IS&T Adds Network Security to Its Product Offerings

PR Newswire: | March 24, 2020

Today, IS&T, a trusted, innovative technology and web design firm serving the Greater Houston Area and beyond, announced the addition of network security to its already expansive list of product and service offerings. Regarding the company's latest addition, IS&T Partner and General Manager Scott Lard said, "We are excited to add our new Endpoint Security Solution, Fortify – Powered by SentinelOne, offering our clients even more support and becoming a one-stop-shop for all things IT and web." Already established as a go-to for businesses looking for IT infrastructure, network design, monitoring, support, consulting, professionally managed 24/7 IT help desk services, and web/application design and development, the addition of Fortify – Powered by SentinelOne makes IS&T a full-service IT services and web provider.

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High costs? Slow deployment? Inflexible? Cloud challenges? Voice problems? The emergence of public cloud computing has rendered traditional enterprise WAN architectures to be suboptimal, from a price and performance perspective.

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High costs? Slow deployment? Inflexible? Cloud challenges? Voice problems? The emergence of public cloud computing has rendered traditional enterprise WAN architectures to be suboptimal, from a price and performance perspective.

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