CRITICALSTART Named “Overall Threat Detection Solution Provider of the Year” in 2021 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards Program

Prestigious International Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Information Security Products and Companies

PLANO, Texas – Sept. 30, 2021 – Critical Start, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, today announced that it has been named the winner of the “Overall Threat Detection Solution Provider of the Year” award in the fifth annual CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program. These awards are conducted by CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market today.

Critical Start created the world’s first native iOS and Android mobile apps that allow customers to detect cyber-attacks and respond to stop breaches. The fully interactive MOBILESOC app gives on-the-go threat detection and response capabilities from anywhere, making threat triage, containment, and collaboration completely portable. The app goes beyond ticketing and instant notifications, giving customers the ability to action incidents immediately with information gathered in our platform, which, in turn, drives down attacker dwell time.

Critical Start solutions reduce alert volume by 99% with the company’s Trusted Behavior Registry (TBR) resolving 99% of alerts and 1% investigated by Critical Start experts. Through the combination of ZTAP and MDR services, less time is spent on alerts by 99.3%, enabling a single analyst to fully resolve all alerts regardless of priority level – which would have previously taken 80 full-time analysts.

Additionally, Critical Start’s offensive and defensive teams – TEAMARES – are cybersecurity experts who prepare customers for real-world threats, test their security environment effectiveness, and serve as an extension of their IT teams. TEAMARES regularly find exploits, threats, and malware that fly under the radar of many detection and protection products.

“It’s time to eliminate ‘acceptable risk’ from cybersecurity’s vocabulary. Our mantra is to detect every threat, resolve every alert, and stop breaches. Our customers see a 100% ROI from using our one-of-a-kind comprehensive security solutions,” said Rob Davis, founder and CEO of Critical Start. “To be recognized by CyberSecurity Breakthrough is an incredible honor – especially in a time when the cybersecurity space keeps growing and evolving so significantly. Using innovation to protect organizations today and prepare for the threats of the future will continue to be our mission.”

The mission of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of information security categories, including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Email Security and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 4,000 nominations from over 20 different countries throughout the world.

“The past year has brought with it its own set of obstacles in the technology and cybersecurity arena. The constantly evolving threats call for envelope-pushing innovation that can keep up in order to protect companies of all sizes in every industry,” said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. “Critical Start is delivering this breakthrough innovation with effective, easy to consume, and quick to deploy threat intelligence to assess vulnerabilities, defend infrastructure, reduce exposure and responds to threats. Congratulations to the entire Critical Start team for taking the ‘Overall Threat Detection Solution Provider of the Year’ designation.”



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.

About CyberSecurity Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products and people. The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough information security companies and products in categories including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Web and Email Security, UTM, Firewall and more. For more information visit

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