MANAGED SECURITY SERVICE PROVIDER FOR ACCOUNTING FIRMS

What IT security assets and protocols need to be in place to fortify your accounting organization against hacks, ransomware, and malware?

Why Are CPA Firms Gravitating Toward the Cybersecurity Managed Security Service Provider like Alavanca Systems?

Until the dynamic work environment shifts of 2020, many accounting firms were reluctant to move their workflow into a cloud environment. There were many reasons for their choice, among which was a reluctance to change and a public view that the cloud was somehow less secure than keeping your processes and data in-house.

But, things change and Chicagoland accounting firms are now moving to hosted desktop solutions by the hundreds.

Why?

Because they need seamless work-from-home solutions, and they need a way to secure their now geo-diverse workflow and data.

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What Are Hosted Desktops?

Hosted Desktops or cloud-based workspaces are not a new service. Forward-leaning companies have been moving to cloud-based workspaces for some time now.
In a hosted desktop setup, all of the applications, data, and computing is housed and accomplished within the cloud.

The company requires no in-house servers or powerful computers. Each person working in the accounting firm uses a laptop, tablet, or “thin client” (basically an internet-connected monitor, keyboard, and mouse) to access their computer desktop, applications, operating system, data, and personal settings.

From a user perspective, using a hosted desktop or cloud-based workstation is faster (because there is no boot-up or computing time required) and as intuitive as using their in-house computer system.

Are Hosted Desktops Secure?

Keeping your data on in-house servers is kind of like keeping gold and silver coins under your bed. Sure, you can keep an eye on them, but if someone comes in looking for them, they’re going to find them.

The datacenters used by Alavanca Systems to host our clients’ workflow and data are the same datacenters that are used by Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Because of this, our datacenters have to be constantly kept up to spec on cybersecurity and compliance concerns.

We set up accounting firms to access their cloud-based workstations through a secure, encrypted VPN tunnel, so data in transit is invisible to your internet service provider and anyone else who doesn’t have the authorization to view the data.

The Advantages of Hosted Desktops for Accounting Firms

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Near-zero downtime

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Cost efficiency

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Licensing included

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Updates included

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Simple provisioning of work-from-home employees

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Easy-to-budget, predictable monthly payments

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No up-front capital expenditures

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Freedom to access your workflow and data from anywhere

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Nearly unlimited computing power

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Why Choose the Alavanca Team to Set Up, Host, and Maintain Your Cloud-based Workspaces?

From the very beginning, Alavanca has focused on meeting the IT needs of Chicagoland accounting firms. As a result, we have a deep understanding of the IT-supported internal processes of CPA firms.

Our team will consult with you to determine where cloud-based workspaces would work most effectively into your processes and transition you to those workspaces with little to no interruption to your ongoing projects.

Once we set up your team on their new hosted desktop solution, our job is not complete. We’re with you every step of the way. Answering questions, handling any troubleshooting issues, and ensuring function and security.

Want to know more about hosted desktops? We’d be happy to have that no-obligation conversation with you.

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Alavanca Systems, Inc. | 2707 3 Oaks Road, Ste. 583 Cary, IL 60013 | Phone: 815-687-0280

Avalanca Systems helps accounting organizations thrive through the application of the following IT support options: Cybersecurity Management, Data Backup and Business Continuity, vCIO Services, Managed IT Services, Help Desk Services, Virtualization Services, Cloud Consulting, and Office 365 Migrations and Support.