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AT&T cyber security for CPA’s

This  is  a follow up letter from our channel  partner AT&T to one of our CPA clients in N.J.

AT&T is one  of our seventy-five partners providing Cyber security,  Cloud, IT, VoIP, bandwidth and more to CPA’s, professionals  and businesses in  the USA.

This is just one example of   what we provide, with  our 35 years of consulting services, as channel partners and  agents with our  vendors. There is  never a  fee to you the  end user.

Hi Joe,

Great speaking with you. We have an exceptionally large portfolio of cybersecurity services. Attached are a few product briefs. I think  we have an opportunity to start with some quick value with  our consulting services, then grow as we continue to partner with some of our other solutions.

The below services are the ones we discussed at length, they will skyrocket your visibility and ongoing security maturity and at a great price point.

Please let me know if you have any questions and how you would like to carry this conversation forward.

AT&T Managed service powered by Qualys (MVP-Qualys): 500 assets $10,000 annual.

Unlimited Vulnerability / CIS Compliance Scanning, Continuous Monitoring, Threat Protection, Unlimited Passive / Active Scan Engines, Unlimited Host Agents, Unlimited PCI-ASV Scans

Qualys (MVP-Qualys) Patch Management Add-On: 300 assets $4,800 annual.

Patch Management – This is an optional add-on to the vulnerability scanning component above and leverages the host agents to provide patching on Windows assets

External Penetration Testing: <32 IPs $4,500 NRC, optional retest $2,000

Penetration testing seeks to exploit the vulnerabilities identified to gain access to critical systems, sensitive information, or a specified trophy. This assessment will be conducted from an external perspective.

Internal Penetration Testing: <32 IPs $5,500 NRC, optional retest $2,000

Penetration testing seeks to exploit the vulnerabilities identified to gain access to critical systems, sensitive information, or a specified trophy. This assessment will be conducted from an internal persp

 

SD-WAN is critical to insure back up and increase bandwidth and back up VoIP

Any organization with VoIP and Cloud servers or  SAAS needs SD-WAN. This is the only method to provide uninterrupted VoIP, and internet service. DSL, Fios, cable, etc  will not provide adequate backup for your IT infrastructure without a SD-WAN device. We have over 15 provides of  SD-WAN to choose from. Let us help you decide how  to use  this important system.

888.208.0020 for free help on SD-WAN

One of our vendors offers a device, Cloud Connect,  that in conjunction with one of our fiber vendors enabled us to recently reduce and improve an 8-location client’s network by bonding the new fiber and bandwidth. The monthly spend went from 30k to 10k and offered complete redundancy. This device combines the bandwidth of multiple public connections into a single, faster, more reliable virtual connection. Cloud Connect offers a cost-effective alternative to MPLS networks that will dramatically increase network speed, increase reliability, and provide guaranteed quality of service (QoS) over public IP

It will

Dramatically increases your network speed
Increases reliability with automatic failover
Provides bi-directional QoS over public networks
Provides a cost-effective alternative to MPLS networks

Most importantly, Cloud Connect is delivered, managed, and supported by our vendor, regardless of who delivers the connections to your office, ensuring your business can access its critical cloud- based resources whenever they’re needed.

 

 

 

One of our premier vendors Ring Central has provided valid reasons to move to Cloud Services

81.2% of organizations are currently using or
plan to migrate to cloud services in the next 2 years.
82% of IT decision-makers somewhat agree, agree, or strongly agree that a cloud strategy is essential
to remaining competitive.
Cloud-based PBX systems offer dramatic advantages over on-premises solutions:

1. Unify business communications
2. Simplify multi-location management
A unified solution offers enterprise-grade features such as phone, faxing, SMS, IVR, call queues,
team collaboration, video meetings, and voicemail, all on one platform.
A single solution with global availability is easier to manage and can be administered from a
single interface using a desktop or mobile phone.
3. Create flexibility for your business
4. Ensure security and compliance needs are met
S. Reduce infrastructure headache and management costs

Cloud Services are flexible and scalable, allowing you to easily add services or remove users at
any time.
Providers offering 99.999% uptime SLA ensure your business never halts.
6. Support mobile and remote workers
7. Security, service delivery, and architecture as well as industry compliance (CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA,
FINRA) are
fully managed by the cloud provider.

7. Access the latest features instantly
Best-in-class cloud solutions are hosted in
top-tier and redundant data centers.

All aspects of the infrastructure are managed and monitored 24/7/365 by the provider.

Users can securely access their business phone number and other features like team messaging and
video meetings at any time and on their device of choice-a tablet, laptop, or mobile.
Updates are free, automatic, and come with the latest and greatest features with no impact to users
or disruption to business.

