Second-To-None Security In The Desert

Throughout vast changes in technology and world affairs, Southwest Networks keeps their promise to defend their clients’ data, providing the best protections available against cyber-attacks. This level of commitment should come as no surprise, as the firm, a managed services provider that caters to small and medium-sized businesses in and around Palm Desert, California, was founded and is currently led by members of the US Marine Corps. Exuding integrity mirroring Marine values, the company seeks to provide top-tier, enterprise-level IT practices and solutions to the small business sector within their small business budgets, striving to eliminate IT issues before they cause expensive downtime.

No Cookie Cutters Here

Matt Disher, Southwest Network’s president, began his career in the Marines as a radio repairman. He wholeheartedly enjoys solving problems for clients, striving to learn what makes them unique in order to utilize technology in a way that works best for them (technically and fiscally). Never taking a cookie-cutter approach when it comes to providing services, he focuses on treating the businesses as if they were his own. Clients are encouraged not to waste money on cheap solutions, but instead to invest in quality programs and education on what IT support and services should look like.

The majority of clients served by Southwest Network exists to provide services to others, depending on technology, without housing internal IT departments.

Above And Beyond

Because the company ensures Internet security for such a variety of businesses, from accounting firms to government municipalities, Matt has learned to be adaptable, flexible and creative. And, in true Marine fashion, he goes above and beyond what’s expected. Most notably, most of Southwest Network’s technicians have, at the least, their Net+ and Security+ certifications, while some have additional training in deeper security – training usually reserved for those working with large corporations. Matt himself recently went through the process to become certified as a Health Care Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Fueled by innovation and in tune with customer needs, the firm keeps clients abreast of the latest advances and, in turn, the latest threats in the tech world via a vlog called Cappuccino Chats. In these monthly videos, Matt hosts employees, colleagues, clients and even his children to discuss their various interests in and use of technology.

Southwest Networks knows that a company is nothing without happy employees, and they are proud to offer an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, a benefit that gives employees an ownership interest in the business. This type of personal approach and continued commitment to their clients and employees is the reason Southwest Networks has thrived for 25 years.