Leaf IT wins global recognition for cybersecurity expertise with ConnectWise.

Florida-based global software giant ConnectWise chooses Leaf IT from 44,000 partners at annual awards


Leaf IT wins Cybersecurity Partner of the Year 2023, at the annual ConnectWise WISE Awards. Pictured with Steven Goldblatt CEO, Darryl Heanen CTO, Colin Patton, Operations Director and Barry Donaldson, Customer Sales Manager.

We are proud to share the news that we have won a major international award for excellence in delivering cybersecurity solutions to a range of businesses and not-for-profit organisations across the UK and Ireland, helping to protect them from the growing threat of cybercrime.

Based at Weavers Court in Belfast and Harcourt Road in Dublin, Leaf IT was one out of 44,000 global partners chosen by ConnectWise, a Tampa, Florida based provider of software solutions and support designed to help organisations protect themselves from a range of growing cyber threats including phishing, ransomware, and malware.

Winning the Cybersecurity Partner of the Year award for 2023, the 20-year-old company was the only company on the island of Ireland to receive an award at the global software company’s second annual WISE Awards which were held at IT Nation Connect in Orlando.

Spearheaded by founder Steven Goldblatt, Leaf IT is an award-winning cloud-first managed service provider, focused on providing solutions that drive productivity, innovation and dynamism that put security first.

Leaf IT chief executive Steven Goldblatt said:

“Recent research by Microsoft reveals that 70 percent of companies here have experienced problems with phishing, hacking, cyber-fraud, or other cyber-attacks, raising the spectre of costly data loss or breaches, and, in some cases, potential court action.

“Our razor-sharp focus on protecting organisations from this potentially devastating problem with experience, skill and the best software available. Our ConnectWise award recognises the effort we make in this area, and we’re thrilled that our work hasn’t gone unnoticed.

“Belfast is at the forefront of innovation as a global cybersecurity hub and at Leaf IT, we’re delighted to be playing our part in supporting its positive, growing reputation.”

Only 13 global companies received an award at ConnectWise’s annual WISE Awards, which included the Belfast-based tech leader.

“We are so excited to see another round of excellent candidates go through our WISE Awards program, and even more so to witness the success of each winner,” said ConnectWise CEO, Jason Magee.

“These partners inspire us to continue innovating on their behalf so they can reach their full potential. We want to congratulate all winners and participants and look forward to highlighting more partners as this program continues to grow.”

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Leaf IT boasts a mix of clients in Northern Ireland including George Best Belfast City Airport, MCS Group, Translink and Ulster Rugby. It also works closely with leading local charities Action Cancer, The Now Group and Autism NI, delivering a range of IT services.

Leaf IT opened its Dublin office in 2014 as part of its strategic growth plans on the Island of Ireland, growing its footprint in the busy Irish marketplace with a broad range of clients including AMOSS LLP and the Bar of Ireland, which represents more than 2,500 barristers, along with leading construction consultants Mitchell McDermott.

We’re committed to delivering the very best cybersecurity solutions to our clients across the UK and Ireland – and now those efforts have gained global recognition. Talk to us about how we can help guard your organisation against cybercrime.


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