Healthcare is not so different from any service industry facing specific and uncompromising customer requirements. Establishing a sustainable effective and efficient IT operation is crucial. The priority concerns for healthcare providers center on ensuring that patient records are always accessible and that they remain completely secure.
Data backup and protection together play an essential role in meeting the demanding, often compliance-driven, data security and integrity requirements faced by hospitals, clinics, physicians, insurance companies and anyone involved with the creation, distribution, and storage of patient records.
Acronis has worked closely with healthcare providers to create a state-of-the-art data protection solution tailored to providing end-to-end secure data backup that features encryption of data in the end stations and throughout data transmission between primary systems and backup servers (whether local or remote).
Following the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that crippled the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) network and computers, healthcare organizations began to realize that conventional cybersecurity measures are not sufficient for providing proper protection for their critical infrastructure. It’s become clear that all systems within a provider’s IT purview must be proactively protected against advanced malware attacks. Healthcare providers, like any modern (and potentially global) business, started to look for a new solution that would offer complete protection in unforeseen circumstances where valuable data is put at risk.
To help healthcare organizations meet this need, Acronis works with value-added distributors of IT security and information management, such as Interwork, to promote and distribute Acronis Backup 12.5 — the world’s fastest, easiest, and most complete data protection solution available on the market today.
Being in business for more than 20 years, Interwork established itself as a trusted solutions provider, delivering exceptional service, value, and expertise in cyber security to partners and customers in North America. The faster cyber security experts understand the value of a fast backup and have welcomed the new solution that can address the modern-day data protection woes.
Acronis Backup 12.5 fully meets the needs of healthcare organizations and opens new high margin business opportunities for Interwork partners. With Acronis Backup 12.5, Interwork’s partners can replace legacy backup solutions, helping healthcare organizations to grow, protect, and develop IT infrastructure without compromising the safety of data. The new technology such as Acronis Active ProtectionTM and Acronis NotaryTM extends the functionality of backup by automatically defending data against ransomware and certifying important documents through blockchain for future data integrity verification.
Acronis Backup 12.5 offers complete protection of all data. The new unified web console provides the easiest and fastest backup management of physical Microsoft Windows® and Linux® servers; virtual VMware® and Microsoft Hyper-V®; cloud Microsoft Azure® VMs and Amazon® EC2 instances; Microsoft Exchange®, SQL Server®, SharePoint® and Active Directory® applications; local and remote Microsoft Windows and Mac® workstations and laptops; as well as iPhone®, iPad® and Android® devices. Together with Acronis, Interwork provides partners and customers with the best-in-class data backup and protection options, featuring the following key features and benefits:
Safe, Flexible Backup
World’s fastest image-based backup of entire physical, virtual, or cloud systems
File-based backup of selected local folders or network shares
Backup for Microsoft Exchange Server
Data encryption (AES-256) for secure data access, storage, and transfer
Backup of user endpoints – desktops, laptops, and mobile devices
VMware VM replication, failover, and failback
Flexible complete recovery options with RTOs of seconds or minutes
Recovery of Windows or Linux machines to the same or dissimilar hardware, including virtual and cloud environments
Simplified Data Recovery
Recovery of files, folder, databases, mailboxes, emails, and other items
Granular recovery from Exchange and SharePoint backups
Easy-to-use on-premise or cloud-based web console to manage all physical systems, VMs, cloud workloads, application backups, and endpoint backups
Intuitive web-based user interface makes it easy to install, configure, and deploy
Powerful and Efficient Storage Management
Automatic validation and clean-up of old backups
Backup replication to automatically store backups in multiple locations, including the Acronis Cloud
The unique and demanding data security and accessibility requirements for healthcare applications suggest that specific safety measures need to be applied for end-to-end data management of patient records. Acronis Backup 12.5 provides the best-in-class capabilities needed to secure provider data wherever it is archived. Whether via on-premises systems, in the cloud, or leveraging a hybrid environment, Acronis backup solutions and Interwork cyber security services provide the performance and security needed to ensure safe handling of patient data.
Distribution agreement to provide reseller community with BlackBerry Secure, a comprehensive platform of software and services for United States and Canada
Toronto, Buffalo – May 25th 2017 – Interwork Technologies is adding BlackBerry software and services to its distribution portfolio in the United States and Canada, which will help expand the company’s business opportunities in the modern enterprise and highly regulated and security-sensitive sectors, such as healthcare, government and financial services.
“BlackBerry’s secure and trusted enterprise software solutions and services are an invaluable addition to our distribution portfolio,” says Joe Graci, President and GM, Interwork Technologies. “It will strengthen our go-to-market strategy and enable us to deliver end-to-end secure communications and collaboration solutions that will help our channel partners grow their businesses.”
