Plano, TX – March 13, 2019 – MDR Provider Named to CRN® MSP 500 List and Managed Security 100 – Critical Start, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Critical Start to its 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Managed Security 100 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with innovative approaches to managed services. These services help customers improve operational efficiencies, maximize return on IT investments, and continuously help them navigate the complexities of IT solutions.
Managed service providers are integral to the success of businesses everywhere. They empower companies to implement and operate complex technologies while staying within their budgets and keep the focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list identifies the most groundbreaking managed service organizations, with advanced solutions that have endless potential for growth.
This annual list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premises and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premises, cloud-based security services.
Critical Start was selected based on its growth over the past year and its commitment to serving partners, as mid-market and enterprise organizations continue to look for more assistance to combat today’s complex and rapidly growing security threats. The company offers channel partners Managed Detection & Response (MDR) services based on innovative technology featuring a mobile-first, Zero-Trust security analytics platform delivered in a completely transparent process. And, the Critical Start MobileSOC app allows users to investigate, escalate, comment on, respond to, and remediate security incidents.
“Capable MSPs enable companies to take their cloud computing to the next level, streamline spending, effectively allocate limited resources and navigate the vast field of available technologies,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The companies on CRN’s 2019 MSP 500 list stand out for their innovative services, excellence in adapting to customers’ changing needs and demonstrated ability to help businesses get the most out of their IT investments.”
“Being named once again to the MSP 500 reflects the dedication and commitment of our employees to develop innovative security solutions and deliver excellent service and support for our partners,” said Rob Davis, CEO at Critical Start. “We will continue to broaden and enhance our security offerings, such as the recent integration of Palo Alto Networks Traps Management Service into the technology stack of our MDR service and partnering with Chronicle to provide managed services for its Backstory platform.”
The MSP 500 list is featured in the February 2019 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.
About Critical Start
Critical Start is leading the way in Managed Detection and Response. Our mission is simple: protect our customers’ brand while reducing their risk. We do this for organizations of all sizes through our award-winning portfolio, from the delivery of managed security services to security-readiness assessments using our proven framework, the Defendable Network, professional services, and product fulfillment. Critical Start has achieved the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II compliance certification and was named a CRN® 2018 Triple Crown Winner. Visit www.criticalstart.com for more information.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com