PLANO, Texas, March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Critical Start, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Critical Start to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.
In today's fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN's MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.
The list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premises and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based security services.
Recognizing a shift in the cybersecurity landscape and a trend toward managed services to solve rising concerns over staff and budget resources, Critical Start built a cloud-based Managed Security solution delivering 24x7 threat monitoring, identification and containment services. The solution leverages best-of-breed technologies, a highly trained SOC team and an advanced event orchestration solution, which alleviates alert fatigue by significantly reducing the number of security incidents escalated to customers.
Mattress Firm, the leading national mattress retailer with 3,500 stores across 49 states and major ecommerce operations, is one of the organizations that turned to Critical Start for managed security services. "We are very pleased with the transparent nature of Critial Start's managed security services. Their advanced threat analytics and orchestration platform is unique and sets them apart from other providers," said Brad Hollingsworth, director of Cyber Security for Mattress Firm.
"We are honored to be recognized by CRN as part of the MSP 100 in managed security, which further validates our strategic decision to deliver a new kind of MSSP service," said Jordan Mauriello, vice president of managed services for Critical Start. As a customer-focused organization, we designed our CyberSOC and managed services solution to meet their ever-evolving need for innovation and efficiency in recognizing and responding security incidents."
The MSP 500 list is featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.
About Critical Start
Critical Start is the fastest-growing cybersecurity integrator in North America with a focus on protecting customer brands and reducing risk. The company helps organizations of all sizes determine their security readiness condition using its proven framework, the Defendable Network. Critical Start delivers managed security services, incident response, professional services, and product fulfillment. Visit www.criticalstart.com for more information.
About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com
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