Inaugural List Identifies and Honors Leading MSSPs & Cybersecurity Companies That Safeguard Customers’ Digital Assets

Nashville, TN, October 4th, 2017: MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named Kraft Technology Group, LLC to the Top 100 MSSPs list for 2017 The list and research identify and honor the top 100 managed security services providers (MSSPs) that specialize in comprehensive, outsourced cybersecurity services.

The Top 100 MSSP rankings are based on MSSP Alert’s readership survey combined with aggregated third-party research. MSSPs featured throughout the list and research proactively monitor, manage and mitigate cyber threats for businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

“We are honored to represent Middle Tennessee as a top-ranked managed security service provider in the region,” said Don Baham, President, Kraft Technology Group. “As the only Nashville-based service provider to make the 2017 Top 100 MSSP list, the KTG team demonstrates our commitment to keeping our client’s IT operations secure.  We remain focused on managed IT services and managed IT security services designed for small businesses and midmarket enterprises.”

Building and operating a true MSSP requires major financial, technical and business commitments. An overwhelming 74 percent of top MSSPs surveyed maintain their own security operations centers (SOCs) on a 24x7x365 basis. Another 14 percent depend on hybrid models in which some SOC services are outsourced, while only 12 percent of top MSSPs completely outsource their SOC operations.

Demand for MSSPs has escalated amid rising cyberattacks, malware and ransomware incidents worldwide. The cybersecurity skills shortage has further heightened the need for world-class MSSPs. The global MSSP market will reach $40.97 billion by 2022, a 16.6 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2016, according to Allied Market Research.

“After Nines Inc. and MSSP Alert congratulate Kraft Technology Group on this unique honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of After Nines Inc. “As organizations worldwide scramble to safeguard their digital assets, brand identities and customer relationships, they increasingly leverage the Top 100 MSSPs for effective cyber services.”

The Top 100 MSSPs list and research were overseen by Content Czar Joe Panettieri (@JoePanettieri). Find the online list and associated report here:

About Kraft Technology Group:
Kraft Technology Group, LLC (KTG) provides Computer Services, I.T. Security, Network Support and Managed I.T. Services in the greater Nashville area and beyond. Our mission is to empower small and midsize businesses headquartered in Tennessee to efficiently & securely utilize best of breed technology, so they can focus on reaching and exceeding their strategic goals.

KTG focuses on proactive cybersecurity management services in the area of endpoint protection, patch management, ransomware protection, enhanced email security, application whitelisting, secure web browsing, security event & incident management, firewall and intrusion prevention management, secure network architecture, and end user security awareness training.

KTG is celebrating its 25th year in operation this year. KTG is part of KraftCPAs family of companies which has been operating since 1958 and is a pillar of the Nashville area business community. For more information, visit 

About After Nines Inc.:

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

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Don Baham
Kraft Technology Group
Phone: (615) 600-4411