The business continuity solution combines Sony data storage solutions with CSSI’s 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week real-time monitoring intrusion detection services, providing enhanced protection and secure access to critical data sheets. The first series of turnkey products are now available through CSSI, www.CssiGlobal.com, and its authorized resellers.
"In looking at the market place we saw that large companies had dollars and people to put into top security systems," said Barry Moniês president and chief executive officer of CSSI. "Small businesses did not, and were looking for affordable options."
A Great Fit
Large corporations have typically dealt with IT security issues by spending vast amounts of money on internal human and hardware resources, according to Moniês. But the small- to medium-sized businesses lack the funds and expertise to efficiently protect their assets. Alan Sund, director of storage Solutions Marketing for Sony Electronics, believes that the collaboration with Computronix is "a great fit" for the company, which was seeking to target the small- tomedium-sized business market. Sony currently offers a wide range of storage solutions for the small-business market, including tape drives, libraries and NAS servers. "Both sides of the solution are working toward offering high-end features and functionality for the small business," said Sund. With more than $4 billion in monitored transactions, and more than 400 corporate clients’ systems, networks and telecommunication infrastructures, CSSI has an established presence in commercial data network security. The company is seeing an increase in the small- to medium-sized business market that are assessing their own critical needs, and re-prioritizing their data storage, security policies and infrastructure to better protect their data assets. The company maintains a security operations center at its headquarters in Stamford, through which it monitors its clients’ computer security 24/7.