Difenda Is Recognized As A Top 250 MSSP For The Third Year In A Row


Oct 25, 2023

Difenda is a top 100 MSSP on the Top 250 MSSPs 2023 list by MSSP Alert, a CyberRisk Alliance resource.

In the fast-paced world of cybersecurity, consistency is key. For the third consecutive year, Difenda has proven its unwavering dedication to excellence in managed security services. Proven by securing a coveted Top 100 MSSP ranking in the prestigious MSSP Alert list for 2023. The seventh annual list reveals leading MSSP, MDR and MSP security companies expect strong revenue growth in 2023 vs. 2022. This remarkable achievement not only highlights Difenda’s commitment to safeguarding its clients but underscores its continuous innovation in the field. 

As we continue to accelerate growth, Difenda continues to fulfill our mission: to provide the technology, expertise, and support needed to create a secure, resilient, and evolving security environment. Our team of dedicated experts continues to work relentlessly, crafting innovative solutions that consistently outpace the ever-evolving cyber landscape. 

“Being recognized as one of the top 100 MSSPs by MSSP Alerts is a testament to our team’s relentless commitment to cybersecurity excellence. At Difenda, we don’t just help with operationalizing security, we meet our customers wherever they are on their cybersecurity journey. With our cybersecurity-first, Microsoft-only approach, we protect trust, innovation, and peace of mind for our customers. This recognition fuels our determination to continue innovating and delivering world-class security solutions that empower our clients to thrive in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

~ Derek Nugent, VP of Revenue and Business Strategy, Difenda

How We Became a Top 100 MSSP 

Over the past year, Difenda has been working to expand the horizons of what’s possible in the cybersecurity space. Some notable accomplishments include:   

  • Difenda won the 2023 Microsoft Security Impact Award for cybersecurity expertise and alignment with Microsoft Security tools.
  • We consistently deliver tangible benefits, like a 70% alert reduction for the City of Brampton. Watch us in action here
  • Difenda is the first Microsoft MSSP with 9 offers on the Azure Marketplace, catering to various cybersecurity needs.
  • We earned Microsoft MXDR Verified Solution Status. This verification proves our abilities to closely integrate Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Defender for Cloud and Microsoft Sentinel with 24/7/365 advanced threat hunting and detection for a unified SecOps stack.
  • After years of hearing customers struggle with deploying everything their Microsoft Security licenses have to offer, Difenda now offers professional services. These services help customers customize their technology design, optimize their product deployment and maximize their Microsoft Security Licensing. 
  • With the Build Partner Program, we doubled our partner network, providing more value to our customers. Expanding Difenda’s offering through partner channels allows us to continuously meet the needs of customers’ evolving security requirements. 

Our Stellar Team: The Heart of Difenda’s Success 

At the core of our achievements lies the relentless dedication of our team of experts. They are the driving force behind our mission to create innovative services that consistently outpace the ever-changing cyber landscape. Here’s a glimpse into what makes our team truly exceptional: 

  • Passion for Cybersecurity: Our experts are not just professionals; they are passionate advocates for cybersecurity. Their commitment to safeguarding your digital assets knows no bounds. 
  • Continuous Innovation: In a world where cyber threats evolve daily, our team is tireless in their pursuit of innovation. They stay ahead of the curve, developing cutting-edge solutions to protect you from the latest threats. 
  • Proactive Vigilance: Our experts work unremittingly to maintain proactive vigilance over your digital infrastructure. They don’t just monitor for threats; they relentlessly defend your network as if it were our own.

MSSP Alert Top 250 Managed Security Services Providers

The annual MSSP Alert list, featuring the world’s top 250 MSSPs, has become a benchmark for excellence in the managed security services industry. It’s a comprehensive analysis that evaluates MSSPs based on a range of criteria, including but not limited to cybersecurity expertise, customer satisfaction, innovation and comprehensive service offerings.

The Top 250 MSSPs honorees were announced in a live webcast on September 14.

About Difenda

Difenda is a Sec-Ops-As-A-Service company that takes a cybersecurity-first, Microsoft-only approach to solving today’s toughest cybersecurity challenges. As the winner of Microsoft Canada’s Security Impact Award, Difenda stands as the most trusted provider of Microsoft Security services. Our security operations team creates custom cybersecurity services, powered exclusively by Microsoft’s Security product platform for 24/7/365 coverage. Only Difenda delivers true end-to-end security operations through professional and managed services focused on cybersecurity for where you are on your journey.  

About CyberRisk Alliance     

CyberRisk Alliance (CRA) is a business intelligence company serving the high growth, rapidly evolving cybersecurity community with a diversified portfolio of services that inform, educate, build community, and inspire an efficient marketplace. Our trusted information leverages a unique network of journalists, analysts and influencers, policymakers, and practitioners. CRA’s brands include SC Media, SecurityWeekly, ChannelE2E, MSSP Alert, InfoSec World, Identiverse, Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum, its research unit CRA Business Intelligence, and the peer-to-peer CISO membership network, Cybersecurity Collaborative. Click here to learn more

Our Microsoft Security Services