CRITICALSTART Grows Business By More Than 100%, Expands Headquarters

New channel model, minority investment among key milestones PLANO, Texas, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, announced Tuesday the company’s MDR business grew 101% last year compared to the previous fiscal year. This rapid growth is driven by mid-size firms and enterprises looking for help combatting today’s complex and rapidly evolving […]

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CRITICALSTART Adds Support for Microsoft Azure Sentinel to MDR Services

Addition of new cloud-native SIEM to MDR platform helps enterprises improve security posture. PLANO, Texas, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, today announced that Microsoft Azure Sentinel, a new cloud-native security information and event management (SIEM) system, is now available as part of its MDR platform. Using the power of […]

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CRITICALSTART Introduces TEAMARES Red and Blue Security Teams

TEAMARES’s full suite of services will help organizations prepare for, respond to and resolve breaches. PLANO, TX – February 3, 2020  – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, today introduced TEAMARES, a new organization that will serve as both the red and blue teams for CRITICALSTART clients. Enterprises must continually […]

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CRITICALSTART Announces New Partnership with Fast-Growing Endpoint Protection Security Leader SentinelOne

Partnership provides endpoint remediation capabilities to help customers respond to threats faster PLANO, TX – January 14, 2020 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, today announced a new partnership with SentinelOne, the autonomous endpoint protection company, to provide next-generation endpoint, cloud, and IoT protection security solutions. Using the power […]

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CRITICALSTART Releases Major Redesign of MOBILESOC

Industry’s first – and only – MOBILESOC app helps drive down attacker dwell time PLANO, TX – December 04, 2019 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, today announced a major redesign of its MOBILESOC application that reduces attacker dwell with unprecedented mobile notification and response capabilities on iOS and […]

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CRITICALSTART Named to SMU’s Dallas 100 List for Third Consecutive Year

List Recognizes Fastest-Growing Privately Held Businesses in the Dallas Area Plano, TX – November 22, 2019 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, today announced that it has been selected once again as one of the Dallas 100™ by Southern Methodist University (SMU) in recognition of the company’s significant growth. […]

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CRITICALSTART Names Chief Financial Officer

Innovative MDR company expands executive team and names Andrew Kaufman to lead the finance department as CRITICALSTART expands nationwide and enters hyper-growth phase PLANO, TX – October 16, 2019 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, today announced the appointment of Andrew Kaufman as its first Chief Financial Officer. In […]

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CRITICALSTART Named to 2019 MSSP Alert Top 200 Managed Security Services Providers List

Third Annual List Honors Leading MSSPs, MDR Service Providers & Cybersecurity Companies PLANO, TX – October 11, 2019 – MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services,  to the Top 200 MSSPs list for 2019. The list and research identify and honor the […]

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CRITICALSTART Unveils Channel Strategy Driving High-Growth MDR Services

Agreements with leading cybersecurity distributors and resellers give high-growth MDR provider nationwide footprint with enterprises across a variety of industries. PLANO, Texas, Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, today announced the evolution of its MDR services go-to-market strategy to be completely channel focused. With compelling MDR technology and […]

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CRITICALSTART Kicks Off Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Coinciding with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019, we want to remind organizations about the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity. PLANO, TX – October 1, 2019 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, announced its support of October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) with a campaign to educate […]

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New Research from CRITICALSTART Finds 8/10 Security Analysts Report Annual SOC Turnover Is Reaching 10% to More Than 50%

Data shows the number of alerts is up, longer times to investigate and high false-positive rates PLANO, TX – August 29, 2019 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, today published new research revealing that Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts continue to face an overwhelming number of alerts each day […]

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CRITICALSTART Names Vice President Of Channels & Alliances

Hyper-growth MDR company adds cybersecurity industry expert Dwayne Myers as channel executive to expand nationwide distributor and channel program PLANO, TX – August 19, 2019 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, today announced the appointment of Dwayne Myers as Vice President of Channels & Alliances, reporting to the company’s […]

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CRITICALSTART Signs U.S. Distribution Agreement with SYNNEX Corporation

New distribution agreement expands reach and availability of the company’s MDR services to resellers nationwide PLANO, TX – August 15, 2019 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response services, today announced a distribution agreement with SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading business process services company, to provide Managed Detection and Response (MDR) […]

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CRITICALSTART Signs U.S. Distribution Agreement With Ingram Micro

New distribution alliance expands reach and availability of Managed Detection and Response services backed by unique Zero-Trust Analytics Platform to resellers and customers nationwide PLANO, TX – July 10, 2019 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response services, today announced a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. to provide the company’s Managed […]

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CRITICALSTART Raises $40 Million in Minority Investment to Fuel Growth of Its Zero-Trust Platform and Managed Detection and Response Services

Funds will be used to accelerate North American expansion and capitalize on premier partnerships with Microsoft, Splunk, Chronicle, Palo Alto Networks, Cylance, and Carbon Black. PLANO, TX – June 12, 2019 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response services, today announced a sizeable minority investment from Sagemount, a growth equity firm. CRITICALSTART […]

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CRITICALSTART Announces Collaboration With Microsoft to Offer a Managed Detection and Response Service for Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Combined Technologies Will Reduce Alerts by 99% and Deliver a Full Range of Security Capabilities from Mobile Devices. PLANO, TX – April 30, 2019 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to offer a Managed Detection and Response Service for Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a unified […]

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CRITICALSTART Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

MDR Provider Named to CRN® MSP 500 List and Managed Security 100 Plano, TX – March 13, 2019 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named CRITICALSTART to its 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Managed Security 100 category. This annual list […]

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CRITICALSTART Announces Partnership with Chronicle to Bring Advanced Security Solutions to Market

