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Data Backup | Winchester Virginia | Cardinal Technology Solutions


HYBRID ONSITE/CLOUD BACKUP SOLUTION

Data Backup | Winchester Virginia | Cardinal Technology Solutions


HYBRID ONSITE/CLOUD BACKUP SOLUTION

BACKUP SIMPLIFIED FOR MODERN BUSINESSES

CTS takes the complexity out of backups and changes recovery from an exhausting challenge to a simple reality. Meeting the needs of clients, CTS is the choice for anyone looking to relax and rewind.

 

HYBRID CLOUD BACKUP
WITH BACKUPS, CHOICE IS A GOOD THING

With CTS, you have the freedom to choose how you manage the way your server and workstations backup data: via the cloud or a hybrid model. CTS cloud backup enables you to send your data to a hosted provider for fast, secure and simple online backup.

 

CTS hybrid cloud backup enables you to set up an on-premise USB disk drive as local storage. We call this "Local Speed Vault™." With access to your data both on- and off-site, we can complete restores in minutes instead of hours. And we manage everything from one central live monitoring view. Our automatic re-connect technology ensures backups won't be sabotaged by a spotty Internet connection, which gives you peace of mind.

 

DISASTER RECOVERY AS A SERVICE (DRaaS)
PROTECTING OUR CLIENTS NO MATTER WHAT THE CHALLENGE IS OUR PRIORITY

Ensuring business continuity for our clients requires that we have a fast and proven disaster recovery process in place. It is vital for their success and ours. CTS offers you options: Bare Metal Recovery simplifies and reduces the recovery time for physical Windows® systems; and Virtual Disaster Recovery™ automates a full system restore to Hyper-V® or VMWare®. Our solution is scalable to any degree.

We offer Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to all of our clients.

 

TRUE DELTA TECHNOLOGIES
BACKUPS SO FAST, YOUR SERVER(S) WON'T BELIEVE IT.

Backing up 9,000 files per second requires a unique technology, one that's as fast as it is simple. That's why we offer True Delta technologies. We only back up changes made to the data - not the full volume. This form of deep deduplication ensures you only do one full image of your data. You then back up on average less than 0.5% of the total data set. We combine these changes in what we call cabinets so your bandwidth and CPU usage remains low. And if you want to save something forever, we offer unlimited archiving as well. No other solution provides this unlimited storage option. Not just 30-60 days of data can be accessed, we are talking years of data that can be stored.

 

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SECURE STORAGE - HIPAA & SARBANES COMPLIANT BACKUPS
STORAGE THAT’S ENCRYPTED AT REST, AND IN TRANSIT—IN BOTH LOCATIONS

CTS partners with, and provides world-class storage with around-the-clock security in data centers located in three areas of the North American Continent.

Our Datacenter certifications meet all requirements for HIPAA compliance and other legal and regulatory standards. Investing in your own infrastructure isn't necessary either; CTS Managed Backup is scalable and grows with your business. We provide private encryption keys (standard) and don't allow data to leave its source country. Military grade encryption for your data, that’s only accessible to you.

 

CROSS-PLATFORM INTEGRATION
INTEGRATION COMES STANDARD

 

Server plug-ins come in many variations. CTS Hybrid Cloud Backup seamlessly integrates with Windows, Linux® and OS X® platforms, as well as Microsoft® Exchange, SharePoint®, SQL Server®, MySQL® and Oracle®. For backup of virtual machines, we support Hyper-V® and VMware®. When you are looking for a single sign-on platform and easy provisioning, our API plugs in to Parallels (Mac Virtualization). All of this is within just one solution.

 

This is the power, automation, security, and freedom that is Cardinal Technology Solutions.

 Call us today to find out more about our one of a kind backup solution, the last one you will ever need.

