Akative's Parent Company, RDI Earns 2024 CRN MSP 500 Award: RDI Recognized In Security 100 Category for Exceptional Managed Services

Milford, Iowa, March 2024 — RDI®, Akative's parent company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named R & D Industries, Inc. (RDI.com) to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the 'Security 100' category for 2024! 

The MSP 500 list compiled by CRN serves as a comprehensive guide to identify and recognize North America's top Managed Service Providers (MSPs). The MSP 500 list aims to showcase and celebrate MSPs that are driving growth and innovation in the industry. These service providers not only enable businesses to harness complex technologies but also contribute to maintaining a strong focus on core business goals. 

The Managed Security 100 recognizes the top MSPs in the United States who provide end-to-end network security solutions.

RDI was selected for the Security 100 award due to its forward-thinking approach to managed security, employing advanced strategies to safeguard businesses against today's evolving threat landscape. By prioritizing these proactive measures, RDI ensures that its managed security services remain fortified and protect against emerging threats, earning recognition for its commitment to cutting-edge protection.

RDI holds several patents and has additional patents pending related to network security, network monitoring, and AI-based Autonomous Connectivity. These patents help to underpin technology solutions provided by RDI® and wholly owned subsidiaries: RDIworks®,  AudioEngineering™, Thinix®, and Akative®.

Jennifer Follett, VP of US Content and executive CRN Editor, emphasized the significance of managed services for businesses at various scales, stating, " …The solution providers featured in our 2024 MSP 500 list are introducing cutting-edge managed service portfolios to the market, enabling their clients to succeed by optimizing their IT budgets. This allows businesses to allocate resources strategically, concentrating on mission-critical tasks that drive future success."

"It is a profound honor to be recognized on the MSP 500 list again. This acknowledgment reaffirms our relentless commitment to innovation, with a future-focused vision that places our customers at the forefront of everything we do," said Don Van Oort, CEO of RDI. "Being on this list for another year is a testament to our unwavering dedication to delivering cutting-edge solutions that not only meet but exceed the evolving needs of our clients."


The MSP 500 list is featured in the February 2024 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/msp500.


About RDI® - R & D Industries, Inc. (RDI.com) delivers a wide range of technology-driven solutions, focusing on delivering exceptional value to its customers. As 2024 marks the 40th Anniversary of RDI, this important milestone underscores RDI's steadfast commitment to its foundational principles: to Research, to Develop, and to Innovate (RDI). These principles guide the creation of highly effective solutions grounded in integrity and trust. RDI takes pride in its unwavering commitment to always 'Do the Right Thing' for our customers, employees, vendors, and resellers.

RDIworks® - (RDIworks.com) is a regional leader in the Midwest United States, providing IT consulting, network architecture/engineering, and managed services to businesses, government, healthcare, and education. RDIworks bolsters highly trained technicians and valued technology partners, such as Aruba Networks, Cisco, HPE, Dell, Nutanix, VMware, Microsoft, WatchGuard, and Datto.

Audio Engineering™ - (AudioEngineering.com) is a professional audiovisual systems integration company with complete design, installation, and maintenance services. For over 40 years, we have provided award-winning A/V Systems in over 5,000 successful projects, 400 years of combined experience, 100+ certifications, and partnerships with the world's best equipment manufacturers. Our staff works directly with managers, end users, and architectural teams to engineer and install professional A/V systems for churches, performing arts, education, business, healthcare, government, and more.

Thinix® - (Thinix.com) provides best-in-class managed technology solutions; Thinix furnishes a worldwide customer base with distinct business advantages by making technology simple, safe, and secure. Thinix specializes in deploying and managing FamilySafe® Guest WiFi networks, kiosks, and guest-use computers, Thinix AssuredSecurity® endpoint management, network monitoring and security, and high-availability Internet connectivity solutions coupled with a world-class, 24/7 technical support team and nationwide onsite installation and service team. 

Akative® - (Akative.com) Akative provides 4G LTE/5G data connectivity solutions, patented iStatus® monitoring, and multi-carrier services to customers throughout the United States and has over 55 million hours of connectivity uptime. Our mission is to help businesses stay online by delivering simple, robust Autonomous Connectivity™ solutions. Akative products are designed to help businesses work toward ZeroDowntime®.