VMBlog article by Defendify Cybersecurity Success Manager on Assessing Partner and Vendor Cybersecurity
April 30, 2021
Defendify's Cybersecurity Success Manager, Shanna Utgard, writes on the importance of why checking the cybersecurity your external partners and vendors could reduce the risk of unintentionally compromising the security of your data.
Defendify All-in-One Cybersecurity Solution Recognized for Innovation
April 15, 2021
Defendify's all-in-one cybersecurity platform is recognized for multiple awards and accolades by several business and industry groups for innovating cybersecurity for organizations without security teams.
Defendify Champions First-Ever Identity Management Day
April 13, 2021
Defendify was selected as an Industry Champion in the first ever Identity Management Day hosted by the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
G2 ranks Defendify as a 2021 High Performer, as well as being Easiest To Do Business With, and having Best Support. Rankings are based on unbiased user reviews of the Defendify Cybersecurity Platform on G2.
Defendify Co-Founder on the Importance of Cybersecurity Assessments
March 10, 2021
Rob Simopoulos, Co-Founder of Defendify, explains why ongoing cybersecurity assessments should be a standard business practice that helps measure the strengths and weaknesses of cybersecurity across the entire organization.
As Demand Increases for Cybersecurity, Defendify Innovates and Expands
January 29, 2021
Cybercriminals have leveraged the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, deploying a record number of cyber attacks impacting organizations of all sizes. Defendify has been answering the demand for more robust cybersecurity, adding new tools, and thousands of user accounts across 18 countries.
Defendify and HighByte Uncover Industrial Manufacturing Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
December 28, 2020
As Industrial Manufacturers connect their factory floor to the cloud, how are OT and IT teams managing cybersecurity? Defendify Co-Founder, Rob Simopoulos, uncovers some of the answers with Aron Semle, CTO of HighByte.
Defendify Co-Founder Talks Cybersecurity with WGAN Inside Maine
December 21, 2020
Ande and Julie of WGAN NewsRadio interview Defendify Co-Founder, Andrew Rinaldi, on their Inside Maine podcast about how Defendify is helps small and midsized businesses streamline data protection beyond antivirus and firewalls.
Breach Detection & Response added to the Defendify's all-in-one cybersecurity platform
December 15, 2020
Introducing Defendify’s 13th module, Breach Detection & Response, a 24/7 cyber alarm system to proactively detect, protect, and contain the sophisticated attacks now targeting small and midsized businesses.
News Center Maine interview: Defendify Co-Founder, Rob Simopoulos, outlines how to stay two steps ahead of cybercriminals
October 15, 2020
After months of working from home, have you asked yourself if your connection to your office is secure? During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Defendify offers some simple cyber-tips to keep your businesses safe.
Security Systems News on Defendify's Free Essentials Package
August 5, 2020
The free Defendify Cybersecurity Essentials package offers three award-winning cybersecurity tools that help businesses understand what data security vulnerabilities and threats might impact their organization, and next steps for remediation. Defendify is built securely in the cloud so users can deploy in minutes with no additional hardware or software to install.
Security Sales & Integration interviews Defendify Co-Founder on 10 Steps to Managing Your Service Provider Transition
July 15, 2020
Defendify Co-Founder, Rob Simopoulos, provides a 10 step guide for transforming your security integrator businesses into a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) with cybersecurity to support recurring revenue.
Defendify Co-Founder, Rob Simopoulos, on What Owners Need to Know About Cybersecurity
July 13, 2020
Rob Simopoulos speaks with Fast Forward Maine on how evolving cyberthreats are targeting small to medium sized businesses, who may not be aware of what cybersecurity measures or training they need to strengthen their protection.
Defendify Success Manager, Shanna Utgard, discusses how COVID-19 has sparked an uptick in cybercrime activity targeting small to mid-sized businesses, and offers five suggestions for companies to secure their remote workers during the pandemic.
Defendify’s Essentials Package was recently featured by York IE. York IE a firm that is committed to working with start-ups and entrepreneurs to help them grow successfully through an investment and service approach.
