Presidio Networked Solutions Aids Realtors Association and County Clerks Office with Key Networking Infrastructure


Realtors Organization Now Thwarts Hackers at Their Point of Entry; Court Reduces Network-Server Backup Times by Over 80%

GREENBELT, Md., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Presidio Networked Solutions, the nation’s largest independent Value Added Solution Provider (VASP), today announced that it has completed major networking infrastructure projects for The Florida Association of Realtors and the Lee County Florida Clerk of Court’s Office.

For The Florida Association of Realtors (FAR), Presidio developed a system to prevent “screen scraping,” an attack on an organization’s website by which a computer program culls information for unauthorized purposes. Presidio installed two firewalls for FAR, developed integral Intrusion Protection Systems to run on those firewalls, and linked the firewalls to FAR’s existing Mitigation Analysis and Response system (MARS) consisting of scalable Cisco Systems appliances for threat management, monitoring, and mitigation. Through Presidio’s quick response, FAR prevented over 150 attacks on its website within the first two weeks of operation.

“Presidio’s help has been invaluable in the deployment of our new Cisco ASA firewall and our Mitigation Analysis and Response System,” said Ed DeRosa, Computer Operations Manager for The Florida Association of Realtors. “Presidio's quick support in developing a specific security signature that met our unique needs has added a higher level of security to our network. I am extremely pleased with the ease with which the new system was integrated into our network environment.”

For the Lee County Florida Clerk of Court's Office, Presidio joined forces with Network Appliance (NetApp) in developing the scope of work, deployment and integration of a new NetApp system to reduce backup times for the county's network servers. Presidio’s role was to guide the clerk’s office through an evaluation of what the office called “numerous products and consultants” for a workable remedy to server backup times that were, at that point, requiring six days.

“Presidio provided superior support to our office during the evaluation phase of our new NetApp system,” said Dave Thompson, Technical Operations Supervisor for the Lee County Clerk of Courts Office, Fort Myers, Florida. “We put the Presidio team through the wringer as we evaluated whether NetApp was the right choice for us. I appreciate the patience and integrity of the Presidio team in tirelessly enduring our tortuous questioning. I have never had such terrific sales support.”

Thompson added that, with Presidio’s support, backups now require less than 24 hours — representing an approximate 80% reduction in backup times through the use of NetApp's Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP).

“It's gratifying that Presidio was able to respond rapidly to the differing challenges of the Florida Association of Realtors and the Lee County Clerk’s Office,” said Ted Glahn, Southeast Division President of Presidio Networked Solutions. “We’re proud of the breadth and depth of our engineering organization. Of over 800 employees, 40% are engineers certified at the highest levels by our OEM partners.”

About Presidio Networked Solutions

Presidio Networked Solutions, the IT infrastructure industry’s leading Value Added Solutions Provider (VASP), addresses the complete technology lifecycle – plan, design, integrate, operate and optimize – for the enterprise, commercial and government markets. Presidio’s comprehensive portfolio comprises Unified Communications, wireless, security, storage, and network infrastructure solutions, and the company represents such vendor partners as Cisco, EMC, IBM, Microsoft, NetApp, Nortel, and Sun. The company holds the highest networking industry certifications from Cisco Systems (Master Unified Communications Specialization and Gold Certified Partner), Nortel (Elite Advantage Partner), and IBM (Premier Partner), as well as a host of other high-level certifications. Presidio Networked Solutions also offers customers an extensive range of financing solutions, including leasing. For more information, visit

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