News & Events

News & Events

Cyber Security Lunch & Learn
Wed. JUNE 14 | 11:30AM - 1:00PM | Seasons 52 Fresh Grill (KOP Location)

Omega Systems is teaming up with Fortinet (leader in Unified Threat Management) to provide an informative session educating local CIOs and CISOs on cyber security strategies. FREE EVENT with catered lunch and awesome attendee gifts!
Want to attend?  Reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  
Pre-registration is REQUIRED for this event. 

  • 5/16/2017 - WannaCry Ransomware Status

Managed Services = UNTOUCHED
Omega Systems' Managed Services Clients were protected from Friday's global WannaCry Ransomware Attack, as these services deployed necessary defenses prior to the attack. Out technicians are continuing to monitor systems closely for any indicators of compromise. Omega Systems utilizes Tier 1, industry leading security technologies at varying network layers to provide optimum protection against cyber attacks. 

  • 5/16/2017 - Omega Systems at 2017 CODY Connect Conference

Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA:
Jason Zimmerman, Technical Account Manager and Rick Mutzel, Security & Compliance Officer for Omega Systems teamed up to present Omega Systems services at this year's Cody Connect Conference. Rick also presented as a subject matter expert on "Leveraging the Cloud for Back-up and Disaster Recovery."

CODY Systems is one of the most highly respected software providers in the marketplace, providing solutions for public safety, law enforcement and other public sector entities.

    • 4/4/2017 - Omega Systems Receives National Recognition

Tech Elite 250 list recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications for:
Earning the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading IT vendors
 Earning the most beneficial IT certifications in the United States IT channel
 Delivering premium products, services & customer support


Tech MSP [Managed Service Provider] 500, Pioneer 250 designation recognizes IT solution providers for excellence in managed IT services for:
 Providing maximized return on client’s IT investments
 Designing forward-thinking IT solution offerings
 Improving client’s operational efficiencies
 Helping clients leverage appropriate new technologies within budget
 

  • 3/3/2017 - Massive Amazon cloud service outage disrupts sites

    Amazon Web Service (AWS), “a giant provider of the back-end internet”, is and will continue to be a constant target of hacking, as the fallout creates a huge, noticeable impact.  This was the case Tuesday, when between the hours of 12:35 ET and 4:49 ET AWS sustained a 4+ hour outage, second in impact to the 5 hour downtime they experienced in Step. of 2015.  The ripple effect of the outage lead to 148,213 unavailable websites, and more. 

    In contrast to giant, global Cloud Providers, smaller Private Cloud Providers provide much greater security and resiliency protection for local businesses. Omega Systems’ Private Cloud solution is comfortably sized, redundantly secure, and local to Eastern PA.  When it comes to our client partnerships, personalization matters.  We know you by name, not by number.

  • 1/20/2017 - ATTENTION: IT DIRECTORS for EDUCATION:

VISIT OMEGA SYSTEMS at PETE& C 2017 - Booths 113-115
FEB 12-15 at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center 

Guests of the Omega Systems' booth will get a hands-on look at an Augmented Reality Sand Table, have the opportunity to try the latest mobile devices, check out Nimble's latest storage products, AND try out one of the latest Epson BrightLInk touch projectors! REGISTER HERE!

  • 10/25/2016 - ATTN: Delaware Valley Law Firms

DON'T MISS OUT! Delaware Valley Legal Expo | Nov. 10, 2016 | 3 - 7 PM | Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel 
This event is FREE and open to all attorneys, managing partners, law office admin. & staff.  Come for free food & beverage, chances to win dozens of door prizes and get cost cutting practice tips. Visit the OMEGA SYSTEMS booth for a chance to win a $100 Ruth's Chris gift card & learn about the latest IT security techniques for law firms. CLICK HERE to register!

  • 7/21/16 - SAVE THE DATE: SharedGrowth, Inc. Golf Tournament raises awareness and supports local underprivileged youth!
    Omega Systems' Frank Brown & Matt Repko will be there to represent Omega Systems & support a great cause!
    Save the Date: Monday August 15, 2016 | Rich Maiden Golf Course - 12:30 o'clock Shotgun
    SharedGrowth, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for -profit organization whose mission is school dropout prevention and social mentoring.  This tournament raises awareness and sponsors underprivileged youth from the Reading High and Steelton Highspire High School Districts.  

