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MSP Cybersecurity Compliance: Top Down Invests In ControlMap


ControlMap, which provides a cybersecurity compliance automation platform for MSPs, has received an "acceleration" investment from Top Down, an investment firm that's led by IT Glue founder and former CEO Chris Day. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ControlMap will use the investment to bolster its presence in the MSP space and provide governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management services to MSP customers, according to Top Down.

How Does ControlMap's Platform Work?

MSPs can use ControlMap's platform for compliance management, the company stated. The platform blends automation, monitoring and cross-framework mapping capabilities to help MSPs speed up and improve their compliance efforts.

ControlMap's platform lets MSPs connect to more than 20 systems, monitor compliance metrics across these systems and get notified if issues arise, the company indicated. It allows MSPs to monitor configuration of their cloud infrastructure and information systems based on hundreds of security best practices.

In addition, ControlMap's platform automatically syncs MSPs' assets, employees, change tickets and other evidence data for audits, the company stated. It also allows MSPs to create a personalized action items list for compliance and auditing across their IT environments.

About Top Down Ventures

Top Down Ventures is driven by Chris Day, the founder and former CEO of IT Glue (acquired by Kaseya). Additional Top Down investments have included ScalePad (formerly Warranty Master), Backup Radar and Quoter.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.