CompTIA Report on IT Security

CompTIA Report on Security features Cognoscape

IT departments are struggling to build a sound security practice against the ongoing threats and hazards that are attacking IT channels. Companies from diverse backgrounds are just beginning to understand the benefits of IT security. A CompTIA report by author Seth Robinson, senior director for technology analysis, identifies several key takeaways for partner firms trying to build robust security practices.

  • There are channel companies who now offering more security services in their portfolios while others are focusing their business solely on security.
  • Channel firms reported that the security technologies and services that generate the most revenue are firewalls (38%) and antivirus (20%) – going forward that’s got to change.
  • Channel companies need to become more proactive with security when working with their customers. Conversations about the cost and return on investment of security are going to start taking place.
  • Partner firms need to take initiative in building their own company brand and breaking out as an individual entities rather than relying on the reputation of more commonly known security vendors.

The CompTIA report highlighted Cognoscape LLC’s ability to combine their technology processes and education in order to protect their partners digital assets. Cognoscape focuses on small and medium sized business and offers basic layers of security services – backup and disaster recovery, antivirus, antimalware, antispam and patch management. However, they also offer a more strenuous, advanced level of active monitoring services like network policy management and risk mitigation, and they are in the process of developing security information and event management as a service. Cognoscape is lighting the path for partners who aren’t taking the right precautionary measures in security technology and service practices.

According to the CompTIA report, there is a discrepancy between channel companies and the services provided. CompTIA states that only about one-third of partner firms balance vendor reputation and value added services, with 1 in 10 partners primarily relying on the strength of their own services or innovation. This lack of communication leaves room for worry. At the end of the report, ESG analyst Kevin Rhone said that he views security as one of the biggest transformative trends for partners.

Cognoscape, LLC Appoints New Sales Executive and CTO

Cognoscape has announced that Scott Berg has joined the organization as Director of Sales to further enhance their IT Managed Services offerings by adding high quality Voice and VoIP solution offerings and Carrier Services.  Scott brings more than 30 years of IT and Telecom consulting experience to Cognoscape with a keen ability to provide clients with solutions that meet their specific needs while negotiating better deals with telecom providers on their behalf.

Also announced is the promotion of Thomas Pierson from Manager of Service Delivery to CTO. Thomas is responsible for overseeing the service delivery and technology departments. His vision and experience when it comes to implementing and managing technology solutions will be utilized to drive efficiency and quality of services offered by Cognoscape, LLC.

Cognoscape, LLC has historically focused on data services as part of their IT Managed Services offering, but with the addition of Scott and promotion of Thomas, the company will now focus on providing both high quality Voice solutions as well as the Data solutions and services companies have become accustomed to receiving since 2008.

Cognoscape, LLC is a full-service IT Managed Services Provider that specializes in enhancing business processes, keeping company data and equipment secure, and improving the bottom line through the use of technology. Cognoscape, LLC has the unique ability to serve clients in two essential technology areas. Those areas focus on business continuity and helping organizations transform their companies into ones that utilize technology as an asset.



Scott Berg


Cognoscape LLC, Dallas based IT Support firm to sponsor 2014 Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Golf Tournament.

Cognoscape is pleased to sponsor the 2014 Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Golf Tournament to benefit the Dallas Volunteer attorney Program tomorrow May 1st, 2014.   Please join us for a cold beverage when we pull up to your foursome in the beverage cart :-)   The drinks are on us for this great cause and we hope to see you.

Cognoscape to Host North Dallas Chamber of Commerce AM Exchange

Cognoscape LLC to Host North Dallas Chamber of Commerce AM Exchange – check out our new office!

Cognoscape the IT Services Company from Addison Texas will be one of the host for the upcoming North Dallas Chamber of Commerce AM Exchange. This early morning networking opportunity is hosted quarterly by different chamber members at their place of business. This event is an excellent venue for chamber members to showcase their office location and products and services.

  Date Wednesday, October 23
  Time 7:30 a.m.
  Location 16479 Dallas Parkway, 1st Floor in Addison

Co-hosted by Armor Wealth Management, Cognoscape and Hudson Peters Commercial Real Estate

Cost No charge for members who pre-register, $5/members at the door, $15/non-members.

Register online or by phone at 214.368.6485. Please RSVP by October 21.


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Chamber contact:
Carol Short
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

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Cognoscape IT Services nominated for Addison's Favorite It Company

Cognoscape LLC nominated for Addison’s Favorite IT Services Company Please Vote!

Cognoscape, the Dallas based IT Services and Consulting company has been nominated for the third year in a row for Addison’s Favorite IT Company by Addison Magazine readers.   We are thrilled about this nomination and look forward to winning again but can only do so with your help.   Please vote asap as the deadline is June 7th!   Thank you so much, it is greatly appreciated!

