DirectDefense Launches New Partner Program to Expand its Cybersecurity Ecosystem

Company was also named to CRN MSP 500 list and two company executives recognized as 2024 CRN Channel Chiefs

DENVER – Feb. 15, 2024DirectDefense, a leading information security services company, today announced it is launching a new partner program to drive growth of its cybersecurity ecosystem and empower partners to expand and differentiate their business offerings. The DirectDefense program enables partners to add new revenue streams by providing managed security services, OT/connected systems security services and professional services from DirectDefense to their current offerings. As a result, DirectDefense enables partners to become a reliable and primary resource for their clients’ security needs and fosters the growth of client relationships.

Additionally, for the fourth year in a row, DirectDefense was named to CRN’s MSP 500 list in the Security 100 category. The list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants whose forward-thinking approach to providing managed services is changing the landscape of the IT channel. Due to their exceptional leadership, innovation and growth in the IT channel industry, Jared Ballou, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliances, and Hannah Godwin, Director of Strategic Alliances, were named to the prestigious 2024 CRN Channel Chiefs list. This list honors the IT channel executives who work tirelessly to advance the channel agenda and deliver successful channel partner programs and strategies.

“I understand the power of an effective, innovative channel organization and how partnerships can create new revenue opportunities while helping customers solve their cybersecurity challenges,” said Ballou. “That’s why our new partner program is designed to enable partners to provide flexible, customized security services to their customers, helping to protect more businesses from the volatile threat landscape. We are committed to working with our partners to make it easy and profitable for them to do business with us.”

The DirectDefense partner program offers seamless onboarding of partners with a focus on increasing revenue, maximizing profitability and ensuring customer success. Its services are tailored to any industry, challenge, or compliance need. Through strategically applied managed services, partners can deliver a comprehensive security plan that identifies and combats vulnerabilities and gaps. With flexible and customized offerings, DirectDefense managed security solutions help partners ensure their clients have what it takes to be secure and compliant. Once a security solution is in place, DirectDefense will continue to work with partners and provide information and education so their clients can sustain their security protections.

“DirectDefense is a trusted partner for Secure Consult, LLC.’s (SecCon) clients in need of managed services, incident response and security assessment work,” said James Gordon, VP of Client Advocacy for SecCon. “Their commitment to customization and understanding the unique needs of our customers sets them apart in the industry. DirectDefense operates as an extension of our team and willingly joins customers in the trenches when challenges arise. SecCon continues to develop new revenue opportunities with DirectDefense and we look forward to seeing this alliance evolve in the coming years.”

The DirectDefense partner program is open to IT service providers, managed service providers, cloud service providers, value-added resellers, independent software vendors, systems integrators and engineering firms. Partner benefits include extensive protected margins, deal registration, a dedicated alliance manager and sales team, sales and marketing support, and sales incentives. As part of the sales and marketing support, partners will have access to co-branded marketing material, joint marketing events, partner webinars, sales training and technical training. These materials can be accessed via a new DirectDefense partner portal.

More information about the DirectDefense partner program can be found at

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DirectDefense provides enterprise risk assessments, penetration testing, ICS/SCADA security services, and 24/7 managed security services for companies of all sizes. Focused on building security resiliency, the firm offers comprehensive security testing services with specialization in application security, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, and compliance assurance testing. Its team of highly talented consultants has worked with the majority of the Fortune 100 companies, in industries such as power and utility, gaming, retail, financial, media, travel, aerospace, healthcare, and technology. More information can be found at


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