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Defendify’s free essential package helps improve cybersecurity posture

August 4, 2020SSN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine—All-in-one cybersecurity platform, Defendify, attribute a surge in new Cybersecurity Essentials package sign-ups to the increase in cybercriminal activity targeting small and mid-sized businesses. The package, released in late March, 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.  “As we look at the changes impacting businesses...

Cybersecurity, data security, Defendify, NIST, Rob Simopoulos

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Defendify raises $2M in seed money

January 29, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

PORTLAND, Maine—Defendify, an all-in-one SaaS cybersecurity platform developer, announced it closed on $2 million in seed funding, bringing the total raised in the last 18 months to $3.6 million. In that time, Defendify has added thousands of users, doubled its employee count and moved into a larger office space to accommodate the growth.“We are at about 23 employees now and we hiring a bunch more, so we expect to be at close to 40 by year's end,” Defendify Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos...

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PSA announces partnership with Defendify for MSSP program

December 17, 2019SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA announced the addition of Defendify to the partners in its Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program, which is designed to help systems integrators diversify their service offerings and realize the full potential and benefits of a managed services business model. “Defendify gives our integrators the ability to protect their organizations from cyber threats with a holistic platform at an affordable price,” Dan Dunkel, managing director of PSA's MSSP...

Dan Dunkel, Defendify, MSSP, PSA, Rob Simopoulos

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Defendify raises $1.6m in pre-seed funding

June 19, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

PORTLAND, Maine—Defendify, an all-in-one, SaaS-delivered cybersecurity platform developer based here, announced today $1.6 million in pre-seed funding led by private investors with participation from Maine Technology Institute (MTI) and early stage cybersecurity industry investor 3dot6 Ventures.Defendify is using proceeds from the round to expand its core product, while increasing partner acquisition given the strong demand from a rapidly growing community of cybersecurity channel partners....

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Launch Security rebrands as Defendify

July 25, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

PORTLAND, Maine—Launch Security, a cybersecurity consulting firm started last year by Security Systems News' “20 under 40” winner Rob Simopoulos, announced a name change to Defendify, a move that is in line with the launch of the company's new cybersecurity platform.Simopoulos told SSN that when he and company partner Andrew Rinaldi started the company 14 months ago, and began helping small businesses and systems integrators make improvements through a cybersecurity program, “we...

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Launch Security looks for cybersecurity to take off

May 31, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

PORTLAND, Maine—Security Systems News' “20 under 40” winner from the integrator class of 2015, Rob Simopoulos, along with company partner Andrew Rinaldi, formed Launch Security here last month with the idea of helping organizations improve their overall cybersecurity posture.Simopoulos, who prior to starting Launch Security was president of Advance Technology, told Security Systems News that the focus for the new company is to provide a cybersecurity program tailored to small businesses,...

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Integrators '20 under 40' 2015—Rob Simopoulos

October 13, 2015Martha Entwistle

Rob Simopoulos, 38President, Advance TechnologyScarborough, MaineFresh out of high school in Toronto, a friend told Rob Simopoulos he could take a course to learn how to hook up spy cameras.He took that course and many more to earn a degree in Security Systems Design and Implementation. Internships were required and Simopoulos had the opportunity to work for Frisco Bay Industries as an undergrad.“I was at the Toronto International Airport doing high-level access and video right off the bat,”...

20 under 40: Class of 2015, Advance Technology Scarborough, Rob Simopoulos

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Advance Technology management reorg propels growth

July 15, 2015Martha Entwistle

SCARBOROUGH, Maine—Advance Technology president Rob Simopoulos credits a management reorganization with helping propel the company's growth. Simopoulos is projecting revenues of $9 million this year, a 37 percent increase over 2014.“Last year, we took a look at the way we were built as an organization,” Simopoulos told Security Systems News.The company was getting too big for Simopoulos to manage every aspect of the business. He said he read an SSN story where PSA Security CEO Bill...

Advance Technology, Kristina Johnson, Michelle Leach, PSA Security, Rob Simopoulos, systems integration, Women in Security Technology

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Ten top integrators on tech trends

January 28, 2015Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—What technology trends should systems integrators be paying attention to in 2015 and why? Security Systems News posed that question to 10 top integrators based in cities across the country, from Scarborough, Maine to San Diego and many cities in between.While there were several recurring trends—among them: cybersecurity's impact on physical security, smartphones and security, cloud services, fuller integration and predictive capabilities of security systems—these...

Chris BenVau, Chris Peckham, Christine Lanning, J. Matthew Ladd, Jeremy Brecher, Joseph Lynch, Pierre Trapanese, Rob Simopoulos, Tom Dallmann

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New markets for mesh: It's for far more than city surveillance

February 19, 2014Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—Ten months ago an electrical substation near San Jose, Calif. came under attack from a group of snipers who remain anonymous and at large. Remarkably, the episode did not draw attention from the national media until Feb. 5, when the Wall Street Journal reported on the investigation.Among the myriad concerns that the attack generated: the U.S. government doesn't have an agency devoted primarily to protecting the nation's power grid.The nation's physical security industry has...

Advance Technology, Avrio, David Coleman, Firetide, John McCool, mesh networks, physical security, Rob Simopoulos

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