Security, Reliability & Ease-of-Use
When Ken Romero
first started DeepInTheMoney, an online stock and options analysis
company, he learned the hard way just how important it is to begin
with a secure server foundation. "My entire business is conducted
on this network, so it is important that its integrity is intact
at all times," writes Romero.
1999 by Cisco Systems engineer Ken Romero, DeepInTheMoney offers
detailed analysis on NASDAQ 100 companies to customers on a subscription
basis. Contingent on the analysis that DeepInTheMoney provides,
customers have the option to paper trade through the Web site or
execute the trade through Options Express, DeepInTheMoney's perferred
online options and stock broker.
Having a strong
familiarity with Linux, Romero started DeepInTheMoney using an off-the-shelf
Linux operating system. Before long, it became clear this wasn't
the right choice for him. "I came to Guardian Digital because
I got hacked using Red Hat and wanted to find a hardened solution
dedicated to performance and security."
Protection of Business-Critical Information & Applications
needed a solution which would provide the ability to easily manage
the individual Internet applications that the service required without
having to be concerned about ensuring the changes made weren't somehow
adversely impacting the security of the server or the availability
of the service.
Web, DNS, and
email services were crucial components of the business' operation,
and despite Romero's extensive background in administration, it
was necessary for him to find a solution that delivered these services
securely and reliably, enabling him to instead focus on his core
turned to Guardian Digital for a solution that would protect the
dynamic content and consumer-specific information stored on their
network. If their systems were to be compromised, confidential customer
records and other important information would become public, risking
the reputation of the business and liability for their customers'
met those requirements by providing DeepInTheMoney with the award-winning
EnGarde Secure Linux. Sampling the free Community Edition of EnGarde
made the choice to purchase the corporate product easy. "I
did not consider any other operating system after trying EnGarde.
It is unquestionably the most comprehensive and cost-effective solution
out there," adds Romero.
Having no other
IT professionals on staff, Romero was looking for a fast, reliable,
secure, and easy way to manage the everyday activities of his business.
Looking no further than Guardian Digital's EnGarde Secure Linux,
Romero adds, "Any downtime would impact customer satisfaction
tremendously and paralyze the company operationally."
Web administration capabilities along with the Guardian Digital
Secure Network were key selling points for Romero. The Web-based
backup system, ease-of-management, and secure connectivity without
complicated administrative overhead were among the other benefits
Romero saw in Guardian Digital's EnGarde Secure Linux.
Being on the
road with Cisco Systems, Guardian Digital's unique WebTool allows
Romero to securely access the corporate network from anywhere, and
the Guardian Digital Secure Network delivers an invariably secure
and consistently updated systems.
"In an ever-changing technological environment, the Guardian Digital
Secure Network provides a fast, easy way to maintain our systems
and keep it consistently secure. The automatic update function and
exceptional technical support combine to form the most cost-effective
and effortless means to protect our intellectual property."