Charland Technology Case Studies. How we help businesses with technology in New England

By: Charland Graphics  09-12-2011
Keywords: Business Technology, Small business server, Business Server

Case Studies..How We've Helped!

The Problem

Client needed improved security for upcoming PCI audit; Secure Remote access; planning for future growth; Low-Maintenance Backups; Web Content Filtering; Help with e-mail SPAM.

The Solution

  • Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2

  • Sonicwall tz100 Firewall

  • Quickbooks Enterprise Solutions

  • Intronis eSureIT Automated Backup

  • Reflexion networks Anti-SPAM

  • Sunbelt VIPRE Antivirus/antispyware

  • Quarterly business tech reviews

The Process

We went through a "top to bottom" business technology review with the owners of Options Direct. This mid-sized reseller of electronics, computer parts, and networking gear was running their critical business software on a desktop-grade PC.

During our evaluation we identified several common weaknesses in the organization's disaster plan, security policies, insecure wireless networking and unreliable remote access.

Charland Technology specified and installed a Windows SBS2003 R2 network, including a durable HP Proliant DL365 server, new networking gear, and secure wireless solution.

We also implemented a SonicWall tz100 Unified Threat Management Firewall, including secure wireless networking, Web Content Filtering, and advanced Network Intrusion Detection systems.

We send critical data off-site each day using Intronis eSureIT online backup system.

The End Result

  • The new network and server have improved reliability and network performance noticeably.

  • In 2008 the company hired a full-time remote employee who was able to access all required resources.

  • All remote access is secured and audited.

  • SPAM e-mail has decreased by 94%.

  • Backups are regularly verified and tested.

  • PCI compliance audit passed.

Keywords: Business Server, Business Technology, Small business server

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Charland Technology Solution Details

We provide businesses with e-mail, calendar, contact, and task management using Outlook Web Access, Windows Mobile and Blackberry synchronization, backups and maintenance. In larger companies, and where security and performance concerns play a larger role in tech decisions, the value of owning and operating a server of your own is apparent.