GuidePoint Security Placed on CRN MSP 500 List for Excellence in Managed IT Services

GuidePoint Security recently made their debut on CRN’s elite 2017 Managed Service Provider 500 (MSP) list in the Managed Security 100 category.

The prestigious annual list is comprised of organizations that have demonstrated excellence in their Managed IT services and North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.

“GuidePoint’s vSOC Managed Security Services have experienced tremendous growth over the past two years and our inclusion on this list validates that the market is taking notice,” noted Justin Morehouse, GuidePoint Security’s Co-founder and Principal.

“We pride ourselves on our World Class customer satisfaction rating and believe that we are truly advancing the industry through our innovative approach to partnering with our customers to achieve their mission,” Morehouse said.

He cited GuidePoint’s exclusive managed services, Virtual Security Operations Center (vSOC) as one the best examples of the team’s coordinated efforts to level the playing field in terms of providing a customized solution that fits all budgets and organizational sizes, while identifying threats and vulnerabilities and creating a safer cyber environment.

“Managed service providers play an increasingly important role in the day-to-day operations of businesses across North America,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “MSPs help organizations streamline their spending, effectively allocate limited resources, and benefit from advanced expertise in the latest technologies. We congratulate the service providers on CRN’s 2017 MSP500 list, who have continually succeeded in meeting their customers’ changing needs and help them get the most out of their IT investments.”

CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.

The list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premise and off-premise services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based security services.

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

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GuidePoint Security wins 2016 GovStar Star Performer Award

GuidePoint Security is the 2016 Washington SmartCEO GovStar Award winner in the Star Performer Large category.

GovStar awards honor Washington-area government contractors that demonstrate excellence in government contracting.

SmartCEO honored GuidePoint and other GovStar finalists during a special ceremony Nov. 21 at the Hyatt Regency Reston. More than 500 area executives and guests attended to celebrate winners in each GovStar category. GuidePoint and the other finalists will be profiled in SmartCEO’s November/December issue.

“We are honored to be the 2016 Star Performer winner in the Large category,” said Michael Volk, GuidePoint’s Founder and Managing Partner. “We take a lot of pride in the work we do with our government clients. Our team is committed to helping them meet their objectives.”

According to SmartCEO, the 2016 GovStar finalists collectively generated more than $6.5 billion in annual revenue and employ more than 27,000 individuals in Greater Washington.

“The government contracting industry is one of the most complex and competitive business sectors in the world,” said Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO. “But day in and day out this year’s finalists come to work with the passion to not only build great businesses but also serve their country, protect U.S. citizens, and drive innovation in healthcare, technology, and communications. They are inspirational, patriotic, and driven to succeed. We are honored to recognize them for their achievements.”

Earlier this year, GuidePoint won a SmartCEO Future 50 award as one of the region’s fastest growing mid-size companies. Last year, GuidePoint was a finalist in the 2015 SmartCEO GovStar Awards in the Industry Star category.

Among other honors garnered by GuidePoint this year are:

  • No. 3 Washington Business Journal Security Technology Companies list
  • No. 5 Top Security Company Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 14 on CRN Fast Growth 150 List
  • No. 19 Top Virginia Companies Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 22 Top Washington, D.C. Companies Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 30 Washington Business Journal Fastest Growing Companies list
  • No. 308 overall 2016 Inc. 5000 List
  • Trending 40’s D.C.’s Red Hot Companies list
  • F5 Federal Partner of the Year
  • No. 192 on CRN Solution Provider 500 list

About GovStar Awards

The GovStar Awards program honors local government contractors for technology innovation, workplace environment, growth, veteran support, and impact on the industry and the marketplace as a whole. The GovStar program recognizes the many commendable attributes of Greater Washington-area companies striving for excellence in this complex and competitive sector. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects the winners based on their growth, innovation, corporate culture, veteran support, and industry impact. For more information about the awards, visit www.smartceo.com/washington-govstar.

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their mission. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification is with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: www.guidepointsecurity.com.

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Trending 40 says GuidePoint is Red Hot

GuidePoint Security is one of D.C.’s Red Hot Companies.

The latest honor is from Trending 40, an events program that recognizes and celebrates D.C.-area talent from technology, legal, associations, and corporate communities.

Trending 40 honored GuidePoint and other businesses that made the fastest-growing companies list during a special ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 1776-Crystal City in Crystal City, Virginia.

“When we founded GuidePoint in 2011, we knew we had something special,” Michael Volk, GuidePoint’s Founder and Managing Partner, said. “Awards like this are a testament to the drive our team has to be the best cyber security solution provider in the market, not just in terms of sales and growth, but in outstanding customer support and satisfaction. Each year as GuidePoint grows, it reflects our commitment to continually exceed our customers’ expectations and work with them to meet all of their information security needs.”

According to Trending 40, “DC has been a hotbed of activity in tech, hospitality, real estate, life sciences, healthcare, and nonprofits in recent years. It’s time to celebrate the success of many of these great companies.”

