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CoNetrix Wins Best Workplace and Best IT Services in Lubbock, TX [2018]

CoNetrix was voted the Best Workplace and Best Computer/IT Services company by Lubbock Avalanche-Journal readers. Multiple companies around the Lubbock area participated in the Avalanche-Journal's "Best of Lubbock" campaign, and newspaper readers selected CoNetrix in these two top spots.

"We are honored to be recognized for these awards," said CoNetrix President, Russ Horn.  "It is a humbling experience to get to work with such talented team members."

CoNetrix is a "family of technology companies." With roots dating back to 1977, CoNetrix companies include: nQativ, developers of the ActivityHD suite of accounting / business software (ERP) modules; CoNetrix Technology, providers of network consulting, managed services, and Aspire (secure cloud hosting); CoNetrix Security, providers of IT audits, penetration tests, network vulnerability testing, and information security consulting; and Tandem, developers of security and compliance software.

More About CoNetrix IT Services

CoNetrix Technology provides computer network support, IT managed services, and network design and implementation for businesses and financial institutions throughout Texas and New Mexico. With more than 100 years of combined network engineering experience, CoNetrix supports and manages a large variety of technology and security solutions for any business.

"CoNetrix Technology is proud to receive this award," commented Rob Garrison, Chief Technology Officer of CoNetrix Technology. "As with our entire company, we continually strive to deliver excellent customer service while providing reliable and secure IT solutions for our customers."

To learn more about the IT services provided by CoNetrix Technology, visit https://conetrix.com/technology.

More About Working at CoNetrix

CoNetrix has cultivated a unique culture fostered by a service driven, strategically agile, customer-focused team of remarkable people.

When asked about the company culture, CoNetrix President, Russ Horn said, "Our company is built on the principles of integrity, passion and team spirit."  He went on to say the employees are the reason for the company's success over the years; stating, "It is our amazing team that continues to design and deliver outstanding products and services that provide tangible value to our customers."

To learn more about the career opportunities available at CoNetrix, visit https://conetrix.com/careers.

 

CoNetrix Pledges to Support National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018 as a Champion

CoNetrix is excited to become a Champion of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018. CoNetrix joins in the global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy.CoNetrix is an NCSAM 2018 Champion

A multi-layered and far-reaching campaign held annually in October, NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all digital citizens have the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online while also protecting their personal information. As an official Champion, CoNetrix reinforces their commitment to cybersecurity, online safety, and privacy.

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, CoNetrix will be hosting a complimentary Security Awareness Training (SAT) event on Thursday, October 25th at 2:00 p.m. CDT. Designed for both businesses and individuals, this session will discuss the importance of privacy and protecting personal information and give some tips to help protect your online presence.

For more information about NCSAM 2018, the Champion program and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam. You can also follow and use the official NCSAM hashtag #CyberAware on social media throughout the month.

 

CoNetrix Enters the BankNews 2018 Innovative Solutions Awards

CoNetrix is pleased to announce two candidates for consideration in the BankNews 2018 Innovative Solutions Awards.

The 2018 Innovative Solutions Awards, sponsored by BankNews, recognize companies that have introduced or significantly enhanced products designed to help community banks become more efficient, expand their capabilities and, ultimately, better serve their customers. The Innovative Solutions Awards are presented in five categories:

  • Authentication / Fraud / Cybersecurity Solution
  • Consulting / Outsourcing / Training Solution
  • Digital Banking (Online / Mobile / Tablet) Solution
  • Equipment / Hardware Solution
  • Management / Operations / Processing Solution

Boost Consulting by CoNetrix Security is a candidate for the "Consulting / Outsourcing / Training Solution." Boost Consulting services offer information security knowledge and expertise, along with tools that improve information security processes and controls to reduce the burden of maintaining compliance. Rather than outsource the entire role of an information security officer in a virtual ISO fashion, Boost ISO support services complement the information security capabilities a financial institution already maintains.

Network Threat Protection by CoNetrix Technology is a candidate for the "Authentication / Fraud / Cybersecurity Solution." CoNetrix Network Threat Protection is a Managed Security Service (MSS) solution providing all of the IT security layers for a financial institution. These layers can be implemented individually, but are more effective when used together to provide full protection at a reasonable monthly cost. Layers include: Endpoint Protection, Email Protection, Internet Content Filtering, Dual Factor Authentication, Firewall Monitoring and Management, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, and Security Logging and Reporting.

To read more about the entries, visit https://www.banknews.com/ISAEntries-2018.

