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HTG 360 ENTERS INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH TELECOM CONSULTING GROUP “TCG” TO DISTRIBUTE MANAGED SECURITY, MANAGED SD-WAN AND COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS…

Pompano Beach, Florida – Master agent, Telecom Consulting Group “TCG” that specializes in COAX cable, Metro Ethernet, Hosted VoIP, PRI, Analog lines, dynamic T1’s, SIP, 3G/4G Wireless Internet, and numerous Cloud services, today announced that it has entered into a technology distribution agreement with Award Winning Managed Security Solutions Provider and IT Service Company, HTG 360.  With this partnership, TCG and its 3,500 plus technology brokers will be able to offer their small to medium size and enterprise clients HTG services ranging from cyber security audits, assessments, consulting, design services, vendor sourcing of over 500 plus vendors, implementation assistance, resource on demand, and 24 x 7 managed services globally, while leveraging the unique HTG 360 “Reverse DNA” with each of their clients.

“We’re excited to add HTG 360 to our portfolio and security has never been more important than it is today. With companies constantly being attacked and tested for vulnerability, our partners and their customers will absolutely benefit from HTG’s unique product set and ability to recommend the right security solutions for their situation.” said Dan Pirigyi, Managing Partner, TCG.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, HTG 360 currently has customers located in over 90 countries worldwide. HTG 360 manages over 2,500 locations. HTG 360’s technology team of experts helps enterprise organizations uncover technology barriers to business growth, addressing not only the technology transformation, but equally as important, the impact of new technology on an organization.

“HTG 360 and TCG are going to help redefine the customer & vendor engagement by streamlining the sourcing of security and technology product and services thru their agent community.  Over the last year we have challenged Telecom agents, Consultants, MSP’s and Value-Added Resellers to start the conversation around security and compliance.  We are seeing partners have success in these conversations by leveraging our elite “Ninja Security Team” and our Unique “Reverse DNA” added Chris Ichelson, CEO, HTG 360. We look forward to adding value to those conversations immediately with TCG partners across the community.”

For more information about how to add HTG 360’s consulting and managed security services to your portfolio, please reach out to HTG 360 or TCG by visiting our websites at www.htg360.comwww.tcg-partners.com

About HTG 360

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, HTG 360 helps enterprise organizations uncover technology barriers to business growth. We have built a reputation for auditing, assessing, consulting, design, vendor sourcing, implementation, repair and remediation services globally. With customers in 90 countries worldwide, HTG 360 manages over 2500 locations with less than 0.015% churn. Our team of business leaders and engineers use their unique blend of business & technology experience to solve our client’s unique challenges. HTG 360 offers an “All-In” “STACK” technology experience to our clients, truly defining what it means to be a “Trusted Technology Partner”. For more information about HTG 360, please visit us online at www.HTG360.com or follow us on Twitter @HTG360.

About TCG

Telecom Consulting Group is a National Master Agency based out of Fort Lauderdale, FL and has been in business for 28 years. TCG offers hands on support and excellent residual commission paid for as long as the customer stays on service. TCG passes through 100% of the carrier bonuses to their agents, and TCG doesn’t have quotas. TCG has over 3400 nationwide agents and 15 channel managers across the country. TCG offers over 120 different carrier options for their agents to sell.

TCG has an outstanding back office to serve their agents. They specialize in COAX cable, Metro Ethernet, Hosted VoIP, PRI, Analog lines, dynamic T1’s, SIP, 3G/4G Wireless Internet, and numerous Cloud services. TCG gives their agents access to the best in breed Cable Companies, CLEC’s, LECs, and Hosted VoIP Carriers. At TCG we support all business from our partners whether a single POTS, small COAX account, all the way to large multi-location customers! www.tcg-partners.com

 

CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES CYBERSECURITY MATURITY METRICS FOR ‘OBJECTIVE’ AGENCY COMPARISON

California may soon have an idea of exactly how vulnerable each of its agencies are to cybersecurity threats, thanks to the recent release of a new security risk and maturity measurement program.

The California Department of Technology announced on Monday the release of the California Cybersecurity Maturity Metrics, which are designed to provide an objective comparison across all state government agencies.