Defendify Co-Founder Andrew Rinaldi featured by Tractionville
June 3, 2020
Co-Founder Andrew Rinaldi was interviewed on Tractionville to discuss implementing Entrepreneurial Operating Sytstem (EOS) at Defendify. Tranctionville is a podcast hosted by Chris White and Benji Miller for companies that utilize EOS.
Darla Ghouralal of Loop News wrote on a recent webinar hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago that featured Defendify’s Success Manager Shanna Utgard. Loop New is one of the top news sources for both local and global Caribbean news.
Maine Venture Fund highlights how Defendify is helping companies with their cybersecurity, for free
May 19, 2020
Maine Venture Fund featured Defendify in a recent blog post, discussing how Defendify has stepped in during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to help small businesses bolster their cybersecurity with the free Defendify Essentials Package. Maine Venture Fund is an investment fund that focuses on companies that are rapidly growing in the state of Maine.
Defendify Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos on Making the Shift to a Converged MSSP
May 11, 2020
As a Managed Service Provider or a Systems Integrator, adding IT and cybersecurity services may be the key differentiator to continue to earn new business. Defendify Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos breaks down how to quickly get started.
Defendify and the US Chamber of Commerce Highlight WFH Cybersecurity for SMBs
April 16, 2020
Nicole Fallon at CO by the US Chamber of Commerce spoke with Defendify Co-Founder Andrew Rinaldi in her April feature article, “Newly Remote Workforce? Take These 4 Cybersecurity Steps Now” emphasizing how small businesses shifting to WFH need to prioritize cybersecurity.
The Tech Tribune Features Defendify in 2020's Best Tech Startups in Maine
April 13, 2020
The Tech Tribune (powered by Crunchbase) staff compiled the very best tech startups in Maine, featuring Defendify after considering several key factors such as revenue potential, leadership team, brand/product traction, and competitive landscape.
MSSP Alert Features Defendify's Essentials Package
April 2, 2020
Defendify’s free Essentials Package was included in MSSP Alert’s library of free cybersecurity tools. MSSP Alert pinpoints best practices, trends, and news in the managed security services provider market, covering the steps MSSPs take to safeguard customer assets.
Defendify's Essentials Package Featured on Channele2e
April 2, 2020
Channele2e featured Defendify’s free Essentials Package in their free technology tools list. Channele2e shifts the IT channel conversation from tactical chatter to strategic discussions - focusing on business development, financial models, marketing, sales, and more.
Defendify Co-Founders Talk Startup Shop with The Grow Maine Show
April 2, 2020
Rob Simopoulos and Andrew Rinaldi joined The Grow Main Show radio and podcast host Marty Grohman on the air (WGAN) to share their startup journey, lessons learned, and navigating the Maine startup ecosystem.
Defendify Co-Founder Discusses Cybersecurity with Security Sales & Integration
March 27, 2020
Rob Simopoulos provides expert advice for security contractors looking to offer cybersecurity. SSI features editorial content for executive, sales, and technical professionals who recommend, buy, and/or install electronic security equipment.
Defendify Featured Among The Tech Tribune's Best Startups in Maine
March 20, 2020
Defendify was selected as one of the Top 10 Tech Startups in the state. The Tech Tribune delivers the latest technology news, in-depth technology articles, exclusive interviews with entrepreneurs, and insights on the hottest technology startups all over the world.
Defendify was named “Most Innovative” in the SMB Cybersecurity category of the Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Awards 2020. The InfoSec Awards recognizes companies in the information security space who have a unique and compelling value proposition for their executives, products or services
Defendify Shares Technology Advice for Employers with Mainebiz
February 24, 2020
Mainebiz recently featured Defendify Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos’ tips for employers on how to safely and effectively use technology, including deploying 2FA, implementing a Technology and Data Use Policy, and disallowing the use of public wifi. Mainebiz shared Rob’s Mainebiz is a media organization providing business news, information and analysis for Maine’s business owners and decision makers.
Portland Press Herald Covers New Hires at Defendify
February 19, 2020
The Portland Press Herald shared news of two key hires at Defendify: Wendy Bouton, Head of Business Development, and Jim Albright, Head of Marketing. The Portland Press Herald is one of the leading providers of local news and information in Maine.
