Unless you live under a rock or have your head in the sand, cybersecurity is a big ol’ deal right now. We don’t even have to tell you that - just look at this Wired article and try not to throw your computer out your three-story window (not recommended). There’s a lot of talk about sophisticated hackers getting smarter and constantly evolving to beat out security solutions - and the proof is in the 6 trillion dollar pudding.
The number of credential harvesting breaches that could have been prevented by enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) is staggering. Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigation report indicates that 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords. Yet less than 10% of Gmail users enable two factor authentication and less than one-third of people use 2FA. For companies that are required to comply with PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, etc. enabling 2FA could mean the difference between a failed hacking attempt or being subjected to substantial fines and penalties.
Software-Defined Networking in a Wide Area Network (SD-WAN), is a new approach to support branch office connectivity in a simplified and cost-effective manner. It is the ability to use multiple ISP egress links to provide continuity across a specific path, whether that’s an SD-WAN that you define internal to your own perimeter network, or what you're also connecting to internet resources – like SalesForce, PeopleSoft, Cloud, and SaaS applications.
We are pleased to announce our full acquisition and integration of Rocky Mountain Voice and Data, a premier provider of voice and data equipment and services for businesses in the State of Utah. This strategic acquisition will help VLCM provide a wider, more in-depth array of communication services, in a more efficient and effective manner.
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Salt Lake City, Utah, June 4, 2018 – VLCM announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named VLCM to its 2018 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue. VLCM landed at #199, moving up 20 spots from the previous year.
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Salt Lake City, UT, April 11, 2018 – EY today announced that Rich Linton, CEO and Mike Linton, EVP of VLCM are a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Awards in the Utah Region. As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes business leaders who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
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Salt Lake City, UT, March 26, 2018 – VLCM announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named VLCM to its 2018 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology suppliers, scaled to their company size.
To compile the annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Companies who have obtained these elite designations— which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support—are then selected from a pool of online applicants.
Salt Lake City, Utah. March 12, 2017 - VLCM, a regional leader in IT solutions and Managed Print Services, today announced its partnership with HP Inc. in providing new HP A3 multifunction copiers. This next generation portfolio includes 54 SKUs and is designed to provide qualified IT partners the ability to offer higher levels of performance that meet a wider range of customer’s printing and copying needs. VLCM is the only HP partner based in Utah that has the ability to sell this robust portfolio of A3 copiers and MFPs in the Mountain West Region and surrounding states.
Salt Lake City, Utah, February 20, 2018 – VLCM announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named VLCM to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Managed Security 100 category.
This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.
Just when you think it is safe, another global hack hits the headlines, and the cycle of frustration and worry begins anew. Are my systems safe? What would I do if our data was compromised? Is my IT prepared for a full-scale hacker attack?
If you care about your business, you’re asking yourself these questions. And you should be.