“We continue to invest in strategic partnerships with industry leaders, such as Interwork Technologies, that allow us to enhance our channel partner ecosystem,” said Richard McLeod, Vice President, Global Channels at BlackBerry. “Businesses in the United States and Canada will now have easier access to BlackBerry Secure, the most comprehensive software and services platform which ultimately help connect people, devices, processes and systems to the enterprise of things.”
Interwork Technologies will now be able to offer its reseller community a secure and comprehensive software portfolio with BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite, BlackBerry UEM, BlackBerry Workspaces Enterprise File Sync & Sharing platform and BlackBerry Dynamics advanced development platform and container for mobile apps. These solutions help secure and manage endpoints and applications, provide secure application development and integrate advanced secure collaboration capabilities, including DRM (Digital Rights Management) for secure content management.
Wherever businesses are on their mobile journey, the BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite has a solution to protect any organization’s data and boost workforce productivity. It also enables customers to be BlackBerry Secure while taking advantage of the proliferation of endpoints in the new Enterprise of Things to drive business growth.
About Interwork Technologies
Interwork Technologies is a North American value-added specialty distributor of Cyber Security Solutions. Established in 1991, it has more than 25 years of channel and distribution experience with sales resources in both Canada and the U.S. For its vendor partners, Interwork leverages its extensive network of Solution Provider partners to drive partner recruitment, enablement, and lead generation opportunities in the mid-market to enterprise segments. For thousands of its Solution Provider partners, Interwork has the technology expertise and support required to both educate and enable their selling efforts.
In a competitive industry that’s constantly evolving, Interwork has proven its ability to navigate and prosper with its dynamic and agile approach to partner enablement. Year over year the company has seen growth and consistent improvements, notably the record revenues experienced in most recent years. Our dedicated team of professionals and longstanding vendor partnerships have helped spur this growth and created lasting, mutually beneficial business relationships. As a specialty cyber security distributor, Interwork delivers value through our high touch service model and expertise in cyber security.
Ottawa Ontario, February 27th 2017 – The Interwork team was thrilled to be present in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, for the 25th anniversary of the company. What started as a small team has grown into a close-knit family of professionals who strive to maintain the highest level of customer service through our boutique service model experience. For 25 years now, Interwork has taken pride in an outstanding company culture, balancing hard work with fun while delivering results beyond expectations. With a strong focus on partner enablement and recruitment, Interwork is proud of the outstanding and lasting relationships cultivated with its vendors and resellers.
Interwork’s memorable anniversary dinner gala with our vendor partners
In a competitive industry that’s constantly evolving, Interwork has proven its ability to navigate and prosper with its dynamic and agile approach to partner enablement. Year over year the company has seen growth and consistent improvements, notably the record revenues experienced in most recent years. Our dedicated team of professionals and longstanding vendor partnerships have helped spur this growth and created lasting, mutually beneficial business relationships.
Senior leadership right to left: CEO Richard Earle, Marketing Leader Simona Hiutin, President Joe Graci, Credit Risk and HR Manager Waheeda Salim, VP Sales and Services Carlos Rodrigues, and Operations Manager Edward Balatan.
The Interwork team lets off steam with some of our vendors at BATL Axe Throwing Ottawa!
“At Interwork, we strive to maintain a culture that is engaging, rewarding, and growing. We are proud to be recognized as a company that is committed to developing leaders at all levels of the organization who go the extra mile for its customers, technology partners, and for each other. Interwork has grown for its fifth consecutive year by executing on best practices in distribution. It has been a pleasure serving and securing the channel for the past 25 years and Interwork Technologies is excited for the bright future ahead!” says Joe Graci, President & GM.
Trend Micro and Micro Focus-Suse have been key longstanding Interwork vendor partners, from the early beginnings they have worked closely alongside the company to help build a robust and profitable relationship. Their continued efforts and business have helped Interwork stay at the forefront of cyber security solutions. Each member of the team is dedicated to assisting where needed, internally and externally, to support and enable partnerships to reach their full potential.
CEO Richard Earle and President Joe Graci presenting Trend Micro, our valued vendor partner, with Interwork’s Cyber Security Partner Award.
Interwork executive team presents Micro Focus-Suse, our valued vendor partner, with the award for Longest Serving Vendor Partner of 20 Years.
Providing a boutique distribution service to bolster enablement and recruitment is at the heart of Interwork, and it’s a team of informed and committed professionals who make that happen. It has been an honour to be a part of the industry for 25 years and the team celebrated by watching the Patriots take home another Super Bowl, engaged in insightful industry related presentations, wandered through Ottawa’s famous Winterlude, and even destressed with some good old fashioned axe throwing!
The Interwork team enjoying the beautiful ice sculptures of Winterlude on a chilly February evening
It has been a pleasure serving the channel for the past 25 years and Interwork is excited to make many more lasting contributions to vendor and reseller partners by leveraging extensive experience in cyber security, partner recruitment, and partner enablement.