York IE featured Co-Founder Andrew Rinaldi in their Entrepreneur Spotlight series. York IE is an investment firm that works closely with entrepreneurs and angel investors to help them realize their shared ambition to build good companies, create new jobs, grow generational wealth, and impact the world.
York IE announced their investment portfolio, including an investment partnership with Defendify. York IE is an investment firm that works closely with entrepreneurs and angel investors to help them realize their shared ambition to build good companies, create new jobs, grow generational wealth, and impact the world.
York IE discusses the benefits of Defendify and their decision to invest. York IE is an investment firm that works closely with entrepreneurs and angel investors to help them realize their shared ambition to build good companies, create new jobs, grow generational wealth, and impact the world.
Defendify was included in GrowthList’s feature of companies that received funding in January 2020. GrowthList provides reports of fast-growing startups to help sales teams and investors discover fast-growing tech startups.
Defendify's Funding and Growth Covered by Maine Startups Insider
January 31, 2020
Maine Startups Insider shared news about Defendify’s $2 million seed funding round and plans to grow and scale. Maine Startups Insider is an online news startup featuring startup-related news in Maine.
Annie Baker with Pulse 2.0 wrote about Defendify’s $2 million funding round, platform, and future plans. Pulse 2.0 is a rapidly growing technology industry news and intelligence publication located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
York IE featured Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos in their Entrepreneur Spotlight series. York IE is an investment firm that works closely with entrepreneurs and angel investors to help them realize their shared ambition to build good companies, create new jobs, grow generational wealth, and impact the world.
Defendify’s funding news was included in Vator’s daily funding roundup. Vator (short for innovator) aims to help great entrepreneurs find funding, and for investors to get in on the ground floor of tomorrow’s leading companies.
Defendify's $2 Million Funding Featured by ChannelBuzz.ca
January 28, 2020
Mark Cox with ChannelBuzz.ca shared news of Defendify’s funding round and plans to build the product and partner channel. ChannelBuzz.ca is an online news source covering IT channel affairs for the Canadian audience.
Defendify’s funding news was covered by MSSP Alert. MSSP Alert pinpoints best practices, trends and news in the managed security services provider market, covering the steps MSSPs take to safeguard customer assets.
Defendify’s seed funding round was included in Channele2e’s daily update. Channele2e shifts the IT channel conversation from tactical chatter to strategic discussions — focusing on business development, financial models, marketing, sales, and more.
Mainebiz’ Renee Cordes wrote about Defendify’s seed funding round and growth plan. Mainebiz is a media organization providing business news, information and analysis for Maine’s business owners and decision makers.
Defendify Funding News Featured by Venture Capital Journal
January 28, 2020
News of Defendify’s $2 million seed funding round was published in Venture Capital Journal. Venture Capital Journal provides market intelligence, insight on ways to operate, succeed, and profit in fundraising, and unparalleled analysis of the fundraising market.
Defendify Shares Importance of Cybersecurity with Commercial Integrator
January 7, 2020
Zachary Comeau of Commercial Integrator recently spoke with Defendify co-founder Rob Simopoulos for the why and how of bringing cybersecurity to audio-visual (AV) integrators. Commercial Integrator is a publication dedicated to technology professionals and the business needs of integrators.
Defendify Co-Founders Share New Year's Resolutions with Mainebiz
January 2, 2020
Mainebiz spoke with business and nonprofit leaders throughout the state to showcase what the new year has in store for them. Co-Founders Rob Simopoulos and Andrew Rinaldi shared their insights into the growth and reach that 2020 holds for Defendify. Mainebiz is a media organization providing business news, information, and analysis for Maine’s business owners and decision makers.
Defendify Chosen for 30 Top Technology Innovations of 2019 by Security Sales & Integration
December 23, 2019
Security Sales & Integration (SSI)’s Top 30 Technology Innovations of the Year feature new or unique products for the security dealer and integrator channel that support a smooth and profitable implementation. SSI features editorial content for executive, sales, and technical professionals who recommend, buy and/or install electronic security equipment.
TycoonStory Selects Defendify as a Top Cybersecurity Startup
December 22, 2019
Defendify’s platform, features, and Small Business focus was recognized by TycoonStory as one of their 6 top cybersecurity startups. Tycoonstory is the largest online network for entrepreneurs and startups.
Channel Futures Features Defendify’s Partnership with PSA
December 20, 2019
Edward Gately with Channel Futures included his take on Defendify and PSA Security Network’s partnership in his cybersecurity roundup. Channel Futures is the only media brand devoted to the diverse spectrum of channel companies focused on the digital services revolution.
Security Systems News Features PSA’s Partnership with Defendify
December 19, 2019
Security Systems News shared the news of Defendify and PSA’s Managed Security Services Provider partnership. Security Systems News is the newspaper of record for the security system integrator and installer.
Defendify’s Partnership with PSA Featured by Security Informed
December 19, 2019
Security Informed covers PSA Security Network’s announcement of their partnership with Defendify. SecurityInformed.com is the leading news, analysis and information website serving the physical security industry.
PSA Security Network Announces Partnership with Defendify
December 17, 2019
PSA Security Network shares the news of a partnership with Defendify to add the all-in-one cybersecurity platform to their Managed Security Service Provider program. PSA is the world’s largest systems integrator consortium made up of the most progressive security and audio-visual systems integrators in North America.
Defendify and PSA Partnership Covered by Security Sales & Integration
December 17, 2019
Security Sales & Integration features PSA’s partnership with Defendify. Security Sales & Integration (SSI) is “The #1 Technology & Business Authority Since 1979,” and features editorial content for executive, sales, and technical professionals who recommend, buy and/or install electronic security equipment.
Defendify was selected as a finalist in the Security - Risk Management category of CRN’s 2019 Tech Innovator Awards, featured among other innovative companies from around the world. CRN is the top technology news and information source for solution providers, IT channel partners, and value-added resellers (VARs).
3 Things MSPs Can Learn About Cybersecurity from Game of Thrones
October 21, 2019
ChannelFutures published Defendify Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos’ article on how MSPs can prevent a bad ending with cybersecurity. ChannelFutures is a media brand devoted to the diverse spectrum of channel companies focused on the digital services revolution.
Whit Richardson of Maine Startups Insider selected Defendify a 2019 Startup to Watch, focusing on the company’s platform, philosophy, and niche market that positions Defendify for a breakout year. Maine Startups Insider is an online news startup featuring startup-related news in Maine.
Maine Venture Fund Welcomes Defendify as a New Portfolio Company
October 2, 2019
Maine Venture Fund covers Defendify’s product, history, and founders as they welcome the company to their investment portfolio. The Maine Venture Fund is an investment fund that focuses on Maine-based companies in all stages of their life cycle that demonstrate potential for significant growth and public benefit.
York IE Shares Insights on Partnership with Defendify
September 27, 2019
York IE discusses their philosophy of “startups helping startups” and how a partnership with Defendify allows them to offer cybersecurity protection to growing startup businesses. York IE is an investment firm that works closely with entrepreneurs and angel investors to help them realize their shared ambition to build good companies, create new jobs, grow generational wealth, and impact the world.
Defendify Selected as a Top Pick Startup for Disrupt SF 2019 by SparkAmplify
September 17, 2019
SparkAmplify identified Defendify as a top trending startup exhibiting at TechCrunch Disrupt 2019 in San Francisco. SparkAmplify is a SaaS company specializing in media outreach and influencer engagement.
Portland Press Herald features Defendify’s TechCrunch Disrupt selection
August 26, 2019
The Portland Press Herald covered Defendify’s selection by Startup Maine to attend TechCrunch Disrupt to represent the Maine Pavilion at the international conference for tech startups. The Portland Press Herald is one of the leading providers of local news and information in Maine.
Defendify selected as one of Maine startups to attend TechCrunch Disrupt
August 23, 2019
Whit Richardson of Maine Startups Insider shares the news of Defendify’s selection as one of eight Maine startups to attend TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, one of the most famous startup conferences in the world. Maine Startups Insider is an online news startup featuring startup-related news in Maine.
