Pertino Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup
Monterey, Calif. – May 30, 2013—Pertino, a company reinventing networking for the cloud era, today announced it has been selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup, a prestigious list honoring leading private companies, and recognizing new innovations and technologies across tech industries.
“Pertino is at the forefront of a new era in networking, defined by software and the cloud, that will make enterprise-class business networks available to the masses,” said Craig Elliott, CEO of Pertino. “We are honored that Red Herring recognizes the significance of our vision and named us one of their Top 100 winners for 2013.”
Red Herring Top 100 America enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It selects 100 award winners, among the 3,000 tech startups financed each year in the US and Canada. Since 1996, Red Herring has kept tabs on the up and comers. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, Marin Software, Palo Alto Networks, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
“In 2013, selecting the Top 100 achievers was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs have crossed significant milestones so early. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Pertino embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Pertino should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”
Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation and intellectual property, management quality, business model, customer footprint, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in North America.
Founded in 2011, Pertino has an inspired vision for reinventing networking for the cloud era, and in the process, being a catalyst for democratizing IT for small-to-medium businesses. Globalization, cloud-enabled IT, and growing demand for always-connected people, devices, and things is affecting businesses of all sizes – making the “outside network” as critical as the inside one. However, traditional wide-area networks have not kept pace. Pertino’s revolutionary Cloud Network Engine enables any business to build a simple and secure cloud-based network that connects people and IT resources from anywhere on the planet. No hardware. No expertise. No upfront investment. To achieve this breakthrough, Pertino has developed a software platform that combines the power and pervasiveness of the cloud with Software-defined Network (SDN) and network virtualization technology, and a social-inspired user management paradigm. The company is venture funded and headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. For more information or to try Pertino for yourself, please visit pertino.com.
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