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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 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.

 

CoNetrix Technology Launches New Network Threat Protection Service

CoNetrix Technology, a division of CoNetrix, LLC, announced today the launch of a new managed security service: Network Threat Protection. This new service brings multiple layers of enterprise security into a cost-effective solution to provide broad protection for the IT environment.

Network Threat Protection includes the following security layers:

  • Endpoint protection - next-generation technology to block the latest malware and ransomware
  • Email protection - filtering, encryption, and archiving
  • Internet content filtering
  • Dual factor authentication
  • Firewall monitoring and management
  • Intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS) with 24x7 monitoring and notification of all incidents
  • Security logging and reporting to address business and regulatory requirements

CoNetrix Technology’s newest service is designed to fill the needs of security-conscious companies, and businesses under regulatory guidance. The Network Threat Protection layers can be implemented separately, but provide the best overall security when deployed as a group of services. Network Threat Protection eliminates capital expenditures for security software and hardware and replaces this cost with a reasonable monthly fee.

More information about CoNetrix Network Threat Protection is available at https://www.conetrix.com/ntp

“Our goal with this new solution is to bring a complete set of managed security services to our customers and provide best of breed network protection for a constantly evolving threat environment,” emphasizes Rob Garrison, Chief Technology Officer for CoNetrix.

 

CoNetrix enters the BankNews 2017 Innovative Solutions Awards

CoNetrix is pleased to announce two candidates for consideration in the BankNews 2017 Innovative Solutions Awards.

The 2017 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

  • Hardware / Equipment Solution

  • Management / Operations / Processing Solution

CNX Institute is a candidate for the “Consulting / Outsourcing / Training Solution.” CNX Institute, a division of CoNetrix Security, seeks to cultivate knowledge of the regulations, standards, and guidelines affecting information security in financial institutions. CNX Institute is the first to offer a certification program with a stringent, proctored exam designed to test true knowledge and understanding of industry specific information security regulations and guidelines.

CoNetrix tandem Security & Compliance Software is a candidate for the “Management / Operations / Processing Solution.” The tandem App brings the ability to access the institution’s business continuity plan 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. 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.

To read more about the entries, visit https://www.banknews.com//ISAEntries-2017.

Voting began August 7 and continues until September 15.

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

 

CoNetrix Achieves Cisco Select Partnership

CoNetrix has met all requirements to maintain it's status as a Cisco Select Certified Partner. In addition, CoNetrix has met all criteria to maintain the SMB Specialization, which reflects a company’s technology and business expertise to successfully design and deploy Cisco solutions to small and medium-sized business customers.

 

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, LLC celebrates 40th Anniversary!

Lubbock, Texas - CoNetrix, LLC, is celebrating 40 years of innovation on March 1, 2017. Now a family of four technology companies, CoNetrix employs nearly 100 remarkable people who are busy writing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software; designing, managing and hosting IT systems and networks; testing and consulting to improve Information Security and Cybersecurity for financial institutions; and developing online software to help financial institutions manage Information Security compliance.

CoNetrix, LLC was founded as Compu-Share in 1977. Marvin Crossnoe, one of the founders, is still active as Owner and CEO today. Compu-Share wrote business accounting software which ran on Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) hardware. Early customers bought computer time-sharing services, which were provided via modems on telephone lines.

By 1986, Compu-Share had 330 active customers, 31 employees, and a suite of accounting software offerings. The next nine years were a time of growth and then decline as the computer industry evolved to microcomputers running Microsoft operating systems. In 1995, the company began the process of rewriting the original software and moving to Microsoft Windows. In 2006, the Compu-Share company changed its name to nQativ and named its accounting and payroll software ActivityHD®.

The move to Microsoft Windows in 1995 was also the beginning of CoNetrix Technology, which now provides managed IT services to hundreds of customers in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana and offers a suite of secure cloud computing products nationwide. Advanced technical expertise opened the door to new opportunities with community banks and led to the formation of CoNetrix Security. The CoNetrix Security team now provides more than 400 information security consulting and testing engagements to financial institutions each year. These Security Programs led to the development of tandem Security & Compliance Software®, under the name of TandemSoft, LLC. More than 20,000 users representing 1400 financial institutions currently use tandem software to assist in managing information security and cybersecurity compliance.

CoNetrix, LLC extends its humble gratitude to all of our customers, employees, and mentors who have helped to grow CoNetrix into the well-rounded technology company it is today.