Move to the cloud
Legacy, on-premises systems can significantly hinder collaboration. With cloud communications, your
teams are fully prepared to overcome the challenges of the modern workplace.
81.2%
of organizations are currently using or
plan to migrate to cloud telephony solutions in the next 2 years.
82%
of IT decision-makers somewhat agree, agree, or strongly agree that a cloud strategy is essential
to remaining competitive.
Cloud-based PBX systems offer dramatic advantages over on-premises solutions:

single solution with global availability is easier to manage and can be administered from a
single interface using a desktop or mobile phone.

3. Create flexibility for your business

4. Ensure security and compliance needs are met

S.Reduce infrastructure headache and management costs

Cloud solutions are flexible and scalable, allowing you to easily add services or remove users at
any time.
Providers offering 99.999% uptime SLA ensure your business never halts.

6. Support mobile and remote workers

Security, service delivery, and architecture as well as industry compliance (CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA,
FINRA) are
fully managed by the cloud provider.

7. Access the latest features instantly

Best-in-class cloud solutions are hosted in
top-tier and redundant data centers.

All aspects of the infrastructure are managed and monitored 24/7/365 by the provider.

Users can securely access their business phone number and other features like team messaging and
video meetings at any time and on their device of choice-a tablet, laptop, or mobile.

Updates are free, automatic, and come with the latest and greatest features with no impact to users
or disruption to business.

Move to the cloud
Legacy, on-premises systems can significantly hinder collaboration. With cloud communications, your
teams are fully prepared to overcome the challenges of the modern workplace.

Move to the cloud
Legacy, on-premises systems can significantly hinder collaboration. With cloud communications, your
teams are fully prepared to overcome the challenges of the modern workplace.

Tired of passwords………….. we can give you one for all your apps

Applied Consulting Group
Tires of passwords?
We have a high-security one-password system for ALL your logins.

Developers, Stop Re-inventing the Wheel.
Every time your organization adopts a new application your developers must
create a database of users, write authentication methods, & manage a new security environment.
With Clearlogin Anywhere your developers can simply drop a code into your site and leave the heavy lifting to us.
You wouldn’t waste time developing authorization processes to perform credit card transactions when you can utilize secure APIs from services like PayPal or Stripe, Why process identity yourself? Clearlogin Anywhere lets you offload the burden of authentication to the experts.

ONE PASSWORD DOES IT ALL Call 877-208-0021 Direct 941-900-6220 www.acginfo.biz

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One password for all your apps anywhere in the world

Cyber Security with One Password Login
Think of That… One Secure Password
• One of our premier vendors, Evolve IP, has acquired Clearlogin, an identity authentication provider. If you are not familiar with identity authentication, the technology essentially integrates and unifies application usernames and passwords. This provides IT with a more secure environment and makes them much more efficient. Clearlogin meets compliance regulations for over 4,000+ enterprise applications including healthcare and finance!
• Here are some important notes
• Makes Employees more efficient
o Provides a simple login portal with a unified password for all your critical cloud applications
• Makes IT more efficient
o Reduces support calls for username & password resets
o Supports more than 4,000+ applications out of the box and provides standards-based options to add your own
o Integrate multiple cloud applications with existing internal or external directories including Active Directory, Azure, Amazon, or Google
• Increases security and supports compliance
o Allows IT to create a single, secure authentication policy across multiple cloud applications
o Customize user access to applications and domains
o Leverage advanced authentication features to block unauthorized access
o View reports on questionable activity like unsuccessful login attempts and password changes
WHO WE ARE?
Here are two videos that succinctly explain what we do for our clients. I hope you find them helpful.
First video on auditing
– https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7S2PmT_Wo7fU3g2b25ybjdTMWc/view?usp=sharing
Second video on cloud services/IT
– https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7S2PmT_Wo7fcTJHeEVHUTBVekk/view?usp=sharing
Just hit control and then click…. Then hit enter to view

Law firm moves to the Cloud with a VoIP system from one of our premier channel partners

International Law Firm Drives Communications Reliability Across 60+ Worldwide Locations; Saves Over $300,000 a Year.
Leverages Evolve IP’s Integrated Communications Solution for IP Phone System, Unified Communications and Collaboration, and Contact Center

Ogletree Deakins, an international law firm with thousands of employees,
was using a “hodge-podge” of communications solutions to serve 60+ locations around the globe, according to Ken Schultz, Chief Information Officer. Each location had a different system and frequent outages left Ogletree Deakins struggling to recover. Ken said, “it was once or twice a day we had an outage somewhere in the world.”
Reliability, Reliability, Reliability
This was a major impediment to client relations and the handling of time- sensitive issues. When Ken started as CIO at Ogletree Deakins, he recognized that, “the #1 problem was the reliability of the communications and contact center. For a law firm to be losing calls, that is a really big problem.”
While Ogletree Deakins had exceptional resources and expertise to serve their clients, communication difficulties directly impacted their ability to do so successfully. Not only did their external communications suffer, internal collaboration became impaired as well. As Ken noted, “people tended to be a lot more siloed.”
Recognizing the impact of these issues, Ogletree Deakins underwent a vigorous process to replace their disparate systems with an integrated IP phone and contact center solution.

