City of New London Upgrades Firewall

New London Protects Data with Next Gen Firewall” The City of New London Information Technology division was created to improve the information technology throughout the City, leverage emerging technologies, reduce cost, and improve services to citizens and employees.  Assuring the safety and integrity of City data and information systems through security and access management is a […]

New Canaan Public Schools Upgrades Network Security

New Canaan Public Schools has selected Palo Alto Networks and Milford, CT. based, Digital BackOffice, to enhance cybersecurity with a next generation firewall.  New Canaan School Public Schools are a top-rated school district with 4,161 students in grades PK, K-12 and a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of […]

A Eulogy for POTS

Frontier Communications has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. After accumulating $17.5 billion in debt through a series of acquisitions, Frontier CEO, Bernie Han, states, “the company has significantly under-invested in its fiber networks, making it difficult to attract and keep customers. The company has outlined a plan to spend $1.4 billion on fiber upgrades through […]

Put a SOC on IT

Cyber Security Operations Centers (SOC) and the employees that staff these centers are often integrated with law enforcement departments, multinational companies and federal agencies.  Municipalities employ emergency management personnel and prepare emergency operations centers for weather related and natural disasters but not cyber-security.  Public sector agencies and K-12 schools rarely designate a Chief Information Security […]


Trumbull Public Schools was one of 373 nationwide school districts placed on the 2019 College Boards 9th annual AP® district honor roll for significant gains in student access and success.  Reaching these goals shows that Trumbull Public Schools is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for Advanced Placement. The Trumbull PS Technology […]

The Best Endpoint Detection and Response. Period.

We’re thrilled to announce the results of the independent MITRE ATT&CK™ framework evaluation, which validates that no other EDR offering on the market rivals the capabilities of Cortex XDR™. MITRE provides an objective, third-party view into how leading vendors measure up against advanced attacks. These results prove that Cortex XDR delivers: The best attack technique […]

Meriden Public Schools Upgrades Network Security with Digital BackOffice

Meriden Public School Superintendent Mark Benigni was recently recognized by a national education consortium for enhancing student learning through technology.  Superintendent Benigni over recent years has led a push in Meriden to embed more technology and digital content into the curriculum. Meriden is now considered a “one-to-one” district, meaning each student has their own computer […]

Chromebooks, laptops, firewalls and more…no bid!

ACN is a leading supplier of HP, Palo Alto, and Microsoft products to Ct. K-12 schools and municipalities. Approved purchasing contracts ensure competitive product prices and well regarded ACN/DBO managed services. For HP product sales contact Rick Persico at 203-874-5545 Ext. 111 or email Rick at For Digital BackOffice and Palo Alto Networks product […]

Prevent Phishing Attacks

You can now identify and prevent in-progress phishing attacks by controlling sites to which users can submit credentials based on the site’s URL category. This allows you to block users from submitting credentials to untrusted sites while allowing users to continue to submit credentials to sanctioned sites. Prerequisites- Palo Alto Next Gen firewall and Digital […]

An Ounce of Prevention

Norwalk looks to stop cyberattacks before they happen! Located in Connecticut in the heart of Fairfield County, the City of Norwalk is a diverse community rich in culture and personality. Uniquely situated on Long Island Sound, Norwalk has a population of nearly 90,000 people, making it the sixth largest city in the State of Connecticut. […]