ITsavvy Awarded VMware vCHS Certification


ADDISON, Ill. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

ITsavvy, one of the fastest growing companies of its type in the U.S., just announced that it was awarded vCHS certification by VMware. The certification process required ITsavvys engineers to complete related courses and pass rigorous exams.

ITsavvy President and CEO Mike Theriault said, This is the latest in our ongoing effort to keep our engineers at the leading-edge of new products and services that will provide significant benefits to our clients.

VMwares trademarked vCHS (vCloud Hybrid Service) product is a new recovery-as-a-service (RaaS) disaster recovery tool that enables native Cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities for vSphere virtual environments. This reduces recovery time to four hours or less, and includes automated failover testing, planned migrations, and recovery. It also allows for flexible Cloud storage capacity.

The simple to deploy and cost-effective vCHS product features the following specific benefits:


Recovery point objectives from 15 minutes to 24 hours
Recovery time objectives of four hours or less
Automatic failover testing, planned migrations, and recovery
Flexible Cloud compute and storage capacity
Flexible failover testing

This product is perfect for ITsavvy clients that are looking for an affordable primary or secondary disaster recovery capability that can also be replicated throughout remote/branch offices. Theriault added, Recent technological advances like this one are continually making what used to be premium services affordable and available to organizations of all sizes. The capabilities of this new vCHS product make it a smart primary back-up solution or excellent back-up for an existing disaster recovery solution.

About Us

ITsavvy, one of the fastest growing companies of its type in the U.S., is a recognized leader in tailored end-to-end IT product and service solutions. ITsavvy built its reputation as a value-added reseller with industry-leading product availability, design and implementation, client support and delivery speed through 46 distribution centers across the U.S. ITsavvy also has data center locations in New Jersey, Illinois and New York. The companys new, user-friendly website provides hundreds of concise, leading-edge IT decision-making resources, including an e-commerce site with real-time pricing and availability. ITsavvy is headquartered in Addison, IL, with offices in Chicagos Loop; Hauppauge, NY; New York, NY; Warren, NJ; Aurora, IL; Davenport, IA; Hayward, CA; and Beavercreek, OH. Call 1-855-ITsavvy (1-855-487-2889), email: info(at)ITsavvy(dot)com, visit: http://www.ITsavvy.com.

Full release at: http://www.itsavvy.com/itsavvy-awarded-vmware-vchs-certification/







Cloud Service Provider MTS Healthcare Achieves SSAE16 Certification


Pasadena, Calif. (PRWEB) July 14, 2014

MTS Healthcare, a leading healthcare cloud computing company, announces that it has achieved Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 standards compliance. The certification was awarded after a thorough assessment by auditors from KirkpatrickPrice, and demonstrates MTS Healthcares commitment to high-level security controls and operational excellence.

MTS Healthcare is one of the only organizations in the healthcare industry to have the entire organization certified, rather than just their data centers. This means their training, interface development, technical support and entire cloud service is certified to have the highest security protocols and operational management at all levels of the company.

With the achievement of the SSAE16 certification, MTS Healthcare can guarantee the best practices and controls are in place to protect our customers data, said MTS Healthcare CEO James Deck. For our customers, it means knowing we maintain the highest levels of security and controls, giving them invaluable peace of mind.

Audits were conducted in accordance to standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to test the operating effectiveness of controls considered necessary to provide assurance of data security. The review included interviews with relevant personnel to corroborate control placement and activity, an assessment of relevant MTS documentation and direct observation of control placement and activity.

Several layers of controls are in place to ensure maximum security and operational effectiveness at MTS Healthcare. All management duties are segregated and maintain guides consistent with security practices. Controls are in place to reduce the risk of theft, fraud and misuse of facilities. They also implement controls to protect assets from environmental risks and limit physical access to the computer equipment, system infrastructure and storage media to authorized personnel. In addition, all MTS employees are trained in security awareness including HIPPA compliance basics and HIPPA as it relates to MTS company policies and procedures.

SSAE16 certification will help MTS build trust with its customers, and ensure that their information is protected. This report ensures that all user organizations have access to the same information for their own auditing purposes, reducing their costs.

