Eaton & Associates Launches Drone Security Solution

Burlingame, CA — In one of the first of its kind, Eaton & Associates is launching a full-service drone security solution for organizations seeking enterprise level protection from drone attacks and security breaches.

Drones have become a significant threat to organizations and, while widely used for innovation, drones also are being used to hack wireless networks, compromise data-center ventilation systems, and lift intellectual property from high-profile companies. Eaton & Associates is committed to protecting clients and the community from IT-based security threats and is pleased to announce new strategic alliances with Dedrone and Aptonomy, forming the new Drone-IT Solution — “Where Cyber & Physical Security Converge.”

The Drone-IT Solution

This strategic alliance with Dedrone and Aptonomy, allows Eaton & Associates to leverage extensive enterprise IT experience to enhance clients’ existing IT infrastructure by implementing the Drone-IT Solution protecting physical buildings and critical intellectual property.

The Drone-IT Program follows three core principles for protection: Detect, Defend and Deploy.

Detection: Leveraging the Dedrone airspace security platform, the Drone-IT solution detects all drone activity within clients’ airspace, including a drone pilot’s location.

Defense: Take action through integrating Aptonomy’s fully autonomous drone security guards, protecting client’s property and buildings from drones, people, or anything not authorized to be onsite.

Deployment: Implementing a complete drone security solution should complement and enhance a company’s current IT infrastructure, Eaton & Associates customizes the Dedrone and Aptonomy airspace security technology to work seamlessly with existing systems, including integration into Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and other IT security devices.

Presentation to California Cities

Taking the lead in drone security advocacy, Eaton & Associates and Dedrone have been selected to present at the upcoming Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC), where IT professionals representing city governments in California will meet in Monterey, CA.
“Drones have completely changed the game, and organizations are being forced to modify their security strategies,” said John Eaton, President of Eaton & Associates.

“Rapid advances in technology and lower price points have led to endless possibilities allowing drones to be used for innovation or more destructive means with relatively little skill, effort and cost,” Eaton said. “But fortunately, there are real and proven solutions to mitigate the risks, and we’re very excited to be at the forefront.”

“The Drone-IT Solution is the ideal convergence of drone detection and autonomous security patrol,” shares Joerg Lamprecht, CEO and co-founder of Dedrone. “Eaton & Associates is an excellent strategic partner given their commitment to providing their clients the best-in-class and the most innovative IT and security solutions. We share Eaton’s pledge to provide all enterprises and individuals complete airspace security.”

Taking Steps Toward Airspace Security

Eaton & Associates is excited to launch the new Drone-IT drone security solution and announce new strategic alliances with Dedrone and Aptonomy as well as integration into existing IT platforms from HPE-Aruba, Cisco and Palo Alto Networks. This consortium forms the first enterprise level airspace protection solution designed for public venues, events, corporate campuses, data centers or any organization susceptible to drone incursions.

Organizations looking for drone security, risk assessments, consultations and implementations can contact Eaton & Associates: Visit, call 1-800-342-4525 or email

About Eaton & Associates, founded in San Francisco in 1989, provides Enterprise IT Services & Products to a wide range of clients, including government, commercial, small and medium business, and nonprofit organizations. Services include professional IT services, consulting, project Management, outsourced operational support, IT staffing and procurement services. Visit for more details.

About Dedrone

Dedrone is the market and technology leader in airspace security. The Dedrone platform combines hardware sensors and machine-learning software, providing early warning, classification of, and mitigation against all drone threats. Based in San Francisco, Dedrone was founded in 2014 and is backed by investors including Felicis Ventures, Menlo Ventures, and John Chambers, former CEO of Cisco Systems.

Planning for IoT and Impact to Your Campus

Is Your Campus Network Ready For The First Day Of School?

