Royi Barnea, Director of Sales for Meta Networks Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chief

Royi Barnea, Director of Sales for Meta Networks Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chief

By Meta Networks, 02/12/2019


PALO ALTO, February 11, 2019Meta Networks Ltd., the technology leader in Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) solutions for secure remote access, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Royi Barnea, Director of Sales, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included in these awards continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through the channel community.


Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs selected have demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.


Mr. Barnea was chosen for the 2019 awards for his work in ushering in the company’s first channel partner program following the launch of Meta Networks’ Software-Defined Perimeter solution in April 2018. Core components of the Meta Networks program include a three-tier channel partner program, providing the appropriate level of support infrastructure for managed security service providers (MSSPs), value-added resellers (VARs), value-added distributors (VADs), integrators, and IT service providers, complementing multiple go-to-market models. The company’s indirect account management team coordinates with partners and provides deployment and technical support. Additionally, Meta Networks’ services team facilitates sales engineering and other pre- and post-sales enablement.


“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”


“With the channel a priority for our organization, there are excellent opportunities available for IT solution providers interested in furthering their position with Meta Networks’ Software-Defined Perimeter solution,” said Royi Barnea, Director of Sales, Meta Networks. “I appreciate the recognition by CRN and extend my invitation for partners to learn more about our simple to sell and deliver cloud-native solution.”


The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.


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About Meta Networks

Meta Networks is reinventing the secure enterprise network for the cloud age. As applications move to the cloud and workers are increasingly mobile, companies need a better approach to providing secure application access than the conventional, site-centric VPN. With Meta’s Network-as-a-Service, you can rapidly provide secure remote access for employees, contractors and partners to corporate applications and the internet. Meta NaaS implements the principles of a software-defined perimeter to ensure zero-trust, identity-based access. Leveraging a cloud-native global backbone, Meta NaaS delivers a great user experience along with always-on security. Meta NaaS is fast and simple to deploy and manage, even in complex, hybrid environments – enabling IT to significantly reduce the network attack surface. With employees working from insecure locations, and contractors and partners using unmanaged devices, it’s more important than ever to secure, control and audit application access. With Meta NaaS, businesses can enjoy the benefits of cloud agility and employee mobility, along with zero-trust security.  Learn more at



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