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 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 Section 8 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 SECTION8 threat intelligence and security research team identified a local privilege escalation vulnerability in Paessler’s PRTG Network Monitor software. The SECTION8 team followed […]

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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 SECTION8 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 SECTION8 threat intelligence and security research team identified local privilege escalation vulnerabilities in Cisco Umbrella. The SECTION8 […]

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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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