(540) 431-4161 | Info@CardinalTek.com

 
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Managed Data Backups | Winchester VA | Cardinal Technology Solutions


MANAGED DATA BACKUPS

Managed Data Backups | Winchester VA | Cardinal Technology Solutions


MANAGED DATA BACKUPS

MONITORED AND MANAGED DATA BACKUP

Get peace of mind, knowing our top priority is seeing that your data backups are completed according to best practices for security and redundancy. Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc.’s 24 / 7 monitoring system enables us to check your server backups daily and, if an issue arises, we are alerted in real time and take immediate remedial action.

Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc. has the decades of experience and knowledge to ensure your backups are complete, trustworthy, secure, and available in case of a disaster. We’ll customize a plan with you, including secure HIPAA compliant offsite encrypted backups, to make sure your business operates without interruption.

 
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Managed Web Filtering | Winchester VA | Cardinal Technology Solutions


MANAGED WEB FILTERING

Managed Web Filtering | Winchester VA | Cardinal Technology Solutions


MANAGED WEB FILTERING

TAKE BACK THE WEB -  WITH MANAGED WEB PROTECTION

Without essential security filtering in place, simply browsing the web can heavily damage an operating system. Malicious programs introduced from the web into your network can wreak havoc, bringing systems to a crawl, destroying vital data, and creating data breaches.

We’ll keep users safe and your business protected from legal liability by securing your servers, PCs, and laptops in the field with managed web protection. In addition, it will keep your employees productive and safe, inform you of how your Internet connection is being used, prevent your network from being throttled, and reduce remedial cleaning / reloading of workstations. Ask about setting up a demonstration today.

Our managed web protection offers:

  • Easy maintenance with web filtering to enforce corporate Internet access policies
  • Improved network performance by optimizing bandwidth usage
  • Centralized policy settings that control all workstations / servers
  • Automatic protection against millions of sites containing malware, ad-ware, spyware, etc.
  • Common sense website category policies designed for the workplace
  • Detailed reports showing overall web usage or even a single workstation’s activity
  • Filtered Internet activity by day, category, and URL to reveal trends, spikes, and irregularities
  • Bandwidth alerts to stay on top of Internet bandwidth usage and avoid unwanted costs
  • Time-based browsing rules available for any site
  • "White lists" to bypass category filtering or "black lists" to ban sites regardless of category
 
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Managed Antivirus Solution | Winchester VA | Cardinal Technology Solutions


MANAGED ANTIVIRUS

Managed Antivirus Solution | Winchester VA | Cardinal Technology Solutions


MANAGED ANTIVIRUS

CTS MANAGED ANTIVIRUS PROTECTION

There's nothing worse than getting malware or a virus on your network that can stop your operation in a heartbeat, wasting precious time and money. Stop worrying about your anti-virus software! Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc.'s managed anti-virus solution deploys, updates, and maintains your anti-virus on servers and workstations so you can concentrate on running your business.

We’ll make sure you are compliant with the latest updates – pushing them directly to your workstations and servers – and we’ll know in real time when updates are needed. Take advantage of our

  • High-performance anti-malware engine
  • Windows 10 Compatible
  • Real-time monitoring and protection
  • Advanced anti-rootkit technology and monitoring alerts
  • Based on the award-winning VIPRE Enterprise Software
  • Low Impact on target systems
  • ICSA and VB100 Certified
 
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Network Support | Winchester VA | Cardinal Technology Solutions


NETWORK SUPPORT

Network Support | Winchester VA | Cardinal Technology Solutions


NETWORK SUPPORT

WE HAVE YOU COVERED FROM EVERY ANGLE

Managed workstations and servers are an easy, cost-effective way of monitoring all vital components of your network, from anti-virus to hardware, and meets the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses precisely. Think of it as an advanced warning system, or crystal ball with in depth analysis, charts, graphs, and a whole trunk full of real time preventative maintenance weapons!

Our advanced server and workstation monitoring solution effectively monitors network and critical business systems 24 X 7 - 365 so you can focus on running your business. We see what’s happening on your network in real time, and it allows us to identify / analyze problems well before you’re even aware of them.

