Top Stories in June: 'Master Agent' Controversy, MSP 501, Top Security Providers

Plus, Microsoft's new channel chief speaks. And a big new security IPO. But what was No. 1?

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

July 6, 2021

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You made June a record month for Channel Futures traffic thanks to your interest in a bevy of topics. What? You thought I was going to give away what was No. 1? No way! But I will tell you that lists featured prominently in our top 20 stories in June.

Channel_Futures_Signature_Series_Logo-300x300.pngFor instance, take our “CF lists.” Edward Gately’s monthly feature of analysts identifying 20 top providers landed two spots on our countdown. The newest – his review of endpoint detection and response providers – featured some big names and some you’re less familiar with. Furthermore, Gately’s breakdown of 20 top UCaaS providers, published in April, was still going strong.

Also, we debuted the 2021 Channel Futures MSP 501 in June. The most comprehensive survey and ranking of global managed service providers brought you to our site in droves.

Moreover, you were more than ready to weigh in on the debate over the term “master agent.” Should we ditch it due to slavery connotations? Is it simply not representative of the true relationship among agents?

As always, you have your say in which stories make the countdown. We balance traffic to our website with how these stories do in our weekly newsletters, which you can sign up for here.

Which story was No. 1 among top stories in June? Our slideshow above is waiting to tell you. Too busy in May to keep up with the news? If you missed that month’s top 20 stories, go here.

Want to contact the author directly about this story? Have ideas for a follow-up article? Email Craig Galbraith or connect with him on LinkedIn.


About the Author(s)

Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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