Orlando, Fla. (October 4, 2021) – Orlando, Florida, September 21, 2021 – MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named Aurora InfoTech LLC, a Cybersecurity & Managed IT Support Company, to the Top 250 MSSPs list for 2021.

The list and research identify and honor the top Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), managed detection and response (MDR), and Security Operations Center as a Service (SOCaaS) providers worldwide.

The ranking is determined by a number of factors, including annual recurring revenues, profitability, growth rate, cyber professional headcount, managed security services, and third-party industry honors (e.g., Gartner, Forrester, IDC). In addition to establishing the rankings, MSSP Alert utilized the global editorial coverage of managed security services providers combined with its readership survey from 2021. In its fifth year, the report tracks the ongoing growth and evolution of managed security services.

“We are honored to be named to the esteemed list of Top 250 MSSPs, among reputable cybersecurity firms worldwide,” said Roy Richardson, CTO, Aurora InfoTech LLC. He further added, “With today’s digital environment, it is difficult to keep sensitive information safe. Having helped organizations in highly regulated industries implement effective cybersecurity controls and compliance frameworks have been a great honor for us.”

“After Nines Inc. and MSSP Alert congratulate Aurora InfoTech, LLC on this year’s honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of After Nines Inc. “Amid continued ransomware, malware, and supply chain cyberattacks, the MSSP Alert readership, and community continues to mitigate risks for businesses and government organizations worldwide.”

The research from the associated MSSP Alert includes the following highlights:

  • Geography: 2021 Honorees are headquartered in 26 different countries.
  • The MSSP’s financial performance and growth: The average MSSP expects revenue to increase by 16% for 2021 from $19.2 million in 2020, reaching $22.3 million.
  • Security Operations Centers (SOC): SOCs are primarily managed in-house for 70% of businesses, hybrid SOCs are for 19%, and they are totally outsourced for 8%.
  • New Managed Cybersecurity Services: The list of managed security services has grown to incorporate capabilities such as MDR (91%) or SOC as a service (76%), XDR (67%), cyber talent as a service (43%), and cloud security posture management (41%).
  • Trends in Cyberattacks:As of 2021, vulnerability exploits were the most common attack type seen against MSSP customers (87%), followed by phishing (96%) and ransomware (89%).
  • Cybersecurity Solutions:According to the survey, there are 130 different hardware, software, cloud, and service vendors that assist MSSPs with their cybersecurity efforts, further proving the fragmentation of the market.

The top 250 MSSPs list and research have been overseen by Content Czar Joe Panettieri (@JoePanettieri).

In a rapidly shrinking world, Aurora InfoTech believes that providing a comprehensive data security solution requires a “Cybersecurity ecosystem.” As an integral company, Aurora InfoTech emphasizes optimization, open-source, and integrating existing resources as much as possible.


For more information, please contact:

UCF Business Incubation Program: Carol Ann Dykes Logue, 407-635-9882, carolann.dykeslogue@ucf.edu or Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470, Alan@ByrdConnections.com

Aurora InfoTech, LLC: Roy Richardson, royrichardson@aurora-infotech.com

About After Nines Inc.

After Nines Inc. provides timeless IT guidance for strategic partners and IT security professionals across ChannelE2E (www.ChannelE2E.com) and MSSP Alert (www.MSSPAlert.com), 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).

About Aurora InfoTech

Aurora InfoTech is a Managed Security Services Provider & IT Solutions company providing a unique blend of scalable, remote IT and cloud-based solutions, resources, and skillsets. The company’s portfolio of services & solutions includes Cybersecurity assessments & consulting, remote management & monitoring of IT infrastructures, data backup & disaster recovery, managed firewall & VPN, cloud-based business software solutions, cloud-based Wi-Fi & PBX solutions, virtualization, and network design & deployment. Additionally, the firm provides 24×7 end-user support via a US-based help desk and 24×7 remote monitoring & management of network infrastructure via geographically dispersed Network Operations Centers. Learn more here: https://www.aurora-infotech.com.

About the UCF Business Incubation Program: The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training, and infrastructure to become financially stable, high-growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has provided vital business development resources resulting in over 300 local startup companies reaching their potential faster and graduating into the community where they continue to grow and positively impact the local economy.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia Counties, the cities of Kissimmee, Orlando, and Winter Springs. For the 2017/2018 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped to sustain more than 6,725 local jobs. They have had a cumulative impact of over $725 million on regional GDP and over $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned more than $12.00 in state and local taxes for every $1.00 invested in the program. In addition, for every $1.00 of public investment, the firms also produced $118 of additional regional GDP and $226 of regional sales. For more information, visit  www.incubator.ucf.edu.