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ESP May 2012 TechNews

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Software Solution of the monthPeachtree

Microsoft Small Business Server



Microsoft Small Business Server provides smaller companies with a stable server technology base for storing & sharing data and collaborating with coworkers, vendors and customers alike. Technologies that allow users to share calendar events, documents and spreadsheets and applications all while enjoying the data security of a small business private cloud. Localized and cloud backups are supported along with Office 365 or other cloud based applications.


MS SBS customers will enjoy centralized security and user authentication easy resource managment provided by SBS Server Manager Console, preconfigured wizards for backup and restores, built in power conditioning monitoring and more. And users can enjoy full Outlook feature sets whether in the office or traveling far away from home. Support and automatic synchronization with smart phones and tablets are also included / supported.


For complete details please Visit Microsoft Small Business Server Web Site for more information, or CALL ESP 803-329-5201


SBS 2011 Essentials Edition - For Small Businesses with Single Server and 25 users or less

SBS 2011 Standard Edition - For Small Businesses with Single or Multiple Servers and 75 users or less

SBS 2011 Premium Add-on - SQL 2008R2 and additional Windows 2008R2 License

Hardware Solution of the month Intell SSD

Hewlett Packard Z Series Workstations

Hewlett Packard Z Series Workstations are used worldwide by enginerring and design firms, software development firms, financial firms and more. ESP's own office is full of HP W and Z series workstations. With features such as tooless entry and maintenance, sturdy metal construction, multi screen and RAID support, the HP Z workstation is leading the way in high powered desktop environment.


From mobile workstations to ultra-slim desktops and multi bay towers, HP Z Workstations provide a product for every possible form factor and power level required in your high end user environments. Digital Video options allow for up to 16 Monitors per workstation, while the full size tower models allow for data storage sizes up to 4 TB in RAID 10 configuration ( SATA,SAS ).


All HP Z Workstations provided by ESP include 3 year , same day 4 hour response time warranty!


For more information on HP Z Series technology, visit HP Web Site or CALL ESP 803-329-5201


Security Solution of the month - Vipre Business

Fortinet Fortimanager


Fortigate Fortimanager is a central management suite for multiple Fortinet Fortigate Security routers. By utilizing this hardware and software combination, clients with multiple locations can manage all routers, VPN appliances and WIFI Access points from a single management suite. Imagine managing 20 devices from one login with the ability to push updates, policy changes and additions and more.


Administrators can provide location support staff with logins and management authority for their localized units if needed , all while being able to control all units from a central manager. And if you need to manage 100's of devices, Fortinet offers Fortimanager Appliances to manage your network without utilizng resources from your existing servers.


Features & Benefits

  • *Provides easy centralized configuration, policy-based provisioning, update management and end-to-end network monitoring for your Fortinet installation
  • *Manage up to 5,000 devices and virtual domains (VDOMs) and up to 120,000 FortiClient agents from a single FortiManager interface
  • *Segregate management of large deployments easily and securely by grouping devices and agents into geographic or functional administrative domains (ADOMs)
  • *Reduce your management burden and operational costs with fast device and agent provisioning, detailed revision tracking, and thorough auditing capabilities
  • *Easily manage complex mesh and star VPN environments while leveraging FortiManager as a local distribution point for software and policy updates
  • *Seamless integration with FortiAnalyzer appliances provides in-depth discovery, analysis, prioritization and reporting of network security events


Visit the Fortigate for more information, or CALL ESP 803-329-5201

ESP Inc is offering full hot site co-location services for established customers.

ESP customers can now take advantage of our co-location PLUS services, which allow clients to purchase and install servers and PCs to create redundancy or virualization of their live in-house systems and host them in ESP Inc's datacenter in upstate SC. Clients can lease server rack space, internet access bandwidth, power conditioning and replicated phone services to provide an instant location for their staff to work in the event of a disaster at their primary location. Whether your business needs a single server replicated or need a complete office replication complete with desks and phones for your staff, ESP can provide the space and technologies to keep your businees up and running until your disaster is resolved.


Co-location customers can test their installations at any time, and are welcome to actually come onsite and work for days at a time to insure replication and disaster planning success.


Clients can replicate as much or as little of their live systems as needed. If your company needs to replicate one critical application or server or needs to replicate the entire office, ESP can provide the service. Additionally, ESP provides all the hardware and software needed to replicate your systems and to insure the replication functionality.


This service starts at $ 175 / month / Rack Space utilized with options for full racks starting at $2,500 / month. Contact ESP today to discuss your co-location PLUS needs !

Coming Next Month !

Next month we will detail Pearl Echo Web Filtering Software along with HP ProCurve and Tipping Point networking products and Choicemail Spam and Mail Security Filter solutions. We will also have our Bonus Column,


Software Solution - Software -Pearl Software Echo Web Filtering, Monitoring & Recording Solution

Pearl Echo is a software based web monitoring, filtering and recording system that allows business owners to control the time users spend on personal activities on the web while at work. Each year, the US loses roughly 30% of its potential productivity to inconsiderate corporate employees performing personal tasks on the Internet. Get control of your staff and protect your technology simultaniously with Pearl Echo.

Hardware Solution - Harware - HP ProCurve and 3COM product line Merger . HP's purchase of 3COM and subsiquent merger of the ProCurve Group has created quite a storm in the networking and infrastructure world. Next month we will look at the new levels of networking products from HP.

Security Solution - Security - ChoiceMail Spam / Security Email Services. Are you just sick of all the junk mail in your inbox? Choicemail One, Small Business and Enterprise editions provide complete control of your mailbox by forcing would be senders to register with you account to be able to send you email. We will discuss the details of this product and the great results of a completely spam free inbox.



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