DataStream Honored with 2022 XCellence Award

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Sept. 9 2022 — Managed service providers across the channel are fast recognizing the protection, partnership and peace of mind DataStream Cyber Insurance is bringing to their businesses — and those of their SMB customers. Attendees at the XChange 2022 conference, hosted by The Channel Company in Denver last month, selected the cyber insurance broker as winner of the 2022 XCellence Award under the Solutions Pavilion Strategy — Event category. The award marks DataStream’s sixth accolade in recent months, including multiple distinctions at industry shows for clearly articulating the MSP’s opportunity, offering a stand-out product/solution and other differentiators.

 

DataStream’s prowess in protecting SMBs and MSPs from cyberattacks with cyber insurance means covered businesses can enjoy comprehensive benefits that span from pre-breach protective services to post-breach response and remediation.

 

“Cyber risk is a team sport. It takes the vendors who develop the technology, the partners who install and monitor it, the legal and compliance teams who ensure the right protections are in place, and the insurance company who offer support when the inevitable breach occurs,” said DataStream Channel Chief Larry Meador. “MSPs are the quarterback of this team. They run the plays, but they also call the one-off audible if they don’t like the look of the defensive set. It’s rewarding to see our contribution to the team be recognized and valued.”

 

“XChange August 2022 was an absolutely massive event, and the vendors that were honored in Denver truly stood out from the crowd,” said Bill Jones, Global, SVP & GM, Connected Technology Communities at The Channel Company. “Our 2022 XCellence Award recipients truly deliver on the demands and promises of a new digital world, helping their channel partners to thrive now and for the long term.”

 

About DataStream Cyber Insurance

DataStream Cyber Insurance offers the most comprehensive cyber insurance coverage on the market, along with full cyber security assessments, data analyses of cyber risk in financial terms, and cyber security training. The company currently provides coverage in the United States and Canada, for both first- and third-party losses. DataStream also provides essential financial, legal and technical support in the wake of an incident — and helps businesses to quickly get up and running again. Make DataStream part of your business continuity plans today. DataStreamInsurance.com

 

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelcompany.com

 

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Taylor Gaines

CommCentric Solutions (on behalf of DataStream)
813-727-6871 | [email protected]

DataStream Names Larry Meador as Channel Chief

Meador brings 24 years of channel sales experience to the position, having led acquisition and partner support teams and managed channel-specific e-commerce procurement platforms

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 19, 2022 – Leading cyber insurance broker DataStream has appointed Larry Meador as its new Channel Chief, a move that helps further deepen the firm’s partnerships with MSPs, MSSPs and other channel professionals. The announcement also comes as the company expands its coverage area outside the U.S. into Canada — and continues to make policies available for more MSPs.

“The channel is my home,” Meador said. “I have so much respect and admiration for the IT and cybersecurity professionals here who are dedicated not only to supporting clients, but other partners as well. We intend to help everyone better protect themselves from cybercriminals, while easing the headaches associated with insurance-related tasks. As end users increasingly adopt more of the best available cyber practices and tools, ITSPs will watch their defenses — and profits — rise.”

Meador joined DataStream in December 2021 after previously serving as the channel manager at GreenLink Networks — a channel-only VoIP provider. For the previous 17 years, Meador was Senior Regional Manager for CNET Content Solutions, providing IT and consumer electronics content for e-commerce sites. He also served in sales and management positions with Circuit City Stores, Computer City and Corel Software.

“Larry’s extensive channel experience is invaluable for DataStream,” said company CEO Andy Anderson. “His vast network of industry connections is a major factor in our ongoing success as we continue to drive more channel business and expand our partner network. He’s a respected authority in the MSP, MSSP and ITSP community.”

About DataStream Cyber Insurance

DataStream Cyber Insurance offers the most comprehensive cyber insurance coverage on the market, along with full cyber security assessments, data analyses of cyber risk in financial terms, and cyber security training. The company currently provides coverage in the United States and Canada, for both first- and third-party losses. DataStream also provides essential financial, legal and technical support in the wake of an incident — and helps businesses to quickly get up and running again. Make DataStream part of your business continuity plans today. DataStreamInsurance.com

Media Contact:

Taylor Gaines

CommCentric Solutions (on behalf of DataStream)
813-727-6871 | [email protected]