This honor is among several GuidePoint has garnered this year. In addition to making the Trending 40 list, in 2016 GuidePoint has earned:

  • No. 3 Washington Business Journal Security Technology Companies list
  • No. 5 Top Security Company Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 14 on CRN Fast Growth 150 List
  • No. 19 Top Virginia Companies Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 22 Top Washington, D.C. Companies Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 30 Washington Business Journal Fastest Growing Companies list
  • No. 308 overall 2016 Inc. 5000 List
  • SmartCEO Future 50
  • F5 Federal Partner of the Year
  • No. 192 on CRN Solution Provider 500 list

About GuidePoint Security
GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cyber security solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their mission. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification is with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: www.guidepointsecurity.com.

GuidePoint Security Honored by Washington Business Journal

GuidePoint Security is honored by Washington Business Journal as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.

Each year, the Journal recognizes the top 50 fastest-growing companies. GuidePoint is No. 30 on the 2016 list, based on average percent revenue growth between 2013, 2014, and 2015.

GuidePoint was also recently recognized as No. 3 on the Journal’s Security Technology Companies list based on 2015 metro-area revenue.

All 50 fastest-growing companies were honored at a special awards reception Oct. 27 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. The winners were included in a special Journal publication Oct. 28.

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Michael Volk, GuidePoint Security’s Founder and Managing Partner. “At GuidePoint, we pride ourselves in hiring the best and brightest information security professionals and support team members. Our continued successes, not just in terms of revenue growth, but in overall customer satisfaction, is a reflection of the team’s hard work, laser focus on cyber security solutions, and our core value of always ‘wowing’ our clients.”

Founded in 2011 by cyber security industry veterans, GuidePoint is a trusted security expert for security technologies and professional services. The company differentiates itself through its organizational structure, technological expertise, unrivaled customer service, and a vendor-agnostic approach.

“This allows us to provide the best security services and solutions possible,” Volk said. “Our tagline is a reflection of GuidePoint principles, ‘Your mission. Secured.’”

The latest recognition from Washington Business Journal is part of a growing list of awards and honors for the company this year. Among its other 2016 accolades are:

  • No. 5 Top Security Company, Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 19 Top Virginia Companies, Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 22 Top Washington, D.C. Companies, Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 308 overall 2016, Inc. 5000 List
  • SmartCEO Future 50
  • F5 Federal Partner of the Year
  • No. 14 on CRN Fast Growth 150 List
  • No. 192 on CRN Solution Provider 500 list

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cyber security solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their mission. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification is with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: www.guidepointsecurity.com.

Inc. 5000 Names GuidePoint Security One of Nation’s Fastest-Growing Companies

No. 5 on Top Security companies list

GuidePoint Security is one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies, and one of the the top security companies in America.

After an impressive three-year growth at nearly 1,300 percent, GuidePoint is recognized by Inc. Magazine on its 2016 Inc. 5000 List as the No. 5 Top Security company in America, is ranked No. 19 among the top companies in Virginia, and is No. 22 on the list for top companies in Washington, D.C.

The markings earned the company an overall spot as No. 308 on the 5000 List, with 2015 revenue exceeding more than $111 million.

“Wow!” was the reaction of GuidePoint Security’s Founder and Managing Partner, Michael Volk, when he heard the news. “This is outstanding. At GuidePoint, we are proud of hiring the best and brightest in the information security industry. The successes we’ve had since we were founded in 2011 reflects their talent, hard work, and dedication. All of our team members are committed to providing our clients with unprecedented customer service.”

One of the things that makes GuidePoint different from other companies, Volk pointed out, is its organizational structure.

“Our corporate structure means our customers are never more than one step away from a company partner, ensuring we always have a vested interest in our clients’ successes. We want to make sure their goals and expectations are not just met, but exceeded. Our continued referrals and repeat clients reiterate our focus on providing them with the right technologies and professional services that best support their needs.”

From emerging threats to regulatory mandates, GuidePoint’s technology security professionals work side-by-side with clients to provide a complete understanding of their current threat landscape and to implement the best technical and procedural solutions to achieve business goals and objectives.

Inc. called companies like GuidePoint, “superheroes of the U.S. economy.”

“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” said Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

To see all of GuidePoint’s successes on the 5000 list, click here.

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their mission. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification can be found with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: http://www.guidepointsecurity.com.

GuidePoint Security Named F5 Networks Federal Partner of the Year

Fourth consecutive year earning honor

GuidePoint Security has been named the 2016 F5 Networks UNITY® Federal Partner of the Year. This is the fourth consecutive year GuidePoint Security has earned the award.

“We are honored to be recognized as F5’s Federal Partner of the Year for the past four years in a row,” said Jim Quarantillo, GuidePoint Security Federal Partner. The award is a reflection of our team’s commitment to outstanding customer service, while being an invaluable technical resource for our clients. As we continue to work with F5, we believe our focus on cloud services and security solutions will continue to enhance our relationship, which is a win-win for all of our customers.”

