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CIT Achieves Blue Diamond Partner Status with Datto

Computer Integration Technologies, Inc. (CIT) Achieves Blue Diamond Partner Status with Datto

CIT has achieved exclusive Blue Diamond partner status with Datto, the leading global provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions purpose-built for delivery by managed service providers (MSPs). Datto Blue Diamond status represents the top 2 percent of the company’s partners, worldwide. 

CIT has exceeded high standards of performance to qualify for Blue Diamond status within Datto’s Global Partner Program, the highest classification provided by Datto.  Blue Diamond’s status includes many exclusive programs and benefits designed to support further enablement and business growth.

CIT has been a Strategic Partner with Datto since May 11, 2011. Datto provides us with the training, education, and resources necessary to accelerate our business growth. It’s an honor to be acknowledged for putting these products and tools to use and demonstrating success.

“We are thrilled to recognize CIT as a Blue Diamond Partner,” said Rob Rae, senior vice president of business development, Datto. “We are committed to providing CIT and all of our partners with the necessary capabilities to develop deep relationships with their customers and keep growing their brands and businesses. We look forward to more success from CIT in future years, as we continue to roll out new partner services.”

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How Can I Recover Lost Data? Your Guide to Data Recovery

How Can I Recover Lost Data? Your Guide to Data Recovery

We’ve all been there – the moment you hit delete and the panic sets in. Data protection is a key component of IT and can be simple with the right solution. Many times the focus of the protection is to just have a backup but the real focus should be on the ability to recover. Having a copy of your data without the ability to restore it in the time required is often not discovered until it is too late. 

Your data recovery plan should start with a solution that includes:

  1. Your recovery time (how fast do I need to back up and running).
  2. Your recovery point (how far back in time can the business afford to lose data).
  3. The ability and is tested on an annual basis.  
  4. The solution should also take into account different types of recovery from a single file recovery, entire system recovery, or entire site recovery.  

Solutions are available that can provide reliable backups that also include offsite replication and resources that allow for recovery both locally and remotely. 

CIT is Blue Diamond Partner Status with Datto

Providing Business Computer Backup for Minnesota and Wisconsin

WHY DOES CIT PARTNER WITH DATTO?

Together with Datto, we provide Total Data Protection from IT disasters, human error, and malicious activity — making your business invincible, secure, and instantly restorable at any time.

Datto gives you complete backup, recovery, and business continuity solutions that are built for businesses of every size, regardless of infrastructure. Datto products are built specifically for the Channel with scalable storage options, predictable cloud pricing, and 24/7/365 support.

Datto products feature award-winning technology, includingDatto’s purpose-built cloud, Instant Virtualization, Inverse Chain Technology™, Screenshot Backup Verification™, and End-to-End Encryption.

Datto defines innovation, once again.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CIT BEING A DATTO BLUE DIAMOND PARTNER FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

You can expect:

  • Priority handling of support cases
  • Opportunity for more efficient ticket resolution
  • Advanced customer experience with CIT connected to a dedicated Datto Blue Diamond Support Team

Cybersecurity for Government Agencies – The Ultimate Guide

Cybersecurity for Government Agencies – The Ultimate Guide

Cyber threats to government agencies are increasing in volume and sophistication, making it very difficult to keep up with the ever-changing cybersecurity needs and strict compliance mandates required of government agencies. More than ever, our economic vitality, national security, and even our daily lives depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace. 

The best step you can take to make sure your office’s sensitive data is protected is to get ahold of CIT. We are a local IT company that serves a wide variety of city, county, and state agencies like yours. That is why we’ve put together this quick checklist to help you get everyone in the office on the same page with IT security.

Cybersecurity Checklist for Government

While CIT can lock down your devices and IT systems, one of the most common methods hackers use to get into your system and steal your sensitive data is by phishing. Getting your employees working together to be aware of phishing is the next best thing to hiring CIT to secure your information and digital systems.

1. Use Secure Passwords and Change Them Often

Protecting your networks, customer information, online banking, and social media. To have the best practice in secure passwords:

  • Use strong passwords, like those created from any online password randomizer
  • Consider using multi-factor authentication
  • Change passwords every 60-90 days
  • Consider using a password manager
  • Never post your password in the view of other people.

2. Back Up Your Data and Prepare for Disaster Recovery

One thing linking fires, floods, explosions, or natural disasters is their unpredictability. Another commonality to unforeseen disasters is, they have the capability to completely destroy systems that contain valuable information. Backing up your data is the best way to protect your agency from data loss due to damaged servers or malicious code such as ransomware.

The ability to restore or recover your data from frequent and current data backups and a disaster recovery plan will help save valuable information. We recommend you begin a process of automated backups to fully and securely copy your data, preferably on a server in an offsite location. The data you replicate and save in these backups should be easily accessed and up to date. Periodically check to make sure your backups are occurring as scheduled.

3. Encrypt Your Data

Many people don’t realize how much sensitive information is on our laptops, smartphones, and USB drives. An even more surprising amount of confidential, sensitive information could be found in almost any of the documents commonly stored on these devices such as spreadsheets and PDF files, emails, documents, and scanned images. Encrypting your data is the best way to protect your sensitive information. 

Encrypting your data is so useful that even many federal and state regulations consider data encryption as a “safe harbor.” This means if a mobile device is lost or stolen and the data on that device is properly encrypted, local laws would not require the incident to be reported.

4. Employee Security Training

Every agency’s security protocols are only as secure as its weakest link. Employees who understand the risks to sensitive information and the threat of data breaches are one of the best defenses to preventing phishing and ransomware from getting into your systems. 

Proper security training involves more than just being on the lookout for phishing emails and attachments and phishing websites. A savvy culture of IT security takes a bit of research to stay current with new scams and the creative attacks every day, and staff should be made aware of these scams.

5. HIRE CIT TO PROTECT YOUR STATE OR FEDERAL AGENCY’S SENSITIVE DATA AROUND THE CLOCK

CIT partners with Darktrace, Barracuda, Zix, AT&T Security, and more to put the best tools in place. When it comes to cybersecurity, we have the solutions to protect your privates. 

Hackers love going after government and public safety agencies because they are rich invaluable data and often do not have the budgets to protect themselves as vigilantly as businesses in the private sector. That’s why you need CIT, a local IT company that serves a wide variety of city, county, and state agencies like yours.

With over three decades of experience and industry-leading partners like AlienVault™, we can help you stay safe and compliant. BCA or CJIS questions? SOC 2® audit? We have your back. CIT will help your data stay secure — so your agency can focus on serving your community.