Annual MSSP Alert award honors the top 200 MSSPs that specialize in comprehensive, outsourced cybersecurity services
Avertium, a leading provider of accessible managed security and security consulting services to the midmarket and enterprise, today announced it has been named one of the Top 200 MSSPs for 2019 by MSSP Alert, published by After Nines, Inc. – The first designation since the creation of the company which encompasses long-time industry leaders, Terra Verde Security, TruShield and Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. The list and research identify and honor the top 200 managed security services providers (MSSPs) that specialize in comprehensive, outsourced cybersecurity services.
“It’s outstanding that Avertium’s highly talented and diligent CyberOps team and all who support them are being recognized by the industry,” said Jeff Schmidt, Avertium CEO. “This is validation of our singular focus on customer service excellence. We are honored to be named among industry leaders as well as some of our partners.”
Previous editions of the annual list honored 100 MSSPs. This year’s edition, at twice the size, reflects MSSP Alert’s rapidly growing readership and the world’s growing consumption of managed security services. MSSP Alert’s readership has grown every month, year over year, since launching in May 2017.
The Top 200 MSSP rankings are based on MSSP Alert’s 2019 readership survey combined with aggregated third-party research. MSSPs featured throughout the list and research proactively monitor, manage and mitigate cyber threats for businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations of all sizes.
“After Nines Inc. and MSSP Alert congratulate Avertium on this year’s honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of After Nines Inc. “Amid the ongoing cybersecurity talent shortage, thousands of MSPs and IT consulting firms are striving to move into the managed security market. The Top 200 list honors the MSSP market’s true pioneers.”
MSSP Alert: Top 200 MSSPs 2019 – Research Highlights
The MSSP Alert readership survey revealed several major trends in the managed security services provider market. Some of these trends include:
- The Top 5 business drivers for managed security services are talent shortages; regulatory compliance needs; the availability of cloud services; ransomware attacks; and SMB customers demanding security guidance from partners.
- 69% of MSSPs now run full-blown security operations centers (SOCs) in-house, with 19% leveraging hybrid models, 8% completely outsourcing SOC services and 4% still formulating strategies.
- The Top 10 cybersecurity vendors assisting MSSPs, in order of reader preference, are Fortinet, AT&T Cybersecurity, Cisco Systems, BlackBerry Cylance, Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft, SonicWall, Carbon Black, Tenable and Webroot (a Carbonite company).
The Top 200 MSSPs list and research are overseen by Content Czar Joe Panettieri (@JoePanettieri). Find the online list and associated report here: http://www.msspalert.com/top200.
Avertium is a leading provider of accessible managed security and security consulting services to the midmarket and enterprise. Founded in 2019 when leading growth equity firm Sunstone Partners acquired award-winning cybersecurity companies Terra Verde Security, TruShield and Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Avertium’s team of highly certified security experts serves more than 1,200 customers in the retail, healthcare, hospitality, financial services, manufacturing and government sectors nationwide. Managed security services customers enjoy 24×7 monitoring from dual security operations centers located in Arizona and Tennessee. For more information, visit www.avertium.com.
About After Nines Inc.
After Nines Inc. provides timeless IT guidance for strategic partners and IT security professionals across ChannelE2E (www.ChannelE2E.com) and MSSP Alert (www.MSSPAlert.com). ChannelE2E tracks every stage of the IT service provider journey — from entrepreneur to exit. MSSP Alert is the global voice for Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs).