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RapidFire Tools announces upcoming locations for award-winning trainings

RapidFire Tools, Inc. announced shared yesterday it will continue to present trainings for MSPs throughout September, in an effort to help MSPs and IT solution providers profit from network assessment.  

The company will offer “Top Ways to Use IT Assessments to Win New Business and Grow Your Customer Relationships” at the MAX 2015 event Sept. 10 and the upcoming ASCII Group SMB Success Summit Sept. 16. “We continue to focus on educating the MSP community about the revenue potential associated with network assessment throughout the client life-cycle, from prospecting and new client onboarding, through client service and business reviews, and even by delivering new services,” RapidFire Tools CEO Mike Mittel said. “The best way to communicate all these uses is to let solution providers see for themselves how these tools are used and what kind of branded reports they can generate.  RapidFire Tools is honored that so many trade show attendees have recognized the value of these solutions, and have gone back to put our network assessment products successfully into practice.”

Its training session won “Best IT Workshop” at a spring 2015 ASCII Group SMB Success Summit.

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New Network Detective Module: RapidFire PCI Compliance Tool to Boost Profits for MSPs

RapidFire Tools Inc. launched its newest Network Detective module earlier this week in an effort to fill a market gap and offer additional profit opportunities for MSPs.

The Network Detective PCI Compliance module, as with all other RapidFire modules, fits within the Network Detective Framework and serves a unique part of the IT industry.

The PCI world is increasing in complexity and strength, CEO Mike Mittel said, and RapidFire’s product will allow MSPs to serve an estimated 95 percent of retailers subject to PCI compliance data security standards with its ability to non-invasively collect data, complete analysis and create holistic reports.

“As we move forward in the development of new modules for Network Detective, we are always in search of the most lucrative market opportunities for our MSP and IT service provider subscribers,” Mittel said.  “The merchant services marketplace has undergone significant evolution since establishment of the PCI Data Security Standard. Many of the affected retailers need to leverage technology to catch up with these standards. If a merchant is found non-compliant, they could be subject to business-killing fines, or even lose their ability to accept credit and debit cards. There is a pent-up demand for PCI Compliance risk assessments as a service, and the Network Detective reports delivers concrete value.  The new Network Detective PCI Compliance module opens a whole new avenue of profits for the managed service provider.”

MSPs will be able to provide PCI assessment, remediation and compliance services with the PCI Compliance module, and the yearly subscription fee means MSPs can run as many reports as needed, giving chances to offer free or reduced-price prospecting and audit preparation services. 

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RapidFire Tools Products Earn Awards at SMB Tech Fest conference, ASCII Success Summit Event

RapidFire Tools Inc., a provider of non-invasive IT assessment tools, announced today it was recognized at two events serving the MSP and SMB marketplace in April.

RapidFire Tools earned “Best Revenue Model” at the SMB Tech Fest conference and “Best IT Workshop” at The ASCII Group’s Success Summit event in Dallas, marking its third and fourth conference awards.

“The use of our tools helps support MSPs, positioning them as trusted authorities whose IT skills surpass those of the end-user’s current provider by consistently identifying network vulnerabilities,” CEO Mike Mittel said. “This tactic opens the door to new business, creating incremental revenue streams for MSPs and growing their customer bases. We’re honored to see this strategy acknowledged by our partners at not just one conference, but at a growing list of industry events.”

RapidFire Tools is scheduled to exhibit and present “Leveraging Network Assessment to Gain New Customers” at the Autotask Community Live! event and the Chicago ASCII Group Success Summit.

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RapidFire Tools, Inc. Presents Session on HIPAA Compliance at Datto Show

RapidfireRapidFire Tools, Inc. will be presenting at today’s Datto Partner Show, taking place in Las Vegas, NV. In particular, the company will have Mike Semel, President, Semel Consulting, who is one of the leading HIPAA consultants in the US, presenting an educational session on how to sell/price HIPAA Risk Analysis Reports.

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