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Equinox Communications Delivers PCI Compliant Solution

Monday, June 23rd, 2014 | Filed under Category Uncategorized

BRENTWOOD, TN — June 23, 2014 — Equinox Communications a leading provider of facility and cloud-based security and networking solutions and subsidiary of Equinox Five, today announced the national launch of EquinoxSecure, a suite of solution offerings that simplifies PCI compliance for merchants.  The EquinoxSecure solution includes a PCI network appliance, which is a managed firewall/VPN security appliance available on the EquinoxSecure network. With multi-megabit throughput, ten fast Ethernet ports supporting VLAN standards and embedded 3G/4G wireless, the EquinoxSecure appliance is an excellent solution for remote retail locations, branch offices of large distributed enterprises, and any environment requiring PCI, HIPAA, GLBA or other regulatory compliance.

“With our EquinoxSecure network, enterprises no longer need to deploy multiple devices at each business location to deliver all of their networking, security and 3G or 4G LTE wireless access services,” says Scott Raymer, CEO of Equinox Five.  “EquinoxSecure eliminates the need for businesses to buy and deploy expensive on-premise security and wireless access equipment from multiple vendors that is complex to integrate, time-consuming to manage and upgrade, and quickly becomes outdated. Additionally, most wireless devices use a USB external modem, which can easily be stolen or is subject to tampering. EquinoxSecure embedded 3G and 4G LTE wireless capability provides greater protection against theft of network access devices.  Our EquinoxSecure appliance can be installed and working in less than 30 minutes for most enterprises.”

Complying with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), adopted by payment brands such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express to prevent fraud, is imperative for any merchant that stores, processes or transmits credit card information. That includes everyone from the smallest “mom and pop” stores to the largest international retail and restaurant chains.

For IT solution providers, the task of implementing the necessary technology infrastructure and application solutions to meet security and PCI compliance requirements can be daunting, especially if their clients are multi-site businesses such as convenience stores, retail specialty chains and restaurants. Many merchants are not taking the actions necessary to make certain that credit card information is secure.

Solution Suite

A comprehensive solution suite means less complexity. Merchants and enterprises must address four critical areas of security to become PCI compliant: Firewall, Wireless IDS, Secure VPN, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). Addressing each of these needs individually with point solutions drives greater complexity, ultimately slows overall compliance efforts and places greater burdens on the IT staff.  A comprehensive solution eliminates integration of point solutions, on-going operation and maintenance of multiple point solutions, and management of multiple vendors.

The EquinoxSecure PCI service delivers a security and compliance solution more rapidly with better ability to grow with the merchant and enterprise’s needs. It also provides protection from obsolescence, because it’s not dependent on specific customer hardware, and will evolve more rapidly with ever changing security requirements and threat environment. Deploying a comprehensive, cloud-based solution suite can result in dramatic cost savings of 80 percent on the initial costs of deployment / implementation and 70 percent on on-going costs of operation and maintenance over the life of the solution.  

 

About Equinox Communications (www.EquinoxCommunications.com)

Equinox Communications is a leader in facility and cloud-based security and communication services for multi-location businesses.  Equinox Communication delivers critical business applications nationally through our network with competitive SLAs, better pricing and award winning customer support. Ask us about our Cloud and Managed Services and vertical strengths (retail, hospitality, finance, medical, etc.).  For more information, please visit www.EquinoxCommunications.com or call 1-877-344-2474. 

About Equinox Five (www.EquinoxFive.com)

Equinox Five is made up of several successful I.T. companies that work together to create an effective and efficient telecommunications and Information Technology solutions that service small/medium-sized and large businesses, enterprise customers, and several thousand customer relationships across the United States. We’ve established a strong reputation for outstanding customer service and true cost effective solutions that have resulted in meaningful partnerships with our clients. For more information, please visit www.EquinoxFive.com or call 1-855-440-8817.

 

AISG Announces Corporate Rebranding as Equinox Communications

Monday, August 12th, 2013 | Filed under Category Uncategorized

BRENTWOOD, TN — August 6, 2013 — AISG, a leading cloud and managed service provider and subsidiary of Equinox Five, today unveils its new corporate identity as Equinox Communications.  The new corporate brand identity includes a new logo, website, and updated messaging that underscores Equinox Communications as a leading cloud, managed service provider and network telecommunications provider.

Equinox Communication’s rebranding campaign is the result of the company’s expanding footprint in the cloud and managed services industries, unprecedented growth and increasing recognition.  “Rebranding as Equinox Communications is an opportunity for us to complement our continued growth and expansion as an organization, plus introduce a stronger brand identity which is more descriptive of our mission, products and services,” said President & CEO, Scott Raymer.  “We are known as a top service provider of multiple communication services and Equinox Communications aligns that messaging with corporate strategy.  We see opportunities in new markets and industries and look forward to expanding our product and services portfolio to existing and new customers as Equinox Communications.”

