IT Ally, cybersecurity advisory company serving small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) called has released SMB Fortify™, an end-to-end cybersecurity solution that combines Ascend Technologies’ security and network operational excellence with strategic cyber advisory, governance, risk, and compliance expertise.

Program management, network and security operations capabilities are all included in SMB Fortify™. The integration of IT Ally’s strategic advice and Ascend’s operational excellence results in a unique and geared solution to secure against business-impacting cyber incidents.

“As SMBs have emerged as the new targets for ransomware and government sponsored hacking, we are seeing many of our clients shift their position on risk tolerance in the cybersecurity arena. Clients are also seeing increased demands from their customers to implement more robust cybersecurity protection. SMBs have typically under-invested in this area and having appropriate cybersecurity protection is beginning to surface as a competitive differentiator and strategy to preserve the valuation of their business. The SMB Fortify solution provides the resources, expertise, tools and techniques specifically designed for SMBs to become more resilient and cyber ready,” said Michael Fillios, Founder & CEO, IT Ally.                                                        – 

“The SMB Fortify™  solution represents a perfect union of the capabilities of our two companies. With staggering statistics such as 60% of companies going out of business within 6 months of experiencing a security breach and, 74% of companies not getting their data back after paying a ransom, we consider cybersecurity to be the primary threat to the success of any company in the SMB space,” said Wayne Kiphart, CEO, Ascend Technologies.