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10/28/2011 10:13:51 AM Earthlink acquires Synergy Help Desk business

Georgia-based Internet services and communications company EarthLink Inc. has made another Rochester-area acquisition — the hosted application business and IT solutions center, in Buffalo, of Synergy Global Solutions Inc. Synergy, in Victor, provides information technology consulting, hardware, software, project and support services. The acquisition of some of the Synergy businesses will help EarthLink build its IT service support capabilities. Along with Synergy's Buffalo solutions center, EarthLink also is adding approximately 80 Synergy employees. The purchase price was not disclosed. EarthLink became a significant player in the Rochester economy earlier this year with a $370 million acquisition of the telecom One Communications. Since then, EarthLink has been on a local shopping spree, picking up Perinton-based and xDefenders Inc., an information technology security company also based in Perinton.


9/19/2011 10:08:35 AM EarthLink Acquires xDefenders (EL release)

Enhances National Managed Services Provider Strategy (click to read more)


9/16/2011 3:16:08 PM Earthlink acquires xDefenders

EARTHLINK BUSINESS ACQUIRES xDEFENDERS EarthLink Business has acquired managed IT security company xDefenders. xDefenders helps organizations protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems, networks and information assets by focusing on vulnerability assessments & security audits, secure & archived email, and managed Internet security. xDefenders adds a number of important components to EarthLink’s IT security platform: • More scale and expertise around IT security, including additional Network and Cloud Security products and services • A second, redundant Security Operations Center (SOC) to Columbia, SC, that is co-located alongside our Earthlink data center in Rochester, NY • Added CISSP, CISA resources and geographic diversity for our IT security compliance and audit practice, including additional team members to complete security audits and vulnerability assessments for customers xDefenders will become part of with EarthLink’s managed services business under the leadership of Brian Fink, EVP Managed Services. xDefenders executives Jeff Thon, VP Business Development and Thomas Bullinger, VP Technical Operations will report to Jeff Brewer, VP of IT Solutions and Security.


8/9/2011 11:15:50 AM Cloud Security @ ITI Bankers Conference

xDefenders to speak at the September 22nd Uniti-East Bankers Conference on the topic of "Cloud Security". Trumbull CT. Uniti-East is the regional user group of Unisys ITI Core Processing applications.


7/19/2011 2:59:34 PM Zix Mobility announced

Zix Mobility is a new (free) feature of all Zix Portals and it makes life very easy for recipients of encrypted email, on their mobile device. Zix Mobility eliminates all the cumbersome steps involved in decryption and navigating. Its now a simple painless process! Also, messages can reside on the Zix Portals for up to one year, another new feature.


6/13/2011 10:37:11 AM "Cloud Security" @ NYS Bankers

Thomas Bullinger, CISSP and VP Technical Services, presented for 1 hour on the topic of "Cloud Security" at the May 2011 New York Bankers Conference in Tarrytown.


6/2/2011 1:08:34 PM xDefenders is recognized by Zix

xDefenders is ZixCorp's "partner-of-the-quarter". Having renewed its business agreement for another 3 years, is featuring its hosted Virtual Zix Encrypted eMail environment. see for more...


3/8/2011 3:19:39 PM ShareDefender Portal v2

The latest version of software supports encrypted data at rest and the ability to upload multiple files in a single step. March 15th availability. ShareDefender Portal allows companies to upload LARGE files (to 800 MB) and issue secure credentials to customers, who can then download (and upload) these files.


3/3/2011 11:00:58 AM The Secure Channel - First Quarter 2011 Newsletter

Introducing our new quarterly newsletter, The Secure Channel


2/4/2011 2:46:15 PM Rochester Credit Union Tradeshow

Moved to Wednesday, March 9th at 5 pm, in Pittsford NY


1/18/2011 3:44:18 PM Exhibiting @ Rochester Area FCU Show

xDefenders will be exhibiting at the Greater Rochester Area Credit Union Show for the 5th straight year on Wednesday Evening, February 2nd. xDefenders provides I/T Security Audit, Risk Assessment and Hosted Secure eMail to Credit Unions.


12/16/2010 4:07:59 PM Fiscal 2010

Both xDefenders and its parent Company, Synergy Global Solutions, will have very strong financial performances in 2010. In the case of xDefenders, record revenues and profits, in its 7th year in business. 2011 will mark Synergy's 40th year in business.


11/2/2010 10:44:11 AM xDefenders presenting at the AMS/ NetVU User Group

This is the Upstate NY Chapter of Insurance Agencies that want to know more about Zix encrypted email, secure portals and collaboration. Thursday November 4th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Marriott Courtyard in Penfield.


10/29/2010 10:15:32 AM Follow us on Facebook & Twitter

As "Sales xDefenders" on Facebook. Jeff Thon will be making daily notes and updates. Thomas Bullinger (CISSP) will keep you updated on Twitter. Please join us for information security news and comment.