    Want to participate?  Attend to enjoy a round of golf and learn more about SharedGrowth's successful mentoring program. Contact Omega Systems' Frank Brown Jr. , Senior SLED Account Representative for more information.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • 4/13/2016 - ATTENTION EDUCATORS:
    VISIT OMEGA SYSTEMS at TECH TALK LIVE!  - Booth P1 (right inside the double doors)
    MAY 2-4 at The Conference and Training Center at IU 13 | 1020 New Holland Ave., Lancaster PA
    Guests of the Omega Systems's booth will have the opportunity to try the latest mobile devices, learn about Omega Systems' offerings specifically designed for Schools and more!  See you there!
  • 4/12/2016 - LOCKY RANSOMEWARE VIRUS ATTACKS HEALTHCARE

    Locky, one of the newest ransomware threats, is continuing to spread.  Since Locky’s first detection in mid-February, there have been several hospitals and medical facilities infected with the ransomware. These facilities typically run old systems and house highly confidential and time sensitive data, making them exceptionally vulnerable to ransomware attacks.  With a widespread infection, some the infected facilities are inclined to pay the hefty ransom instead of waiting for restoration from backup.

    Regardless of your business classification, the best defense against this and other ransomware viruses is preparatory protection using the following safeguards: UTM firewalls, client side antivirus and reliable backup and restore systems.  Lastly, since a majority of these infections originate through email, it is extremely important to educate end users on how to spot suspicious emails that could be a source for infection.

    Contact your Omega Systems representative to schedule an on-site security evaluation. 610.678.7002

  • 3/29/2016 - ATTENTION LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS:

    VISIT OMEGA SYSTEMS at CODY Connect 2016  - Booth 1
    APRIL 4-6  a Hershey Lodge and Convention Center 
    Guests of the Omega Systems's booth will learn how Omega Systems protects police departments beyond the streets. We will be featuring Fortinet security products.  Omega Systems Training Sessions: 
    Hardware Virtualization/Network Specs; Translating "IT Speak"; Back-up & Disaster Recovery

  • 3/29/15 - CRN 2016 Tech Elite AWARD!
    CRN has named Omega Systems on the 2016 Tech Elite 250 list.  This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors. "The solution providers selected for our annual Tech Elite 250 list have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained strong industry credibility by earining some of the most difficult IT certifications available from top technology vendors, " said Robert Faletra, CEO The Channel Company. For more information regarding the 2016 CRN Tech Elite 250 list: Click Here

  • 3/14/15 - Omega Systems is CLEAN Compliant
    Omega Systems acknowledges and complies with confidentiality requirements as specified by CLEAN (Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network).  All employees have completed CLEAN training, are sworn to adhere to confidentiality regulations and have completed automated (non-digital) fingerprinting-based background checks. All fingerprints are maintained/managed by our local municipal police department.  In addition Omega Systems has executed all pertinent documentation to substantiate CLEAN compliance.  By taking these steps, Omega Systems personnel can have unescorted, onsite access to specified law enforcement agencies, upon written approval, to assist with overall IT supervision of equipment, system design, programming, operational procedures or other specified criteria.  Upon onboarding new law enforcement agency clients, Omega Systems is willing and able repeat the necessary actions to remain in compliance with CLEAN.

  • 3/14/2016 - Alert!
    New Ransomware “Locky”

    BUSINESSS BEWARE: “Locky” is a new ransomwere virus, whose infection can be worse than CryptoWall.  Like many other viruses, Locky is distributed via email.  Infection starts when the victim opens the attachment and enables Microsoft Word Marcos. It scans the LAN looking for files on local, network  and unmapped drives, accessible by the end user.  The virus encrypts files, then changes file names to complicate data restoration efforts.  As with other ransomware, Locky places files with decryption instructions in the affected folders.  What can you do?  Be prepared! Ensure your business’ computers are up to date with Antivirus & Antimalware software.  Additionally,  back up your data regularly.  For more details, visit http://www.webroot.com/blog/2016/02/22/locky-ransomware/.

     

  • 2/10/16 - Augmented Reality Sandbox
    Omega Systems has built our own Augmented Reality Sandbox to support digitally enhanced learning initiatives.  The AR Sandbox brings weather and topography to life in real time.  The hands-on exhibit, developed by researchers at UC Davis, combines a real sandbox with powerful simulation & visualization software, a closed loop of Microsoft Kinect, 3D camera and a data projector.  Come see it at PETE &C 2016! CHECK OUT THE VIDEO

    Contact us today for more information!  610.678.7002 | Linked In | Google + 

  • 2/10/2016 - ATTENTION EDUCATORS:

     VISIT OMEGA SYSTEMS at PETE &C 2016  - Booths 113-115 (top of the escalator)
    FEB 21-23 a Hershey Lodge and Convention Center | Register Here
    Guests of the Omega Systems's booth will get a hands-on look at an Augmented Reality Sandbox, have the opportunity to try the latest mobile devices and check out Unitrends storage products.
    Find out about:
    Smart Support EDU - a customizable, fixed-fee support package for on-prem. networks or virtualized environments, specifically designed for education 
    Smart EDU - an unlimited, cloud-based back-up solution specifically designed for education
    Project Assistance - IT project-based planning, design, implementation and/or training.
    Contact us today for more information!  610.678.7002 | Linked In | Google + 
  • 1/4/2016 - FortiOS 5.4 Released!