ABOUT MTS HEALTHCARE:

Founded in 2006, MTS Healthcare, a leading healthcare cloud computing company that works exclusively with healthcare organizations across the United States to reduce the cost and complexity of IT. For more information about MTS Healthcare, please visit http://www.mtshealthcare.com.

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Panda Cloud Office Protection Achieves Virus Bulletin VB100 Certification


Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 01, 2013

Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced that Panda Cloud Office Protection (PCOP) has been awarded VB100 certification after being tested alongside 40 other security solutions in Virus Bulletins recent independent comparative review on Windows Server 2012. This is the fourth consecutive time that PCOP, Panda Securitys security and productivity control tool for corporate environments, earns this certification since the prestigious testing laboratory introduced cloud-based solutions in its reviews.

The comparative review was conducted on a system running Windows Server 2012. Testing was made up of three main parts: on-demand tests, on-access tests, and false positive tests. Panda Cloud Office Protection achieved a 100% detection rate for malware samples listed as In the Wild by the WildList Organization and had zero false positives.

Virus Bulletin highlighted the high malware detection rate of Panda Cloud Office Protection, one of the reasons that most contributed to the VB100 certification.

We thank Virus Bulletin for bestowing this award upon us. This certification showcases our success in developing value-added products that offer reliable protection for organizations, said Manuel Santamar

FreedomVoice Announces Phoenix Certification


San Diego, Calif., and Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) January 09, 2013

FreedomVoice, one of the largest US providers of cloud-based VoIP phone systems, today announced that in an effort to expand its presence in the Southwest by hosting a training and certification program on February 6 and 7 at the Courtyard Phoenix North.

FreedomVoice University in Phoenix provides a unique regional opportunity for business partners in the Southwest to have their sales and engineering teams certified on the FreedomIQ platform. All current FreedomIQ partners as well as other IT and telecom resellers interested in becoming a FreedomIQ hosted VoIP PBX partner are encouraged to register for the two-day certification training event taught by FreedomVoices highly-qualified team of traveling instructors and engineers.

FreedomVoice relies on its partnership with local partners by supplying them with live warm leads, custom marketing materials, weekly training webinars, and the ongoing support necessary for success. FreedomIQ offers affordable, quality phone system services to end users and recurring, evergreen revenue to local partners.

Partners who have certified employees see a substantial increase in sales, shortened installation times and better overall customer satisfaction.

The top performers in my market are always those companies with FreedomIQ certified individuals working in both the sales and engineering disciplines hands down, said Bob Harrison, Southwestern Regional Channel Manager and FreedomVoice University Instructor.

This is the only time that the training will be offered in the Phoenix area for the foreseeable future, and will probably reach capacity very quickly. Interested attendees can register at http://www.freedomiq.com/training/.

About FreedomVoice

FreedomVoice was founded in 1996 and today serves nearly 30,000 customers nationwide. It got its start providing virtual phone systems to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies alike. This service remains a key offering from FreedomVoice, including business-enhancing features such as 800 numbers, an auto attendant, call forwarding, and voicemail-to-text. FreedomVoice launched the FreedomIQ hosted VoIP phone system service in 2006, responding to overwhelming business demand for cloud-hosted phone service. All of FreedomVoices platform technology has been developed in-house to provide a unique, customizable, and flexible solution that works with any companys workflow. Based in Encinitas, Calif., FreedomVoice is privately-held and remains profitable through strategic partnerships and the agility to develop new technologies ahead of the curve.

For more information, please visit the company’s websites at http://www.FreedomVoice.com and http://www.FreedomIQ.com.

FreedomVoice and FreedomIQ are registered trademarks of FreedomVoice Systems.







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LEED Certification for BBH Solutions / DAS USA Showroom


New York, NY (PRWEB) December 21, 2012

BBH Solutions, Inc. and DAS USA are proud to announce that their trading technology showroom is now LEED certified. The space, which is located at 875 Avenue of the Americas in New York City, is a joint venture which showcases DAS trading and control desk solutions with fully functional cloud-hosted and on-premise technology solutions supplied by BBH. It also serves as an active workspace for DAS and BBH employees. Visitors to the showroom are met with an interactive display of desk and technology configurations that demonstrate the functionality and power of BBHs and DAS respective solutions.

LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: Sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Each category in a LEED rating system consists of prerequisites and credits. Prerequisites are required elements, or green building strategies that must be included in any LEED certified project. Credits are optional elements, or strategies that projects can elect to pursue to gain points toward LEED certification. LEED prerequisites and credits work together to provide a common foundation of performance and a flexible set of tools and strategies to accommodate the circumstances of individual projects.

The project was completed with sustainable building practices, under the supervision of LEED consulting firm SKYed Eco. Notably, the space design received LEED points for utilizing methods that reduce potable water use by 32% and lighting power by 16% compared to conventional interior construction projects. Appliances and equipment installed in the showroom, including desktop computers, monitors, and network peripherals, achieved an Energy-Star total equal to 100% by rated power.

Other components of the project that earned LEED points include:

-42% of the total furniture and furnishing by material value were salvaged, refurbished, or reused

-Use of daylight and views the project has achieved LEED daylighting requirements in 87% of all regularly occupied spaces

-Diversion of 77% of the on-site generated construction waste from landfill

In addition, BBH Solutions implemented cloud-hosted voice and data services that help to reduce the showrooms carbon footprint by lowering electrical usage associated with onsite data center power and cooling. The conference room is equipped with a Cisco Telepresence Express solution for video conferencing. According to a recent study by the Carbon Disclosure Project, enterprise-sized companies in the US and UK that implement four immersive telepresence rooms can cut CO2 emissions by 10 million metric tons while saving almost $ 19 billion in travel expenses between 2010 and 2020.

Since its grand opening in October 2011, the showroom has served as a venue for several educational and networking events. The range of topics covered during these events have included sustainable building practices, cloud computing and hosting, virtualization and network storage, and IP-based trading turret technology. Of recent note, DAS hosted an IIDA, CEU-approved lecture on understanding the multi-faceted activity of designing the objects that find themselves in the environments we live and work in. SKYed has also hosted LEED exam preparation seminars in the showroom.

About DAS DAS has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in the design, manufacture and installation of specialized desks for trading and control rooms. Founded in 1985, they continue to meet the needs of the World’s most demanding markets where they have supplied more than 500 Clients in 51 countries and in excess of 80,000 desks. After just 4 years from inception, DAS USA Inc has grown to be a recognized supply partner to several financial institutions in the Tri-State Area. For more information about DAS, go to http://www.das-bf.com.

About BBH Solutions, Inc. – Manhattan-based BBH Solutions, Inc. provides technology services with a focus on the converged network, unified communications, and IP-based Audio Visual solutions. BBH Solutions is certified by Microsoft as a Silver Server Platform Partner, and is an APC Gold Partner. BBH Solutions is certified by Cisco Systems in Advanced Unified Communications, Advanced Routing and Switching, and Advanced Wireless LAN. A leader in providing customized network maintenance plans with their BBHWorks program, BBH Solutions offers services including on-site visits, remote monitoring, business continuity planning, disaster recovery, offsite back up, and strategic IT planning. In 2009, the company partnered with IP Trade Networks to offer their IP Trading Turret solutions, which fully integrate with enterprise-class IP PBX systems such as Cisco Unified Communications Manager. In 2011, BBH Solutions launched its cloud services and integration program. BBH Solutions is a four-time consecutive Inc. 5000 Honoree for the years 2008-2011. For more information about BBH Solutions, Inc., go to http://www.bbhinc.com.







Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Achieves Third Consecutive Virus Bulletin VB100 Certification


Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 05, 2013

Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced that Panda Cloud Antivirus Free has been awarded VB100 certification after being tested alongside 40 other antivirus solutions in Virus Bulletins April comparative review on Windows XP SP3. This is the third consecutive time that Panda Security has obtained this certification for Windows platforms.

VB100 certification is granted to products that prove a 100% detection rate for malware samples listed as In the Wild by the WildList Organization with zero false positives. The comparative review was conducted on a system running Windows XP SP3. Testing was made up of three main parts: on-demand tests, on-access tests, and false positive tests. Panda Cloud Antivirus Free obtained a 100% perfect result in the on-demand and on-access tests, as well as zero false positives.

