Rook Security Named ‘Pioneer’ in CRN’s 2016 Managed Service Provider 500

Indianapolis-based MSSP Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services, Featuring Innovative Managed Threat Response Offering

INDIANAPOLIS--()--Rook Security, a managed threat response force that anticipates, manages and eliminates threats, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Rook Security to its 2016 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their top-notch offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.

In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward thinking and innovative of these key organizations.

Rook Security offers a comprehensive range of managed services for industry verticals ranging from healthcare and banking to higher education and government. The company’s crowning achievement over the past year has been its increased development of in-house solutions to complement its managed security services. These solutions allow Rook Security to anticipate, identify, and eliminate cyber attacks by employing elite managed threat response powered by people, processes and technologies to help companies achieve mature security and risk management programs.

“MSPs meet a critical need in the IT market, providing customized, turnkey services that allow for predictable operational expenses, effective control of expenditures, precise allocation of limited resources and convenient access to on-demand and pay-as-you-go technology,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the service providers of the MSP 500, who continually reinvent themselves to successfully meet their customers’ changing needs, helping businesses get the most out of their IT investments and sharpen their competitive edge.”

“Rook Security has worked extremely hard to provide exceptional managed security and threat response services to its clients,” said J.J. Thompson, founder and CEO, Rook Security. “As a result, Rook Security is one of the top 10 fastest-growing security firms in the nation. Our recognition as a top Managed Service Provider by CRN validates our commitment to excellence, and we look forward to continuing this tradition with our clients for years to come.”

The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

About Rook Security
Rook Security is a managed threat response force that anticipates, manages, and eliminates threats. Rook’s advisory and managed security services deliver visibility, intelligence, and response® in security operations to overcome the complex problems that continue to plague most organizations. As an integrated extension of their internal team, Rook helps organizations achieve a mature security and risk management program. Rook's advisory and managed security services have helped to improve the way organizations from start-ups to Fortune 100 firms protect their data and manage their risk. For more information, join us on Twitter @RookSecurity, Facebook, or

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Douglas De Orchis, 617-897-8259

Release Summary

Rook Security is named a ‘Pioneer’ in CRN’s 2016 Managed Service Provider 500, recognizing the company's excellence in managed IT services.


Voce Communications for Rook Security
Douglas De Orchis, 617-897-8259