TORONTO – CDN introduced a Best Security Solution category at this year’s Channel Elite Awards. It is the first time, Canada’s No. 1 IT Channel publication and Web site has had a security focused award section and there were several innovative solutions submitted.

The silver winner Infinite IT Solutions was called in a panic by the City of Orangeville. The city’s municipal network was getting hit by a Distributed Denial of Service attack. While the city was in a panic, this Mississauga, Ont.-based solution provider did everything but panic. It rebuilt the entire network in 48 hours. Because of its security prowess, the cyberattack was dissolved quickly and the city today enjoys full data integrity across all its networks.

New to the channel, HoneyTek Systems, with state-of-the-art Security Operations Centre in Etobicoke, claimed the Bronze award at this year’s Channel Elite Awards. Using custom profiles and policies, they created an innovative unified access solution to secure and accelerate both Exchange and SharePoint which delivered an improved in performance of more than five times while decreasing bandwidth consumption by more than 30 times.


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