State and Local Government
State and local governments have never been more concerned about network security and data integrity. Threats of hacking have dominated the news over the past several years. Whether it’s about the results of our 2016 Presidential election or one of the many huge data breaches that have compromised the personal information of millions of US citizens, data hacking remains one of the greatest threats to our way of life. Not too far behind that threat, Ransomware attacks continue to destroy data and interrupt productivity while extorting millions of dollars from people all over the world. Unfortunately, there is no easy or inexpensive way to protect your network and your critical data from these threats. The best you can do is to throw as many protective hurdles up as possible while implementing a sound disaster plan should there be a breach.
Boston Systems has been providing network security solutions and support to municipalities and departments within the States of Massachusetts and New Hampshire since 1993. An approved vendor of IT Services with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 2002, BSS has been acknowledged as one of the longest running IT services providers on the contract. We have completed many projects and maintain numerous relationships with cities, towns and offices within the state. Our ability to take on complex projects requiring multiple outside vendors has made BSS a valuable resource to our government customers. Because we pride ourselves on being a good partner with our customers, we always work within the budget constraints that all of our government customers are faced with. We provide you with a short and long range vision that you can comfortably build into your budgets. Combining these talents with creative financing options such as SMART Option Infrastructure-as-a-service, BSS remains ahead of the competition by providing Total Solutions to our customers.
Present and past government customers include Massachusetts Pension Reserve Management, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, MassVentures, Greater Lawrence Sanitation District, Haverhill, Georgetown, Groveland, Danvers, Lawrence, Salem NH, Chester NH, Hooksett, NH and the Wind Tunnel Test Center.
No matter what size your company is, Boston Systems is there to help you navigate your short and long term technology planning and implementation. From setting up PCs for a local CPA firm to managing complex software projects for a Fortune 500 company, BSS has the expertise and capacity to service companies of all industries and sizes. Past and present customers include the Gillette Company, Boston Edison, UMASS Medical Center, 1366 Technologies, Granite Ford, Colonial Auto Group and Source1 Financial Corporation.
One of the biggest challenges for non-profit organizations is to budget for large capital purchases such as IT infrastructure builds and upgrades. Unfortunately, equipment continues to age and performance degradation will eventually interrupt day-to-day operations. Threats to data continue to grow at an alarming rate each year forcing management to invest heavily in their backup and disaster recovery plans. Strict oversight and endowment limitations of capital budgets delay organizations from making the necessary upgrades to their technology leaving them at significant risk for a data breach.
Boston Systems helps non-profits overcome that hurdle. Our SMART Option “Infrastructure-as-a-Service” plan was developed specifically for the non-profit customer who could not allocate funds from their capital budget but could from their operating budget. With SMART Option, BSS provides the equipment, installation, cabling and ongoing maintenance and support for the life of the contract for a reasonable monthly service fee. All parts and labor are included for all of the covered equipment. BSS provides remote daily monitoring of all servers, switches and firewalls using industry standard monitoring and remote access tools. On a daily basis local BSS technicians review the monitoring health checks then remote into your server to look for any irregularities within the server, switch and firewall logs. The daily backup is also checked for success. If a question arises from this review, BSS will notify the customer of the issue and provide options to resolve. If the issue cannot be resolved remotely or needs parts, BSS will schedule an onsite visit to fix the issue. Again, all parts and labor would be included in the monthly service fee. BSS handles all of the “care and feeding” of the equipment.
SMART Option Plans start as low as $495.00 per month
Non-profit organizations no longer have to let budget restrictions prevent them from improving productivity and protecting data.