Optiv Security Recognized for Excellence in Managed Security Services 



Leading Security Solutions Integrator Named to 2018 CRN Managed Service Provider 500 List for Ability to Help Optimize IT Spend and Improve Operational Efficiencies in Security Programs


DENVER – March 1, 2018 – Optiv Security, a leading security solutions integrator, today announced it has been named to The Channel Company’s 2018 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 in the Managed Security 100 category. Optiv was selected for its innovative approach to delivering managed security services (MSS) and its offerings that help companies optimize their IT spend while improving operational efficiencies across cyber security programs.


“Organizations today want to make better-informed decisions to gain advantage over cyber adversaries while operating in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible,” said Stuart Solomon, Optiv’s chief technology and strategy officer. “Optiv’s unique approach to MSS enables our clients to shift to intelligence-driven operations for rapid risk and threat mitigation, while maximizing capital and recurring operational expenditures. Our inclusion on the CRN MSP 500 reinforces our position as an innovator in helping organizations expand their security capabilities and improve detection.”


Optiv’s suite of managed security services (MSS) include authorized support, device management, co-managed SIEM, security monitoring, managed vulnerability services and a managed endpoint protection platform. These services are a critical component of Optiv’s intelligence-driven security operations portfolio which also includes managed detection and response, managed identity, managed threat intelligence and security awareness training. This portfolio of offerings help enhance an organization’s threat detection and response capabilities, and provide a scalable and repeatable way of operationalizing security procedures.


“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 CRN MSP 500 is an annual list that recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. The Managed Security category includes MSPs primarily focused on off-premise, cloud-based security services.

About Optiv Security

Optiv helps clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 350 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visit www.optiv.com.