Lightweight, Fast Scanning with Minimum Consumption

The tests showed that Panda Cloud Antivirus Free was one of the best-performing free antivirus products available, outperforming other solutions from Avast, AVG and Microsoft. Virus Bulletin also praised the products high scanning speed, and recognized it as the free solution with the lowest CPU and memory consumption and one of the lightest of all tested products.

In addition, Virus Bulletin highlighted the products straightforward interface, the wide variety of features it offers despite being free, and the ease of use provided by its cloud-based technologies.

Commenting on achieving the VB100 certification, Alberto A

eMazzanti Receives Microsoft Mid-Market Competency Certification

Hoboken, NJ and New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2013

eMazzanti Technologies, a Hoboken and New York City area IT support and computer consultant, recently received the new Microsoft Mid-Market Competency certificationone of only 400 computer consultants worldwide that have qualified for the designation so far. Mid-Market customers are typically defined as companies with 50 to 1000 employees.

When you achieve the Microsoft Gold Mid-Market Solution Provider competency, you demonstrate greater value to your customers by showcasing best-in-class capabilities that have undergone a rigorous and auditable approval process. said Jennifer Mazzanti, president of eMazzanti Technologies. Competency certification validates our IT expertise so customers get the best, most timely solutions.

Gold Mid-Market Competency Requirements

In order to qualify for the new Gold Mid-Market Competency, an IT consultant must meet the following criteria:

1. Meet credential requirements

An organization must employ or contract with three unique Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs), one of whom holds the MCITP: Server Administrator certification or the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.

The other two MCPs must each pass two of the following exams:1

Exam 70-321: Deploying Office 365

Exam 70-323: Administering Office 365

Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 201

Exam 70-462: Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Database

Exam 70-463: Implementing Data Warehouses with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Exam 70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Exam 70-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring

Exam 70-664: TS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring

Exam 70-667: TS: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Configuring

Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring

Exam 70-681: TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010, Deploying

Exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8

Exam MB2-866: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Customization and Configuration.

2. Meet the revenue commitment

Microsoft Partner Network members with a gold competency must meet a minimum revenue commitment based on geography and competency.

Resources and next steps:

FreedomVoice Announces Seattle Certification


Seattle, Wash. (PRWEB) September 26, 2012

FreedomVoice Systems, one of the largest US providers of cloud-based VoIP phone systems, today announced that in an effort to expand its presence in the Pacific Northwest by hosting a training and certification program on October 17th and 18th at the Courtyard by Marriott Lake Union hotel in downtown Seattle.

FreedomVoice University in Seattle provides a unique regional opportunity for business partners in the North/Central US to have their sales and engineering teams certified on the FreedomIQ platform. All current FreedomIQ dealers as well as other IT and telecom resellers interested in becoming a FreedomIQ hosted VoIP PBX dealer are encouraged to register for the two-day certification training event taught by FreedomVoices highly-qualified team of traveling instructors and engineers.

FreedomVoice relies on its partnership with local dealers by supplying them with live warm leads, custom marketing materials, and the training and support necessary for success. FreedomIQ offers affordable, quality phone system services to end users and recurring, evergreen revenue to local dealers.

Dealers who have certified employees see a substantial increase in sales, shortened installation times and better overall customer satisfaction.

The top performers in my market are always those companies with FreedomIQ certified individuals working in both the sales and engineering disciplines hands down, said Jerome Brady, Northwestern Regional Channel Manager and FreedomVoice University Instructor.

This is probably the only time that the training will be offered in the Seattle area for the foreseeable future, and will probably reach capacity very quickly. Interested attendees can register at http://www.freedomiq.com/voip-resellers/.

About FreedomVoice

FreedomVoice Systems was founded in 1996 and today serves nearly 30,000 customers nationwide. It got its start providing virtual phone systems to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies alike. This service remains a key offering from FreedomVoice, including business-enhancing features such as 800 numbers, an auto attendant, call forwarding, and voicemail-to-text. FreedomVoice launched the FreedomIQ hosted VoIP phone system product in 2006, responding to overwhelming business demand for cloud-hosted phone service. All of FreedomVoices platform technology has been developed in-house to provide a unique, customizable, and flexible solution that works with any companys workflow. Based in Encinitas, CA, FreedomVoice is privately-held and remains profitable through strategic partnerships and the agility to develop new technologies a head of the curve.

