Third Annual List Honors Leading MSSPs, MDR Service Providers & Cybersecurity
September 20, 2019: MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named INFINIT Consulting to the Top 200 MSSPs list for 2019. The list and research identify and honor the top 200 managed security services providers (MSSPs) that specialize in comprehensive, outsourced cybersecurity
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
“Being named to the Top 200 #MSSP list is a great achievement for INFINIT Consulting, and for me personally,” said Jerod Powell, Founder & President of INFINIT Consulting. “Security has been part of our DNA since INFINIT was founded, but around 2010 it became obvious the current approach to security was falling behind the rapidly evolving threat landscape, and a modern approach to combat this was badly needed. The exponential increase in threat vectors and attack surface areas as a result of digital transformation, the 4th industrial revolution, and workloads aggressively shifting to the cloud, as well as a general preference for "features first, security second" solutions, caused security solutions and standards to fall behind the tools, techniques, and technologies used by bad actors. Fast forward to the present, and the situation has become nothing short of dire.” Powell continued, “Increasingly sophisticated cyber-security threats are the new reality, and protecting our clients to ensure their peace of mind is job number one. This is why INFINIT SHIELD was created, to embrace what we consider to be an evolved approach to security, by elevating the baseline security of a company to the level necessary to remain safe in the modern threat landscape. INFINIT SHIELD enables us to expertly meet the increased security needs of the modern workforce, adapt to the rapidly evolving threat landscape, and, more importantly, provides our customers with peace of mind.”
"We’re honored to be recognized as a Top 200 MSSP,” said Darrin Swan, CEO of INFINIT Consulting. “With the added challenge of a security talent shortage, our INFINIT SHIELD solution benefits clients by simplifying the complexity inherent in current security solutions available, and truly makes security expertise accessible to all".
“After Nines Inc. and MSSP Alert congratulate INFINIT Consulting 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. Chief among them:
- 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).
- Although the overall MSSP market enjoys double-digit percentage growth rates, many of the Top 200 MSSPs have single-digit growth rates because they are busy investing in next-generation services – including managed detection and response (MDR), SOC as a Service, and automated penetration testing.
The Top 200 MSSPs list and research are overseen by Content Czar Joe Panettieri (@JoePanettieri). Find the online list and associated report here: MSSP Alert - Top 200.
About INFINIT SHIELD
INFINIT SHIELD is a comprehensive IT security and threat protection solution that combines INFINIT’s proprietary technology and decades of security and compliance expertise with best-of-breed security products and services.
Our approach is a reinvention of the enterprise security framework that empowers your company to be more secure while improving productivity. Strongly based on National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, we implement proprietary, intelligent technology that improves threat management efficacy and minimizes risk for your business.
About INFINIT SHIELD Score
The INFINIT SHIELD Score is a standardized metric that provides a numbered grade for IT security across your organization. Similar to a consumer credit score, it provides a quantifiable and easy to understand metric by which you can judge your company’s security posture.
Your baseline SHIELD Score is derived from an assessment of your current systems and processes. We then build a customized roadmap that defines key risk areas as well as recommended actions to improve security measures across all aspects of your technology footprint, thereby elevating your SHIELD Score.
About INFINIT Consulting
INFINIT Consulting specializes in providing customized, rock-solid IT and Security solutions clients need to not only support and protect the shape of business today, but to help it continue to grow and evolve for years to come. We help clients pinpoint business obstacles, showing them how to resolve them using the power of modern technology. We’re technology empowerment and security protection specialists, giving clients everything they need to make faster, smarter business decisions so that you can become more agile and more profitable than you ever thought possible. All with the peace of mind, they are secured and protected.
About After Nines Inc.
After Nines Inc. provides timeless IT guidance for strategic partners and IT security professionals across ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert. 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).
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