Lansing, MI, March 5, 2019 Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ASK to its 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with innovative approaches to managed services. These services help customers improve operational efficiencies, maximize return on IT investments, and continuously help them navigate the complexities of IT solutions.

Managed service providers are integral to the success of businesses everywhere. They empower companies to implement and operate complex technologies while staying within their budgets and keep focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list identifies the most groundbreaking managed service organizations, with advanced solutions that have endless potential for growth.

This annual list is divided into three categories: 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, cloud-based security services.

ASK was chosen because of their continued focus on building security standards into all their service offerings. This is possible through ASK’s in-house Enhanced Security Services team. The ASK ESS team has a deep level of expertise and skill to identify the base security standards needed for all ASK clients. Additionally, the ESS team works with ASK Client Technology Managers to build security measures into long term technology roadmaps.

“Capable MSPs enable companies to take their cloud computing to the next level, streamline spending, effectively allocate limited resources and navigate the vast field of available technologies,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The companies on CRN’s 2019 MSP 500 list stand out for their innovative services, excellence in adapting to customers’ changing needs and demonstrated ability to help businesses get the most out of their IT investments.”

“Every aspect our of business includes a focus on security and improving our clients’ security posture,” said Mike Maddox, President and CEO of ASK. “It is critical for companies to fully grasp the importance of security, but it is just as critical for them to find a technology partner they can lean on for sound advice and security planning. One way that ASK provides this level of service is through our technology roadmaps and having an extremely talented ESS team. We are honored to receive the MSP 500 Security 100 award.”

The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2019 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.

About ASK
ASK is a world-class provider of best of breed IT hardware, software, service, and security solutions. ASK’s combination of personalized customer attention, technical excellence, and project efficiency have resulted in its reputation as a leading provider of technical solutions in the Midwest. ASK is committed to taking the hassle out of technology to allow its customers to more effectively run their businesses. ASK’s value is in its ability to combine superior technology with outstanding service.

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