The first day of school is fast approaching, and a barrage of students, staff, and guests are gearing up to connect to your campus LAN. The growing number of connected devices we rely on daily has a direct impact on the security and management of your network… Are you prepared? Read more

U.S. Businesses Operating in EU Must Address Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation

Bay Area IT companies and IT support providers across the U.S. are on notice: As of May 25, 2018, the EU will implement a high profile regulation to protect the data of consumers. Numerous U.S. companies will be affected by this, whether they operate in the EU, or even if they simply possess personally identifiable information on citizens of the EU. The regulation’s main purpose is to protect the data of EU citizens, whether that data is located in the EU or outside of it. The following overview highlights the main considerations associated with this regulation, which is called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read more

San Mateo County and Eaton & Associates IT Company Helping Create Smart Cities

San Francisco Bay Area IT Company Working to Plan for Smarter Infrastructure

Smart Cities are coming to your neighborhood and Eaton & Associates – a leading Enterprise IT Service Provider – is helping local governments move this trend forward in the San Francisco Bay Area. Eaton & Associates IT company in partnership with San Mateo County and cities within are laying the groundwork to connect each municipality with a dedicated Shared Fiber Network (SFN) which will be the driving force facilitating local governments building Smart Cities. In partnership with San Mateo County, Eaton & Associates is playing a pivotal role as an IT consultant planning the technology architecture, design, and implementation.

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Congratulations to Jon Walton, Honoree for Bay Area CIO of Year Award 2017

Eaton & Associates attended the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times Annual Bay Area CIO Awards at the Weston Hotel in Burlingame last week.  It was a great event and exciting to see how local CIO’s are paving the way to further integrate technology in more practical and efficient ways for their organizations.  The Bay Area is immensely populated with talented thought leaders and this event clearly illustrated the home-grown innovation coming from our community.

As a longtime partner with San Mateo County, Eaton & Associates would like to congratulate Jon Walton, (CIO of San Mateo County) for receiving one of the CIO awards along with a handful of recipients.  Collaborating with San Mateo County’s IT vision is something our organization is honored to be a part of and seeing our partners recognized for their achievements for helping their community, is certainly something to celebrate.

Congratulations to the honorees and thank you to the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Times for hosting a great event.

2017 #DriveIT Begins!

Eaton & Associates Merges Passions for Providing Bay Area IT Services and Auto Racing

The Eaton Team is very excited now that has Spring has arrived which means our 2017 #DriveIT series is underway. With a quick warm up day at Laguna Seca on April 30th along with our partner Nutanix, the Eaton will take a short break from IT services to rev the engine of our Eaton Mustang with customers and partners in what will be a great day out on the track.

Sonoma Raceway May 22nd, 2017

Our second Event this year will be held at the legendary Sonoma Raceway on May 22nd. This will be a full day of racing with two cars including the Eaton Mustang and the Porsche 911. Racing will begin early at 8AM and finish by 4PM with lunch and snacks served throughout the day.

Why Racing and IT?

If you’re wondering what IT solutions has to do with race cars well, it’s simply in our DNA and what we do for fun and how we show our customers how much we appreciated them. We’ve been serving California and Bay Area customers since 1989 and over that time, we’ve developed strong partnerships with our clients. The #DriveIT events are full days dedicated to having fun and growing our partnerships outside of the typical business environment.

Interested in Joining Eaton and Associates IT Company for the Event?

Our guests will receive special invitations but there’s always a waiting list to attend the event. If you’re interested in joining check out the link below.

Eaton DriveIT Sonoma Raceway May 22nd

Tour Levi’s Stadium & Aruba Networks EBC (September 7th)

You’re Invited!

Please join Eaton & Associates for a hands-on live demonstration as well as an interactive display of today’s leading mobility technology solutions at the Aruba Networks Executive Briefing Center (EBC). Eaton & Associates, a leading Bay Area service provider, can help you implement high performing, secure and robust mobility solutions powered by HP Enterprise and Aruba products. Immediately following… get a private tour of Levi’s Stadium and the technology powering the modern sports fan and large venue experience.

Learn about Aruba Network’s leading approach to:

·       Networking

·       Security

·       Mobile Engagement

… see the solutions utilized by your industry:

·       Primary & Higher Education

·       State & Local Government

·       Healthcare

·       Hospitality

·       Financial Services

·       Retail


To register click here -> Event Invite

Due to limited space and Levi’s Stadium availability, please RSVP and reserve your ticket ASAP.  Final details and itinerary will be emailed to guests at least two weeks prior to the event.  Event will run from approximately 8:30AM to 1:30PM.

