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Critical Start Recognized On 2018 CRN Emerging Vendors List


Critical Start Recognized On 2018 CRN Emerging Vendors List

Innovative MDR Company Named in the Security Category of Prestigious CRN List

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PLANO, Texas, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Critical Start, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Critical Start to its 2018 Emerging Vendors list in the Security category. This list recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers who are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations.

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The list is divided into seven categories: Cloud, Data Center, Security, Big Data, Unified Communications, Internet of Things (IoT) and Storage. In addition to celebrating these notable companies, the Emerging Vendors list serves as a valuable resource for solution providers looking to expand their portfolios with cutting-edge technology.

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.

"The technology suppliers on CRN's 2018 Emerging Vendors list are creating a bright future for the IT channel, aggressively developing products to meet complex IT market demands, while positively impacting the bottom line of solution providers," said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. "The array of leading-edge products delivered by these organizations will have a lasting impact on the channel for years to come."

"Being recognized by CRN as an Emerging Vendor is a reflection of the dedication and commitment of our employees to provide excellent service and support for our partners," said Rob Davis, CEO at Critical Start. "VARs and MSPs that are looking to offer managed detect and respond services can easily utilize Critical Start's technology and our 24x7 CyberSOC to bring a broader security portfolio to their existing customers, or to help them attract new customers."

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About Critical Start 

Critical Start is the fastest-growing cybersecurity integrator in North America. Our mission is simple: protect our customers' brands and reduce their business risk. We do this for organizations of all sizes through our award-winning portfolio of end-to-end security services – from security-readiness assessments using our proven framework, the Defendable Network, to the delivery of managed security services, professional services, and product fulfillment. Critical Start has been named to the CRN 2018 Tech Elite 250 and top 100 Security MSPs lists. Visit 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.


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