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Ascend Technologies Named #43 on MSSP Alert’s Top 250 List for 2020

September 17, 2020

We’re excited to announce that Ascend Technologies was named to MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs List. This is Ascend Technologies’ first time on the list with an impressive Top 50 ranking, a credit to the July 2020 merger with three-time Top 100 MSSP List veteran, Infogressive. Including Infogressive’s historic rankings, the company moved up 11 spots this year, landing at #43.

Infogressive & Ascend Technologies

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies 

 August 12, 2020

Inc. magazine revealed today that Infogressive is No. 3272 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Infogressive has now appeared on the list a total of four times, starting in 2013.

Inc 5000 2020

Ascend Technologies & Infogressive Join Forces in PE Backed Merger

July 20, 2020

Chicago, Illinois | Lincoln, Nebraska — Ascend Technologies LLCa leading Midwest IT solution provider, today announced a merger with Infogressive, Inc., a leader in cybersecurity solutions.

Infogressive & Ascend Technologies

Infogressive Announces Two New Managed Services 

 July 1, 2020

The biggest impacts identified as a result of the increase in remote work are a lack of firewall visibility & enforcement capabilities as well as significant challenges patching & remediating vulnerabilities on remote devices. As a result, Infogressive launched two new managed cybersecurity services as a response to the security challenges that attackers are taking advantage of every day.

Infogressive Expands with National Remote Employee Environment

May 1, 2020

Lincoln, Nebraska — Infogressive’s Heather Lantz was interviewed for the Omaha publication Midlands Business Journal to discuss business growth, remote working during the pandemic, and of course, the impact of remote workforce security. The article is featured on the front page of the May 1 issue. 

Bank Security Systems More Robust Than Ever to Match Threats

 April 17, 2020

Omaha, Nebraska ⁠— Infogressive’s Brandon Harms, quoted in Midlands Business Journal, explains the cybersecurity challenges and solutions for small and mid-sized organizations in the finance industry. The article, which appears on page 10 of the April 17 issue, includes perspectives on the state of security from the Nebraska Bankers Association as well as other local IT and security solution providers.

Infogressive Grows Stronger: New Team Growth to Start 2020

January 6, 2020

Infogressive has added six new team members to their growing company to start off the decade.

Infogressive Awarded New Contract with College Retailer

December 9, 2019

Nebraska ⁠— Infogressive was awarded a new contract with a successful college retail and systems company headquartered in Nebraska with over 2,000 college retail partners nationwide. Infogressive will provide layered security, including firewall management, Malware Prevention, Security Awareness Training, EDR, and more, through the implementation of the “Nation State” cybersecurity bundle. 

Infogressive Named a Top 20 SOC as a Service Option for MSPs

October 21, 2019

MSSP Alert published another list of MSSPs, this time identifying the top SOC as a Service (SOCaaS) and Channel-Focused MSSPs. We are proud to have been named #15 on this informative list.

Infogressive Achieves World’s First Cybersecurity Talent Cloning

October 14, 2019

Infogressive announced today that they have discovered a method of cloning their existing cybersecurity engineers. This move comes as a need arose to fill their SOC (Security Operations Center) with passionate, qualified security experts.

Infogressive Named #54 on MSSP Alert’s Top 200 List for 2019

August 15, 2019

We’re excited to announce that Infogressive was named #54 on MSSP Alert’s Top 200 MSSPs List. This is our third consecutive year to place within the top 100 global MSSP organizations, moving up by 7 spots since last year!
It is an honor to be recognized for our hard work and our defense in depth approach.

Gov. Ricketts Recognizes 27 Nebraska Firms That Made the Inc. 5000 List

August 21, 2019

Infogressive, along with 26 other Nebraska companies who made the Inc. 5000 list, are being recognized by Governor Pete Ricketts. “These 27 companies are further proof that Nebraska is one of the best states in America to start and grow a business,” Gov. Ricketts said. “They’re also part of the reason our state had the most economic development projects per capital in the nation for the third year in a row. Our congratulations go out to each of these terrific firms for their tremendous achievement.”

Back to School Cybersecurity Tips

August 15, 2019

The 1011 NOW news team stopped by the Infogressive office to talk about back to school cybersecurity tips. Our CEO, Justin Kallhoff, talks computer and software updates, social media, passwords, and tips to avoid phishing emails.

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 14, 2019

Inc. magazine revealed today that Infogressive is No. 4012 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Infogressive has now appeared on the list three times — a feat only one in eight Inc. 5000 companies achieve.