“This is not a punishment thing. This is not a naughty list,” State Chief Information Officer Peter Liebert told StateScoop. “This is literally us doing our best to ensure we find weak areas or those that are risky and help ensure that they’re empowered to get a better program and increase their maturity to decrease their overall risk.”

The metrics will give his office and legislators a more precise tool to inform investment and guide policymaking, he said.

The metrics, which were announced with the release of Technology Letter 18-01, include measurements with names like risk, threat, impact, and maturity. Each metric is rated on a scale from 0 to 4, entirely based on existing data from audits, anecdotal reports, and existing measurement policies.

All the data is bundled together and passed through an algorithm that allows the state an “apples-to-apples” comparison across agencies, Liebert explained.

Each agency will get a categorization for its cybersecurity maturity level. The categories will be based on those found in the popular Cybersecurity Framework issued by the federal National Institute of Standards and Technology, Liebert said. While some companies have similar proprietary metrics, Liebert said, he hasn’t seen anything quite like this in state government.

And best of all, he said, the state didn’t have to pay a contractor for it. The metrics are the result of “I don’t know how many hours” of planning sessions and research, Liebert said, conducted with its project partners, which are the California Highway Patrol, California Military Department and California Office of Emergency Services.

While the state has implemented components of all of these measurements in the past before, nothing this comprehensive or objective has been attempted. Often, security assessments are difficult to quantify or adequately explain to an outside party, lacking an objective scale or any other outside frame of reference, Liebert said.

Conservatively, Liebert predicted an initial report based on these metrics will be released within two years.

“The effort here is to continue CDT’s effort to provide additional metrics that are measurable for both internal and external use,” Liebert said. “This is a key component of how we’re going to determine risk across the state.”

 

Originally posted on: https://statescoop.com/california-announces-cybersecurity-maturity-metrics-for-objective-agency-comparison

HTG 360 RANKED AMONG TOP 501 GLOBAL MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS BY CHANNEL FUTURES

HTG 360 Ranked Among Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures

11th Annual MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services

July 18, 2018: HTG 360 LLC, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.

The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide. This year Channel Futures received a record number of submissions. Applications poured in from Europe, Asia, South America and beyond.

As it has for the last three years, Channel Futures teamed with Clarity Channel Advisors to evaluate these progressive and forward-leaning companies. MSPs were ranked according to our unique methodology, which recognizes that not all revenue streams are created equal. We weighted revenue figures according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.

“We are very excited and honored to be named to the MSP 501 list.  It is validation that our success is driven by our ability to deliver expert level Cybersecurity and IT Management solutions to companies of all shapes and sizes,” said HTG 360 CEO, Chris Ichelson.

Channel Futures is pleased to honor HTG 360!

For the first time, Channel Futures will also name 10 special award winners, including MSP of the Year, CEO of the Year and one Lifetime Achievement Award for a career of excellence in the channel.

The MSP 501 winners and award recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony at Channel Partners Evolution, held this year October 9-12 in Philadelphia, as well as in the Fall issue of Channel Partners Magazine.

“This year’s applicant pool was the largest and most diverse in the history of the survey, and our winners represent the health and progressivity of the managed services market,” says Kris Blackmon, Channel Futures content director and editor of the MSP 501. “They’re growing their revenue, expanding their customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.”

The full MSP 501 report, available this fall, will leverage applicant responses, interviews and historical data to identify business and technology trends in the IT channel. Highlights will include:

  • Revenue growth and business models
  • Hiring trends and workforce dynamics
  • Business strategies
  • Service deliverables
  • Business tools and automation investments

The complete 2018 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.

Background

The 2018 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from Feb. 28 through May 31, 2018. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.

About HTG 360

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, HTG 360 helps enterprise organizations uncover technology barriers to business growth. We have built a reputation for auditing, assessing, consulting, design, vendor sourcing, implementation, repair and remediation services globally. With customers in 90 countries worldwide, HTG 360 manages over 2500 locations with less than 0.015% churn. Our team of business leaders and engineers, use their unique blend of business & technology experience to solve our client’s unique challenges. HTG 360 offers an “All-In” “STACK” technology experience to our clients, truly defining what it means to be a “Trusted Technology Partner”. For more information about HTG 360, please visit us online at www.HTG360.com or follow us on Twitter @HTG360.