  • 24 / 7 health checks and early issue identification
  • Monitored backups and automatic patches and updates
  • Automated system-wide maintenance
  • Advanced SNMP hardware safety checks
  • Security and critical system log alerts
  • Bandwidth monitoring and analysis
  • Hardware utilization reports
  • Asset reporting for hardware and software
  • Many many other valuable features that all work to keep you up and running!
 
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Network Expansion


NETWORK EXPANSION

Network Expansion


NETWORK EXPANSION

NETWORK EXPANSION & DESIGN

Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc. has over 20 years of experience supporting business networks of all types, and we’ll use that expertise to design the best network possible for your business. We can expand and improve on an existing network, or design one from the ground up. In doing so, we adhere to industry best practices.

Whether you’re looking to expand your network, replace a router, add wireless services for guests, or install a VPN (virtual private network), Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc. has the experience and CompTIA certifications to effectively design a quality network that is reliable and secure.

 
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Network Security - Northern Virginia


NETWORK SECURITY

Network Security - Northern Virginia


NETWORK SECURITY

NETWORK SECURITY IN WINCHESTER, VA

Ransomware, malware, crypto-viruses, and data breaches - terms unfortunately that we hear more often these days. Any one of these things can be extremely costly to your business. Cardinal Technology Solutions uses a mixture of "best of breed" software & hardware solutions, combined with training for your employees to provide maximum protection for your business. As one of our clients, you also benefit from security audits, both external and internal to ensure that you are protected from these threats. We will:

  • Ensure your firewall is configured correctly for maximum protection
  • Update firmware on a regular basis
  • Provide consultation based on industry best practices for firewall hardware & software
  • Ensure that your antivirus is sufficient and up to date
  • Provide managed solutions if desired for both antivirus and web filtering
  • Perform security audits on a regular basis
  • Provide both hardware and software solutions to ensure that your network is secure 24x7 and stays that way
  • Provide security training to your employees, because the best defense starts with people and knowledge.

As a managed services contract customer, you’ll benefit from our active directory audit and a shared file and folder audit to determine any potential security problems. We also look at members of security groups and audit your firewall settings to see if any actions are required.

     Next, you’ll receive a findings report with recommendations. We adhere to Microsoft best practices when it comes to network security, and we’ll make sure your business network is – and stays – secure.

 
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Managed IT Support | Winchester VA | Cardinal Technology Solutions


WHY USE AN MSP?

Managed IT Support | Winchester VA | Cardinal Technology Solutions


WHY USE AN MSP?

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING MANAGED SERVICES?

Your business network, like a clock has many parts to it that need to be carefully maintained - so that it continues to work as you expect it to. As a business owner you may have thought at one point or another, "Should we use Managed IT Services?". This is an important question, and if you haven't thought about it before, now is the time. Sometimes companies perceive that it would be better and more cost effective for them to call IT support as their technology issues arise. In fact nothing could be farther from "effective" than taking this approach. Waiting until you notice something is wrong can be expensive. It's reactionary, and will negatively impact your business. Here are some reasons why your company will benefit from our managed services:

Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc. (CTS) takes a proactive approach to managing your technology infrastructure. Using our Advanced Monitoring System, we are able to see issues happening on your network in real time – and address them before they become a problem. With a professional monitoring your network, issues are noted and addressed long before network users are effected. This vastly reduces the need to react to problems, because small issues are taken care of before they can negatively impact your business. You no longer have to “put out fires”. The main benefit to this approach is your employees stay productive, which in turn saves you time and money.

• At the heart of Managed IT Services is the SLA or Service Level Agreement. The SLA dictates how and when CTS will respond to your needs. This agreement is customized to fit your company, it is not a one size fits all type of document. There are many benefits of having an SLA with Cardinal, among them are guaranteed response times, and the ability to add in greatly discounted prepaid support hours. You also receive accurate software and hardware audits that will help you plan
for the future, and also ensure that you are in compliance with licensing. Managed network backups, and the assurance that your network is being kept at peak performance 24 x 7 are also incentives.

• A Managed Services agreement is based on a consistent monthly fee. This helps your company keep costs in line and makes IT budgeting more predictable. With the consulting services of CTS and monthly reports, you will also be able to make confident decisions when planning for future upgrades and changes to your network.

