Structured Managed Services Lauded for Offerings, Security Expertise


Firm named to CRN’s MSP 500 list for sixth straight year, third straight year among the Security 100.

PORTLAND, Ore. (Feb. 22, 2021) – Structured proudly announced today that it was named to the 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company.

Released annually, this list recognizes the leading North American solution providers that have demonstrated business-savvy, market-leading approaches to managed services. These services help clients improve operational efficiencies and navigate the complexities of IT solutions, which provides a greater return on their IT investments.

“To avoid distraction from their core mission, and to gain access to a much wider range of expertise and business-critical tools, organizations often turn to MSPs to affordably expand their skillset as well as offload time-consuming, albeit important, tasks,” said Ruth Walters, senior managing director of Structured’s cloud practice. “We’ve aligned our services to meet modern business requirements for around-the-clock secure monitoring, maintenance, escalation, and even help desk functions, from Tier 1 through Tier 4.”

“Receiving managed services from Structured means that our customers enjoy a proven, process-driven and professional IT team without the pressures of managing people in house,” Walters added.

Further, the Managed Security 100 recognizes MSPs that elevate data integrity, information security and regulatory compliance throughout their service delivery, including the delivery of cloud-based security services.

“From our beginning nearly 30 years ago, we focused first and foremost on designing and implementing IT systems that would protect data and help companies withstand attack,” said Structured President and CEO Ron Fowler. “As we grew, and as our professional engagements branched out to include managed services, we knew security must remain foundational to those offerings. We have devised services that not only protect client systems on their premises, but also protect their data as it traverses our systems and the cloud.”

As evidence of Structured’s seriousness in how it handles customer information and systems, the Managed Services team earned the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) SOC 2® certification. Achieving a SOC 2 designation means the team underwent an extremely rigorous auditing process that ensures comprehensive information security policies and procedures were created and are followed with adequate oversight across the organization. SOC 2 controls include the management and protection of customer data so that it always is kept secure and confidential.

“This was a massive endeavor across the organization, but it was absolutely necessary to accomplish in order for Structured to remain a leading and credible MSP in this age of sophisticated threats against distributed networks,” said Walters.

With cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services, MSPs have become an integral part of the success of businesses worldwide. They 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.

“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.”

The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.

About Structured

Structured is an award-winning solution provider delivering secure, cloud-connected digital infrastructure. For nearly 30 years, we’ve helped clients through all phases of digital transformation by securely bridging people, business and technology.

We provide design guidance, engineering assistance, and product recommendations that adhere to best practices, boost ROI, and – most importantly – maximize information security. Customers trust us to provide valuable insight throughout the process of selecting and implementing secure and scalable IT strategies, platforms, and processes that meet modern expectations and drive measurable improvements throughout the enterprise.

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