Voting begins August 15 and continues until September 28.

To cast your vote, visit BankNews.com or go to https://conetrix.com/vote.

 

 

CoNetrix gears up for the 2018 KEYS Conference

KEYS ConferenceWHAT: The CoNetrix KEYS Conference is an annual event designed to provide Knowledge Essential to Your Security. The program includes educational sessions on Tandem software and information security, an examiner panel with the FDIC, OCC, FRB, NCUA and Texas Department of Banking, a come-and-go Tandem workshop, and module specific Tandem roundtables. The spring forum provides a gathering place for financial institutions to share ideas about information security and discuss potential software enhancements with the CoNetrix staff.

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 4 – Friday April 6, 2018

WHERE: Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Allen, Texas

                          

WHO:   If you work in information security or technology in the financial industry (e.g., bank, credit union, etc.), KEYS is designed just for you.  

 

“We’re excited to bring back favorite sessions like the examiner panel, a key note about the dark web, and a new spin on our interactive session called Tandemonium,” said CoNetrix K.E.Y.S. Conference coordinator, Leticia Saiid.

 

The last day to register for the conference as well as reserve your room at the Courtyard Marriott is Wednesday, March 14.  Don’t miss out, we look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, visit conetrix.com/keys

 

CoNetrix Announces Boost Consulting Services

Boost ConsultingA new boost for the financial industry’s information security culture.

CoNetrix Security has provided information security consulting and compliance services for more than fifteen years. Now, those services have been revised and expanded under the new name of Boost Consulting Services. These services continue to focus on the needs of financial institutions.

Boost Consulting Services include:

  • Boost ISO – Information Security Officer support designed to complement the current capabilities of a financial institution. Various services available include incident response, employee security awareness training, annual report to the Board, security committee consulting, full information security program expertise and assistance.
  • Boost RA – development and maintenance of an Information Security Risk Assessment
  • Boost BCP – development and maintenance of a Business Continuity Plan
  • Boost POL – development and maintenance of an institution’s Information Security Policies
  • Boost VM – assistance with an institution’s vendor management program
  • Boost CAT – consulting and services association with the Cybersecurity Awareness Tool
  • Boost AM – audit and exam management services

As a bonus, Boost Consulting Services utilize the award-winning Tandem Software modules associated with providing the service. While CoNetrix helps develop and maintain the information security program, the customer also gains full access to all data and notifications through a subscription with Tandem. In addition to the software, every Tandem subscription includes training workshops, knowledge bases, unlimited storage, and presentation-ready documents in Microsoft Word or PDF formats.

When asked about Boost Consulting Services, Ed McMurray, Assistant Director of CoNetrix Security, said, “We have offered most of these services for many years as a part of our Information Security Program support. This work has provided invaluable expertise and knowledge. Now, developing the Boost strategy has allowed us to define and organize our services so it will be easier for our customers to get the most value out of the services. We believe Boost will enable us to do even more as we serve the information security needs of financial institutions.”

Boost terminology and branding will begin to appear on the CoNetrix website and documents over the next several months. While the branding is new, the infrastructure is already in place and CoNetrix experts continue to offer exceptional services its customers have come to expect.

 

 

CoNetrix Renews Microsoft Gold Partner

Microsoft LogoCoNetrix, a leader in information security and technology, is pleased to announce it has attained the Gold Application Development and Silver Datacenter competencies from Microsoft. This signifies the 12th straight year for CoNetrix to attained the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners represent the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies and have the closest working relationship with Microsoft. At this level, CoNetrix has access to the resources and support needed to provide its customers with the highest level of services for Microsoft products and solutions.

To earn Microsoft competencies, organizations must successfully complete a rigorous set of exams and/or assessments to prove their level of technology expertise, submit customer references to attest to their solution’s customers’ satisfaction, certify solutions by having them tested, and meet revenue commitments.

 

CoNetrix Achieves Cisco Premier Partner Status

CoNetrix has met all requirements and has been certified as a Cisco Premier Partner. The Cisco Premier Partner status identifies a company as having the know-how to support and transform customers' hybrid IT, and reflects the company's technology and business expertise to successfully design and deploy specialized Cisco solutions to business customers.

 

CoNetrix Tandem Security & Compliance Software Receives Honorable Mention for BankNews 2017 Innovative Solutions Award

CoNetrix is excited to receive Honorable Mention for Tandem Security and Compliance Software! The application was entered in the Management/ Operations/ Processing Solution category of the BankNews 2017 Innovative Solution Awards.

