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CATS Technology Solutions Group Ranked Among Top 501 Managed Service Providers by Penton Technology’s MSPmentor

CATS Technology Solutions Group Ranked Among Top 501 Managed Service Providers by Penton Technology’s MSPmentor

9th Annual MSP 501 Ranking and Study Identifies World’s Most Progressive MSPs in Information Technology

CATS Technology Solutions Group ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to Penton Technology’s 9th-annual MSP 501 list and study. The top MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and business backgrounds.

The complete 2016 MSP 501 list is available at MSPmentor. In addition to honoring CATS Technology, this year’s MSP 501 list and study showcases the following:

  • The top ranked MSPs in North America
  • The top MSPs in Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • The top MSPs in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
  • The top Small Business MSPs’ list, comprised of organizations with 10 or fewer employees
  • The top vertical markets pursued by MSP 501 companies
  • The leading tools they leverage to run their businesses
  • And the top technologies they provide to customers

“When we were named to the list last year we were thrilled.” said CATS Technology President Darrin Gonchar. “When we found out this year that were not only named again, but that our rank rose from 387 to 278, I was extremely proud of out team. It’s a real testament to the 110% that everyone in our organization puts in each and every day.”

“On behalf of Penton and MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate CATS Technology for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree,” said Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor. “The managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace and the companies showcased on the 2016 MSP 501 list represent the most agile, flexible and innovative organizations in the industry.”

The 2016 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. Data was collected online from March through April 2016. The MSP 501 list recognizes top cloud service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors. In addition to a ranking on the MSP 501 list, every company that participated in the study has been assigned a score reflecting its intrinsic value. The measure, known as the Total Service Provider (TSP) score, evaluates an MSP’s mix of revenue from various activities, including consulting, cloud, reselling and managed services.

About CATS Technology Solutions Group

CATS Technology Solutions Group (CATS) is a single-source MSP, offering professional IT services, including computer networking, website design, desktop and server maintenance, HIPAA Compliance services, Cloud computing strategies, Digital signage, Backup solutions, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuation strategies, Voice and Data services, and any other specific needs organizations may have regarding its business processes.

About Penton’s channel brands

Penton’s channel brands (www.penton.com), define emerging IT markets and disrupt established IT markets. The brands’ channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com), Talkin’ Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com) and the WHIR (http://www.thewhir.com).

About Penton

Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs. Penton is the way smart businesses buy, sell and grow. Headquartered in New York, Penton is privately owned by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.

Contacts:

CATS Technology:
Darrin Gonchar, President, CATS Technology Solutions Group, Inc.
darrin.gonchar@CATSTechnology.com
Penton:
Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor
aldrin.brown@penton.com

Infographic: Ransomware By The Numbers (via DATTO)

Ransomware is a real and serious threat to any IT environment, and it is on the rise. In Q1 of 2015, there was a 165% increase in incidents of ransomware from Q4 2014. It is estimated that there was a total of $325 million worth of damage caused by ransomware in 2015. The folks over at Datto put together a great infographic highlighting the statistics of the ransomware epidemic in 2015, and it’s scary to say the least. We can’t stress enough, the importance of having a disaster and recovery solution in place and regularly maintained to ensure business continuity and data recovery in the event of a ransomware attack, as well as taking the precautions of keeping all antivirus and security software up to date, and making sure to never open suspicious files. The biggest red flag for end-users should be unidentifiable email attachments, or email attachments from unknown senders.

CATS Technology offers a full-range of backup and recovery solutions for any IT environment. Contact us today to discuss your options, and to keep your data safe!

ransomware-infographic

The above infographic was originally published at http://www.datto.com/blog/ransomware-by-the-numbers.

