Security-Focused Technology and Expertise

Now UncommonX, Still Security for All


Since 2012, we’ve delivered exceptional, enterprise-class security in the face of growing threats, overwhelming tool choices and underwhelming services. That hasn’t changed. But as we approach our tenth anniversary, we realized we’ve evolved to the point where our former name no longer fit.

So we created a new one. A name that not only reflects our vastly expanded and improved technology-driven services, but also defines our truly distinctive approach to solving complex challenges.

Because today more than ever, you need uncommon thinking, services, people and dedication to provide truly effective secure IT efficiency and protection. We’re now UncommonX, and we’re ready to get to work for you.

"We believe every organization, regardless of size, is entitled to full-service enterprise-class digital security at an affordable price. We’re dedicated to delivering real impact by empowering you to make informed decisions about your risks so you can stop attacks before they happen."

-John Morris, CEO

Vision

That every small - and mid-sized organization will have access to affordable enterprise-class digital security and protection.

Mission

To provide better protection to all organizations by simplifying security and helping them integrate it with their business objectives.

Champions of Tailored, Affordable Security Solutions for All

Champions of Tailored, Affordable Security Solutions for All

Finding the right security solution for your company is no easy task. Some vendors overpromise and underwhelm with off-the-shelf tools. Others say you’re too small. And then there are the vendors who rely on scare tactics and magical solutions. That’s not us.

UncommonX is a secure IT company running off an innovative threat and intelligence platform that we built from the ground up. We invented this solution to be easy, affordable, and most importantly, effective. And because it integrates seamlessly with your organization’s existing technology and processes, we make it easy to identify, prioritize, and manage ongoing internal and external security risks.

Thanks to this scalable, tech-driven approach, you can get the exact security you need, exactly when you need it. It’s enterprise-class protection, no matter your size, without the high costs of managing full-time, in-house security team. That’s cybersecurity for all. That’s UncommonX.

Champions of Tailored, Affordable Security Solutions for All

Finding the right security solution for your company is no easy task. Some vendors overpromise and underwhelm with off-the-shelf tools. Others say you’re too small. And then there are the vendors who rely on scare tactics and magical solutions. That’s not us.

UncommonX is a secure IT company running off an innovative threat and intelligence platform that we built from the ground up. We invented this solution to be easy, affordable, and most importantly, effective. And because it integrates seamlessly with your organization’s existing technology and processes, we make it easy to identify, prioritize, and manage ongoing internal and external security risks.

Thanks to this scalable, tech-driven approach, you can get the exact security you need, exactly when you need it. It’s enterprise-class protection, no matter your size, without the high costs of managing full-time, in-house security team. That’s cybersecurity for all. That’s UncommonX.

Built on a History of Innovation and Invention

Built on a History of Innovation and Invention

In 2012, we were founded as 5thColumn in Chicago by Ray Hicks, one of the world’s leading security and infrastructure experts and inventors. We started as a humble managed security provider, delivering clarity in a world of growing threats, complex tools, and underwhelming services, and we’ve been innovating every day since then.

Today, we continue to improve the patented AI-based tools Ray invented. This proprietary technology is an integral part of BOSS, the powerful SaaS platform that’s the foundation of our solutions.

Along the way, we attracted an impressive team of experts. We built an advanced, 24/7 Security Operations Center and staffed it with the industry’s best and brightest. We provide rapid incident response, actionable and accurate security intelligence, and a full suite of critical managed services. And every day, we’re driven to make security solutions that work for all companies.

Built on a History of Innovation and Invention

In 2012, we were founded as 5thColumn in Chicago by Ray Hicks, one of the world’s leading security and infrastructure experts and inventors. We started as a humble managed security provider, delivering clarity in a world of growing threats, complex tools, and underwhelming services, and we’ve been innovating every day since then.

Today, we continue to improve the patented AI-based tools Ray invented. This proprietary technology is an integral part of BOSS, the powerful SaaS platform that’s the foundation of our solutions.

Along the way, we attracted an impressive team of experts. We built an advanced, 24/7 Security Operations Center and staffed it with the industry’s best and brightest. We provide rapid incident response, actionable and accurate security intelligence, and a full suite of critical managed services. And every day, we’re driven to make security solutions that work for all companies.

Highly Experienced Experts, Never Done Learning

Highly Experienced Experts, Never Done Learning

Our exceptional team of technology, security, and operations experts have one focus: to provide cutting-edge solutions for all our clients. Even with decades of proven experience, we know our education is just getting started. Every member of our team is committed to continuous learning, so we can improve ourselves, our services, and our industry. After all, threats never stop evolving — neither do we.

Meet our Leadership Team

Highly Experienced Experts, Never Done Learning

Our exceptional team of technology, security, and operations experts have one focus: to provide cutting-edge solutions for all our clients. Even with decades of proven experience, we know our education is just getting started. Every member of our team is committed to continuous learning, so we can improve ourselves, our services, and our industry. After all, threats never stop evolving — neither do we.

Meet our Leadership Team

Brand Values

We are dedicated to a core set of values that guides everything we do.

Leadership

We offer a combination of innovative tech solutions and dedicated, expert services unlike anyone else in the industry.

Integrity

With transparent communication and solutions, our goal is to consistently execute on our promises and overdeliver on our offerings.

Customer Centricity

We’re nothing without our customers, so we value their security, their satisfaction, and their relationships over profits.

 

Teamwork

We know we’re stronger together, so we surround ourselves with smart, talented people who inspire each other.

Persistence

We thrive on consistently solving customers’ difficult security problems with the best possible solutions.

Provide UncommonX to Your Customers

Be a Partner: Provide UncommonX to Your Customers

Become one of our partners and let’s work together to expand your security offerings - and your revenue. We offer true value, continuing innovation, and dedicated commitment to you and your customers. Find out more by visiting our Partners Page.

More about Partners

Be a Partner: Provide UncommonX to Your Customers

Become one of our partners and let’s work together to expand your security offerings - and your revenue. We offer true value, continuing innovation, and dedicated commitment to you and your customers. Find out more by visiting our Partners Page.

More about Partners

Be a Part of the Security for All Movement

Careers: Join the Security-for-All Movement

We’re building a platform that our customers love and a company where ambitious professionals can do their best work. Join us and help usher in a safer, more productive future for all. To learn more and see current openings, visit our Careers page.

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Careers: Join the Security-for-All Movement

We’re building a platform that our customers love and a company where ambitious professionals can do their best work. Join us and help usher in a safer, more productive future for all. To learn more and see current openings, visit our Careers page.

View Open Positions

Additional Resources

Analyst Report

The Business Case for Security

Discover how midsize businesses can reduce risk and implement enterprise-class security.

Ransomware Readiness Factsheet

Learn how our Ransomware Readiness Assessment uncovers vulnerabilities that can lead to an attack by providing a clear plan-of-action to improve related efficiency and lower costs.

Ransomware White Paper

Combatting the Growing Threat and Costs of Ransomware

The number of global ransomware attacks rose 150% in 2020. Learn best practices to protect your organization.

Ready for the Security You Deserve? Let’s Talk.

Talk to us about your specific requirements. We can tailor the precise solutions for any size company. Contact us today. Be safer tomorrow.