Cradlepoint Honored as 2019 CRN® Tech Innovator Award Winner

BOISE, Idaho — Nov. 15, 2019 — Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G Ready wireless edge solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Cradlepoint and its NetCloud Service platform for wireless WANs with a 2019 CRN Tech Innovator Award. These annual awards honor innovative hardware, software and services. CRN editors evaluated hundreds of products, across 34 technology categories using criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve common IT challenges. Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Service took top honors in the Networking – Wireless category.    

Cradlepoint NetCloud combines cloud management, software-defined networking, software-defined perimeter and software-defined modem (SDM) technology into a cloud platform that powders its purpose-built endpoint appliances. NetCloud is offered as a comprehensive subscription service that works in conjunction with the company’s portfolio of 4G LTE and 5G Ready wireless edge routers to provide branch, mobile and IoT connectivity over cellular networks. 

NetCloud enables IT organizations to simply configure, deploy and manage cellular edge network solutions that deliver enterprise-class security and reliability. Its SDM technology provides robust cellular modem features and control that allow customers to build hybrid or wireless-only SD-WAN networks with modem-intelligent traffic steering, dynamic carrier selection, data plan management and robust cellular WAN analytics. 

Cradlepoint targets enterprise and public sector organizations across a breadth of industries with distributed and hyper-connected branch and mobile environments, including retail, quick-serve restaurants, healthcare, distribution, manufacturing and first responders and emergency response agencies.

“CRN’s Tech Innovator Awards honor technology vendors who work tirelessly to craft ground-breaking solutions for end users, matching the speed of the channel’s evolution,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The winners in this year’s award categories deserve congratulations for their success in driving IT innovation forward for solution providers and their customers.”

“We’re honored to have won CRN’s Tech Innovator Award in the Network – Wireless category,” said Todd Krautkremer, CMO, Cradlepoint. “With increased adoption of cloud, mobile and IoT technologies, enterprise and public sector agencies are experiencing a huge increase in the volume, variety and value of WAN endpoints across branch, mobile and IoT deployments. It’s clear that the wireless WAN era has begun and is accelerating with the introduction of 5G cellular services. With NetCloud, Cradlepoint is helping our customers embrace the wireless WAN and develop a ‘Pathway to 5G’ to prepare for the future today.”

The CRN Tech Innovator Award is the third award Cradlepoint has received in the past month. In October, Cradlepoint was named a finalist in the Innovative Company of the Year category for the Idaho Innovation Awards. Additionally, Cradlepoint was ranked 41 on the Idaho Private 100, six spots higher than its ranking in 2018. 

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

About Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-delivered wireless edge solutions for branch, mobile, and IoT networks. Cradlepoint’s Elastic Edge™ vision — powered by NetCloud services — provides a blueprint for agile, pervasive and software-driven wireless WANs that leverage 4G and 5G services to connect people, places and things everywhere with reliability, security, and control. More than 18,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world, including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and first responders in 25 of the largest U.S. cities, rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical branches, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use Cradlepoint wireless solutions as the foundation for innovative managed network services. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with a development center in Silicon Valley and international offices across EMEA and Australia.

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