A local IT service provider has been feted by financial advisers, according to a recent survey.

The 2019 T3 Software Survey Report ranked True North Networks, LLC third in highest satisfaction, No. 4 in market share and the top program respondents were thinking about adding after surveying 5,500 financial advisers, according to a recent news release from the Swanzey firm.

“Especially in the highly regulated financial industry, it’s vital that advisory firms have an IT partner providing comprehensive protection, proactive monitoring and employee awareness training as part of a layered approach to securing sensitive information,” Steve Ryder, True North founder and president, said in the release. “That’s what we do for our clients.”

True North, at 15 Business Center Drive, was founded by Ryder, a former bank official, in 2002 as a secure, remote-access IT provider. It has since developed into a full-fledged managed service and private cloud hosting provider specializing in supporting the Registered Investment Advisor industry and other professional organizations.

In addition to its Swanzey headquarters, True North has offices in Chichester; Scarborough, Maine; Pittsburgh; and Houston.