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The ASCII Group Recognizes CARVIR as Top 10 Vendor at 2017 ASCII Cup

Bethesda, Maryland – November 1, 2017 -- The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent North American MSPs, VARs and Solution Providers, is pleased to announce the winners of its annual ASCII Cup, with awards given to the ASCII Cup winner, Top 10 Vendors, and Top Distributor.  The awards are presented each October to technology companies that have showcased channel goodwill and a commitment to helping ASCII members grow their IT businesses.  Winners are voted upon by ASCII members at regional events, and the Cup and awards were presented at the ASCII Success Summit on October 26, in Washington, D.C.

CARVIR’s mission is to protect IT businesses and their clients from cyber criminals.  We do this by providing best-in-class tools, quality education and an MSP-focused sales and security team.  Our partners are well positioned to expand their businesses with managed endpoint security and they know they can count on CARVIR to assist them with growing their security practices.

The ASCII Group members selected CARVIR as Top 10 Vendor for not only the quality of its product, but also their commitment to providing valuable, channel friendly solutions to the community.

"We’re excited to be recognized by ASCII as a Top 10 Vendor and thrilled at the rapid adoption of our security solution by the membership. As we plan for the rest of this year and look toward 2018, we are committed to bringing even more security solutions to the ASCII community and other IT companies," said Jay Ryerse, CEO, CARVIR.

"On behalf of The ASCII Group community, we would like to congratulate CARVIR as Top 10 Vendor at the 2017 ASCII Cup.  We would like to recognize all of the companies featured at our IT SMB Success Summits, for remaining committed to delivering value and significance to the channel," said Jerry Koutavas, President, The ASCII Group.

ASCII Success Summit attendees vote for the vendors in 10 different categories: Best Education; Best Technical Demonstration; Best IT Workshop; Best Keynote Presentation; Best Partner Incentives; Best Market Opportunity; Best Productivity Solution; Best Revenue Generator; Best Channel Programs; and Best Distributor.  The winners at each Summit are selected based on the votes by the solution providers in attendance; at the end of the year, the winner of the ASCII Cup is determined by tabulating the results of all nine events.


The executive team of CARVIR have all owned or managed MSPs in the past. They were sick and tired of fighting today’s threats with yesterday’s tools. They knew there had to be a better way for MSPs to protect their clients from these types of attacks.

With cyber threats increasing and small businesses being largely at risk, IT companies are flocking to CARVIR because they leverage powerful, behavior-based threat detection to stop advanced malware, exploits, drive-bys and script-based attacks. In addition, their managed solution includes the ability to identify and roll back ransomware with fully integrated response capabilities. CARVIR has created a way to protect IT companies and their clients from today’s ransomware threats, viruses, hackers, and zero day attacks. They have created a security solution that has been rapidly adopted by MSPs around the globe! To learn more visit:

About The ASCII Group, Inc.

The ASCII Group is the premier community of North American MSPs, VARs and solution providers. The group has over 1,300 members located throughout the U.S. and Canada, and membership encompasses everyone from credentialed MSPs serving the SMB community to multi-location solution providers with a national reach. Founded in 1984, ASCII provides services to members including leveraged purchasing programs, education and training, marketing assistance, and extensive peer interaction.  ASCII works with a vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors that complement the ASCII community and support its mission of helping MSPs and VARs grow their businesses. For more information, please visit

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