Today, Cobalt, is proud to announce the winners of the first annual Partner of the Year awards, including Tugboat Logic, ECTACOM GmbH, and Drata. Each organization is being honored for their exceptional partner relationships, strategic focus on security, and dedication to fulfilling customers’ pentesting needs amid a year of much uncertainty and increased cyber threats.
Since officially launching the Cobalt Partner Program in March 2021, partner-generated revenue has grown by 200% while the number of signed referral and seller partners has soared at 500% growth. Each winner has shown incredible commitment to meeting the industry’s evolving business needs, and we’re thrilled to support the continuous value being brought to the market. Winning categories and partners include:
The winner of Partner of the Year, Global, is Tugboat Logic by OneTrust. The Partner of the Year category acknowledges outstanding partnership working with Cobalt and going above and beyond to drive mutually beneficial marketing campaigns. Tugboat Logic was created to help businesses of all sizes better understand their own security and compliance methods. Their Security Assurance Platform uses the power of AI to automate the system of creating and managing InfoSec programs. Cobalt’s Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) platform has helped Tugboat Logic customers solidify their security posture by automating their pentesting needs, leading to their platform becoming more secure than ever. Tugboat Logic has built-in deep integration utilizing Cobalt’s open API, released earlier this year, to better integrate PtaaS within Tugboat Logic’s suite.
The winner of Partner of the Year, EMEA, is ECTACOM GmbH, which helps partners and their customers discover the right cybersecurity and IT solutions for their business. This award, similar to the one above, acknowledges outstanding partnership working with Cobalt in the EMEA region. Ectacom distributes among the best cyber security and access management solutions in Central Europe. Included in their repertoire of security platforms is Cobalt, where modern and secure pentesting is available to more companies across the EMEA market. Ectacom distributes the most suitable cyber security and access management solutions in Central Europe.
The winner for Rising Star is Drata. Drata is a startup experiencing a meteoric rise and Cobalt is proud to call one of our partners. The Rising Star award, as the name implies, acknowledges our top performing partner that started working with Cobalt this calendar year. Recently becoming a unicorn, Drata has grown substantially in a very short amount of time. They help their customers put security on autopilot by automating compliance while still being able to focus on building the business itself. Companies are able to streamline SOC 2, ISO 27001, and HIPAA compliance, all without having to think twice about it. Cobalt helps Drata customers secure their businesses through precise and secure pentesting, while staying highly compliant.
“We are amazed by the growth and overall momentum that our partners, from startups to highly established organizations, have achieved throughout 2021,” says Lauren Gimmillaro, Head of Channel at Cobalt. “Tugboat Logic, Ectacom, and Drata are prime examples of what it means to be a Cobalt partner, driving the benefits of Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) to more organizations and tech stacks worldwide. We are very excited to support this initiative through the continued growth of our own internal channel team across the U.S. and EMEA regions and look forward to what next year has to bring.”
About the Partner Program: The Cobalt Partner Program was initiated in March 2021 with the goal of creating and growing strategic relationships with security-focused companies to ensure the long-term success of our collective ecosystem of customers. There are currently two partner options, Referral and Reseller, with different tiers within each category to best suit the needs of our partner’s business. As part of the program’s benefits, partners are given referral fees, discounts, guest blog posts on Cobalt’s website, custom co-branded documentation, joint marketing opportunities, and more.