Recent Developments With Consilien
Alliance partnership to help manufacturers affordably protect themselves against cyber-attacks
Los Angeles, CA – March 27, 2018: Cytellix (cytellix.com), the cybersecurity division of Information Management Resources, Inc. (IMRI), announces a partnership with Consilien as an alliance partner with Manufacturers Bank Los Angeles. In this partnership, Cytellix and Consilien will market and drive the sense of urgency for implementing high quality IT and cybersecurity practices to Manufacturers Bank clients.
The Pentagon Deputy Defense Security has issued a statement, “Protect your data or lose our contracts,” a warning not only for large federal contractors, but one for all sized companies, emphasizing the shift to making cybersecurity a top priority. With the rise of cyber-attacks within the small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), now more than ever, partnerships are needed to help our communities. Statistics show that sixty percent of SMBs who fall victim to a cyber-attack usually go out of business within six months. Companies must understand their cyber posture and build a cyber improvement plan to reduce their attack surface that includes real-time cyber awareness.
Increased requirements for cybersecurity compliance and policies for the manufacturing, food safety, healthcare, and financial services markets have added tremendous pressures to these already strained small and medium-sized business owners. The constant system upgrades, limited cyber resources, and restricted budgets have prevented most of these organizations from protecting their infrastructure. An alliance partnership between Cytellix, Consilien and Manufacturers Bank Los Angeles will help the banks customers gain a better understanding of how to proactively implement cybersecurity improvements.
Mike Yadzyn, Vice President, Manufacturers Bank says, “We value our customers and the health of their business performance. The value of a cyber assessment, improved cyber security and the ability to monitor changes, are viewed favorably by the bank. We encourage all our customers to be cyber prepared and reduce their vulnerabilities. We are very pleased with the new alliance with Consilien and Cytellix.“
Brian Berger, Executive Vice President of Commercial Cybersecurity for Cytellix, stresses the important relationship between cyber-preparedness and ongoing continuous cyber monitoring for these manufacturers as being crucial to business continuity in our growing economy. “We feel confident that our combined expertise with Consilien will position Manufacturers Bank’s clientele to not only be cyber-ready today, but will proactively identify threats, in real-time, that will protect their businesses from financial loses by utilizing the capability to continuously monitor their enterprise network 24/7.
Principal Partner of Consilien, Eric H. Kong says, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide the clients of Manufacturers Bank with the cost-effective resources they need to be cyber secure and compliant. Mike Yadzyn has been a tremendous resource and we look forward to working together. The strategic partnership with Cytellix allows us to continue to be at the forefront of providing real world and cost-effective security and IT solutions to our clients. Their unique competitive advantage of providing continuous real-time monitoring, becomes our clients competitive advantage. Now they can sleep a little better at night knowing that someone is literally watching the store, at all hours.”
Cytellix, the cybersecurity division of Information Management Resources, Inc. (IMRI), is an industry-standards-based, managed cybersecurity service provider, specializing in proactive behavioral analytics and situational awareness of an organization’s cyber posture. Cytellix has created an affordable outsourced solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) – which have become one of the largest targets of cyber-attacks in recent years – and its solutions have monitored over 7 million devices thus far. Its best-in-class, turnkey service was designed to help SMBs in government, manufacturing, finance, banking, law, healthcare and higher education sectors take a proactive, low-friction approach to securing their environment. The managed service includes assessments, gap analysis, continuous monitoring, practical plans of action, and customized best practices for remediation and implementation. Cytellix has not only successfully secured the network perimeters for the U.S. Army, Missile Defense Agency and municipal organizations such as the City of Irvine, but its proactive solution has also been deployed at leading corporations, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kaiser Permanente and the Walt Disney Company.
About Consilien LLC
Consilien LLC., founded by Eric H. Kong and Fred Romero in 2001, provides proactive IT services that are hassle-free, secure, and cost-effective for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Unlike other IT companies, Consilien creates customized IT environments that are aligned with their clients’ business goals and objectives. Services include cyber security, back-up and disaster recovery/business continuity, managed services, private cloud services, and consulting.
About Manufacturers Bank
The mission at Manufacturers Bank is to be “the bank of choice” for middle market companies. Since no two businesses are alike, no solution is the same. The effectiveness of Manufacturers Bank is because its team gets to know and understand the challenges faced by its customers. Quite often this requires the team to think “outside” the box, but allows creative and customized financial solutions especially for long term growth. This philosophy has allowed Manufacturers Bank to maintain long term relationships with clients and influence new ones. This is their unique value add. Manufacturers Bank is also one of the most well capitalized banks for this size in the state of California, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Clients include manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, importers, exporters, food and beverage, and lending into the top 20 food franchise space.