Infogressive Places in Top 100 on 2019 CRN Fast Growth 150

August 5, 2019

Infogressive is being recognized as one of the fastest-growing and highest-performing service providers in the channel. “We’re honored to be recognized by CRN for our fast growth in the channel,” Said Justin Kallhoff, Infogressive CEO. “Our partners are experiencing rapid recurring revenue growth by integrating our holistic security platform into their MSP businesses.  Hackers aren’t slowing down and neither are we.”

Infogressive Expanded Contract with Existing Healthcare Customer

July 9, 2019

Nebraska ⁠— Infogressive expanded its contract with a current customer: a healthcare organization headquartered in Lincoln with locations across Nebraska. The client chose to expand their single Infogressive service⁠—Malware Prevention⁠—into an “Organized Crime” bundle, which will provide more robust layered security to the organization and its multiple locations.

Infogressive Awarded New Contract with Successful U.S. Retailer

May 17, 2019

Iowa ⁠— Infogressive was awarded a new contract with a large midwestern retailer headquartered in Iowa with over 75 store locations. Infogressive will provide layered security, including firewall management, Malware Prevention, Security Awareness Training, EDR, and more, through the implementation of the “Organized Crime” cybersecurity bundle. Both organizations are excited to begin working together and protect data in the retail industry.

Infogressive Grows Stronger: Team Expands By 8 

April 19, 2019

Wipro Security Incident Underscores MSP Vulnerability

April 19, 2019 by TechTarget

“ScreenConnect should have a multi-factor authentication method enabled if it is an administrative tool. He said stolen credentials shouldn’t imperil administrative-level access at large enterprises.” Said Justin Kallhoff, CEO of Infogressive.  

Green Cloud and Infogressive Forge Alliance To Bolster Cybersecurity Solutions For Channel Partners

March 8, 2019

Blackberry Cylance First Move: Artificial Intelligence for IoT Security

February 21, 2019 by MSSPAlert!

Among those keeping close tabs on the deal: Infogressive CEO Justin Kallhoff, a close Cylance partner. Kallhoff said:

“The Blackberry/Cylance closing represents a new exciting chapter in our strategic partnership. With the proven capabilities of Cylance and Blackberry coming together, we are confident we will see some amazing new technology come to life that helps us protect our customers and partners.”

Management Is Key To Becoming An MVP In Cybersecurity

February 8, 2019 by IoTSSA

“Log collection and correlation is a fundamental cybersecurity requirement,” says Justin Kallhoff, CEO of Infogressive, an advanced managed security services firm based in Lincoln, Nebraska. “Having an audit log of what happened and when it happened that is searchable and constantly monitored will not only help detect issues in real-time, but it becomes a lifesaver in post-incident scenarios. We work a lot of breaches where we need to work backward and recreate scenes based on breadcrumbs instead of just being able to query a SIEM.”

Infogressive Launches New MSP Partner Program To Protect Customers With Holistic Cybersecurity Platform

January 1, 2019

Infogressive Expands By 9 To Start 2019

January 1, 2019

Blackberry Acquires Cylance: Top Cybersecurity Partner Infogressive Reacts

November 16, 2018 by MSSPAlert!

When BlackBerry confirmed the Cylance buyout for $1.4 billion earlier today, MSSP Alert reached out to top Cylance partner Infogressive for some perspectives.

In an MSSP Alert video, Infogressive CEO Justin Kallhoff explains why he aligned his Master MSSP business with Cylance, and how he hopes BlackBerry will manage the endpoint security software business going forward.

Infogressive Launches Endpoint Detection & Response Services

November 7, 2018

Top 100 MSSPs: Cybersecurity Company List and Research 

September 2018 by MSSPAlert!

Infogressive is proud to be ranked #61!

Cylance Adds $120M In Funding To Drive Foreign Expansion, Extend Breadth Of Offerings

November 7, 2018 by CRN

“With more success requires more money, especially at the speed at which they’re grabbing market share,” Kallhoff said. “They’re one of the best, if not the best, partner I’ve ever had.  “Cylance truly understands the channel, respect loyalty, and rewards partners that are committed to delivering results, according to Kallhoff.  “A lot of people are talking,” Kallhoff said. “Not a lot of people are fulfilling the promise.”

Kallhoff would like to see Cylance spent some of the money on more cooperative marketing with channel partners to help them reach decision-makers and cut through all the hype. This is particularly important since the endpoint security manufacturers are all pretty much saying the exact same thing today, Kallhoff said.

Protecting Your Online Privacy

April 4, 2018 by 10/11 News

What information is out there?  To learn what information of yours is out on the internet, Justin recommends doing a Google search on yourself. Google also has abilities to perform image searches that will match images — such as your Facebook profile picture.  Two other sites Justin recommends using to see what information of yours is out there: https://pipl.com/ and https://haveibeenpwned.com/

How do I protect myself?  Justin recommends using good security practices for any accounts and devices that have Internet connectivity.

