Columbia, MD, March 18, 2024 — Epoch, Inc., a local cybersecurity-driven IT Managed Service Provider and Managed Security Service Provider (MSP and MSSP), announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has honored Epoch on its 2024 Tech Elite 250 list.

This yearly compilation showcases solution providers based in the U.S. and Canada, that have distinguished themselves by attaining top-tier certifications and specializations from leading technology vendors in the areas of infrastructure, cloud, and security.

To help customers navigate today’s IT complexities and harness the advantages of state-of-the-art solutions, solution providers strive to uphold rigorous levels of training and certification from strategic IT vendors, often aiming for the pinnacle tiers within these vendors’ partner programs.

Epoch is proud to be named to CRN’s 2024 Tech Elite 250 list in the first year applying for the award.

“As one of the smaller, cybersecurity-driven MSP/MSSP’s, it is a great honor to be on this year’s Tech Elite 250 list among these fantastic companies,” said Chris Riismandel, President and CEO at Epoch, Inc.

Riismandel stated, “We work with amazing vendors and businesses day-in and day-out in order to continuously support our clients to be the best of the best at what they do. It is great to see the hard work and our service-level maturity be recognized publicly at such a high level as this.”

“CRN’s Tech Elite 250 highlights leading-edge solution providers within the IT landscape, distinguished by their comprehensive technical proficiency, expertise, and commitment to achieving top-level certifications in critical technology areas,” said Jennifer Follett, VP, U.S. Content, and Executive Editor of CRN at The Channel Company. “These solution providers persistently strengthen their capabilities to bring the advanced IT solutions to market that customers need.”

Epoch was also recently named to CRN’s Security 100 Category of the Managed Service Provider 500 List, in February. Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About Epoch, Inc. 

Epoch is a cybersecurity-driven IT Managed Service Provider/Managed Security Service Provider, focused on solving business and technology challenges to meet clients’ organization’s goals. The mission at Epoch is to utilize a proactive, creative solutions approach to business IT needs. Epoch’s proprietary process solves many computer issues automatically. Epoch is devoted to attracting the “best and brightest” to the team, while remaining true to our family-friendly culture. Epoch’s total focus and success is based on excellent customer service and having an open, honest business relationship with their clients.

Epoch’s team averages 15 years of experience working for top companies in both the public and private sector, including several Fortune 500 companies. Owned and operated in Columbia, Maryland, Epoch’s team is comprised of highly skilled technical professionals. We hold top-level certifications from industry-leading providers.


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