Grand Rapids, Michigan – July 20th, 2011
CU*Answers recently announced that its WESCO Net affiliate financial services portfolio had expanded significantly, and was now providing a variety of network design, security and management services to over 125 credit unions nationally.
CU*Answers said a big benefit to credit unions is that WESCO Net is committed to providing a full-service network business solutions at a fraction of the cost for which many credit unions are currently paying independent, third party firms to perform via a separate, long-term contract commitment.
CU*Answers stated that the WESCO Net suite of service offerings continues to expand as well, and includes a broad range of expertise in:
• LAN/WAN design , implementation and Management
• Managed Server Hosting Solutions
• Web Site Engineering, Hosting and Modifications
• IT Consulting and Policy Development
• Managed Security Services
• Firewall and Records Management
• Virus Protection Monitoring/ Updates
• On-going Support and Education Services
A WESCO Net spokesperson added that via its Nationwide Network Reach: 24 x7 real-time monitoring, reporting and asset management of thousands of devices and hundreds of networks nationally is constantly being performed. This includes providing High Availability readiness for many critical applications, whether hosted locally by WESCO Net, or on premise at the credit union.
WESCO Net re-iterated it is committed to servicing the needs of credit unions. They stated that they represent much more than a typical IT service firm for providing certain services. By leveraging their extensive knowledge in having worked with credit unions through their affiliation with CU*Answers and the combined cuasterisk network, a primary focus of WESCO Net is to utilize this total partner experience to quickly gain the confidence and become a trusted extension of a credit union’s staff – versus simply viewed as another 3rd party vendor.
WESCO Net said this deep level of trust established with credit union leadership has provided many benefits as pertaining to a credit union’s preparing for and addressing potential issues prior to an upcoming IT exam; quickly locating and resolving a variety of network vulnerabilities for which a credit union may at risk; at a very competitive price point.
For more information access: https://www.wesconet.com.
About the Partner
CU*Answers offers expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and is a leader in helping credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. CU*Answers provides a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE® processing system (online and in-house) and Internet development services featuring It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking. Additional services include web development, network design and security, and image check processing. Founded 40+ years ago, CU*Answers is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO providing services to credit unions representing over 1.8 million members and $17 billion in credit union assets. For more information, visit cuanswers.com.
Organized in 2002, WESCO Net is a full-service network technology solutions provider. They specialize in LAN/WAN design, implementation and management; network security; firewall management; IP telephony VOIP (voice-over-Internet protocol) solutions; records management; managed hosting solutions (facilities management), compliance and security audits (HIPAA/GLBA/SOX); high availability solutions; web site engineering, and hardware sales and support services. WESCO Net provides services to the education, retail, legal, medical, real estate, hospitality, and financial services industries as well as court systems and regional municipalities. Its financial services portfolio includes servicing over 100 credit unions across the country. Visit wesconet.com for more information.