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December 9th Meeting ~ Calyptix AccessEnforcer v5.0 Featuring Gatekeeper & Geo Fence

Our December meeting will be an online meeting – Wednesday, December 9th. This meeting will begin on-time at 11:30am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00pm. 

So grab your lunch and join the session a little early to be ready to go as the meeting will begin with our Great Idea/Tech Talk segment.

Our Technology Wizards Great Idea / Tech Talk will feature a presentation by Rusty Lee, CallMyPCDr. com. 

Our meeting will begin with this 5-15 minute segment, and it features one of our members sharing a business, marketing or technical tip that they have found to be very helpful or valuable in their business. 

Calyptix AccessEnforcer v5.0 Featuring Gatekeeper and Geo Fence, Ben Yarbrough and Chris Pelone, Calyptix Security

AccessEnforcer version 5.0 from Calyptix Security adds Gatekeeper and Geo Fence. Join Ben Yarbrough (CEO) and Chris Pelone (Director of Sales) to learn how these new features were tailor made for SMB organizations to significantly enhance their security posture.

·         Secure RDP & SSH access with 2FA & Zero Trust Network Access Control

·         Use RDP without the hassle or overhead of a VPN or client software

·         Completely shield RDP & SSH systems from the public Internet

·         Add Geo Fence to shield networks from hostile international IP infrastructure

This presentation will review:

·         Gatekeeper – why Calyptix designed, developed and added Gatekeeper to AccessEnforcer & how is it different than a VPN, common deployment scenarios & upcoming roadmap.

·         Geo Fence – the early data & findings from Geo Fence including most commonly targeted ports & services, most active countries and ISP/ASN Organizations, and IPs with unassigned countries and organizations.

·         How these new controls map to tactics and techniques recognized by leading cyber security defense models  and best practices

·         User and Admin Demonstrations

Gatekeeper, a patent pending solution, provides 2 factor authenticated access control (2FA) before remote users can access systems via Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or SSH. This tool ensures organizations don’t expose vulnerable systems to the public Internet. Gatekeeper shields systems from unauthorized users, stolen Active Directory credentials, probes, scans, botnets, brute force and targeted attacks. Gatekeeper provides security controls to safeguard against cyberthreats that increasingly threaten remote access as confirmed by the FBI, NSA, and DHS. Advantages of Gatekeeper include:

Geo Fence, the second major enhancement, shields networks in only a few clicks from inbound malicious foreign actors engaged in hostile reconnaissance and attacks on network and information systems. Geo Fence can be customized to fit any organization, and provides a highly intuitive, interactive heat map for optimizing configuration. Geo Fence generates detailed alerts for monitoring, troubleshooting and tightening the configuration.

“Our mission remains hardening small business networks to make it harder for malicious cyber actors to attack. Gatekeeper and Geo Fence keep cyber criminals out and let our customers get the remote access they need. If it’s not secure, easy and affordable, it won’t work for small business,” said Ben Yarbrough, CEO, Calyptix Security.

Ben Yarbrough, CEO, Calyptix Security

Ben oversees the day to day operations of the company and helps coordinate the sales, support, and development teams to help best serve customers. Ben also works to maintain the company’s finances and helps develop and foster the vision of the company.

Prior to joining Calyptix, Ben received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Davidson College. From there, he spent two years working as a legislative aid on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Ben continued his education with a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. He spent the next 13 years working in corporate law, namely mergers and acquisitions and private equity, both at Kennedy, Covington Lodbell & Hickman and Foodman, Hunter & Karres PLLC.

Ben joined Calyptix as CEO in 2007, having worked for more than two years with Founder Lawrence Teo as a strategic business advisor, helping to cultivate Lawrence’s vision of a network security company and assist in commercialization.

Chris Pelone, Director of Sales, Calyptix Security

Chris has been the Sales Manager at Calyptix Security since 2010 and is celebrating 40 years in high tech this year. Chris is BBQ enthusiast and sports fan, and enjoys helping his partners be successful using Calyptix security solutions for their clients.

Online Meeting Registration Details:

Existing members, and those on our mail list should have already received an invitation to attend. Online meetings require registration in advance. If you would like to learn more about Technology Wizards, or register to attend an online meeting as a guest, Please let us know via the Contact page.

Ken Shafer
President, Technology Wizards

Reminder: Technology Wizards meetings are intended for current Technology Wizards members or potential members.  Potential members must be owners or employees of a/an IT services business whose main purpose is to support small business using Microsoft products and services in some capacity.