C-Forward Recognized on CRN’s 2023 MSP 500 and Managed Security 100 Lists

COVINGTON, KY, February 23, 2023 C-Forward, Inc., an Information Technology (IT) service provider headquartered in Covington, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named C-Forward to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category for 2023. CRN’s annual MSP 500 list identifies the industry-leading service providers in North America who are driving a new wave of growth and innovation for the channel through forward-thinking approaches to managed services, helping end users increase efficiency and simplify IT solutions, while maximizing their return on investment.

“C-Forward is proud to make the MSP 500 list for the eighth time” said Brian Ruschman, President. “Our intense focus on protecting our clients with the newest solutions in security propelled us onto the short list of the top 100 Managed Security MSPs in North America providing exceptional protection against cyberattacks.”

MSPs have become a vital part of the success of businesses worldwide. MSPs not only empower organizations to leverage intricate technologies but also help them keep a strict focus on their core business goals without straining their budgets.

“C-Forward has strengthened its executive team with the recent addition of Bryan Cobb, VP vCIO. Bryan lends great experience and is continually investigating the latest improvements in cybersecurity. Along with the rest of the team at C-Forward, we can truly say we are one of the leading players in this industry” said Mike Grout, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

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.

“Managed services offer a path for businesses of all sizes to remain efficient and flexible as they grow,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The solution providers on our 2023 MSP 500 list are bringing innovative managed services portfolios to market, helping their customers win by doing more with the IT budgets they have and freeing up resources to focus on mission-critical activities to drive future success.”

The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2023 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/msp500.

About C-Forward

C-Forward, Inc. is a company that provides Information Technology consulting services to small and mid size businesses. We are network administrators. We install, configure, and support a variety of computers and computer related software and equipment. Anything that touches a computer network we support. PCs, servers, firewalls, switches, and all the related software. C-Forward employs professionals that share a vision of providing quality IT solutions to their customers.

Whether it is an emergency support call, specific product implementation or project, or ongoing support, C-Forward is dedicated to helping companies “look forward” to the future.

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About The Channel Company

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