August 1, 2023

Cetrom Introduces Cetrom Connect to Bridge IT Gap Created by New FTC Safeguards Rule

Mt. Airy, MD (Aug. 1, 2023) - Cetrom, an industry-leading IT provider of custom Cloud Hosting Solutions for CPA firms, announced today that it has rolled out a new universal API technology - Cetrom Connect - which enables secure and reliable communication between both local and cloud networks over the internet. Cetrom began testing the product internally in 2022 and successfully rolled out the security solution to its customer base directly following tax season in April 2023.

With Cetrom Connect, Cetrom can securely connect its client’s cloud and local networks, including their virtual desktop, Microsoft 365, local networks, cloud printing, and more – eliminating the need for local onsite servers.

With the enforcement of the FTC Safeguards Rule on June 9, 2023, firms involved in tax preparation are now required to meet a whole new set of requirements to avoid penalties. Cetrom Connect helps firms maintain compliance with the FTC Safeguards Rule, GLBA, and IRS regulations and avoid potential penalties through the following network security measures:

  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Conditional Access for Authorized Users
  • Centralized Management of Workstations
  • Secure Data Accessed on Mobile Devices
  • Single Sign-on Between Cloud & Local
  • Eliminate Onsite Servers
  • Endpoint Protection

Cetrom has been hand-delivering award-winning cloud hosting solutions to CPA firms since 2001. Developed specifically with CPA Firms’ unique needs in mind, each custom IT solution is backed by 100% US-based senior-level engineers who consistently deliver 5-star rated customer service around-the-clock. Cetrom’s team of engineers prides itself on extensive expertise in hosting and maintaining all its client’s unique accounting applications.

Over the past few years, Cetrom has made deep investments into its security solution offering, adding several advanced threat protection security technologies, cybersecurity awareness training, and more - taking an aggressive approach to cybersecurity risk mitigation. Notably, Cetrom has put proven security measures in place to help further secure and support the demand for flexible and scalable global talent outsourcing during the current talent shortage.

Christopher Stark, founder and CEO of Cetrom, said, “Between the desire to maintain a flexible hybrid work model, retain and attract top talent, FTC and IRS compliance standards and regulations, and evolving cyber liability policy requirements, Cetrom will continue to innovate and deliver IT solutions to both meet and exceed internal business, data security, and compliance needs for accounting firms.”

About Cetrom
Cetrom is the Top Hosting Provider of custom cloud hosting solutions for CPA Firms, backed by AI security technology solutions and highly skilled engineers who consistently achieve five-star customer satisfaction ratings. Primarily serving the accounting industry since 2001, Cetrom creates custom IT solutions to meet specific user, mobile, security, and application needs for CPA firms. A Microsoft Partner with multiple Gold Competencies, Cetrom maintains SOC 2 Type ll compliant data centers across the United States. Cetrom has consistently achieved a 5-star rating for its services and support by CPA Practice Advisor and has been rated the Top Hosting Provider for CPA Firms by K2 Enterprises since 2015. Learn more at www.cetrom.net

Media Contact:
Emily Raines
Director, Marketing & Communications, Cetrom
Emily.Raines@cetrom.com 
(240) 790-0629

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