In 2017, CoNetrix enhanced Tandem Security and Compliance Software by adding mobile access to the Tandem Business Continuity Plan module through the Tandem app. The Tandem Business Continuity Plan module has provided financial institutions online business continuity planning software to prepare for events such as natural disaster, biological pandemics, technological failures, human error, terrorism and cyber-attacks. The Tandem Business Continuity Plan (BCP) should help institutions avoid losses as well as return to normal operations as soon as possible if an event or disaster were to occur.

In April 2017, the Tandem App now brings the ability to access that plan from any device. The Tandem App provides easy access to download the full plan as well as an emergency checklist and instruction manuals designed by the institution.  Designate user roles so all employees can use it for receiving notifications via email, phone call, text or mobile notifications, while higher roles can use it to access important documentation.

The Tandem App is free in the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store, usable by anyone currently subscribed to the Tandem Business Continuity Plan.

The 2017 Innovative Solution Awards, sponsored by BankNews, recognize companies that have introduced or significantly enhance products designed to help community banks become more efficient, expand their capabilities and, ultimately, better serve their customer. The Innovative Solution Awards are presented in five categories:

  • Authentication / Fraud / Cybersecurity Solution
  • Consulting / Outsourcing /  Training Solution
  • Digital Banking (Online / Mobile / Tablet) Solution
  • Hardware / Equipment Solution
  • Management / Operations / Processing Solution

Winners are announced November 1st on the BankNews website and will be highlighted in the November issue of BankNews Magazine.

About Tandem Security and Compliance Software: Tandem was the first comprehensive online Information Security Program software solution designed to help financial institutions create and maintain a complete program to comply with GLBA and the Interagency Guidelines Establishing Information Security Standards. While Tandem was designed as a complete solution from the ground up, it was fashioned into individual modules which allow for versatility.

About CoNetrix: CoNetrix is a full service technology consulting, security and compliance firm with roots dating back to 1977. Founded in Lubbock, Texas, CoNetrix now serves customers across the U.S., providing a variety of technology and security solutions, including online security and compliance software, IT audits, security vulnerability testing, risk management, technology consulting, cloud hosting, and managed services. Security is designed into all of its offerings, from its software to its consulting services. CoNetrix specifically serves financial institutions – such as banks, savings associations, credit unions, and trust companies – as well as enterprises requiring a high level of security in their operations.

To learn more about the BankNews 2017 Innovative Solutions Awards winning solutions, read the BankNews announcement here.

 

CoNetrix Certified for Citrix Products

CoNetrix has met all the requirements for certification to sell Citrix products including NetScaler, ShareFile and XenApp Services.  Achieving this certified status means CoNetrix can take advantage of the program benefits of Citrix that enables mobility through the secure delivery of apps and data to devices on any network.  

About CoNetrix: CoNetrix is a full-service information security and technology consulting company with roots dating back to 1977.  CoNetrix provides a variety of technology and security services and solutions including: network consulting, managed services, secure cloud hosting, security testing, and online security and compliance software.

 

 

CoNetrix Launches Tandem Mobile App

Tandem AppSince 2009, Tandem Business Continuity Plan (BCP) has provided financial institutions with an online platform for building and maintaining a compliant and disaster-ready business continuity plan. Now, the Tandem App delivers the ability to access the BCP from any mobile device. The app provides easy access to download the full plan and any pertinent emergency checklists and instruction manuals designed by the institution. In addition to the downloadable documents, the app provides quick access to employee and vendor contact information right on the screen. The app also expands capabilities for emergency alerts as administrators can initiate alerts to contact employees via email, phone call, text, or a mobile notification within the app.

Highlights of the app include:

The app is free to use by institutions who subscribe to Tandem.

  • The app functions on any mobile device (phone, tablet) on most operating systems (iOS, Android).
  • The app is useful for any kind of business interruption.
  • App features coordinate with user roles so all employees can use it for receiving notifications, while higher roles can use it to access important documentation.

The Tandem App is free in the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store, usable by anyone currently subscribed to the Tandem Business Continuity Plan module.

Tandem by CoNetrix is an online software suite of tools used by 1,300 financial institutions in all 50 states to manage information security and compliance. Modules include: Risk Assessment, Vendor Management, Business Continuity Planning, Policies, Social Media Management, Compliance Management, Audit Management, Cybersecurity, Phishing, and more. Users can expect the Tandem App to integrate with more modules in the future.