Karen Greer and Secure Content Technologies of Cincinnati provide complete Network Security solutions for the biggies – Alaska Airlines, U.S. Dept. of Defense, Toyota Boshoku – and small businesses alike, with a soft personal touch.
[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ August 5, 2012] Karen Greer does not fear the pocket protector(s). In fact, she embraces them, their fashion choices (or not), and the glorious geekdom that lies within.
Because, connected to those very pocket protectors, and wearing those chic Coke-bottle glasses, are the IT professionals whose lives and careers – and the fortune of the companies where they work – depend on the network security portfolio they assemble, monitor and defend like The Alamo.
More specifically, that’s when IT geeks from companies such as Alaska Airlines, Toyota Boshoku, Clopay Corp. (locally) and the U.S. Department Defense turn to Greer and her cutting-edge network security firm, Secure Content Technologies (www.securecontenttechnologies.com), for advice.
“By building a strategic product portfolio, we’ve been able to grow from an anti-virus and e-mail security consultant to providing a full network security solution,” said Greer.
A 16-year veteran of the industry, Greer launched Secure Content Technologies (SCT) six years ago. She employs two business development professionals, a dedicated technical support representative.
The accelerant at SCT: a (seemingly) never-ending quest for more secure, better, faster technology.
“In 2012, I fully expect to see large growth in web malware and targeted attacks, broader use of mobile and smart device usage in companies, and a growing adoption of cloud computing – all which will bring new security challenges for our customers,” said Greer.
“Companies can no longer rely on desktop anti-virus. They need a well-thought-out, multi-faced protection plan …. and that’s where we are able to help.”
Most of SCT’s business is corporate, with about 30 percent devoted to the educational market, where Greer’s company serves dozens of colleges and universities nationwide. One such loyal customer is Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. Transylvania University utilizes Sophos Email Security and Control for the school and students.
Jason Whitaker is the Vice President of Information Technology at Transylvania University.
Today, more than ever, Whitaker’s job security depends on the quality, and accuracy, of the advice he receives on network security for the progressive, liberal arts college in Lexington, Ky.
“What I really like about Karen and SCT is every once in a while, for no reason other than just to see how things are doing, they’ll call to see how I’m doing, how the products I’ve installed are performing, and if there are any new things I should be seeing in new software versions,” said Whitaker. “You just don’t get that from most IT vendors and resellers. There’s a personal touch there, with Karen and SCT, that you just can’t buy.
“I’ve never asked Karen if she has a large, small or medium-sized business. And that doesn’t matter,” Whitaker added.
“The personal touch that she provides, whenever I deal with her, is why we choose to do business with SCT.”
The SCT growth strategy was recently turbo-charged by Russian web security titan Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com) which recently named SCT an official reseller and put Greer on its Partner Advisory Board.
Greer estimates that, over the next two to three years, the deal could help her increase sales between 20 percent to 25 percent annually.
Secret Sauce at SCT: ‘Knowledge, Integrity, Focus’
From the Kaspersky angle, providing comprehensive protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, the Russians get a key U.S. channel, already plugged into a national clientele.
“What I do different from most resellers is, I don’t burst through the door trying to sell you something. I’d prefer to sit and listen to what you need, ask focused questions, and offer a solid, well-planned, secure solution,” said Greer. “I understand the level of importance a customer places on making a decision to protect their network and valuable data. I take that responsibility seriously, and work to find the most secure solutions to fit their criteria.”
“I have known and worked with Karen and SCT as a partner for many years with great success. She exemplifies what businesses look for in a security solution provider: knowledge of the subject matter, high integrity, and a focus to deliver the desired results, based on the needs of each customer,” said Chris Doggett, Vice President of North American Channel Sales for Kaspersky Lab.
“We are very pleased to have partnered with SCT, and we know that it will result in a highly productive partnership for years to come,” Doggett added. “After only a couple months aboard Kaspersky Lab’s channel program, SCT has already proven itself as a strong partner ready to hit the ground running.
“Karen is the type of business owner and leader that one sees all too rarely in our industry: a successful CEO, who somehow finds the time to make every conversation and relationship count. She means what she says, and she never makes a commitment that she doesn’t know she can deliver,” Doggett said. “Karen Greer and SCT are truly a trusted partner, and valued member of our team.”
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