Sword & Shield Recognized for Excellence in Managed Security Services

Excellence in Managed Security ServicesNationally recognized cybersecurity firm makes list based on cutting-edge approach.

 Knoxville, Tenn. February 28, 2018 –  Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading national cybersecurity firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Sword & Shield to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list.

Furthermore, Sword & Shield was designated in the MSP 500: Security 100 category which highlights the top 100 MSSPs and resellers with a significant managed security service practice.

This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services.

Expanded Managed Security Services

Sword & Shield has recently expanded its managed security services platform to include perimeter defense, cyber deception, security awareness training, and phishing as a service.

“We dedicated ourselves to growing our managed security platform while continuing to focus on providing a top-notch team of experts delivering core services,” said Sword & Shield President and CEO John McNeely. “We’re honored our efforts have earned us a place on the MSP 500 this year.”

Innovative MSSPs

In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSSPs play an important role in helping companies to protect their business while managing costs and enjoying consistency of service. According to The Channel Company, CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.

“Managed service providers have become integral to the success of businesses everywhere, both large and small,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. 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 MSP 500 is divided into three categories: the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based security services, the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; and the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premises and off-premises services.

About Sword & Shield Enterprise Security

Securing business for more than 20 years, Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. partners with our customers to meet the needs of their dynamic cybersecurity and compliance landscape.  The company works closely with its customers to become tightly integrated with their enterprise operations in the areas of managed security, risk and compliance, enterprise security consulting, security incident response and forensics, and security training.

Recognized nationally and headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sword & Shield has offices throughout the US. Sword & Shield services a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, retail, media, banking and finance, legal and manufacturing.

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with their media, events, consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, they connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, they draw from their deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. For more information, visit www.thechannelco.com.

The MSP500 list is featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500. To learn more about Sword & Shield’s excellence in managed security services, visit our web page.

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