DirectDefense Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

DirectDefense Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

Colorado-based managed security provider lands on Managed Security 100 list

Englewood, Colo., February 21, 2017 – DirectDefense, Inc., an information security services company that provides 24/7 managed services, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named DirectDefense to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Managed Security 100 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings 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, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premise and off-premise services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based security services. DirectDefense took a spot in the Managed Security 100 due to its strong managed security practice.

From professional services to managed services, DirectDefense works in partnership with each client to design and manage information security services based on each organization’s specific needs. The company’s core strength is its deep experience in performing assessments for a wide array of networks, platforms, and applications. The company’s seasoned security consultants are focused on providing world-class services to such industries as financial, insurance, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, gaming, technology, and energy and utilities.

“Managed service providers play an increasingly important role in the day-to-day operations of businesses across North America,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “MSPs help organizations streamline their spending, effectively allocate limited resources, and benefit from advanced expertise in the latest technologies. We congratulate the service providers on CRN’s 2017 MSP500 list, who have continually succeeded in meeting their customers’ changing needs and help them get the most out of their IT investments.”

“DirectDefense is proud to be recognized for our growth in the MSP market. The demand for our highly tailored services has never been higher, and the satisfaction our customers have expressed is the validation that we continually seek,” said Jim Broome, President of DirectDefense. “When it comes to information security services, nobody does it better than DirectDefense.”

The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at

About DirectDefense
DirectDefense, named one of America’s fastest growing small private companies in 2016 by Inc. Magazine, is an information security services and 24/7 managed services provider headquartered in Englewood, CO, with locations across the United States. Founded in 2011 on more than 50 years combined experience in information security, DirectDefense works in close and honest partnership with clients to design a personalized information security solution that works, based on an organization’s specific needs. To learn more, visit

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