Press Release

Wasabi Object Lock Named a Winner of CRN’s 2021 Tech Innovator Awards

November 8, 2021

BOSTON, MA, November 8, 2021 — Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Wasabi Object Lock a winner of the 2021 CRN Tech Innovator Awards in the Cloud Storage category. Object Lock, natively available through Wasabi, delivers a new level of data protection, preventing accidental or malicious operations like ransomware that can lead to significant data loss or alteration, while simplifying the often complicated though critical immutability process.

This annual award program from CRN showcases innovative vendors in the IT channel across 47 different technology categories, in key areas ranging from cloud to storage to networking to security. To determine the winners, a panel of CRN editors reviewed hundreds of vendor products using multiple criteria, including key capabilities, uniqueness, technological ingenuity and ability to address customer and partner needs.

The added layer of protection offered by Object Lock is essential for protecting data from cybersecurity threats, as today’s attacks have evolved and cybercriminals go after backups and archives as part of their ransomware attacks. With Object Lock, applications or storage administrators can designate certain data objects as immutable, meaning the content cannot be altered or deleted by any application or user including ransomware attackers, for a specific period of time. It guarantees that once the information is stored with Wasabi, it will remain there until the lock expires.

Object Lock was designed to work seamlessly within Wasabi’s industry-leading price and performance model featuring no fees for egress or API requests. Not only do users know their data is protected with Wasabi, they also have the flexibility to test business continuity and incident response to strengthen their cybersecurity posture amidst today’s ever-evolving risks. It also further enhances Wasabi’s holistic commitment to data security, including 11x9s of data durability, strong identity & multi-factor authentication, and regulatory compliance with the latest privacy and security standards.

“CRN’s annual Tech Innovator Awards acknowledge technology vendors that display their ongoing commitment to empowering and enabling end users, while also promoting continuous business growth for solution providers, with cutting-edge, purpose-built products and services,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “I’d like to personally congratulate each and every one of this year’s CRN Tech Innovator Award winners. We are proud to recognize these best-in-class vendors that are driving transformation and innovation in the IT space.”

“A robust data protection strategy that includes immutability, cloud backup and frequent recovery testing can be the difference between business as usual or a catastrophic shutdown,” said Laurie Mitchell, Vice President, Partner and International Marketing at Wasabi. “Wasabi has always prioritized hot cloud storage with the utmost security. Now with Object Lock, our partners know that when they sell Wasabi, they are offering best-in-class object level immutability that will protect their customers from security disasters and enable their businesses to flourish with confidence.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

About Wasabi Technologies

Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an unlimited amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by tens of thousands of customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology’s fastest-growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi has secured nearly $275 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.

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