CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named EDTS to its 2018 Managed Service Provider 500 (MSP 500) list in the Managed Security 100 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with award-winning approaches to delivering managed IT services. These providers have formally showcased how they help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.
In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.
The list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, the MSP Elite 150, and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise security services. As a security-minded MSP, EDTS offers sound security fundamentals needed by every business, such as security patching, secure firewall deployment, backup and data recovery, and email protection.
EDTS Cyber, the sister company of EDTS, is a world-class MSSP (Managed Security Services Provider) which provides advanced managed security services to cover what security fundamentals cannot: threats like Zero Day vulnerabilities, Advanced Persistent Threats and Industry Security Compliance such as (PCI, HIPAA and SOX).
“Offering sound IT security practices is the most important thing any MSP can do for our clients in the current day. As cyber crime continues to gain traction, so do financial losses caused by data loss and exposure. For nearly two decades, our managed IT service offerings have included sound security fundamentals. Now, we are offering advanced yet affordable security services through EDTS Cyber,” says Charles Johnson (CISSP, CISA, CISM, CCFP, CBCP) Chief Executive Officer and Founder of EDTS, LLC, and EDTS Cyber, LLC.
Johnson advises small to midsize businesses to examine the security practices included in their MSP contracts and the qualifications of the provider. For companies that have managed services but are still concerned about security, he recommends a Security Risk Assessment performed by a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
“Managed service providers have become integral to the success of businesses everywhere, both large and small,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “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. The companies on CRN’s 2018 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.”
The MSP500 list is featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.
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