For more information, please visit the company’s websites at http://www.FreedomVoice.com and http://www.FreedomIQ.com.

FreedomVoice and FreedomIQ are registered trademarks of FreedomVoice Systems.







Fibernet Corp. Receives SOC 1 Type II Certification


Orem, UT (PRWEB) September 12, 2012

Fibernet Corp., local colocation and Internet Service Provider since 1994, has taken the next step in data center security certification with its newly awarded SOC 1 Type II report.

The Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements number 16, or SSAE 16, includes SOC 1, or Service Organization Controls 1, as one of its certification reports. These have replaced the old SAS70 certification process, and satisfy the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

The controls specify the procedures that service organizations (data centers) must follow for financial transaction security. Type I certification means that a business was compliant at the time of attesting. Type II certification takes an entire year of demonstrable compliance, and the SOC 1 standards must be followed throughout the whole year. Type II reports are more in-depth, and the best way of showing consistently high performance. The Cadence Group, a third-party accounting firm based in Salt Lake City, performed the attestation.

Regarding the certification, Fibernet CFO Lee Livingston said, This process has been underway for the whole of this past year, and were proud that we have this qualification as proof of our dedication to our customers. A Type I report is sufficient for some companies, but our Type II report shows that we mean business.

In April of 2009, Fibernet became the first data center in Utah to comply with and be certified in PCI standards. It is one of the first businesses in the world to become an approved service provider by the credit card industry.

About Fibernet Corp.

Fibernets products range from customizable Colocation solutions to an expanding variety of Dedicated, Managed, Virtual, and Cloud hosting packages and options. Each service is delivered with the Fibernet promise of reliability and value and backed up 24/7 by Dedicated Experts, an elite team of geniuses committed to keeping Fibernets customers online and ready for business.

Learn more about Fibernet Corp.s PCI and SOC 1 certified facilities by visiting http://www.fiber.net, where you can chat live with a Dedicated Expert.







NetHosting receives SOC 1 Type II Certification

Orem, UT (PRWEB) September 12, 2012

NetHosting, a leading global provider of cloud, dedicated, VPS, and Cloud Virtual Hosting solutions has taken the next step in data center security certification with its newly awarded SOC 1 Type II report.

Being SOC1 certified demonstrates that a business is sophisticated and dedicated to its customers, stated Lane Livingston, NetHosting CEO. And I feel we’re going the extra mile with the Type II qualification.

SOC 1, or Service Organization Controls 1, reports are a part of the new Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements number 16, or SSAE 16, which has succeeded the older SAS70 reporting method. The controls describe how service organizations must handle security for financial transactions and information under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Type I certification only requires the service organization to be compliant at the time of the attestation, while Type II certification requires the service organization to comply with the standards throughout an entire year. Naturally, Type II certification is more difficult to obtain and is more valuable proof of commitment to excellence. It was granted to NetHosting in August by The Cadence Group and is available upon request.

SOC 1 certification is entirely for our customers’ benefit, said Mr. Livingston. Whether they need the certification or not, everyone benefits from the safety and security in these standards. It adds tremendous value to our hosting services.

NetHosting was awarded PCI compliance in April of 2009 as well, and established itself as the first PCI compliant data center in Utah. It is one of the first in the world to be added to the credit card industrys list of approved service providers.

About NetHosting

NetHosting has delivered custom hosting solutions for nearly fifteen years. Serving enterprises of every size, its products include a broad range of cloud hosting and storage options as well as dedicated, managed, and virtual hosting services. Housed within a state-of-the-art PCI and SOC 1 certified data center, each service is packaged with a 100% uptime guarantee and the personal support of a Dedicated Expert.

Curious to know what sets NetHostings Dedicated Experts apart from other support teams? Find out at http://www.NetHosting.com or follow us @nethosting on Twitter.