MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, 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 services. CRITICALSTART’s MDR business grew more than 300% last year while maintaining a 99% customer retention rate.
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 proactively monitor, manage and mitigate cyber threats for businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations of all sizes.
“CRITICALSTART stops breaches by resolving all security alerts versus ignoring lower priority events. Moving up the list highlights the success we are experiencing with reinventing the concept of a Security Operations Center using the unique combination of 100% transparency and our mobile-first approach to customer interaction,” said Rob Davis, CEO of CRITICALSTART. “As clients struggle with cybersecurity talent shortages, ransomware attacks and an overload of alerts, our success in competitive replacements is fueled by our ability to move beyond an in-house SOC at a fraction of the cost and time to implement.”
“After Nines Inc. and MSSP Alert congratulate CRITICALSTART 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.”