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The 10 Hottest Networking Startups Of 2021 (So Far)

Gina Narcisi

With hybrid cloud and edge networking top of mind, here are 10 enterprise networking upstarts MSPs should know about that are making their mark on 2021 so far.

Uplevel Systems

CEO: Tom Alexander

Six-year-old Uplevel Systems offers a simplified approach to managed IT services for small businesses that is exclusively designed to be offered up through MSP partners. The company’s solution today includes security functions such as firewall, IPS, secure DNS, VPN, and built-in SD-WAN, among other offerings.

The networking upstart last summer launched a new purchasing model to help MSPs extend more IT options to their end customers in the form of an upfront purchasing option -- the Equipment Purchase Program. The new program gives businesses with distributed offices or employees working remotely another way to procure much-needed IT products, including buying hardware upfront, or, via a monthly subscription, Uplevel told CRN.

 
Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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