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Thrive Recognized in Managed Security 100 Category on CRN 2021 MSP 500 List

Thrive Recognized in Managed Security 100 Category on CRN 2021 MSP 500 List

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – February 16, 2021Thrive, a premier provider of NextGen Managed Services announces today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Thrive to its 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Managed Security 100 category. The list, released annually, recognizes the leading North American solution providers that have demonstrated innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed services. These services guide the end user in improving operational efficiencies and navigating the ongoing complexities of their IT infrastructure, while also maximizing their IT management and return on investment.

Combining both industry-leading solutions and proven technical knowledge, Thrive enables organizations to meet and exceed their digital IT demands. The company’s Managed Security Services empowers its clients to maintain a secure and compliant IT infrastructure with our team of technology experts who address regulatory mandates, including SEC, FINRA, PCI, DSS and HIPAA. Additionally, Thrive implements up-to-date cyber security measures to safeguard its clients’ business applications and keep its data safe from cyber criminals.

“In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s now more important than ever to integrate a comprehensive cyber security plan. At Thrive, we have a deep understanding of how to mitigate complex IT security challenges and focus on advancing our clients’ capabilities, by consistently improving both efficiency and security,” said Rob Stephenson, CEO at Thrive. “Being recognized in CRN’s 2021 Managed Security 100 category on the MSP 500 list cements us an industry leader, providing best-in-class security solutions across all industry verticals. Moving ahead, we plan to continue to play a vital role in our client’s IT infrastructure as we revolutionize traditional managed services with our expanded NextGen technology, including ServiceNow, Automation and AI.”

“Effective MSPs enable companies to focus on their core objectives while improving the quality and reliability of their Cloud computing capabilities,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The solution providers on CRN’s 2021 MSP 500 list deserve recognition for their innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed services, and the ability to optimize operational efficiencies and systems to maximize return on investments.”

With cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services, MSPs have become an integral part of the success of businesses worldwide. They help empower organizations to leverage complex technologies, keeping a strict focus on their core business without straining their budgets. CRN’s 2021 MSP 500 list identifies the market’s key managed services players who are setting themselves apart with best-of-breed solutions that provide the business outcomes customers need.

The MSP 500 list is divided into three sections: 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-premises and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premises and Cloud-based security services.

The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN and online at

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About Thrive

Thrive is a leading provider of NextGen managed services designed to drive business outcomes through application enablement and optimization. The company’s Thrive5 Methodology utilizes a unique combination of its Application Performance Platform and strategic services to ensure each business application takes advantage of technology that enables peak performance, scale, and the highest level of security. For more information, visit

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Stephanie Farrell

Director of Corporate Marketing

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