Sword & Shield Named a Top Managed Security Provider

Leading national cybersecurity firm recognized by CRN® for excellence as a top North American managed IT security solutions provider

Top managed security providerKNOXVILLE, Tenn. Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading national cybersecurity firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, was named by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, to the 2017 Managed Service Provider 500 (MSP500) list in the Managed Security 100 category.

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security is the only Tennessee-based company recognized in the Managed Security 100 category.

Managed Service Providers (MSPs), like Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.

“MSPs help organizations streamline their spending, effectively allocate limited resources, and benefit from advanced expertise in the latest technologies,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We congratulate Sword & Shield Enterprise Security for being recognized on CRN’s 2017 MSP500 list, as they have continually succeeded in meeting their customers’ changing needs and help them get the most out of their IT investments.”

The MSP500 list is broken down into three groups: the Elite 150 are largely traditional, enterprise-focused resellers that have a significant managed service offering; the Pioneer 250 have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services; and the all new Managed Security 100 highlights MSSPs/resellers with a significant managed security practice.

“Our goal at Sword & Shield is to go beyond the threats and risks and the bad things that can happen and focus on real solutions and actions for our clients,” said John McNeely, president and CEO of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. “Everyone who dips their toe into the internet runs the risk of being compromised, but it’s how we prepare for and engage threats that makes our services so valuable to our customers.”

Sword & Shield has received several other awards from CRN, including seven Fast Growth 100/Fast Growth 150 awards, as well as being recognized on the Solution Provider 500 list for 10 years in a row.

The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.

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