Chris Currin Joins Infogressive As VP of Sales

March 7, 2018

Infogressive Expands By 10 To Keep Up With Rapid Company Growth!

March 7, 2018 

Vendor To Watch: Infogressive

March 7, 2018 by ChannelPro Magazine

Heather Lantz Announced As New Chief Operations Officer

October 24, 2017

Top 100 MSSPs: Cybersecurity Company List And Research For 2017

September 24, 2017 by MSSPAlert!

Infogressive is proud to be ranked #62!

Most MSPs Struggle To Find Managed Security Services Talent

August 10, 2017 by MSSPAlert!

Two-thirds of MSPs say a shortage of qualified IT security professionals for hire contributes to the challenge of ramping up their cybersecurity offering, and roughly half of MSPs have difficulties with remote deployment and management of their cybersecurity solutions, according to a Kaspersky Lab research report.

MSSP Alert’s spin on the report is rather straightforward: With those data points in mind, most MSPs will need to partner up with full-blown MSSPs and SOC (security operations center) providers amid the journey beyond basic endpoint and firewall security management. That’s why MSP-friendly companies like Infogressive.

Infogressive Earns Cylance MSSP Partner Of The Year Award

July 27, 2017

Most MSPs Can’t Afford To Build Security Operations Centers (SOCs)

June 21, 2017 by MSSPAlert!

As TruMethods CEO Gary Pica will tell you: Success in any managed services market requires you to solve a math problem. And frankly, the financial math is particularly challenging for MSPs that want to build dedicated security operations center (SOC). 

Those MSPs will seek out full-blown MSSPs as partners that sprung from the traditional IT services market. Here, Infogressive comes to mind. Infogressive is bringing enterprise-class cybersecurity services down to the SMB sector, and selling through MSPs.

MSPs A Tantalizing Target As Major APT Group Ups Number Of Attacks

April 11, 2017 by CRN

“We think a lot about it. Even today we saw some unique stuff coming at us that we acted on,” said Justin Kallhoff, CEO of Infogressive, a Lincoln, Neb.-based managed security services provider.

Kallhoff said his business works to protect itself from being a third-party vector of attack to its clients. He said MSPs are “just as susceptible as everyone else” to attack but pose a “target-rich environment” for attackers, with admin-level access to dozens or hundreds of clients. On top of that, he said MSPs are often small businesses and aren’t as focused on security, focusing instead on tickets and operational efficiency.

Saving The World, One SMB At A Time

April 10, 2017 by Threat Vector

Bringing ‘Big Guy’ Cybersecurity Protection To The Small Guy.  Says Kallhoff, “We wanted to bring the (security) technology down to the small and medium businesses that couldn’t afford all the technology that they needed. So we’ve built a managed security service around Cylance, enabling those small businesses to be able to afford the technology as well.”

Kallhoff goes on, “Often, when we do proof of concepts with those SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) more often than not, we actually find malware in their environments. The first question out of their mouths is usually, ‘Now what?’”

Infogressive Improves Cybersecurity With The Innovators

March 8, 2017 by Silicon Prairie News

Justin Kallhoff’s pitch focused the risks and holes in everyone’s cybersecurity.  He said it’s not the first time he’s been presenting and been able to hear a pin drop.

“We try not to just build off of fear, we try to stay in the reality of business and the risks to it but it’s sort of inevitable with media” said Kallhoff.  “Some people do need to be scared into learning about the problem and how it could impact their business overnight.”

Sophos Slams Cylance In Blog Post As Market For Endpoint Security Heats Up

June 24, 2016 by CRN

Justin Kallhoff, CEO of Infogressive, a Lincoln, Neb.-based Cylance and Sophos partner, said he usually advises that clients adopt both vendor solutions, as Cylance’s anti-malware capabilities are complementary to Sophos’ multi-featured solution, which includes UTM, DLP, web filtering, IPS, USB protection and firewall.

Kallhoff said that in his experience, Cylance “consistently” finds malware in environments running competitive solutions, including Symantec, Vipre, Trend, McAfee, Malwarebytes, ESET, Panda, Windows Defender, Kaspersky and Webroot.

“It’s Infogressive’s recommendation [clients] should run both products simultaneously as they’re both effective and give customers defense-in-depth which is our core philosophy,” Kallhoff said in an email.

Pipeline Selects Justin Kallhoff For It’s Tenth Anniversary Class Of Entrepreneur Fellows

January 21, 2016