Verodin and Critical Start Partner to Advance Instrumented Security Across Industry Sectors

Critical Start to resell and integrate Verodin Platform within its security assessment and managed security services practices

RESTON, Va.--()--Verodin, a software company defining Instrumented Security™, today announced a strategic partnership with Critical Start, a prominent cybersecurity consulting and managed services firm supporting a wide range of customers in the oil and gas, healthcare, retail, and other industry sectors. Critical Start will integrate the Verodin Platform within its security assessment and managed security services offerings across its diverse customer base to conclusively measure and improve the performance of technologies, people and processes comprising organizations’ cyber defenses.

“Verodin aligns with Critical Start’s focus on delivering unparalleled managed and independently validated security results,” said Randy Watkins, Director of Security Architecture at Critical Start. “The days of prescribing a list of security products and checklists and assuming these alone remove risk are over. Today, the premium is on proving defenses’ total agility and effectiveness in keeping pace with risks driven by business and operations. The Verodin Platform enables our customers and consultants to pinpoint security issues more quickly and conclusively, driving greater value from our services and from customers’ existing security resources.”

Verodin’s groundbreaking platform instruments an enterprise’s entire security infrastructure, continually testing, evaluating and monitoring its effectiveness. By safely executing advanced cyber-attack patterns and malicious behaviors directly within live production environments, the platform enables organizations to determine how security controls respond in real-time and to measurably mature their cybersecurity defenses over time. By revealing an organization’s true security posture, Verodin’s Platform eliminates costly uncertainties, identifies breach weaknesses, greatly enhances security training and helps customers make more cost-effective security buying decisions.

“The outstanding industry knowledge of the experts at Critical Start make them ideal partners for Verodin,” said Verodin CEO and Co-founder Christopher Key. “Verodin’s Instrumented Security Platform continually verifies and measurably matures security against evolving threats and consequences, connecting all aspects of security (people, process and technology). Critical Start performs a crucial role in helping customers prioritize and act on this data, consistently improving security in the face of evolving threats, changing IT environments and overburdened defenders.”

Recently named a “Vendor to Watch” by respected independent analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), Verodin is backed by marquee investors including Blackstone, Rally Ventures, Crosslink Capital and Cisco Investments.

Consultants, service providers, systems integrators and other organizations can contact to learn about Verodin’s partner program and how the Verodin Platform can benefit their customers.

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About Verodin Verodin is defining the emerging concept of Instrumented Security. The company's revolutionary platform empowers customers to measure and continuously validate the cumulative effectiveness of layered security infrastructures - across technologies and people - revealing true security postures. Through automated defense analysis, Verodin customers achieve maximum value from security spending, better leverage existing security investments and measurably improve their cyber prevention, detection and response capabilities. Learn more at


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Critical Start to resell and integrate Verodin Platform within its security assessment and managed security services practices.


W2 Communications
Tom Resau, 703-877-8103