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GBS is a Full-Service IT Solutions Provider

Thinking of migrating fully to the cloud? Or do you prefer a hybrid approach, with on-premise assets supplemented with cloud-based applications? GBS will partner with you to deliver the solutions and IT support your organization needs – so it can focus on your core business.

Providing comprehensive IT Solutions for small-to-midsized organizations is our core business. We’ve been solving our clients’ IT problems for decades. GBS IT Solutions – high-performing, secure, and right the first time.

Greater Cincinnati's Trusted Source for IT Solutions - Since 1995

Every IT solution GBS deploys has your network’s performance and security at their core. As an IT leader in Greater Cincinnati for over a quarter-century, GBS IT technicians know what infrastructure will deliver an ideal, cost-effective IT environment for your organization.

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Cybersecurity Break-Out Panel

Do You Know What Cyber Threats Are Hiding Inside Your Network?

Hidden threats within your network and email can and may come back to bite. This panel of industry-leading experts will dig into the necessary protections.

Cyber Security

Cyber Security is highly complex, and cyber criminals don’t discriminate. They do endless research to uncover vulnerabilities across the expanse of the digital world. And they target the business no matter their size, revenue, or stature within the market. If they see a weakness they will exploit it – and likely hold your data hostage.

GBS will partner with you to implement a long-term, cost-effective solution that takes a systemic approach to protecting your company data. A GBS Cyber Security solution will save you time, money, and future heart & head-ache.

A real data breach is both costly and damaging to a company’s reputation. Here are some facts on the impacts to SMBs:

  • 28% of SMBs experienced a data breach in the past year
  • 37% suffered financial loss
  • 25% filed for bankruptcy protection
  • 10% went out-of-business

Key Cyber Security Services:

  • Security Consulting & Compliance
  • Penetration Testing
  • Intrusion Detection & Preventions Systems Management
  • Network Security
  • Security Operation Center-as-a-Service (SOC)
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Email Security
  • Endpoint & Device Security
  • IoT Device Management
  • Business Continuity Plan

Wireless

Regardless the size of your business, it demands an enterprise class WI-FI network. An enterprise class wireless network is one that has specific performance features and options that support your business with secured, controlled access and centralized configuration management.

Remote Support

Providing sound technical solutions and superior care go hand-in-hand and are a GBS cornerstone. When you need our help we’re there. With the ability to remotely connect to most systems, we can be an extension of your department without being on-site.

Cloud Services

3 Primary Cloud-based services exist:

  • SaaS – Software-as-a-Service
  • IaaS – Infrastructure-as-a-Service
  • PaaS – Platform-as-a-Service

SaaS is the most commonly recognized cloud offering as millions interact with software hosted on the cloud, and not the platform or infrastructure on which it runs.

IaaS comprises the infrastructure and hardware that powers the cloud. IaaS allows users to rent the infrastructure itself: servers, data center space, and software. The biggest advantage of renting, as opposed to owning, infrastructure is that GBS can scale up the amount of space needed at any time.

PaaS allows developers to create applications, collaborate on projects, and test application functionality without having to purchase or maintain infrastructure. Development platforms can be accessed as long as there is an internet connection, allowing team members to stay connected and keep working.

“Cloud” technology is everywhere, but what is Cloud computing? Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of computational power, database storage, applications, and other IT resources through a services platform via the internet with a pay-as-you-utilize pricing model.

GBS understands the benefits, drawbacks and intricacies hidden in each one. No matter the cloud service – Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud – their slick videos and online information make it sound simple. However, we know successful cloud migration is complex. GBS has the engineering expertise to ensure your company’s journey to cloud computing is thoroughly vetted, planned, and implemented.

Cloud computing is a quickly changing area that will undoubtedly play an increasingly important role for businesses of all sizes. But which elements of your IT infrastructure you should move into the cloud, and when, will vary from organization to organization. That’s why you need GBS. Our decades of experience and expertise can help your business save money and become a more efficient engine.

Proactive Solutions

GBS Proactive IT Solutions will provide complete visibility into the health of your network infrastructure including monthly detailed analyses and reporting on:

  • Network utilization
  • LAN & WAN connectivity
  • Disk/CPU usage
  • Memory utilization
  • Firmware revisions

GBS monitors digital environments of all types and proactively alerts and remediates IT performance issues before they impact your business. Timely system updates and security threat analysis will address compliance and improve overall performance.

Web Development

GBS is a full-service app developer specializing in custom development of proprietary solutions. Our applications increase efficiency and help generate new business by combining engaging user interfaces with a cutting-edge technology stack.

Secured Networks

Creating secured networks within your organization is business critical. And the key to effectively securing a network lies in the proper deployment of a Defense-in-Depth strategy. A Defense-in-Depth strategy creates controls in three separate areas: Physical Controls, Administrative & Policy Controls, and Technology Controls.

Physical Controls: Defenses such as security cameras, fencing, and access controls that limit a cyber criminal’s ability to physically come into contact with network appliances.

Technology Controls: Prevent the access to the content and data contained within the network. GBS accomplishes security using a combination of hardware and software. For example, our engineers first assess the business operation and need. Then configure a layer of security-based technologies to achieve control of your infrastructure.

Administrative & Policy Controls: Procedures and best-practices which guide employees use of data, personal mobile devices, use of internet, wireless connectivity, and other security requirements. Our Secured Networks solutions take into account the three types of controls necessary to achieve defense in depth.

Technology Controls include, but are not limited to:

  • VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  • Encryption
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • Biometrics
  • Access Control
  • Intrusion Prevention & Detection Systems
  • Firewall Security Appliances with High Availability with Auto-Failover

Backup Solutions

Backup solutions focus on safely and economically storing critical data, and the ability to recover that data efficiently. GBS cloud-storage experts will help establish a data backup and storage plan that balances security, access, and ability to recover data quickly.

With over a quarter century of data backup experience, GBS technicians will first ask the proper questions in order to set the backup plan that will safely store and help recover from any event that delays instant access to protected data.

Below are some related terms meant to help SMB business owners & IT staff understand a few essential terms:

  • Recovery time objective (RTO) is the amount of time it takes to recover normal business operations after an outage. As you look to set your RTO, you’ll need to consider how much time you’re willing to lose – and the impact that time will have on your bottom line. The RTO may vary greatly from one type of business to another.
  • Recovery point objective (RPO) refers to the amount of data you can afford to lose in a disaster. You may need to copy your data to a remote data center continuously. Therefore an outage will not result in any data loss. Or you might decide that losing five minutes or one hour of data would be acceptable.
  • Failover is the disaster recovery process of automatically offloading tasks to backup systems in a way that is seamless to users. You might fail over from your primary data center to a secondary site, with redundant systems that are ready to take over immediately.
  • Failback is the disaster recovery process of switching back to the original systems. Once the disaster has passed and your primary data center is back up and running, you should be able to fail back seamlessly.
  • Restore is the process of transferring backup data to your primary system or data center. The restore process is generally considered part of backup rather than disaster recovery.

Workplace Efficiencies

Technology can help your business maximize efficiency and productivity, decrease expenses and increase profitability. GBS considers how your business operates to determine which technologies will benefit your organization in terms of saving time and increasing your bottom line.

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