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Channel Madness Security Matchups Heat Up As Rauch Takes The Lead
Weekend voting in the CRN Channel Madness Tournament led to a lead change in the Security region.
We’re nearing the end of Round 2 of the 2021 CRN Channel Madness Tournament of Chiefs, and battles are brewing in the Security region.
Heading into weekend voting, Check Point’s Frank Rauch was trailing in his matchup against Karl Soderlund of Palo Alto Networks, but Rauch flipped the script and now leads with 62 percent of the vote to Soderlund’s 38 percent.
The Security region’s other matchup also tightened up a bit in weekend voting. WatchGuard’s Michelle Welch still leads with 59 percent of the vote, but the gap narrowed as Zscaler’s Todd Meister made up 6 points in an effort to finish strong.
The rest of Friday’s leaders stayed strong to maintain their edge. We’ll see if they can hang on until voting closes tomorrow.
Here’s a look at the results so far:
Voting in Round 2 will remain open until Tuesday, March 30 at noon ET. Visit CRN.com/madness to cast your votes and choose your chief!