 

CATS Technology Solutions Group to Exhibit at Philadelphia Small Business Expo

CATS Technology Solutions Group to Exhibit at Philadelphia Small Business Expo

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sharon Vento
Telephone No.:(866) 370-8994
Sharon.Vento@CATSTechnology.com

CATS Technology Solutions Group to Exhibit at Philadelphia Small Business Expo

Philadelphia, PA – March 24th, 2016 – CATS Technology Solutions Group announces that it will exhibit at PHILADELPHIA SMALL BUSINESS EXPO®, March 24, 2016. The expo is located at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. For more information, and free registration, visit the Philadelphia event page.

The day-long conference and trade show, which travels throughout the country’s top cities for small business, brings together industry thought leaders and experts in a hands-on environment that features more than 20 free workshops and programs along with over 100 interactive booths, demos and brand exhibits. Headlining the event is Bill Walsh, Founder and CEO of Powerteam International with his presentation “The 7 Keys to Build a Mega-Successful Business” on the Inspiration 2020 Showcase Theater stage.

Start-ups and business owners can take advantage of free admission and educational

workshops covering online/social media marketing, employee benefit plans, credit and financing, strategies for increasing revenue and team productivity, mentoring, cloud technologies, retirement plans, and more.

Small Business Expo expects to have more than 4,000+ registered attendees from across the Philadelphia metropolitan area shopping for business resources, developing business leads, gaining new insights, and networking with peers.

“Experts tell us that more and more Philadelphia residents are wanting to take the entrepreneurial leap,” says event founder Zachary Lezberg, “but that the biggest barrier to starting a new business is that people don’t think they can” he adds, “With the program we’ve put together, we believe our attendees will feel more empowered by the end of the day.”

“We’re very excited about the opportunity to exhibit at the PHILADELPHIA SMALL BUSINESS EXPO.” said CATS Technology Solutions Group President Darrin Gonchar. “CATS is dedicated to serving the small business market with our managed IT services which include server virtualization, cloud solutions, HIPAA & PCI compliance services, disaster recovery, and network design. We also provide solutions for VoIP phone systems, digital signage, and technology consulting,”

This year’s Titanium Sponsor: Powerteam International will be joined by Platinum

Sponsors:  Emerge212 and Paychex; Gold Sponsors: AT&T; and Silver Sponsors: AT&T, BizTV, BizTalk Radio, Geico, InfoFree.com, Geico and YP.com.

PHILADELPHIA SMALL BUSINESS EXPO will take place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center | Hall A – 100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA 19456 from 9:30 am until 5:30pm.

CATS Technology Solutions Group will be located at Exhibitor Booth #216.

For media inquiries, or complimentary press passes please contact:

Alicia Cortez, 212-651-0698, alicia@theshowproducers.com.

About CATS Technology Solutions Group

CATS Technology Solutions Group (CATS) is a single-source MSP, offering professional IT services, including computer networking, website design, desktop and server maintenance, HIPAA & PCI compliance services, cloud computing strategies, digital signage, backup solutions, disaster recovery, business continuation strategies, voice and data services, and any other specific needs an organization may have with regard to technology and business processes.

For more information, visit www.CATSTechnology.com, or call telephone number 866-370-8994

About the Small Business Expo

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO® is the nation’s largest small business networking and learning event, and an Inc. 5000 company. Every year, over 65,000 small business professionals and entrepreneurs across the country attend the SMALL BUSINESS EXPO in 14 MAJOR US Markets to take their business to the next level. The show’s owner, Film, Stage & ShowBiz Expo LLC. was founded in 2008 by Zachary Lezberg.

The company’s headquarters are located at 555 8th AVE Suite 909 New York, NY 10018. For more information, visit www.thesmallbusinessexpo.com , call (212) 404-2345, or email: info@thesmallbusinessexpo.com

 

GetHIPAACompliance.com by CATS Technology Solutions Group, Inc.

GetHIPAACompliance.com by CATS Technology Solutions Group, Inc.

GetHIPAACompliance.com, a service of CATS Technology Solutions Group, has been speaking to physicians and medical administrators across the tri-state area and has been gaining attention for their acclaimed HIPAA compliance service. By conducting a Security Risk Assessment, implementing Corrective Measures, and providing Continuous Compliance, GetHIPAACompliance.com has been able to showcase their services and results at three large medical events.

