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Nuspire Announces Merger with Colorado-based MSSP GBprotect

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Nuspire and Colorado-based Security Services Provider GBprotect, today announced the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement for Nuspire to acquire GBprotect. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Traditional security tools are scaling to match today’s evolving threat landscape. However, tools alone simply can’t combat the complex threats enterprise and mid-sized businesses face,” said Saylor Frase, Nuspire CEO. “Advanced threat response requires a combination of technology, human analysis and threat intelligence. This merger reinforces our commitment to a security approach that scales with our customers’ needs, providing unmatched Security Operations Center (SOC) service delivery and around-the-clock threat monitoring.”

According to Gartner, Inc. a research and advisory firm, “there is a broad, global shortage of skilled security professionals. These skills shortages leave security teams without sufficient numbers to complete the complex mission of security and risk management.”*

GBprotect and its SOC integration will grow Nuspire’s response (threat intelligence and SOC) team, supporting managed service delivery across its customers’ gateway, network and endpoint ecosystems.

“This merger is an exciting opportunity for our employees and customers,” said Mel Holstrom, GBprotect CEO. “Our collective customer base expects best-in-class technology and security services, which we look forward to taking to the next level.”

About Nuspire

Nuspire is the Managed Security Services (MSS) provider of choice, delivering the greatest risk reduction per cyber-dollar spent. The company’s 24×7 Security Operations Centers (SOCs) and managed detection and response (MDR) service combines award-winning threat detection and response technology with human intervention and analysis, providing end-to-end protection across the gateway, network and endpoint ecosystem. Nuspire pioneered distributed, managed security services within the enterprise and franchise market and today protects thousands of locations globally. For more information, visit and follow @Nuspire.

About GBprotect

GBprotect is a Denver-based full-service managed security services provider, that specializes in security operations, managed compliance and strategic consulting for customers across a variety of industries. For more information, visit

*Gartner, Inc. New Security Roles Emerge as Digital Ecosystems Take Over. 29 June 2018

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