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UFS Enhances Product Offering To Include Endpoint Management

UFS Enhances Product Offering To Include Endpoint Management
UFS is enhancing its community bank offerings to include managed information technology (I.T.) services, as an extension of the leading cybersecurity services.

We are very pleased to announce that we are expanding our managed information technology (I.T.) services. As many of you know, UFS already provides I.T. services to our customers in the secure UFS Cloud, including security wrapped Internet services, ActiveDefense, Remote Access VPN, Zix Secure Mail, Email Shield, and SureConnect. You have been persistent and vocal in your encouragement over the past few years for UFS to grow in this area so that you could depend on us for additional I.T. services.

In the past year we have been actively engaged in conversations with many of you through focus groups, interviews and surveys to gain a deeper understanding of your needs. As a result of your input and encouragement, we believe that we have a prioritized strategy for this expansion that will fulfill your requests for more integrated and efficient I.T. solutions.

We are taking great care to make sure this expansion has a positive impact on your service levels. While we will certainly leverage things like our state-of-the-art data center, our computing infrastructure, and our knowledge of community banks, the strategy calls for us to expand our team. As a first step, we have identified a talented and seasoned leader that possesses the right combination of skills to successfully deliver services to you.  Mike Venaccio will be joining TeamUFS on December 14th as VP of Managed I.T. Services.

Mike Venaccio - VP of Managed I.T. Services

Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in I.T. services, including extensive experience working with financial institutions. Mike has been the Chief Technology Officer at SRC Technologies and a respected partner with UFS for several years. In addition to SRC Technologies, Mike has held key technology leadership positions with The Nielsen Company where he was the Director of Transition and Optimization and Sr. Manager Technical Administration. He also worked at Menasha Corporation, where he was a System Administrator and Enterprise Architect. Mike earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of North Dakota and has continued to participate in technology training and education throughout his career.

Equally important to Mike’s impressive resume is that I have known Mike since 2008 and we share many of the same values. Mike and I have been in the trenches together multiple times since our meeting in 2008 and I really like how his Midwestern values are a great cultural fit. In fact, back in 2011 after joining UFS, I contacted Mike about this very opportunity. While the timing was not right at that time, I am very excited that it is the right time now. Mike has the ability to take complex technology issues, simplify them, and communicate them in a way that makes sense. I know over time, as you work with Mike, that you will also appreciate this about him.

 

UFS believes the trend toward greater reliance on technology in banking will continue, placing more demands on banks to keep up with rapidly evolving technology. You have already placed a great deal of trust in UFS and we are appreciative of your desire to have us provide additional I.T. services that allow you to focus on Just Being a Banker!

 

This chart indicates the services we are currently providing and those that we plan on rolling out to you in the phases noted.

Solution

Current Services

Phase 1

Phase 2

Internet Services (security wrapped)

x

Active Defense

x

Remote Access VPN

x

Zix Secure Email

x

E-Mail Shield

x

SureConnect

x

Managed Server / Desktop Patching

x

Endpoint Protection

x

Hosted Exchange

x

Network / Server Management and Monitoring

x

UFS Cloud Hosted Desktop

x

Secure Co-location

x

Backup and Recovery

x

Disaster Recover and Restoration

x

UFS Cloud Hosted Server

x

SureConnect to the Branch

x

We look forward to providing more details at the December Customer Meeting.

2019-01-08T15:55:53+00:00