While having been in business for over 25 years, FPA has been the leader in providing Managed Services for growing businesses in the greater Los Angeles area for nearly a decade. Our knowledge and experience has allowed us to evaluate and select industry leading components to build the strongest core foundational platform for our clients. This allows our clients' technology to function optimally while also providing a cost effective approach over the long run. We, and our clients, have become very successful over the years with this approach. Internally, this foundation has become known as "The FPA Stack".
The way that we run our clients' networks is exactly the same way that we run our own network here internally. The FPA Stack is the exact way that we can provide the most comprehensive foundation for performance, stability, and security for our clients' networks. Each layer provides an increased level of security, performance, and stability and having a majority of our clients on this stack provides consistency in such a way that we continuously leverage our specific knowledge and experience in each area that benefits all of our clients.
"The FPA Stack" is:
- Managed Services
- Backup & Disaster Recovery Solution
- SonicWALL Firewall
- Managed ESET Antivirus
- Cisco Umbrella Internet Threat Prevention
1. Managed Services
FPA delivers our support services through a "Managed Service" approach proactively keeping our clients' networks up and running at optimal effectiveness and efficiency with superior network performance, security, and reliability - all at an affordable monthly fee.
Managed Services allows our clients to pay a fixed fee for the appropriate level of ongoing support services their organization needs while having access to FPA’s proven processes, procedures, systems, methodologies, and people. This includes dedicated strategic account management ensuring a proactive approach running their technology. This approach to IT support allows us to improve the overall health of our clients' networks reducing their long term costs while improving their overall productivity. This approach is the foundation of "The FPA Stack"!
For more detailed information, check out our Managed Services Overview page.
2. Backup & Disaster Recovery Solution
FPA offers a highly reliable as well as cost effective business continuity solution for our clients. With our advanced system, you'll never have to worry about losing your information or access to your critical systems again. Our BDR solution is fast, reliable, secure, and most importantly proven in real-world situations over years of practice. It doesn't hurt that it's also cost effective. It provides backups locally, to the cloud every day, and virtualization capabilities so that if a server ever fails, you can have access to it and be back up and running within an hour or two.
For more detailed information, check out our Backup and Disaster Recovery page and our BDR micro-site as well.
3. SonicWALL Firewall
SonicWALL firewalls are FPA's recommended network intrusion prevention system. SonicWALL firewalls are the industry gold standard for small to mid-sized businesses providing the capabilities needed and cost effectively. SonicWALL Unified Threat Management (UTM) services adds on an additional layer of comprehensive threat protection. UTM provides a needed "belt and suspenders" approach to virus and malware protection for our clients' networks from external threats. In addition, SonicWALL's VPN component is a must for our clients providing remote access into their network.
For more detailed information, check out our SonicWALL page.
4. Managed ESET Antivirus
Similar to the other components of The FPA Stack, running a consistent and managed Antivirus product across our clients gives us the ability to be on top of this area of protection for all of our clients as well as being as responsive as possible when needed. Our in-house Network Operations Center (NOC) ensures that ALL of our clients' machines are covered and don't fall out of compliance. Running one solution across our clients means it's easier for us to manage and, ultimately, providing better protection for our clients.
For more detailed information, check out our Managed ESET Antivirus page.
5. Cisco Umbrella Internet Threat Prevention
Cisco Umbrella is a cloud security platform that provides the first layer of defense against threats on the internet wherever users go. At the DNS layer and by learning from internet activity patterns, Umbrella automatically uncovers and protects our clients' networks from current and emerging threats. And because it's built into the foundation of the internet, Umbrella blocks threats before they ever reach our clients' network or endpoints. With Cisco Umbrella, our clients significantly reduce the number of ransomware infections stopping 50 to 98 percent more attacks than firewalls and antivirus alone!
This is the latest component of The FPA Stack. And while there's no way to guarantee 100% protection against ransomware, these days this layer is by far and away a recommended must for our clients.
For more detailed information, check out our Cisco Umbrella page