Dallas, TX (September 20, 2021) — Critical Start, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, was selected for the Dallas Business Journal’s Middle Market 50, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing middle market companies in North Texas.

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized on this year’s Middle Market 50 list,” said Rob Davis, founder and CEO of Critical Start. “The dedication and hard work of the team at Critical Start, along with the support of our partners, has allowed us to overcome the many challenges this past year has brought on. We look forward to building on this successful momentum to provide our services and solutions to even more customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth community and beyond.”

The Dallas Business Journal’s seventh annual Middle Market 50 list honors the fastest-growing private and public companies based in Dallas-Fort Worth with annual revenue between $10 million and $1 billion.

The annual research project ranks the companies based on a formula that includes a revenue growth percentage over a three-year period from 2018 to 2020, along with other factors.

There were 25 new companies added to the Middle Market 50 list this year. Finalists were honored and the rankings revealed at an event on Sept. 16. The 50 companies were recognized at an in-person event at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas. There will be digital coverage before and after the event and a special print edition on Sept. 24.

About the Dallas Business Journal

Founded in 1977, the Dallas Business Journal is the premier source for local business news, research and events in Dallas-Fort Worth. From breaking news to live events, the Business Journal serves its readers by helping them grow their businesses, advance their careers and simplify their professional lives. 

In addition to our weekly print publication, we also offer the annual Book of Lists, free daily morning and afternoon news updates via email, along with networking and awards events. The Business Journal is a division of American City Business Journals, the country’s largest publisher of business publications. It is owned by Advance, a private, family-held business that invests in a broad range of media and technology companies.


CRITICALSTART is the only MDR provider committed to eliminating acceptable risk and leaving nothing to chance. We believe that companies should never have to settle for “good enough.” Our award-winning portfolio includes end-to-end Professional Services and Managed Detection and Response (MDR). Our MDR puts a stop to alert fatigue by leveraging our ZTAP platform plus industry-leading Trusted Behavior Registry, which eliminates false positives at scale by resolving known-good behaviors. Driven by 24x7x365 human-led, end-to-end monitoring, investigation and remediation of alerts, our on-the-go threat detection and response capabilities are enabled via a fully interactive MOBILESOC.

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