The award was presented at the F5 Networks Agility 2016 Conference. The Federal Partner of the Year award highlights GuidePoint Security’s dedication to channel partner performance and customer service related to F5’s application delivery and security solutions. It acknowledges GuidePoint Security’s outstanding sales engagement, customer service, and technical expertise.

“We congratulate GuidePoint Security on its fourth consecutive Unity Federal Partner of the Year award,” said David Helfer, VP Worldwide Channels, F5. “GuidePoint Security’s excellent service and engagement is a tremendous benefit for our mutual customers.”

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their mission. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification can be found with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: http://www.guidepointsecurity.com.

About F5

F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, telecommunications, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications and services to anyone, anywhere, at any time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, visit f5.com.

 

GuidePoint Security Earns 14th Spot on CRN’s 2016 Fast Growth 150 List

GuidePoint Security is the 14th fastest growing solution provider in North America, according to CRN’s 2016 Fast Growth 150 List.

The list is CRN’s annual ranking of North America-based technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants with gross sales of at least $1 million that have experienced significant economic growth during the past two years. The 2016 list is based on gains in gross revenue between 2013 and 2015.

“The growth GuidePoint has seen in the last two years is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the talented team we’ve assembled and the amazing partnerships we have with the vendors we work with every day,” said Michael Volk, GuidePoint Co-founder and Managing Partner. “At GuidePoint, we’re committed to providing the most comprehensive cybersecurity solutions for our clients, and we accomplish that by designing tailor-made solutions to best meet our client’s mission requirements. The spot on the latest CRN list reflects that commitment to service, quality, and innovation.”

“The companies on our 2016 Fast Growth 150 list are growing at an incredible rate, establishing themselves as clear leaders in today’s IT channel,” added Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “Their rapid expansion in a climate of economic uncertainty and unprecedented technological advancement is especially impressive. We congratulate each of the Fast Growth 150 honorees and look forward to their continued success.”

Earlier this year, GuidePoint earned another spot on a CRN list, ranking 192 on the 2016 CRN Solution Provider 500 (SP500) list.

Read more about GuidePoint Security and Fast Growth 150 in the October issue of CRN Magazine at www.crn.com/fastgrowth150.

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their mission. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification can be found with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: http://www.guidepointsecurity.com.

GuidePoint Security Earns a Place on the 2016 CRN Solution Provider 500 List

solution_provider_500_326It’s official: GuidePoint Security is listed on the 2016 CRN Solution Provider 500 (SP500) list, placing #192.

CRN’s staple SP500 list has recognized the top IT channel partners in North America each year since 1995, and the acclaimed annual ranking is an industry-recognized guide to the most accomplished partners in the channel.

“On behalf of the entire staff at GuidePoint, we are honored to be recognized by CRN, as well as the 192nd ranking we’ve achieved.  As we continue to architect and deliver world-class cybersecurity solutions and expand across the country, we look forward to an even higher placement in the future,” commented Mike Volk, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at GuidePoint Security.

“The 2016 Solution Provider 500 represent a total, combined revenue of over $334 billion—a testament to their success in keeping pace with the rapidly changing demands of today’s IT market,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “This prestigious list recognizes those companies with the highest revenue and serves as a valuable industry resource for vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with. We congratulate each of the Solution Provider 500 companies and look forward to their continued success.”

GuidePoint Security is a world-class cybersecurity solution provider of customized strategies, services, and solutions designed create a safer environment for all customers and citizens. Technical employees, including some of the industry’s highest-level professionals, comprise the majority of the organization’s workforce. The GuidePoint team is thankful for having earned a prestigious spot on the CRN SP500 list, and will remain committed to selecting the right technology and expertise for our customers’ solutions.

 

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their mission. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification can be found with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: http://www.guidepointsecurity.com.

GuidePoint Security Wins SmartCEO’s Future 50 Award

GuidePoint Security was recently recognized as a winner of the SmartCEO magazine’s 2016 Washington
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GuidePoint Security, along with 49 other organizations, was selected for being one of the region’s fastest growing mid-sized companies that represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success. In addition to being profiled in the January/February edition of SmartCEO Magazine, GuidePoint will be honored during a black-tie awards gala in Reston, Virginia, on February 4, 2016.

GuidePoint has spent the last four years at the forefront of Information Security, helping our clients understand the evolving threat landscape as well as the increasingly complex and expanding solution sets.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the 2016 Washington Future 50 Award winners,” Founder and Managing Partner Michael Volk noted.

“Staying true to our core values, acquiring top tier talent, and being laser focused on our clients’ Cybersecurity needs has enabled us to achieve so much in a relatively short period of time,” he added.

“We will continue to incorporate the same entrepreneurial spirit as we expand our role in the community and the Information Security industry,” Volk concluded.

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides customized, innovative and valuable information security solutions and proven cyber security expertise that enable commercial and federal organizations to successfully achieve their security and business goals. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification can be found with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: www.guidepointsecurity.com.