• For smaller businesses, having an agreement in place with a Managed Service Provider is far less expensive than hiring, training, and keeping your own internal IT staff. You get 20 years of professional IT planning, implementation, and support experience added to your staff in one stroke. Using Managed Services allows you to focus on what matters to you – your company’s business, which is always better for the bottom line.

• Larger companies that have their own IT staff also benefit greatly from using Managed Services. CTS can complement your internal IT staff by off-loading some of the every day operations and management of the network, allowing them to concentrate more on internal needs. CTS has its own infrastructure management tools, ready to deploy at your location – so this also benefits your company’s business as it eliminates the necessity to invest in these tools yourself.

One last thought. Choosing to use our managed services is about putting yourself and your business in a better position, both for the present and the future. It allows you to change your focus to your business and your clients, to remove your business network from the unsustainable and reactionary break/fix scenario. It gives you peace of mind knowing that your network is being professionally managed.

To learn more about our Service Level Agreements and how Managed IT Services will benefit your company, contact us today.

 
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Virtual Servers


VIRTUAL SERVERS

Virtual Servers


VIRTUAL SERVERS

BENEFITS OF VIRTUAL SERVERS

  • Consolidate and centralize your physical servers
  • Decreases server underutilization
  • Lower physical space needs
  • Lower power and cooling requirements.
  • Easy to add more servers
  • Makes disaster recovery much easier.
  • Solves the Legacy System problem
  • Frees up IT to focus on business development

 

BENEFITS OF VIRTUALIZATION

Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc. will design a virtual host solution for your business. A custom virtual host solution allows you to consolidate and centralize your physical servers into a single virtual host server. For many companies they may have servers to handle the internet, email, files, enterprise resource planning, or custom mission critical programs necessary for your business. It is not uncommon for a business to have multiple servers running simultaneously to meet their business needs. Each of these servers require their own hardware, as well as maintenance. Additionally each of these servers increases your power and cooling needs. Finally these servers are likely not running at 100%. Microsoft reports that the typical server-utilization rate is about 15%. This leaves 85% of a server's capacity sitting unused.  It is not uncommon for a company to have multiple underutilized servers costing them money, however they may be unwilling to combine servers out of fear of compatibility issues or risking downtime.  A single virtual host server solves these problems by allowing you to remove the need for multiple servers each devoted to a single function.

By consolidating your multiple physical servers onto a virtual host server you save on electricity costs, Microsoft licensing fees, open up floor space, lower cooling costs, decrease your carbon footprint, and make your business much easier to manage. Without multiple hardware servers that need to be patched, and maintained, your server maintenance and upkeep is much easier. Installing a new server is also a much faster process. You do not need to spend a lengthy period of time ordering the hardware, wait potentially weeks for the hardware to arrive, set it up on the rack, install the operating system and applications, apply security patches, and then test to make sure everything is working. With server virtualization  you can have a new server up and running in under three hours.

 

CREATING NEW SERVERS AND DISASTER RECOVERY IS SIMPLIFIED.

With Virtual server management consoles you can click a button to create a new server, choose the OS, and be ready to go quickly. You can easily clone a gold image, master template, or existing virtual machine and quickly have your new server up and running with already installed and patched versions of your software ready to go.  The ability to copy between servers is invaluable for maintaining your system, managing your data, and growing your business.  You can easily clone a live environment to test patches, updates, or other QA purposes without fear of shutting down your business. The process is quick and easy.

Server virtualization is wonderful for disaster recovery. If one of the hardware servers running everything goes down another instantly picks up where the other left off without any downtime. End users would not even notice a problem. You can also snapshot images of entire servers with a replica so that in a worst case scenario the system can be restored automatically.  You also avoid costly duplication of hardware by having an identical hardware backup ready to go. An offsite backup can be done on a redundant machine or less expensive hardware. This allows you to continue to run your virtual servers while the main hardware is replaced. An offsite backup ensures that even where the server room to burn down the images could be easily thrown onto another machine getting your business back up and running quickly. Finally you remove the disk of compatibility issues with running multiple applications on a single server. If two programs are running on a server, and one crashes the server, both go down. With a virtual environment that is not the case, further minimizing downtime.