MDR services powered by industry’s only Zero-Trust Analytics Platform (ZTAP) adds Backstory’s vast security telemetry to improve threat hunting and speed incident investigation   RSA CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2019 – CRITICALSTART, a leader in Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solutions, is partnering with Chronicle to provide managed services for its Backstory platform, announced […]

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CRITICALSTART Announces Managed Detection and Response Services with Palo Alto Networks Traps Management Service

Industry’s only Zero-Trust Analytics Platform with full transparency and MOBILESOC app now integrated with Palo Alto Networks cloud-based endpoint security, and detection and response service Plano, TX – February 27, 2019 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has integrated Palo Alto Networks Traps Management Service as part of the advanced […]

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CRITICALSTART Takes “Radical Transparency” for MDR Customers to New Level with SOCREVIEW

Automated and audited process integrated into the MDR provider’s Zero-Trust Analytics Platform ensures the quality and consistency of security alert analysis in full view for customers Plano, TX – February 7, 2019 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, today announced SOCReview™, the world’s first automated and audited process for measuring the subjective nature […]

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CRITICALSTART Recognized by Palo Alto Networks as a NextWave Diamond Partner

Plano, TX – December 4, 2018 – CRITICALSTART, today announced it has become a Palo Alto Networks® NextWave Diamond Channel Partner. CRITICALSTART joins a select group of channel partners who have met the Diamond Partner performance, capabilities and business requirements of the Palo Alto Networks NextWave Channel Partner Program. “CRITICALSTART invested in technical resources to […]

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CRITICALSTART Named to Aggie 100 List by the Texas A&M Mays Business School

List Recognizes the Fastest-Growing Aggie-Owned Businesses in 2018 Plano, TX – November 13, 2018 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has been selected by the Texas A&M Mays Business School’s McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship for the 14th Annual Aggie 100 list. The honorees were announced on Friday, November 9th […]

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CRITICALSTART Names Chief Technology Officer

Randy Watkins to Lead Strategic Technology Initiatives for Fast-Growing Leader in MDR Services, Cybersecurity Solutions, and Threat Intelligence Plano, TX – November 9, 2018 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has appointed Randy Watkins as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective immediately. In this role, Watkins will be responsible for designing […]

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CRITICALSTART Named CRN® Triple Crown Award Winner

Fifth Annual Award Program Recognizes Standout Solution Providers Plano, TX – October 10, 2018 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized CRITICALSTART for earning its 2018 Triple Crown Award. This year 46 solution providers in North America reached the qualifying revenue, growth, […]

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CRITICALSTART Named to SMU’S Dallas 100™ List for Second Consecutive Year

List Recognizes Fastest-Growing Privately Held Businesses in the Dallas Area Plano, TX – October 10, 2018 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has been selected for the second consecutive year as one of the Dallas 100™ by the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, in recognition of the company’s […]

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CRITICALSTART‘s TEAMARES Researchers Identify Vulnerability In Paessler’s PRTG

Threat intelligence and penetration testing team finds local privilege escalation issue in network monitoring software Plano, TX – October 3, 2018 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, today announced its TEAMARES threat intelligence and security research team identified a local privilege escalation vulnerability in Paessler’s PRTG Network Monitor software. The team followed standard vulnerability […]

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CRITICALSTART Achieves Soc 2 Type II Compliance Certification

Certification Validates CRITICALSTART’s Adherence to Higher Industry Security Standards for a Service Organization Plano, TX – September 20, 2018 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has achieved the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II compliance certification, confirming the company’s commitment to security best practices based on the standards defined […]

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CRITICALSTART Named to Top 100 Managed Security Services Providers of 2018 by MSSP Alert

Second Annual List Honors Leading MSSPs & Cybersecurity Companies That Safeguard Customers’ Digital Assets. Plano, TX – September 19, 2018 – MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, to the Top 100 MSSPs list for 2018. The list honors the top 100 managed security services providers […]

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CRITICALSTART’s TEAMARES Researchers Identify Vulnerabilities in Cisco Umbrella

Threat intelligence and penetration testing team finds local privilege escalation issues in cloud-based secure internet gateway product; Cisco issues security advisory. PLANO, Texas – September 5, 2018 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, today announced its TEAMARES threat intelligence and security research team identified local privilege escalation vulnerabilities in Cisco Umbrella. The team […]

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CRITICALSTART Increases Revenue 87%, Moves into New Headquarters to
Support Future Growth

Cybersecurity company completed a strategic acquisition to bolster Managed Detection & Response services this year as MDR business grows 300% PLANO, Texas, Aug. 29, 2018 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it increased year-over-year (YoY) revenue 87% in the first seven months of 2018. This rapid growth is driven by […]

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CRITICALSTART Named to 2018 CRN Fast Growth 150 List

Cybersecurity solution provider named for the second consecutive year on list recognizing thriving solution providers in the IT Channel. PLANO, Texas, Aug. 6, 2018 – CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named CRITICALSTART Named to 2018 CRN Fast Growth 150 List to its 2018 Fast Growth 150 […]

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CRITICALSTART Announces New Advanced Threat Analytics App for the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – CRITICALSTART today unveiled its Advanced Threat Analytics app for the Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW) Application Framework. As legacy MSSPs continue to arbitrarily filter or tune security alerts to address the industry’s alert overload issue, CRITICALSTART‘s Advanced Threat Analytics app for the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework uses an innovative […]

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CRITICALSTART to Acquire Advanced Threat Analytics

Unique Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) / Managed Detect & Respond (MDR) services company to be powered by ATA’s next-generation security analytics platform DALLAS, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – CRITICALSTART today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Advanced Threat Analytics, a next-generation security analytics platform. Under terms of the agreement, CRITICALSTART will acquire Advanced Threat Analytics for an undisclosed […]

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