Cognoscape IT Services nominated for Addison's Favorite It Company

Cognoscape sponsors Dallas CPA Society Golf Tournament

Cognoscape, Dallas IT Company to help sponsor the Dallas CPA Society Annual Golf Tournament

Cognoscape is honored to help sponsor the Dallas CPA Society Annual Golf Tournament today at Gentle Creek in Prosper, TX.   Join your colleagues and friends for lots of fun, prizes, awards,  food, and more!   Prizes will be awarded for Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Straightest Drive, etc. Say hi to Chad King, Director of Sales and Marketing who will be manning the beverage cart :-) 

Cognoscape sponsors Dallas CPA Society Golf Tournament

Cognoscape Platinum Sponsor Convergence 2013

Cognoscape, a Dallas IT Services company is pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of Dallas CPA Society Convergence 2013

Cognoscape Platinum Sponsor Convergence 2013

Please stop by our booth for the chance to win a free Roku streaming player

CONVERGENCE 2013 is the Dallas CPA Society’s 8-hour Continuing Professional Education Day which will be held at the Omni Hotel Dallas on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, and is expected to attract over 1,500 participants.

Join us for 8 hours of CPE credit featuring 43 sessions of important topics and nationally-noted speakers on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Omni Dallas Hotel located at 555 S. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75202.

This year’s keynote speaker for the event luncheon is Billy M. Atkinson. Many of you will remember Billy as the ebullient introducer of David Walker, our 2011 keynote presenter. Mr. Atkinson, now retired from practice after 39 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, has served in a variety of leadership positions with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). Last fall, he was named Chairman of the newly-created Private Company Council, an organization set up to work with the Financial Accounting Standards Board to determine whether and when to modify US GAAP for private companies. It replaces the Private Company Financial Reporting Committee. Mr. Atkinson will be speaking on this new group and its initiatives, as well as other timely topics related to the FASB.

The day includes many special benefits to members, including a resume critique. If your resume needs to be updated, bring a hard copy to the DCPAS table and an expert in the field will review it and provide constructive feedback.

Special thanks and recognition to the companies who have signed on to sponsor CONVERGENCE 2013.

DBA Pro Bono Golf Cognoscape

Cognoscape Dallas IT Company is honored again to help sponsor the Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Golf Tournament

DBA Pro Bono Golf CognoscapeBenefiting the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program – Join us for a beverage at the DBA Pro Bono Golf Tournament – Chad will the one in the Beverage Cart  helping to keep you hydrated.

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013

Time: Registration: 10:00 a.m.

Tee-off: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Brookhaven Country Club Registration: To register, click here. For more information: Contact Rhonda Thornton.

Cognoscape nominated for 4th Annual Readers Award

Cognoscape – Addison’s favorite IT Outsource Company – nominated again

Cognoscape nominated for the 4th Annual Readers Choice Awards!


Cognoscape nominated for 4th Annual Readers Award

We won last year… with your help.   Nominated again this year… with your help.   Will win this year… with your help :-)   Please vote for us again (or for the first time) for the 4th Annual Readers Choice Awards.   We greatly appreciate the support we receive from our clients, partners and friends.   Thank you very much for taking a minute to help us!  

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Best IT Company DFW

Cognoscape voted “Favorite IT Company” in the DFW/Addison Area!

Just this month Cognoscape, local DFW IT Outsource and Service Provider, was awarded “Favorite IT Company” by ADDISON- The Magazine of the North Dallas Corridor’s 3rd Annual Readers’ Choice Award.   An awards ceremony was held Tuesday, July 12, at Buttons, Restaurant in Addison, Texas. Nominations for the awards were gathered this Spring and were published in the Summer 2011 issue of ADDISON- The Magazine of the North Dallas Corridor. Readers from all over the metroplex cast their votes for their favorite in each of the several categories, ranging from Business to Arts and Entertainment.

The entire voting and results process was reviewed and approved by a local accounting firm.  Readers from around the Addison and Dallas area chose Cognoscape, as their IT company of choice. During the awards ceremony, Cognoscape received this plaque (pictured left), naming Cognoscape as the “Favorite IT Company” in the North Dallas Corridor.

A little about Cognoscape.

A growing Managed Services and Technology Solutions company, now voted as “Favorite IT Company” by ADDISON- The Magazine of the North Dallas Corridor’s readers, provides professional service companies with a unique service that focuses on business continuity, data backup and recovery, hosted email and applications and leveraging technology to improve small and medium businesses. This proactive approach allows Cognoscape’s clients to focus on their business, not worrying about technology or network issues. Other services include vendor management, complete turnkey hardware, software and networked systems and a specialized technology planning approach matching the growth plans, budget and acceptance of newer computing devices and models.

If you are looking for fast and reliable IT service from an IT company that is highly favored by people across the Dallas/Addison, TX  area and focuses on improving your business through leveraging technology, call 214-377-4884  today or sign up for a free network health check.