel restrictions.

The global SD-WAN network was built from the ground up in parallel to NetFortris’ existing worldwide SD-WAN network and is the first to be built based on VMware SD-WAN™ software v.4. It includes critical features including stateful firewall for improved security, application awareness for traffic prioritization and enhanced analytics with deep data visualization for unprecedented network planning across multicarrier networks.

“By providing enhanced data analytics and reporting, NetFortris and its customers can see what’s happening to traffic on their secure SD-WAN and make adjustments without spending additional capex or opex to upgrade network pipes unnecessarily,” said Eric Krichbaum, Information Security Officer at NetFortris. “Alternatively, they have the data to justify new investment. Ultimately, SD-WAN data analytics and visualization enables more efficient use of network costs.”

NetFortris provides managed network and communications services with the scalability and flexibility to meet the needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs) as well as midmarket and large enterprises. NetFortris offers its flagship Comm-unity Unified Communications Platform along with its managed SD-WAN solution and 4G backup to ensure quality of service (QoS) and business continuity. NetFortris services are managed 24/7 by an expert network engineering and operations team and backed by concierge customer advocacy, 24/7 in-house customer support, and consolidated billing for all services and locations.

About the CSO50 Awards

The CSO50 Awards recognizes 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The CSO50 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts and academics. The 2021 awards will be presented at the CSO50 Conference + Awards.

Past winners include Adobe, Allstate, American Express, City of Raleigh, The Clorox Company, Comcast, Delta Dental, Genpact, HBO Latin America, Home Depot, Microsoft, University of Pennsylvania, Verizon and many more. A complete list of the 2020 winners can be viewed on

About CSO

CSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision-makers leading business risk management efforts within their organizations. For more than a decade, CSO’s award-winning website (, executive conferences, strategic marketing services and research have equipped security decision-makers to mitigate both IT and corporate/physical risk for their organizations and provided opportunities for security vendors looking to reach this audience.

To assist CSOs in educating their organizations’ employees on corporate and personal security practices, CSO also produces the quarterly newsletter Security Smart. CSO is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company Information is available at

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About NetFortris

NetFortris delivers secure, reliable communications solutions customized to meet the unique needs of midmarket and enterprise customers. NetFortris cloud solutions are carried over a private nationwide MPLS network and include SD-WAN, Voice and Unified Communications, Network and Data Security, and 4G backup. NetFortris services are managed 24/7 with or on behalf of business customers by an expert network engineering and operations team. The company provides concierge customer advocacy, 24/7 in-house customer support and consolidated billing for multiple services and locations. For more information, visit Follow NetFortris on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.

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