June 16, 2008

Evolve Technologies Expands Solution Portfolio With Addition of Managed Firewall Service

Evolve Technologies (www.evolvetech.com), a company that specializes in providing information technology (IT) solutions for small businesses, and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner , today announced the availability of their Managed Firewall Security Service, which allows customers to optimize network communications, while protecting critical company data and infrastructure against intruders.

Firewalls are designed to block unwanted network traffic, both internal and external, and to permit only essential, verifiable communications. For example, a network, which appears to be operating normally, may be vulnerable to an external attack that could adversely affect a user's network speed and productivity. A firewall both defends the network and ensures that the network's performance is optimal by managing the traffic going to and from the Internet.

Evolve Technologies Managed Firewall Security Service can allow employers to track Internet access. Employee Internet use is tracked, but not blocked. As a result, employees are never prevented from accomplishing a legitimate Internet task, but remain accountable for their actions. In addition, since the network firewall is in constant communication with Evolve Technologies Network Operations Center (NOC), security events that affect the network are automatically recorded and evaluated by Evolve's team of IT specialists, who can then make actionable recommendations when needed.

Dave Sobel, CEO, Evolve Technologies, remarked, "The Managed Firewall Security Service is designed to grow with a customer's business and as such, can accommodate a small office network or a large network with thousands of users. As Evolve Technologies continues to expand our service offerings to address the needs of D.C. Metro companies, we understand the necessity for a comprehensive solution that provides our clients with complete, up-to-the-minute network security."

Managed Firewall Security Service provides customers with the latest hardware technology at no additional cost. Evolve Technologies customers no longer have to buy hardware units, instead, as new technology emerges, Evolve Technologies' customer will receive it automatically.

Pricing and Availability

The Managed Firewall Security Service pricing is based on the complexity of a customer's network and starts at just $100 a month. For more information, please e-mail [email protected], call 703-426-7100, ext. 117, or visit www.evolvetech.com.

About Evolve Technologies

Evolve Technologies (www.evolvetech.com) is a consulting firm that provides information technology (IT) and computer networking services to small businesses. Based in Fairfax, Virginia, Evolve Technologies provides an array of services including server installation, virus protection, network security, backup services and complete information technology outsourcing. Evolve Technologies supports clients across many industries, including nonprofit associations. The first Microsoft Small Business Specialist located in the Washington, D.C. area, Evolve Technologies is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. In addition, Evolve Technologies won the Microsoft 2007 U.S. Field Partner Award for Customer Satisfaction & Experience.