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Axio Launches Partnership Program, Announces Strategic Partnership with Net Friends to Accelerate Cyber Risk Quantification

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Axio, a leading cyber risk management Software-as-a-Service company, today announced the launch of the Axio360 Partnership Program, an innovative program developed to empower security leaders to manage risk and create structure around uncertainty. Recognizing the importance of partners to Axio’s growth strategy, the company also announces their first strategic partnership with Net Friends, an innovator in small-business IT strategy and security.

The program builds on the long-term success of Axio’s industry-leading platform that enables a shared understanding of an enterprise’s cyber risk exposure. Axio’s platform optimizes financial and technical controls to protect the business.

“Cyber attacks could account for a loss of $5.2 trillion through 2024, according to Accenture. Cyber risk touches every enterprise. Our new partnership program is designed to give CISOs, MSSPs, insurance brokers, and others, the ability to make informed decisions and properly manage their cyber risk,” said Brendan T. Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President of Channels & Partnerships for Axio. “Axio has made it our mission to empower security and risk leaders to frame both cyber risk and cybersecurity controls in a business context, and this partner program accelerates our vision.”

Net Friends security consultants will have access to Axio360’s aggregated dashboard, which features a summary roll-up of client assessments for comparison, benchmarking, and pattern analysis to determine whether new services are needed. Clients in risk-focused industries, such as life sciences and healthcare, will be able to compare risk strategies and test crisis scenarios on the platform. Clients can then collaborate with Net Friends security experts to design and implement new policies.

“The Axio360 Partnership Program will elevate our IT Security Service and overall IT Strategy offerings for our local and national clients,” said John Snyder, President and CEO of Net Friends. “We believe in the Axio methodology, find it easy to leverage, and are eager to add the Axio360 quantification capabilities to our seamless blend of IT solutions and services.”

Axio360 Partnership Program can transform cybersecurity strategy and services through:

  • Rapid and transparent quantification: Paints the risk picture so your clients can make wise investment decisions based on what matters most to their business.
  • Platform customization: A branded instance of the Axio platform to measure and manage ongoing improvements and improve visibility to risk exposure.
  • Peer benchmarking: The ability to confidently make prioritizations and benchmark themselves against other organizations.
  • Risk quantification: The ability to quantify your clients risks and better tailor their portfolio.
  • Holistic view of exposure: Presents additional exposure to outages and attacks.
  • “Powered by Axio” strategy: Helps differentiate strategy and services.

For more information about the Axio Partnership Program, please visit

About Net Friends

Net Friends provides comprehensive managed IT services, IT security and strategy, and IT staffing to clients in North Carolina and across the US. We are technology partners, delivering fast, flexible, and effective tech expertise and solutions that have fueled our clients’ success for over 20 years. We believe in people, and we love to see our customers and community thrive. Learn more at or follow us on LinkedIn.

About Axio

Axio is a leading cyber risk management SaaS company. Axio believes that all organizations should have the means to solve their unique cyber risk challenges and created the Axio360 platform to deliver on that belief. Axio360 is the only methodology and software designed to empower security leaders, senior executives, and boards of directors with the ability to confidently and continuously answer the critical questions about risk, including: Where should we invest to most effectively minimize our cyber risk and financial exposure? Axio360 cuts through complexity to give organizations a comprehensive view of cyber risk, and links business leaders to security leaders with a unified message, in language decision makers and management teams understand well: financial impact.