 

LEGACY SYSTEMS SIMPLIFIED

This can also be very handy for legacy systems. Many business still maintain mission critical programs on older systems that are just not compatible with modern operating systems or hardware. A virtual server can be setup to emulate an older operating system allowing you to finally retire expensive to repair, and impossible to replace legacy systems.  This also solves the problem of various programs which are only compatible with certain versions of the operating system. This completely bypasses the nightmare of trying to find an operating system version that will allow two programs to both work simultaneously. They each can run in their own environment on their preferred OS

 

VIRTUALIZATION CAN ACCELERATE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.

Finally beyond just cutting your energy costs, cooling needs, and cutting your carbon footprint, virtualization makes hardware repairs and server management much easier.  With less time consumed in managing hardware, or configuring software, many businesses turn that time into furthering business development. Companies are able to utilize virtual servers to expand their services to customers, as well as more easily test, and quickly rollout new features to their customers.

It is important to ensure your host server is robust enough to handle all of your virtual servers. While server virtualization will help with CPU utilization rates, you cannot replace three servers operating at high utilization with a single equivalent server. We can work with you to ensure your system is supported by appropriate hardware keeping your system responsive and stable.

Is server virtualization right for you? We can help you understand how server virtualization can benefit your business.

 
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Repairs


REPAIRS

Repairs


REPAIRS

SERVER & WORKSTATION REPAIRS IN WINCHESTER, VA

Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc. offers CompTIA Certified system repairs for all your workstations and servers. If a hard drive goes down, or a system board is bad, Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc. will diagnose and repair or replace it. We are a comprehensive resource for system repairs on Microsoft and Apple platforms.

If your shop uses Dell servers or workstations and those units are under warranty, Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc.'s relationship with Dell can cut through the "red tape" and get any necessary replacement parts drop-shipped to our location.

Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc.'s team is certified to work on any PC, server, or Microsoft operating system. In case of a malfunction, let Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc.'s Microsoft Certified technicians diagnose and resolve the issue.

 

 
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Spam Filtering


SPAM FILTERING

Spam Filtering


SPAM FILTERING

HOSTED SPAM FILTERING SOLUTIONS

Our VBSpam-certified solution uses multiple anti-spam filters that combine SpamRazer technology, greylisting, IP reputation filtering, Bayesian filtering, and other advanced technologies to provide a spam capture rate of more than 99%. Let us raise your shields against unwanted email.

Also you will get a personalized account for each of your users, where they can review captured unwanted mail, add personal rules, and be able to totally customize their individual accounts. Call us today to find out more.

 
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Voice Over IP | IT Services | Cardinal Technology Solutions | Winchester VA |


VOICE OVER IP

Voice Over IP | IT Services | Cardinal Technology Solutions | Winchester VA |


VOICE OVER IP

VOICE OVER IP (VoIP) SERVICES

Voice over IP or VoIP is a technology designed to transmit voice data over your high-speed Internet connection. VoIP is natively cost-cutting and offers services that traditional phone systems can't offer.

Our cloud-based phone system solution gives you a professional boost. Enjoy a suite of Hosted VoIP features, including unlimited voicemail boxes, auto attendants, and local and long-distance calling. Focus on your priorities, not your tech.

 

ALL THE FEATURES YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

We offer over 80 Hosted VoIP and Unified Communications features to help your organization communicate better.

  •  Auto-Attendants
  •  Call Analytics
  •  Call Queues
  •  Call Recording
  •  Desktop Integration
  •  Conference Bridge
  •  Custom Greetings
  •  Find Me/Follow Me
  •  Music on Hold
  •  Online PBX Controls
  •  Ring Groups
  •  Softphone
  •  Time-Based Routing
  •  Unlimited Extensions
  •  Virtual Fax
  •  Visual Dial Plan Editor
  •  Voicemail to Email
  •  And more!