They ultimately chose to deploy the Evolve IP OneCloud™ which runs on the world’s largest, most stable, and scalable communications platform from Cisco, and provided the firm with multiple cloud computing options as well.
Worldwide Improvements
Ogletree Deakins deployed Evolve IP’s unified phone and contact center across 60 locations including London, Berlin, Toronto, Paris, Mexico City, and St. Thomas and saw immediate improvements.
“We went with Evolve IP because of their stability and reliability. We knew we wanted a hosted solution and Evolve IP was the perfect fit,” said Ken.
Today, in addition to the security provided by having their phones and contact center running in the cloud, each location is implementing redundancies to provide a backup network.
All employees also have a unified communications application on their mobile phone. In this way, even in a blackout, Ogletree Deakins’ lawyers are able to take calls wherever they’re located.
“We thought about hosting a solution ourselves, but we didn’t have the stomach to do it right. We would need a lot of infrastructure and the right hires. Even then we wouldn’t be able to match the reliability of Evolve IP,” said Schultz.

Immediate Results
Financial Savings – Ogletree Deakins not only received one of the world’s leading IP phone systems and contact centers, they saved over $300,000 annually. “It makes it easy to sell to the board,” noted Schultz.
Stability – Since switching to Evolve IP, Ogletree Deakins has gone from experiencing daily system outages to none at all. “We haven’t had any system outages and can forward calls from the main number to another location if there’s a disaster or business continuity issue.”
Mobile Access – Thanks to the Evolve IP collaboration and unified communications mobile application Ogletree Deakins attorneys can receive office calls out of pocket, anytime. “Single number follow has been great. The attorneys all have the app on their phone, so they can see any call coming in no matter where they are.”
More Collaboration – Internal connectivity between locations has become easier and more reliable. Schultz noted, “we are able to do a better job collaborating and we feel more connected; more a part of the same organization.”

Ken Schultz
CIO of Ogletree Deakins

“That’s the type of proposition I like to bring to a Board of Directors. When I can say, ’we can get everything new, be completely redundant, it can meet all of our needs, and oh, by the way we are going to save over $300,000 a year.’ It makes it easy for me to sell!”

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LOCATION:
Headquartered in San Diego, California with multiple locations around the world

INDUSTRY:
Ogletree Deakins specializes in labor and employment counsel. No matter the company size, their pledge is to understand their client’s business and objectives.

CUSTOMER PROFILE:
POSITIVE FEEDBACK
Client feedback has earned the firm multiple accolades in publications such as U.S. News – Best Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, and many others.
GLOBAL COVERAGE
Access lawyers who are admitted to practice in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, England, France, Germany, Mexico, and Canada.
CLIENT-FOCUSED PLEDGE
Our attorneys pledge to provide our clients with value, innovation, quality, collaboration, and effective communication.

PRODUCTS
• IP Phone System
• Unified Communications and Collaboration
• Evolve Contact Suite – Contact Center as a Service

BUSINESS SITUATION
• Ogletree Deakins had an unreliable phone system and contact center and experienced regular outages. With thousands of employees and 60+ locations, they needed a reliable, unified system that promoted stability and connectivity.

SOLUTION
• Ogletree Deakins deployed Evolve IP’s integrated IP phone system, collaboration service, and contact center across their worldwide locations.

BENEFITS
• Financial Savings – In addition to gaining a world-class IP phone system, unified communications and collaboration tool and Gartner- noted contact Center, Ogletree Deakins is saving $300,000/ year.
• Stability – Since switching to Evolve IP, Ogletree Deakins has gone from experiencing frequent outages to none at all.
• Mobile Access – Thanks to the Evolve IP mobile unified communications app, Ogletree Deakins attorneys can receive office calls out of pocket, virtually anywhere, anytime.
• More Collaboration – Internal connectivity between locations has become easy and reliable.

ABOUT EVOLVE IP

The Cloud is no longer about buying individual services. It’s now about building a strategy around multiple cloud services and integrating them together to make IT more efficient. Evolve IP delivers customized strategies and integrated services for both cloud computing and communications. Solutions that are designed to work together, with your current infrastructure, and with the applications you already use in your business. Disaster Recovery, Contact Center, Unified Communications, Desktops and Infrastructure
… Experience Cloud as a Strategy™

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