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Matt Kanaskie 05/24/2024
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Cyber Advisors, LLC



Cyber Advisors Acquires Minneapolis based MSP, Total Networx

Technology firm poised to be top managed IT service and security partner in the Midwestern U.S.


Cyber Advisors, a prominent cybersecurity and technology solutions firm, is excited to announce the acquisition of Total Networx, a Burnsville, MN-based provider of personalized Managed IT Services. This acquisition marks a strategic enhancement of Cyber Advisors' Managed Service offerings and augments their technical capabilities to better serve clients. It also signifies Cyber Advisors' growth into the southern metro area of the Twin Cities, enabling improved service for clients in southern Minnesota.

"We are thrilled to expand our reach through the acquisition of Total Networx, especially their strong presence in the financial space. This enhances our technical capabilities with staff that fit well with our culture. Todd, Trace, and Rob have grown a great business and wonderful relationships with their customers over the last 20 years. We are thankful they have joined our team." said Shane Vinup, CEO at Cyber Advisors. 

The acquisition of Total Networx represents yet another milestone for Cyber Advisors, further reinforcing its position as a trusted advisor to organizations seeking comprehensive cybersecurity and Managed IT solutions. This acquisition enhances the strengths and expertise of both companies to offer clients a broader range of cybersecurity services and comprehensive managed service solutions.

Todd Messner, Owner, Total Networx, remarked "When we were approached by Cyber Advisors, it felt like a natural fit. There is a strong alignment between Cyber Advisors and Total Networx, with both organizations dedicated to ensuring client satisfaction and fostering a positive employee culture. We are excited to be joining the Cyber Advisors Team."

Total Networx is a top managed IT service partner that provides high-quality equipment as well as maintenance and monitoring services delivered with friendly, personal customer service. With a reputation for delivering high-quality service and rapid response, the addition of Total Networx to the Cyber Advisors family brings expanded scale for serving businesses in Minnesota.

"We’ve always tried to make sure our employees are taken care of, and our customers are given the highest levels of service and support.  We felt that Cyber Advisors' vision and dedication to these same areas would allow us to continue providing both employee and customer-driven satisfaction.  We had witnessed the challenges of previous local MSP acquisitions to larger providers and were determined to safeguard both our employees and customers from experiencing any negative impacts." said Robert Gandrud, Partner, Total Networx. 

Cyber Advisors and Total Networx are committed to delivering a seamless and exceptional experience for their clients and partners. By leveraging their collective expertise, they empower clients to flourish without the burden of technological obstacles, strengthen their cybersecurity defenses, and maintain the personalized service they have come to trust and rely on.

"When we founded Total Networx, prioritizing our clients and employees has been at the core of our mission, with the ultimate goal of delivering exceptional service to both. Teaming up with Cyber Advisors, who share the same values, has truly made this a perfect fit." said Trace Birno, Partner, Total Networx.

As cyber threats continue to evolve in sophistication and scale, Cyber Advisors remains committed to delivering innovative and effective solutions that safeguard organizations' critical assets. This acquisition reinforces Cyber Advisors' position as a leader in the Managed IT Service industry and underscores its dedication to helping clients navigate the digital age securely.

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About Cyber Advisors

Cyber Advisors is an IT solution provider based in the Twin Cities. Cyber Advisors provides Security Services, Managed IT, and Cloud Solutions to organizations across the nation. Whether you partner with Cyber Advisors for Managed IT services, increasing and solidifying your security posture, or IT Transformation, you will gain a trusted partner that recommends IT solutions specifically tailored to your business objectives.


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