Traditional security service providers are battling new world demands with old-school practices.
We think our clients deserve better. We think you deserve better.

You deserve Critical Start.

Critical Start MDR Services

Old-school works in some places. Just not in your SOC. That’s why we’re flipping the traditional MDR model on its head and delivering what matters. You know, like… zero-trust, 100% transparency and mobile SOC capabilities. Yep, you read that right.

Critical Start Professional Services

From architecture design to penetration testing… and everything in between. Our team of battle-tested security rock stars stands ready to help build and implement the iron-clad security infrastructure you’ve been hoping for.


Carbon Black. Palo Alto Networks. Cylance. Tenable. Graylog. Exabeam. Splunk. Just a few names on our marquee roster of tech partners whose solutions we know inside and out… and are ready to advise and deliver based on your needs.


Building on a foundation of common sense, higher standards and a customer-driven focus, Critical Start has experienced tremendous growth since our inception and built a strong reputation for innovation and excellence.

We’ve earned a variety of prestigious awards and certifications, such as Palo Alto Networks 2017 Professional Services Partner of the Year Award. Most recently, CRN Magazine named us to their MSP Security 100 list of forward-thinking managed service providers.

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August 4th through the 9th at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

Critical Start is the fastest-growing cybersecurity integrator in North America. Our mission is simple: protect our customers’ brands and reduce their business risk. We do this for organizations of all sizes through our award-winning portfolio of end-to-end security services – from security-readiness assessments using our proven framework (the Defendable Network) to the delivery of managed detection and response, incident response, professional services, and product fulfillment. Critical Start has been named to the CRN 2018 Tech Elite 250 and top 100 Security MSPs lists.