February 12, 2024

Align Recognized on CRN's 2024 MSP 500 List in the Pioneer 250 Category

Align Recognized on CRN's 2024 MSP 500 Listin the Pioneer 250 Category

This marks the eleventh consecutive year Align has been named to the MSP 500 list.

Access the official press release on BusinessWire here

New York, NY, February 13th, 2024—Align, the premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions and Managed IT Services, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Align to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category for 2024.

The MSP 500 list compiled by CRN serves as a comprehensive guide to identifying and recognizing the top Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in North America. It recognizes the leading North American solution providers that have demonstrated innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed services. Jennifer Follett, VP of US Content and Executive Editor at CRN emphasized the significance of managed services for businesses at all scales, stating, "Managed services provide a route for businesses of all sizes to maintain efficiency and adaptability throughout their growth journey. The solution providers featured in our 2024 MSP 500 list are introducing cutting-edge managed services portfolios to the market, enabling their clients to achieve success by optimizing their IT budgets. This allows businesses to allocate resources strategically, concentrating on mission-critical tasks that drive future success."

The annual MSP 500 list is divided into three sections: 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- and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premises and cloud-based security services.

Align has been recognized on the MSP 500 list every year since 2014, marking this the company's 11th consecutive list feature. Throughout 2023, Align continued to drive innovation in its service offerings. Align's cybersecurity offerings evolved from protecting devices to safeguarding networks and identities in the cloud, establishing the company as a frontrunner in the financial services industry as a Managed Services provider. Through its unified client portal, Align provided real-time insights into security stances, offering proactive eXtended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions, including dark web monitoring and SOAR principles. Empowering clients with multi-layered detection strategies and robust response capabilities, Align ensured comprehensive awareness and control of the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. 

Chris Zadrima"After 11 consecutive years on the CRN MSP 500 list, I could not be prouder of Align's continued recognition," expressed Chris Zadrima, Align's Chief Operating Officer. "Our commitment to embracing emerging technologies has positioned us as trusted advisors, and this accolade underscores our relentless dedication to empowering clients and leading the way in innovation." 

Vinod Paul"We are deeply honored to be recognized on the prestigious Pioneer 250 list once more," stated Vinod Paul, President of Align Managed Services. "This acknowledgement by industry leaders underscores our dedication to providing adaptable and dependable solutions to our clients, amidst the dynamic landscape of our industry. It is a testament to our ongoing commitment and a source of great pride."

The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2024 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/msp500

About Align

Align is a premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions. For over 36 years, leading firms worldwide have relied on Align to guide them through IT challenges, delivering complete, secure solutions for business change and growth. Align is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has offices in New York City, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Arizona, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia.

To learn more about Align Managed Services, visit our website here: https://www.align.com/managed-services and follow Align on LinkedIn and at @AlignITAdvisor on Twitter.

Align Press Contact
Ashley Holbrook

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“Align is our trusted provider for all our Managed Services and cybersecurity needs. They provide us best-in-class IT services that not only help drive productivity and growth, but ensure we meet both current and evolving compliance and security requirements with ease. As consultants to financial advisors, trust and reliability are indispensable to our operations, which is why we never hesitate to refer Align to our very own client base. Align isn’t just our partner, they are an extension of our team. We look forward to entrusting them with our IT infrastructure for years to come.”

Ed Fasano - Experienced Advisory Consultants LLC