About Informa

Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.

Informa has over 10,000 colleagues in more than 20 countries and a presence in all major geographies. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100. 

HTG 360 PARTNERS WITH VADE SECURE TO STRENGTHEN ITS ANTI-PHISHING CAPABILITIES FOR OFFICE 365 CLIENTS

the global leader in predictive email defense, announced that it has entered into a reseller agreement with HTG 360, a global MSSP serving mid-to-large enterprise clients in industries such as financial services, insurance, and manufacturing. Through this partnership, HTG 360 will strengthen its end-to-end security offering with the addition of Vade Secure for Office 365, the only email security solution that’s fully integrated into Office 365 using the Microsoft Graph API.

HTG 360, which has clients in 90 countries worldwide, has seen a sharp increase in the number of phishing, spear phishing, and other email-borne threats. In particular, the company is seeing three times as many phishing attacks targeting Office 365 compared to Exchange on-premises environments. While HTG 360 has other email security tools in its portfolio, the company decided to add Vade Secure for Office 365 after a proof of concept revealed the solution to be easy to deploy, easy to manage, and highly effective against unknown, highly targeted attacks.

“Email security is a top three initiative for nearly every one of our clients, driven by a sharp rise in phishing attacks targeting Office 365 users,” said Chris Ichelson, CEO of HTG 360. “We’re excited to expand our offering with Vade Secure for Office 365. It enables us to offer our clients an email security solution for Office 365 that is incredibly easy to deploy, provides a high level of protection and is cost advantageous.”

Vade Secure for Office 365 provides customers with a native user experience and superior filtering accuracy powered by artificial intelligence. By using machine learning models that perform real-time behavioral analysis of the entire email, Vade Secure’s email security solution blocks sophisticated threats – including phishing, spear phishing, malware and ransomware – from the first email. Vade Secure leverages data from more than 500 million inboxes around the world to feed its machine learning models and ensure a best-in-class catch rate.

Vade Secure’s API-based approach offers the following benefits over email security solutions:

Ease of deployment: Vade Secure for Office 365 can be deployed in just a few clicks—no MX record changes required.
Native user experience: Because the solution is fully integrated in the Outlook Web or Desktop client, there’s no external quarantine or user training required.
Insider threat protection: In addition to incoming emails, Vade Secure for Office 365 scans internal messages to protect against insider attacks.
“Mid-sized businesses are increasingly looking to MSPs and MSSPs to design and implement end-to-end security programs and solutions,” said Adrien Gendre, Chief Solution Architect, Vade Secure. “We are excited to partner with HTG 360 to help strengthen their offering with best-in-class anti-phishing capabilities that augment native Office 365 security to protect clients from even the most advanced threats.”

For more information about Vade Secure for Office 365 or to start a free, 15-day trial, please visit https://www.vadesecure.com/en/dedicated-email-security-for-o365/.

About HTG 360

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, HTG 360 helps enterprise organizations uncover technology barriers to business growth. We have built a reputation for auditing, assessing, consulting, design, vendor sourcing, implementation, repair and remediation services globally. With customers in 90 countries worldwide, HTG 360 manages over 2500 locations with less than 0.015% churn. Our team of business leaders and engineers use their unique blend of business & technology experience to solve our client’s unique challenges. HTG 360 offers an “All-In” “STACK” technology experience to our clients, truly defining what it means to be a “Trusted Technology Partner”. For more information please visit www.HTG360.com or follow HTG 360 on Twitter @HTG360.

About Vade Secure

Vade Secure is on a mission to make email safe, simple, and convenient. We provide predictive email defense to more than 500 million inboxes worldwide utilizing artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data from our 24/7 global threat centers. Vade Secure provides advanced protection against the most sophisticated email scams such as phishing and spear phishing, malware and ransomware, and is used by major ISPs, OEMs, SMBs, and enterprises worldwide. Vade Secure continues to develop unique, patented technologies, emerging today as the only Advanced Email Protection vendor.