    Fortinet has released version 5.4 of their FortiOS for FortiGate firewall products.  This release contains lots of new features and enhancements to one of the BEST UTM firewalls on the market.  The first change, noticed immediately, is a refined GUI (graphical user interface) with a new modern design that is simple and easy to use.  Along with the GUI changes are new consoles to FortiView, which allow administrators to review traffic flow through the appliance based on policies, interfaces, countries, threat maps and more.  On the security side, 2 great new security features are Cloud Access Security Inspection (CASI) and Web Application Firewall.  CASI provides support for fine-grained control for applications such as YouTube, Dropbox, Salesforce, GoogleDocs and others.  Previously these controls were under the Application Control Policies, but now have been moved to their own security profile to provide quick access and easier control methods.  Web Application Firewall security profiles protect externally facing systems from SQL injection attacks, cross site scripting, information disclosure and other nasty exploits that could lead to data theft or application downtime.  For those that are required to maintain PCI Compliance, there is an automated task that checks the FortiGate configuration against PCI Compliance requirements.  These are just SOME of the exciting new features in FortiOS 5.4.  Contact Omega Systems to determine how these new features and enhancements can help secure your network today! 610.678.7002 | www.omegapa.com   
     - Information for this post has been gathered from:  What’s New in FortiOS 5.4

  • 12/5/2015 - Santa Claus Visits Omega Systems!


  •  10/13/2015 ALERT!  

 

The technical staff at Omega Systems would like to notify you of an email threat.  If you receive an email with the subject "RE: SUED USED", please do not open the email or any attachments.  This email is a virus and should be deleted immediately.

  • UPCOMING EVENT: 2015 Delaware Valley Legal Expo 

Delaware Valley Legal Expo 2015  2015 Delaware Valley Legal Expo 
  Date: 
 November 10, 2015 | 3:00 – 7:00 PM
  Location: Sheraton Valley Forge – King of Prussia, PA   

  Omega Systems looks forward to meeting with you at the 2015 Delaware Valley Legal Expo!

-     Are you looking for a simpler, more secure, cost-effective way of maintaining your business technology?

-    Are you frustrated with your current IT provider’s customer service, helpdesk and/or expertise?
    

-      Are you looking for a trusted, local technology support partner who can provide online AND face to face support? 

-      Are you looking for an IT partner who will analyze not just your IT but also your business practices?

-     Are file confidentiality & data security high on your priority list?

-     Do you work remotely and need continuous work desktop availability?

-     Are you unsure if your network is up to date with the most recent compliances?

-     Are you looking for guidance on ways to leverage your current technology to enable work efficiency?

-     Are you frustrated with your current IT provider’s customer service, helpdesk and/or expertise?

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, it is worth your time to stop by our booth and find out what extra measures we take to ensure your total peace of mind.  Even if you are not ready to make technology decisions, let us equip you with the knowledge of what to look for and what to avoid when making future IT decisions.

Omega Systems has been providing expert-class business IT solutions to local law firms for over 10 years.  Our data and onsite security measures are REGIONALLY UNMATCHED! Why choose local?  It’s simple. We specialize in Personal Client Care.  Our customizable, cost-effective cloud hosting and managed support options are never boxed.  Instead, they are developed after an on-site consultation and deliberation of our client’s needs. 

The Delaware Valley Legal Expo is a joint production of the Montgomery Bar Association and the Association of Legal Administrators, Independence Chapter. Now in its 18th year, this landmark event promises to be the largest, most interactive Expo to date, providing a rare opportunity to network with others and witness the latest and greatest products and services available to the legal community today. All attorneys, managing partners, law office administrators and staff are encouraged to attend. 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to connect one-on-one with an Omega Systems Legal IT Solution Specialist—before, during or after the event. 610.678.7002

Omega Systems’ IT Services for Legal Practices:
 -   Smart Host – Private Cloud Solutions
 -   Smart Mail – Compliant Exchange (email) Solutions
 -   Smart Sync – Secure 
file share/synchronization services

 -   Smart DR – Compliant Disaster Recovery Solutions
 -   Smart Stor – Compliant Remote Online Storage
 -   Smart Support – Customizable Managed Services
 -   IT Consulting Services
 -   Application Development Services
 -   Technology Project Planning, Design & Implementation
 -   Comprehensive Network Auditing 
 -   Network Design & Implementation 
 -   Wireless Design & Implementation
 -   Network Security & Implementation 
 -   Storage Design & Implementation
 -   Virtualization & Mobile Work Planning & Implementation