Posted on May 16, 2019.

Gone are the days where simply protecting your perimeter from cyber attacks is enough. Today, companies must try to predict what hackers and bad actors might do and then try to defend against it. With cybercriminals’ tactics becoming more and more sophisticated, cybersecurity is booming, projected to grow to into $170 billion industry worldwide by 2020.

With so many options available, choosing a cybersecurity solutions provider is a challenge. Use the following tips to start searching for the best online security provider for your business.

Look for a Partner, Not a Vendor
Many vendors offer cyber protection software and some limited strategic consultation, which may only provide a percentage of the level of service you need. Outside of some modest support agreements, a vendor’s responsibility is pretty much over after the initial engagement has ended. A partner, however, will help you implement a complete cyber security strategy and provide transparency throughout the project lifecycle. Partners will also foster a relationship of trust that will last for as long as the duration of your service agreement, and sometimes even longer.

Sanity Solutions has experience working with a variety of businesses. Our client base runs the gamut from small businesses with an IT Department of one, to Fortune 500 companies employing an army of IT professionals. Our policy is to customize strategies that fit our clients’ needs, budget, and current set of competencies.

Choose a Partner with a Strong Reputation
Choosing a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) that has a reputation for absolute integrity and trust is essential. Cybersecurity is complex, pervasive, and can directly impact a company’s survival, so working with a reputable partner should remain a top priority. Finding a partner with a reputation for high-quality work, technical expertise, and rock-solid integrity is of utmost importance.

At Sanity Solutions, we conduct business according to the highest ethical and professional standards, treating your data as if it were our own. Sanity Solutions was founded around data management and data center infrastructure and we believe a company’s data is often its most critical asset; maintaining its integrity is our top priority.

Ask for References
Ask a potential cybersecurity partner for references from customers that are similar in size and in a related industry to yours. Ask trusted colleagues in your vertical about their issues, and how they landed on a preferred provider.

Identify Red Flags
Be cautious and skeptical if a potential partner doesn’t insist on conducting a security assessment that addresses your key security risk concerns. The Account Team should represent a collection of individuals that has a full understanding of your business before pitching solutions; beware of anyone who is trying to speed you through the sales process.

Search for Awards & Recognizable Partnerships
Accolades, awards, and certifications provide proof of a cybersecurity solution provider’s qualifications. Sanity Solutions has been recognized for the past six years by Computer Reseller News (CRN) as one of the 250 Tech Elite Solution Providers in the United States. In addition, some of our top partners include Darktrace, SonicWall, SecureWorks and many more.

Prioritize Customer Experience
While Sanity Solutions is proud to be on numerous lists of top solution providers, we were providing top-notch service and support long before we were officially recognized for any achievement. Our main goal has always been, and always will be to provide a legendary customer experience, especially in the ever-growing cybersecurity sector.

Cybercrime is a growing threat that every company needs to take very seriously. While some companies take measures to comply with federal, state, or local regulations, in many cases that’s not enough. The only way to make sure you’re protected is to form a strong partnership with an organization that is well versed in the design and application of cybersecurity solutions. That is where Sanity Solutions can help. Contact us today to find out how we can help you get safe and stay safe from online threats.