8/2/2010 9:50:31 AM Hosted Exchange w/ Compliance Launches Secure Exchange 2010 Hosting Platform in partnership with xDefenders.


7/23/2010 10:25:39 AM xDefenders to exhibit at Uniti-East

September 21-23, 2010, xDefenders will exhibit at the annual Uniti-East Conference in Portland ME.


7/1/2010 9:33:30 AM X-apps released

"X-apps" are what we call our suite of hosted secure communications, collaboration and compliance applications. Consisting of Hosted Exchange or Zimbra Collaboration Suites, Blackberry and Active Sync Integration, OWA & AD integration, MailDefender spam and virus filtering, Zix encryption, MailArchive and ShareDefender Portal for large file sharing. Hosted from our Enterprise Class Data Center (SAS 70 II) in Rochester NY with CISSP management.


7/1/2010 9:30:33 AM South Carolina Bankers

xDefenders will be exhibiting at the Independent Bankers of South Carolina conference on Thursday July 29th, in Hilton Head


5/27/2010 3:45:47 PM FINRA email archiving fine levied

FINRA Fines Piper Jaffray $700,000 for Email Retention Violations Firm Failed to Disclose that Email Retention Deficiencies Impacted its Ability to Respond Fully in FINRA Investigations.


5/20/2010 10:29:23 AM MyKonos Partnership

xDefenders and parent company, Synergy Global Solutions, has become an authorized partner with MyKonos to sell and support their Web Application Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention management appliance. MyKonos provides real-time countermeasures, tools and prevention of "man-in-the-browser" and other attacks from malicious clients, bots and script kitties.


5/20/2010 10:27:58 AM NYS Bankers Association

xDefenders exhibited at the recent (May 17th, 18th) trade-show in Albany NY. Bankers showed interest in the new "ShareDefender Portal" for large document sharing and secure/archived email in general.


5/20/2010 10:24:35 AM xDefenders exhibits at Tri-Chapter NY FCU show

xDefenders exhibited at the May 1st trade show at the Holiday Valley Ski Resort, Ellicottville, NY. The show was sponsored by the Tri-Chapter Organization supporting FCU's in Western NY.


2/1/2010 4:20:07 PM Tradeshow in Charlotte, 2/25th

xDefenders will be exhibiting at the CNP Tradeshow (I/T Services and Technologies) in Charlotte NC on Thursday February 25th. For details email


1/21/2010 1:16:38 PM SAS 70 II Certification

xDefenders has retained Jason Wood CPA to re-certify the company under SAS 70 II guidelines. Official reports will be made available to clients in February and July 2010.


1/21/2010 1:10:02 PM Financial Results from 2009

xDefenders had its best year ever, according to VP Jeff Thon, Each year, since 2003, we have had our best year ever and that pattern will probably continue, since security concerns and spending is deepening and widening. We have a national client base and a proven set of security services/solutions that staff-strapped clients want. Parent Company, Synergy Global Solutions, had sales approaching $60 million in 2009 and net income over $1.5 million. Synergy is an ESOP company.


1/21/2010 1:07:05 PM HIPAA Lawsuit

Health Now of CT. has been sued by the State for loss of personal data. Press Release is available.


12/1/2009 3:49:14 PM Chris Kelly hired

Chris Kelly, CISSP and industry professional, has been hired by xDefenders to represent the company in Charlotte NC and the surrounding area. Welcome aboard Chris!


10/30/2009 9:55:48 AM Zimbra Webinar 11/10th at noon EST

Please join xDefenders and Zimbra on November 10th for a free 1-hour webinar on the Zimbra Collaboration Suite. Zimbra is a leading email/calendaring/collaboration solution used by more than 3,500 customers, representing over 50 million mailboxes, at major enterprises like H&R Block, universities like Stanford and Georgia Tech, and Telcos like Comcast Cable. Learn what makes Zimbra the low-cost, leading alternative to Microsoft Exchange. The presentation will be include a brief intro by xDefenders (hosting, filtering, encryption, archiving services), an overview and brief demo of Zimbra Collaboration Suite, examples of why thousands of customers have chosen Zimbra Collaboration Suite, and Q&A for participants. Please join us and bring your questions! When: Tuesday, November 10, 2009, from 12:00PM - 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time To register for this event, please go the following link:


10/19/2009 3:03:31 PM ShareDefender released

xDefenders launches a new service that allows organizations to "Push and pull" large, secure documents (up to 800 MB) to/from our secure branded web site. Credentials are issued and controlled. This is sold as a service or as a managed appliance.


10/2/2009 3:39:51 PM xDefenders partners with Zimbra

xDefenders, longtime user and hosting provider of Zimbra Mail, becomes reseller. Rolls-out Clustered Zimbra Servers on VM ware for University of Rochester and 8,000 users.


4/16/2009 10:59:46 AM xDefenders - Zix Partner-of-the-Year

Two years straight...2007 and 2008


4/16/2009 10:59:05 AM Todd Hughes earns CISA certification

Certified Information Security Auditor AND a CISSP