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Lan Infotech Named On 2019 MSSP Alert Top 200 Managed Security Services Providers List.

Cybersecurity ExpertsMSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named Lan Infotech to the Top 200 MSSPs list for 2019. The list and research identify and honor the top 200 managed security services providers (MSSPs) that specialize in comprehensive, outsourced cybersecurity services.

“Cybersecurity is a fundamental part of running a successful business in South Florida,” said Michael Goldstein, Founder, and CEO of LAN Infotech. “No matter how effective a business’ operation maybe, if it’s not secure, everything is at risk. Business owners need to know their cybersecurity is being managed properly so they can focus on their organizational growth and development.”

The State Of Cybersecurity (And Need For MSSPs) In 2019

Did you know that the global cybercrime industry will cause up to $6 trillion in damages in just a few years?

Despite how critical cybersecurity has become for the success in the business world, organizations in South Florida continue to face stark obstacles in their efforts to stay secure – namely, the dire need for cybersecurity expertise, and the fact that there isn’t much available to them.

A Growing Deficit of Cybersecurity Expertise

“The shortage of skilled security professionals has been a perennial problem that consistently results in failed security technology deployments,” states a report by Gartner. “The number of unfilled cybersecurity roles is expected to grow from 1 million in 2018 to 1.5 million by the end of 2020.”

This is why, according to the MSSP Alert readership survey, one of the Top 5 business drivers for managed security services is talent shortages (the others being regulatory compliance needs, the availability of cloud services, ransomware attacks, and SMB customers demanding security guidance from partners).

Furthermore, recent polling performed on behalf of Tripwire found even more troubling evidence:

  • 93% of polled IT security professionals say the skills required to be a great security professional have changed over the past few years, which is making it harder to find properly skilled cybersecurity professionals.
  • 85% report their security teams are already understaffed, and only 1% believe they can manage all of their organization’s cybersecurity needs when facing a shortage of skilled workers.
  • 96% say they are either currently facing difficulty in staffing security teams due to the skills gap or can see it coming.

The Need For Cybersecurity Support

According to the MSSP Alert readership survey, 69% of MSSPs now run full-blown security operations centers (SOCs) in-house, with 19% leveraging hybrid models, 8% completely outsourcing SOC services and 4% still formulating strategies.

Why? Because cybersecurity can’t be DIY.

In order for a South Florida business to effectively fill the role of an MSSP, they would need:

  • The knowledge of how to select, install, manage and maintain increasingly complex IT security systems.
  • The time to both maintain systems on an ongoing basis and respond to events as they occur.

When it comes to the resources available to South Florida businesses, they often can’t afford to commit what’s necessary for confident cybersecurity. It’s simply easier and more effective to outsource to an MSSP like Lan Infotech.

The Top 200 MSSP rankings are based on MSSP Alert’s 2019 readership survey combined with aggregated third-party research. MSSPs featured throughout the list and research proactively monitor, manage and mitigate cyber threats for businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

“After Nines Inc. and MSSP Alert congratulate Lan Infotech on this year’s honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of After Nines Inc. “Amid the ongoing cybersecurity talent shortage, thousands of MSPs and IT consulting firms are striving to move into the managed security market. The Top 200 list honors the MSSP market’s true pioneers.”

About LAN Infotech

LAN Infotech is an IT support and consultation provider that aims to deliver useful and cost-effective solutions for their small to mid-size business clients. They provide this service in conjunction with 40+ partner solutions and a focus on assessment and specialized solutions. LAN Infotech’s comprehensive services include managed services, business continuity, email archival, Cloud computing, digital security measures, and more. 

About After Nines Inc.

After Nines Inc. provides timeless IT guidance for strategic partners and IT security professionals across ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert. ChannelE2E tracks every stage of the IT service provider journey — from entrepreneur to exit. MSSP Alert is the global voice for Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs).