Michelle Rudnick, President
Within enterprises, the demand for greater business agility and 24/7 security coupled with the sustained effort to reduce costs exerts enormous pressure on all IT processes. Coming to the aid of such companies is PCS Solutions & Integration, a one-stop shop for IT solutions. The certified woman-owned corporation consults, integrates, and manages technology solutions that solve business problems and contribute to corporate growth. “Our forte lies in assessing problems, designing and deploying solutions, and providing support to customers so that entire IT operations continues to function at the highest possible level,” states Michelle Rudnick, president of PCS. Behind the success of PCS’s IT solutions lies a team of highly skilled professionals, including system engineers, wireless engineers, and certified network experts, along with extensive industry partnerships that offer managed services for mobility, video, AV integration, virtualization, unified communications, and data infrastructure solutions.
“To deliver peak performance in the security space, we not only aim at providing maximum security but we build a solution that is beneficial to an organization despite their location,” explains Rudnick. Whether the employees are in an office, at home, or on the road, PCS ensures that their security solution’s performance is maximized. In a complex cyber threat landscape, security must be considered for every business operation to make open connections and safe collaborations. As single solution cannot protect networks by itself, PCS follows a strategy involving multiple layers of security that includes access controls, security policies, intrusion prevention systems, and VPNs that are required to keep networks secure.
Typically, network security plans for threat assessment are broken down into three major tasks: identify assets, classify the risks faced by each asset, and determine the best defensive measure accordingly. As security posturing is never static and threat vectors are dynamic and always evolving, “It is extremely important for organizations to evolve network security plan along with the company and ever changing threat landscape,” says Rudnick.
Though certain functions can be automated to help mitigate threats; it would be foolish to leave security systems unmonitored. “To that end, we provide regular maintenance and vigilance so that security planning can be as dynamic as required,” states Rudnick. PCS’ mantra is to “simplify with technology,” while solving unique security challenges, it utilizes the best solutions available.
To address security challenges, PCS leverages Fortinet products such as firewall, switches, access points, email filter, NAC, load balancer, VoIP phones, and cameras to name a few. As all the devices use an operating system with the same look and feel, they can be managed from a single pane of glass. These security-enabled devices also share security information creating a security fabric that spans the entire network. Fortinet devices also integrate seamlessly with other vendor equipment; as a result, clients need not replace all their existing systems, which keep costs within budget. For instance, Fortinet firewalls can be integrated with third party vendor equipment such as Cisco/Aruba/Extreme network switches or Aruba access points to name a few.
As a single-source provider for all IT needs, PCS’ mission is to enable customers to capture economic value from the digital transformation of their businesses by developing, implementing and managing world-class, cloud-ready, secure and agile IT Infrastructure solutions. PCS delivers its technology expertise through a full life-cycle model of professional, managed, and support services including strategy, consulting, implementation, and design. Moreover, to ensure a client has access to a wide range of technologies and best-of-breed solutions, PCS partners with over 250 vendors including market leaders and emerging providers. By investing in the future of IT solutions, PCS continues to stay at the forefront of technology trends.