The GetHIPAACompliance.com team travelled to New York, NY to the American Psychiatric Association’s Institute of Psychiatric Services: The Mental Health Services Conference from Thursday, October 8 to Saturday, October 10. Psychiatrists and mental health professionals from across the nation gathered to take part in this exciting opportunity.

A representative from GetHIPAACompliance.com travelled to Iselin, NJ to showcase at the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association on Tuesday, October 27. Healthcare professionals and medical group managers were able to meet with our representative and begin to start the HIPAA compliance process.

The GetHIPAACompliance.com team travelled to West Orange, NJ to the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers on Thursday, October 29. Professionals and physicians in the ambulatory care field gathered to discuss changes in policies and rules, as well as new opportunities.

Over the month of October, GetHIPAACompliance.com has been able to expand their reach to provide information and potential services to thousands of physicians and administrators across the nation.

Top 4 Reasons You Need Managed Antivirus Protection

Top 4 Reasons You Need Managed Antivirus Protection

With CATS Guardian Managed Antivirus protection, you get enterprise-class protection of all network endpoints with 24×7 monitoring and management by our team of technicians. We make sure that your environment regularly receives all of the necessary updates so that we can verify that you are protected at all times!

You might be wondering what the big deal is about managed antivirus solutions, or why you couldn’t just use a retail antivirus product to protect your business. The truth is, these products are great for the home-user, or even the small business user with one or two computers and no central networking architecture. But when you are dealing with centrally administered networks and equipment, stored data, shared applications, etc. the risks become high, so you must be proactive, and have your finger on the pulse of your network at all times. Networked environments like the ones we manage, are higher-profile targets for hackers and malware developers, so the stakes are higher.

Here are the benefits to using an enterprise-class managed antivirus product for your business.

  1. Reduced network traffic and administration time.
    Most AV definition files are just 1 or 2 MB, which is not a bad download size at all for a single machine to handle. But on a networked environment with a few servers and PCs, you could see how the data transfer gets exponentially larger. On top of that, stand-alone antivirus software require each computer to be directly connected to the internet. This means opening a port in your firewall (if you have one) for all machines and downloading the same data repeatedly. Not a smart, or secure decision.
  2. Continuous management.
    With unmanaged solutions, many users turn the antivirus protection off because it can slow their computer down or because they believe their usage habits are not compromising security. Managed antivirus solutions usually can’t be uninstalled or turned off, meaning your systems are continually protected.
  3. Nominal cost.
    Most managed antivirus solutions are offered as a monthly package, where companies pay per user. For some companies, this solution is more affordable per user than a non-managed solution. This is especially true if you have a high number of users and need to purchase multiple licenses.
  4. Across-the-board security.
    With a managed service, your IT partner will make sure to install software on all your systems. This means that there should be the same program installed on your systems, and that the antivirus will be updated to ensure that systems are protected from new security threats that come along.

So, what’s the catch?
The first thing we look for with a premium product is catch. While the cost for a managed antivirus product is nominal, it’s true that the total rate can climb for very large organizations. This cost is usually still no more expensive than using unmanaged products on each device however. Even for those organizations conscious about their IT spending, consider the cost comparison between deploying a managed antivirus program, and the astronomical costs of having your entire network manually cleaned out in case of infection, and add to that the financial burden of lost or compromised data, disruption of workflow, and potential liability issues that can accompany data breaches. You’ll see quickly that no matter how you break it down, managed antivirus will save you money in the long-term!

When you should switch.
Simple. Now! For businesses with one or two computers, a managed antivirus shouldn’t be a pressing concern. But if you run an integrated IT environment with numerous machines and devices, fill out the form below and ask us for a quote on managed antivirus. There are a few technical requirements for deployment that most environments already have, like an always-on internet connection and current Operating System. We’d be happy to provide a no-cost assessment of your environment and let you know if managed antivirus protection is a viable choice for you.