NEWS CENTER Maine features Defendify’s business and hiring efforts
August 19, 2019
NEWS CENTER Maine ran a feature segment about Defendify on TV and online, covering the company, small business niche, and future growth and hiring plans. NEWS CENTER Maine is a local news station committed to serving the greater good of its communities. Watch the video.
Defendify interviewed by eChannelNews at ChannelCON Expo
August 14, 2019
Julian Lee of eChannelNews interviewed Defendify Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos at ChannelCON19 about cybersecurity and the Defendify platform. eChannelNews has been delivering electronic news content about and for the IT channel for 17 years.
ChannelBuzz offers insight into the Defendify platform at ChannelCON
August 6, 2019
Mark Cox with ChannelBuzz interviewed Rob Simopoulos, Defendify Co-Founder, about the Defendify platform and channel partner structure. ChannelBuzz is an online news source covering IT channel affairs for the Canadian audience.
CEOCFO Magazine features Defendify Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos’ Interview
August 5, 2019
Lynn Fosse with CEOCFO Magazine interviewed Rob Simopoulos, Defendify Co-Founder, on Defendify’s comprehensive, simplified cybersecurity solution. Publishing since 2000, CEOCFO is a brand recognized for Top Executive interviews.
Business.com talks shop on investment with Defendify Co-Founder
July 22, 2019
Chad Brooks with Business.com recently interviewed Co-Founder Andrew Rinaldi on startup funding, including finding investors and securing money from a private investor versus a bank. Business.com provides the knowledge readers need to run and advance their businesses and careers.
Defendify co-founder Andrew Rinaldi featured on Vator
July 8, 2019
Kristin Karaoglu of Vator interviewed co-founder Andrew Rinaldi on entrepreneurship and his experience in the leadership of Defendify. Vator writes on innovation and thought leadership to help entrepreneurs and investors build great businesses for the future.
Defendify named top 2019 cybersecurity startup by CRN
July 3, 2019
Defendify was featured in The 10 Top Cybersecurity Startups Of 2019 (So Far) by Michael Novinson. CRN is the top technology news and information source for solution providers, IT channel partners, and value-added resellers (VARs).
Defendify Co-Founders Rob Simopoulos and Andrew Rinaldi were featured in an interview with Vator on the team, the company, and entrepreneurship. Vator (short for innovator) aims to help great entrepreneurs find funding, and for investors to get in on the ground floor of tomorrow’s leading companies.
Defendify co-founder Rob Simopoulos featured on Vator
July 2, 2019
Rob Simopolous, Defendify Co-Founder, was interviewed for a feature in the Today’s Entrepreneur series of Vator. Since 2007 Vator has provided a network for entrepreneurs and investors to learn and connect as part of a startup community.
Dan Kobialka wrote on Defendify’s funding, growth, and search for MSSP partners on MSSP Alert. MSSP Alert pinpoints best practices, trends and news in the managed security services provider market, and covers the steps MSSPs take to safeguard customer assets.
J. Craig Anderson of the Portland Press Herald wrote on Defendify’s history, funding, and future growth plans. The Portland Press herald is one of the leading providers of local news and information in Maine.
TechDecisions showcases why investors and customers choose Defendify
June 20, 2019
Adam Forziati with TechDecisions wrote on why investors put over a million dollars into Defendify. TechDecisions is the only site on the internet dedicated to the business of commercial technology management.
Defendify’s product development, growth, and funding news from SDM Magazine
June 20, 2019
Defendify’s funding round, growth, and product was featured in SDM Magazine. SDM is the #1 security channel media with 100% BPA Audited buy/install circulation. SDM provides management and technical professionals with a comprehensive overview of the security marketplace.
Defendify’s first financing round news was featured on Maine Startups Insider. Maine Startups Insider is an online news startup created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade.
Defendify funding story covered by the Bangor Daily News
June 19, 2019
Defendify was featured by Lori Valigra with the Bangor Daily News with news on Defendify’s round of funding and rapid growth. The Bangor Daily News is a Maine newspaper of record that has been produced for well over one hundred years.
Paul Ragusa with Security Systems News wrote on Defendify’s first funding round and plans to grow channel partners and boost product development. Security Systems News is the newspaper of record for the security system integrator and installer.