The rebrand is communicated through a new logo, website, print materials and other branding elements that create a cohesive and modern look.  The new brand will continue to build and foster Equinox Communication’s unparalleled dedication to offering innovative technology solutions and services to customers.  Senior Vice President of Marketing, Jeff Good says, “It’s more than just plain voice and data services for customers and we wanted to go with a fresh look and new name to help showcase our unique promise of delivering high-quality managed network, cloud services and telecom solutions for business customers. The brand Equinox Communications does exactly that.”

The rebranding follows the recent announcement of the company’s newest office in Fort Lauderdale to further grow its sales and support teams to bolster its continued product and service expansion.  

About Equinox Communications (www.equinoxcommunications.com)

Equinox Communications delivers critical business and cloud communication solutions nationally through our network relations and own facilities with competitive SLAs, better pricing and award winning customer support.  Ask us about our Cloud and Managed Services and vertical strengths (hospitality, finance, medical, etc.).  For more information, please visit www.equinoxcommunications.com or call 1-877-344-2474.

About Equinox Five (www.equinoxfive.com)

Equinox Five is a telecommunications consulting company selling and supporting over 5,000 customers nationally through our network offering competitive SLAs, better pricing and award winning customer support. Ask about our Cloud and Managed Services and vertical strengths (hospitality, finance, medical, retail, etc.). For more information, please visit www.equinoxfive.com or call 1-877-479-4227.

E5 and AISG Hires Rusty Hagenbuch as Chief Financial Officer

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 | Filed under Category Uncategorized

BRENTWOOD, TN— May 10, 2013 — E5 and AISG, a leading cloud and managed service provider, today announced the addition of Rusty Hagenbuch as Chief Financial Officer.  Hagenbuch brings extensive experience in finance, accounting, human resources, legal, tax and treasury, and risk management to E5 and AISG. Hagenbuch is an accomplished veteran in the financial services and convenience store industries. 

Mr. Hagenbuch was most recently Regional Operations Director at VPS Convenience Store Group where he oversaw a $400m business unit.  Prior to VPS, he was Division Manager for Mapco Express with various divisional responsibilities. “I am very excited to join the company as Chief Financial Officer, where I will focus on the strategic opportunities and growth of the company.  I look forward to bringing my industry expertise to the strong team that is already in place.” said Mr. Hagenbuch.  Prior to Mapco Express, Mr. Hagenbuch was a Financial Advisor at American Express.

Mr. Hagenbuch received his Master of Business Administration degree from Middle Tennessee State University and Bachelor of Finance degree from Austin Peay State University. 

E5 and AISG’s hiring of Hagenbuch extends the company’s leadership position in the telecommunications space.  “We are thrilled to welcome Rusty as we continue to expand our leadership team,” said Scott Raymer, CEO of E5 and AISG.  “His demonstrated track record and extensive financial experience will help drive the future success of our organization.”

About AISG (www.aisgnet.com)

AISG® delivers critical business and cloud communication solutions nationally through our network relations and own facilities with competitive SLAs, better pricing and award winning customer support. Ask us about our CLOUD and Managed Services and vertical strengths (hospitality, finance, medical, etc.).  For more information, please visit www.aisgnet.com or call (1-877-344-2474).

Jeff Good joins E5 and AISG as Senior Vice President of Marketing

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 | Filed under Category Uncategorized

 

BRENTWOOD, TN — May 1, 2013 — E5 and AISG, a leading cloud and managed service provider, today announced that Jeff Good has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Marketing.  In this role, Mr. Good will be responsible for creating and leading the brand strategy and overseeing the company’s national marketing efforts.  Mr. Good brings 20 years of accomplished marketing experience to the company.  Prior to E5 and AISG, Mr. Good held key marketing leadership positions at Cybera, Cingular Wireless (now AT&T Wireless), Intermedia Communications and LifeWay Christian Resources.

Most recently, he was Director, Marketing Communications and Promotions at LifeWay Christian Resources where he led marketing communications and promotions for a $180 million business unit.  Prior to LifeWay, he led product marketing for a $2 billion business unit of Cingular Wireless.  Mr. Good was founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Cybera, a provider of cloud-based security and application based services for enterprises and merchants.  Mr. Good also worked as Associate Vice President for Intermedia Communications, where he led strategic partnerships, alternate channel sales and product marketing.  “I’m very excited for the opportunity to join E5 and AISG and look forward to working with the organization to deliver high-quality and cost-effective services to customers and partners.”  Mr. Good holds a Masters degree in Business from the University of Tampa and Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin.  

“We are pleased to welcome Jeff to our team,” said Ken Royer, COO of E5 and AISG.  “His experience will be extremely valuable as we continue to expand our marketing efforts into new markets as the premier managed service provider across the country.  Adding Jeff’s marketing leadership and experience to our team, we are enabling our business to accelerate our brand marketing, products, services and sales efforts.”

About AISG (www.aisgnet.com)

AISG® delivers critical Business and Cloud communication solutions nationally through our network relations and own facilities with competitive SLAs, better pricing and award winning customer support. Ask us about our CLOUD and Managed Services and vertical strengths (hospitality, finance, medical, etc.).  For more information, please visit www.aisgnet.com or call (1-877-344-2474).