Aruba a HP Enterprise Company, and Eaton & Associates look forward to your attendance.



What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Guests will use self-transportation between the Aruba Networks Executive Briefing Center and Levi’s Stadium. Parking will be provided at both venues.

What is the value of the event to report as Government Employees?

This event is has no cost associated with attending and the value of the food and refreshments provided will be $20 or less per person.

Who can attend?

Due to limited space, we are reserving spots for IT managers, IT directors, and leadership individuals within private and government organizations.

How technical is the tour?   

The most valuable part of visiting the Aruba EBC is seeing the technology in practical daily use in a variety of different environments.  It’s the right balance of technical behind the scenes and with live demonstrations of the why and how is can benefit organizations. We would be glad to meet with your organization individually to discuss the technology in more depth as well.

WHEN     Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PDT) –

WHERE   Aruba Networks Executive Briefing Center – 1344 Crossman Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 – View Map

Eaton & Associates Joins MISAC

Eaton & Associates is pleased to announce our new membership with Municipal Information Systems Associates of California, MISAC.  Our organization has a long tradition of working with State and Local Governments in the Bay Area Community by providing best-in-class IT Equipment and IT Consulting- Professional Services. Being a strategic partner with local municipalities takes a unique understanding of how technology fits best within our public institutions and it’s a responsibility we take with the highest importance. We understand that as a Strategic Partner with local governments, it means providing the best technology solutions that enable our clients to move our communities forward.

Joining MISAC as a Strategic Partner will enable Eaton & Associates to share over the 25 years of experience with our fellow MISAC members. As fully staffed and stocked IT Solution Provider headquartered in the Bay Area, we’re looking forward to participating and adding to the collective value of the MISAC Organization.

Are you a current member of MISAC and looking for a Strategic Partner?  Please contact us… we can be a resource for your IT needs.

Eaton & Associates, based in the Bay Area for more than 25 years, we provide IT Services & Products to a wide range of clients, including Government, Enterprise, Small and Medium Business and Non-Profit Organizations. Services include: Managed IT Services, Professional IT Services, and IT Project Management & IT Consulting. Eaton & Associates is a strategic partner with most technology vendors such as HP Enterprise & Aruba Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Nutanix, Nimble Storage, Cisco, Rubrik, Dropbox for Business, Dell, VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, Apple, and many more top technology vendors.   

The Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) is comprised of public agency information technology professionals working throughout California. MISAC promotes the understanding and strategic use of information technology within local government agencies through sharing of best practices. In carrying out its mission, the organization focuses on four key components: Relationships, Member Resources, Education & Professional Development Advocacy.


Eaton & Associates Joins San Mateo Chamber of Commerce

Eaton & Associates is pleased to announce our new membership with the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce.  While we cover the entire Bay Area, San Mateo is home to many of our customers and we are pleased to become a larger part of the local San Mateo business community.  The San Mateo Chamber is a hub for local businesses with a wealth of resources. We’re excited to bring our over 25 years of IT experience into the Chamber and help our fellow local members be successful by offering our Managed IT Services, Professional IT Services, IT Procurement, and IT Staffing and Recruitment.

Are you a current member of the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce?  Contact us for a promotional offer to celebrate our new membership! We’re a great fit for small to medium organizations with 10-250 employees.  Our customers include: Law Firms, Accounting and CPA, Healthcare Organizations, Architectural Firms, Real Estate Organizations, and Marketing Firms…

Please visit us at and the San Mateo Chamber at

Eaton & Associates, based in the Bay Area for more than 25 years, we provide IT Services & Products to a wide range of clients, including Government, Enterprise, Small and Medium Business and Non-Profit Organizations. Services include: Managed IT Services, Professional IT Services, IT Project Management & IT Consulting. Eaton & Associates is a strategic partner with most technology vendors such as HP Enterprise & Aruba Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Nutanix , Nimble Storage, Cisco, Rubrik, Dropbox for Business, Dell, VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, Apple, and many more top technology vendors.