FORT MYERS – Stickboy and Cigent are offering their solutions for free to help the SWFL business community. Stickboy has waived its expert tech support and remote setup fees for two months to help local businesses that are not fully prepared for the unique challenge that COVID-19 has demanded. Cigent Technology, a local cybersecurity company, is offering a free six-month subscription to the personal version of its Dynamic Data Defense Engine (Cigent D3E) for Windows 10. Cigent D3E is a simple yet powerful way to shield sensitive files from ransomware and data exfiltration due to advanced cyberthreats, even if the network or Windows 10 endpoint has been compromised. Cigent D3E protects ultra-sensitive files at all times with a simple step-up authentication, such as a Windows Hello Fingerprint, Google Authenticator, or PIN. For files that are less sensitive, D3E is threat-aware and requires a step-up authentication when the threat level is elevated. Cigent’s zero trust approach to data security makes it far more difficult for cybercriminals to exfiltrate data.D3E can be downloaded at www.cigent.com.
“I grew up in Fort Myers. The well-being of our community and the success of local businesses has deep meaning to me,” says Josh Zachritz, Director of Operations at Stickboy. “The world is forcing us to work remotely, and we are answering in a big way. Stickboy is offering free services that will undoubtedly help businesses weather this difficult economic climate and the new stay-at-home order.”
“These are trying times, and Cigent wants to do its part to help employees working from home keep their sensitive corporate and personal files shielded from cybercriminals who are trying to take advantage of the chaos created by the coronavirus pandemic” Said Brad Rowe, CEO of Cigent Technology Inc. “We recognize that as more employees telecommute, they are at increased risk of ransomware and other cyberattacks.”
Stickboy is offering free tech support for two months in Southwest Florida. Whether or not businesses have an IT company, the experts at Stickboy will help resolve any technology issues to make sure productivity doesn’t lag. If companies do not have a plan to work remotely, Stickboy is also waiving its labor fees to set up remote capabilities.
According to a recent Gartner snap poll, 54 percent of HR leaders implied that poor technology and/or infrastructure is the biggest obstacle to effective remote working. Stickboy takes away those barriers and helps keep businesses operating at full capacity. According to the Federal Trade Commission, cyber-attacks and phishing schemes have spiked 667%, sparked by opportunistic hackers capitalizing on widespread fear and uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus.
Elite Electrical is one local company that took advantage of this offer. The large company needs to keep operations running smoothly — especially because it is deemed an essential business.
“Our technology partner Stickboy was able to have all of our computers remotely accessible in minutes,” says Shannon Fitz, Chief Financial Officer of Elite Electrical in Fort Myers.
Stickboy is an award-winning technology firm that is optimizing businesses with custom software, mobile applications, process automation, and advanced IT solutions. Its team is pioneering the use of artificial intelligence and cutting-edge technologies for businesses large and small, helping increase efficiencies and scale growth.