It just get’s better: Post-SMB Nation fall conference syndrome!

We consider out sponsors to be the important third-leg of the SMB Nation stool (our all-important tribal members being one of the other legs of course followed by our own company). So I am impressed that Calyptix – a participant in our fall conference – has made the following product announcement in its important security solution area.

Read on!



Harry Brelsford, CEO at smb nation

Microsoft Small Business Specialist SBSC, MBA, MCSE, MCT, MCP, CNE, CLSE, CNP

PS – did u know I host a technology conference in the New York City area each spring? Save the date for March 6-8, 2009 and watch “voice meet data” in the SMB space!

PPS – my SBS 2008 book will be out in mid-November 2008!

PPPS – my Microsoft Response Point Primer book is here NOW!

Calyptix Introduces AccessEnforcer Version 2.0 at

SMB Nation Annual Conference


All-in-One Firewall Solution Tailored for Microsoft’s Small Business Server 2008


October 6, 2008 – CHARLOTTE, NC – Internet security firm, Calyptix Security, is pleased to showcase AccessEnforcer version 2.0 at SMB Nation’s 6th Annual Fall Conference taking place October 4-6 at Seattle’s Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Calyptix has tailored AccessEnforcer™, its all-in-one security appliance, to work with Microsoft’s Small Business Server 2008 to provide automatic security and control of users, groups and devices through seamless integration of Microsoft’s Active Directory.  


IT professionals attending the SMB Nation Conference will have the opportunity to become authorized Calyptix resellers and gain pre-release access to AccessEnforcer’s new version 2.0. The general release of Version 2.0 is expected to coincide closely with the public release of Microsoft’s Small Business Server on November 12, 2008.


The new version of AccessEnforcer is tailored for Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 which will require a separate perimeter security solution.  As well as supporting SBS 2008, the AccessEnforcer also integrates with Small Business Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003.  Version 2.0 leverages Active Directory to provide automatic control and security differentiating among users, groups and devices for automatic reporting, monitoring and enforcement. Small businesses can get enterprise level security and network control at a fraction of the cost without the complexity.    In addition to seamless Active Directory integration, version 2.0 adds SSL VPN for secure remote connectivity, expanded real time network reporting, advanced network diagnostic tools and a new graphical user interface (GUI). The new GUI and complete integration out of the box continues the commitment of Calyptix to eliminate the barriers of needless complexity facing smaller businesses in pursuit of enterprise level security.


AccessEnforcer is available through IT professionals for a single price from a single interface without seat licenses or hidden charges.  All features are fully integrated and included right out of the box with automatic maintenance.


Version 2.0 raises the bar for network security services available through SBS consultants. By implementing AccessEnforcer, SBS consultants expand their service offerings at a time when many IT professionals are experiencing shrinking margins, product commoditization and threats from large service providers.  AccessEnforcer empowers Calyptix partners with all the tools necessary to attack the SMB market place with the keys to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment: solutions sales, custom branding for differentiation and a service culture that supports long term recurring business relationships.


As a conference sponsor, Calyptix will provide demonstrations of its new AccessEnforcer version on the exhibit floor. 

Jason Harrison of Harrison Technology Consulting will join Calyptix Security CEO, Ben Yarbrough, in presenting a special workshop entitled “MSP+UTM: Two Small Acronyms. One powerful Solution.”   Mr. Harrison has been an active participant in the beta testing of version 2.0 and can offer unique insights into its advantages.  Calyptix will also be joined at the conference by the three IT professionals that each won a full conference pass (each valued at $999) from Calyptix in its promotion of the community event.  


“AccessEnforcer has a tremendous feature set right out of the box. Its integration with Active Directory is easy and makes the combination with Small Business Server 2008 a very powerful solution for automatic network security and control for smaller businesses.  AccessEnforcer is tailored to be the perimeter firewall of choice for Microsoft’s latest server products,” said Jason Harrison, Harrison Technology Consulting. ”


“We’ve been working with the SBS community for more than a year in tailoring AccessEnforcer to address the need for a new firewall solution with Small Business Server 2008 and we’re thrilled to bring our solution to SMB Nation. Because we’re exclusively focused on the challenges Small Business Specialists face every day, we offer a technical and business solution that can give them powerful tools to win with customers,” comments Ben Yarbrough, CEO of Calyptix.


AccessEnforcer, Calyptix innovative UTM (Unified Threat Management) device was developed with extensive input from members of the SBS community to fulfill the needs of small and medium businesses. This all-in-one security appliance provides total control and security with a combination of features that protect networks from spam, viruses, spyware, unauthorized web surfing, hackers and other cyber threats and enables secure remote access, Active Directory integration and comprehensive reporting.  AccessEnforcer is deployed in the professional and financial services, manufacturing and not-for-profit sectors. The unified threat management appliance is offered exclusively through authorized channel partners seeking comprehensive security strategies for their clients. Calyptix Security’s expertise is evidenced in industry-wide vulnerability discoveries and in DyVax™, the company’s proprietary inspection engine which has proven more successful than leading antivirus solutions by dynamically filtering email traffic, executable files and Microsoft Office files from true zero-day threats without reliance on signatures.


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Jill Purdy                                                                                                               Ben Yarbrough, CEO

704.236.2501,                                                               704.971.8989,




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