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Aspire Named to MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs List for 2021


Aspire Technology Partners, a professional technology solutions and services company specializing in the delivery of digital infrastructure solutions and managed services, announced that it has been named to MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs list for 2021, published by After Nines Inc. The list and research identify and honor the top MSSPs, managed detection and response (MDR) and Security Operations Center as a Service (SOCaaS) providers worldwide. The rankings are based on MSSP Alert’s 2021 readership survey combined with the digital media site’s global editorial coverage of managed security services providers. The fifth-annual list and research report track the managed security service market’s ongoing growth and evolution.

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“Aspire has developed an approach to digital transformation that leverages security as a digital business enabler, rather than an obstacle to innovation. This year’s recognition from MSSP Alert comes at an especially critical time for enterprises that have been ruthlessly targeted by ransomware, phishing scams and vulnerability exploits,” said John C. Harris, President and CEO of Aspire. “Aspire’s security experts possess the experience and provide practical solutions to help IT leaders address key security challenges while building their technology infrastructures.”

“After Nines Inc. and MSSP Alert congratulate Aspire Technology Partners on this year’s honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of After Nines Inc. “Amid continued ransomware, malware and supply chain cyber attacks, the MSSP Alert readership and community continues to mitigate risks for businesses and government organizations worldwide.”

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Highlights from the associated MSSP Alert research include:
• MSSP Revenue Growth & Financial Performance: MSSP honorees, on average, expect to generate $22.3 million in revenue for 2021, up 16% from $19.2 million in 2020. The growth rate remains consistent with last year’s report.
• Geography: Honorees are headquartered in 26 different countries.
• Profits: 85% of MSSPs surveyed expect to be profitable for fiscal year 2021, which is roughly even with 2020.
• Security Operations Centers: 71% have in-house SOCs, 19% are hybrid, 8% completely outsource their SOCs, and 2% are reevaluating their SOC strategies.
• Cyberattack Trends: The most frequent attacks targeting MSSP customers in 2021 include vulnerability exploits (87%), phishing (96%), and ransomware (89%) incidents.
• Cybersecurity Solutions: In a continued sign of market fragmentation, MSSP survey participants mentioned 130 different hardware, software, cloud, and services vendors that assist their cybersecurity efforts — roughly even with our 2020 report.
• New Managed Security Services Offered: In addition to traditional managed security services, capabilities such as MDR (91%) have now gone mainstream. Plus, fast-growth services offered include SOC as a service (76%), XDR (67%), cyber talent as a service (43%) and cloud security posture management (41%).

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