Mainebiz features Defendify capital raise, rapid hiring
June 19, 2019
Renee Cordes of Mainebiz discussed Defendify’s hiring plans and capital boost. Mainebiz is a media organization providing business news, information and analysis for Maine’s business owners and decision makers.
Defendify platform development and partner growth featured on Channel Futures
June 19, 2019
Edward Gately with Channel Futures published an article on Defendify’s growth plans and funding news. Channel Futures is the only media brand devoted to the diverse spectrum of channel companies focused on the digital services revolution.
Defendify Co-founder Rob Simopoulos featured on Security Infowatch
March 15, 2019
Rob Simopoulos article covering how integrating cybersecurity into IT offerings is becoming essential was published on SecurityInfoWatch.com. Security Infowatch reports on all aspects of security for businesses, including advances in physical and cyber security.
Commercial Integrator discusses Defendify’s thoughts on cybersecurity within AV
March 7, 2019
Tom LeBlanc of Commercial Integrator spoke with Rob Simopoulos on the growth of cybersecurity as increasingly essential within the audio-visual industry to meet the standards of large customers. Commercial Integrator is a publication addressing professional integrators working in the SMB market.
Mainebiz features Defendify’s tips on a cybersecure workplace
February 3, 2019
Defendify co-founder Andrew Rinaldi shares with Maine business leaders how to create a company culture that protects organizations and their customers. Mainebiz publishes statewide content about business in Maine to help organizations succeed.
Commercial Integrator uses Defendify’s input on managed services
October 25, 2018
Defendify co-founder Rob Simopoulos discusses the benefits of integrators differentiating their business through managed services. Commercial Integrator is a publication dedicated to technology professionals and the business needs of integrators.
Commercial Integrator highlights Defendify’s expertise in cybersecurity
October 24, 2018
Defendify co-founder Rob Simopoulos was the feature of a Commercial Integrator article regarding the importance of cybersecurity to businesses and vendor relationships. Commercial Integrator is a publication dedicated to technology professionals and the business needs of integrators.
Defendify offers National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Tips to Cape Courier readers
October 10, 2018
The Cape Courier published tips from Defendify to keep readers safe during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Cape Courier has been published as a free, independent, not-for-profit newspaper since 1988.
SecurityInfoWatch.com features Defendify’s advice on whaling
September 13, 2018
Paul Rothman featured Defendify’s input on the impact and draw of “whaling” in his article, “Are You a Whale?”. SecurityInfoWatch.com delivers business-building security content in print, online, via email and social media.
Mainebiz features Defendify as Maine startup to keep an eye on
September 3, 2018
Renee Cordes of Mainebiz featured Defendify as one of 10 Maine startups to keep an eye on. Mainebiz is a media organization providing business news, information, and analysis for Maine’s business owners and decision makers.
Defendify was one of eight companies that Startup Maine sent to leading tech conference TechCrunch Disrupt. Mainebiz is a media organization providing business news, information, and analysis for Maine’s business owners and decision makers.
Security Systems News Leadership Talk on cybersecurity and Defendify’s platform
August 16, 2018
Founders Rob Simopoulos and Andrew Rinaldi discussed the importance of a strong cybersecurity posture on Leadership Talks. Security Systems News covers system integrators and installers across applications. Listen to the talk.
Security Systems News covers Defendify product launch and rebrand
July 25, 2018
Paul Ragusa with Security Systems News features Defendify’s platform launch and rebrand from Launch Security. Security Systems News is the newspaper of record for the security system integrator and installer.
Defendify offers Business News Daily advice on finding a cybersecurity professional
June 5, 2018
Andreas Rivera of Business News Daily features Defendify Co-Founder Andrew Rinaldi’s tips on finding a cybersecurity consultant who is right for your business. launch and rebrand from Launch Security. Business News Daily provides the ideas, inspiration and solutions needed to help entrepreneurs and small business decision makers succeed.
Defendify founders discuss human error with TechDecisions
May 12, 2018
Founders Rob Simopoulos and Andrew Rinaldi contributed to the discussion of awareness training in reducing human error business vulnerabilities. TechDecisions is an online source of information on the technology industry to help IT professionals and decision makers stay informed.