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As IT solutions evolve and the need for enterprise mobility solutions is on the rise, protecting your data is more important than ever. Every business must have a solid technical support and data backup strategy in place. However, many business owners do not realize how crucial it is to have a data recovery plan. Without such a plan, your company could lose information that is vital to its success, and even if you do have backup data businesses must have a plan tested and ready to restore data from backups. Read more

Bay Area IT Security – Protecting Your Data with Role-Based Network Access

When you are running a business or organization, your network security is crucial. Role-based access control (RBAC) adds an extra layer of protection for sensitive information. Many wireless networks are not designed to automatically provide this feature. Thus, it is essential that you utilize a team skilled in IT service management to understand and evaluate your network security services. Read more

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 www.eatonassoc.com/drone-it-security-solution/, call 1-800-342-4525 or email hello@eatonassoc.com.

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 www.eatonassoc.com 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.

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If your company has previously abstained from the trend to move to the cloud, you aren’t alone. Not everyone has embraced this transition with open arms. Many businesses have held onto concerns about security, data performance, and up-time. However, advances in cloud technologies have put many of these concerns to rest. The following are some of the top reasons an IT consultant believes that you should move your applications to the cloud. Read more

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