Sacramento IT Security Provider Expands Its West Coast Reach
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Total Secure Technology, a Managed Security Services Provider, announced the acquisition of Computer Technical Specialists, Inc, an IT service provider that’s served businesses in Monterey / Salinas for over two decades.
With the goal of growing their clientele of professional service organizations—and with the hope of serving more clients in the healthcare industry—Total Secure Technology will rebrand Computer Technical Specialists as a new branch location, while bringing on owner Joel Trice as Director of IT Operations.
“Joel and his team were super attractive to us,” Total Secure Technology CEO Jon Cooper said. “They have a high level of expertise, and they’ve worked for a lot of healthcare organizations. Having Joel on our team will help us establish even more credibility in the medical vertical.”
Trice believes that Total Secure Technology’s IT security “toolset” will bring additional layers of IT protection to his customers in the Monterey Bay area—including those he’s served for more than twenty years.
“There are a lot of independent or smaller IT providers, and they know their stuff,” Trice said, “but in today’s risky climate of IT security gaps and cyberthreats, you need a larger team and more sophisticated tools to provide the comprehensive protection our customers need.”
With Trice’s experience and Total Secure Technology’s comprehensive security services, Cooper believes they will attract clients in the medical, dental, legal, and diverse business sectors. Likewise, Trice is confident in Cooper’s leadership, and in the additional benefits Total Secure Technology will bring to his long standing customers.
“He’s done everything right in building his business to where it is now,” Trice said. “He’s set up for success and for growing even more. I’m looking forward to taking that ride with him.”
From the start, Total Secure Technology will enhance services to CTS’s clients with SOC (Security Operation Center) level protection, a layer that involves watching firewalls and anti-virus tools around the clock to catalog, correlate, and predict sophisticated cyber attacks.
“His clients and ours will be safer from a security standpoint because of the acquisition,” Cooper said. “We will take care of his former clients and he will also take care of our clients.”
After twenty years of servicing the Sacramento area, the acquisition is a large step for Total Secure Technology. With a solid partnership and shared values of excellence, service and long-term relationship building, both Cooper and Trice are excited to expand Total Secure Technology’s West Coast footprint.
About Total Secure Technology
Total Secure Technology, (totalsecuretech.com) is a premier Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) serving Sacramento and the West Coast. Founder Jon Cooper’s strong reputation, technical expertise, and experience with network security stretches back twenty years.
Highly ranked against 1000 peer companies, with services in IT management and a preventative approach to cyber security, Total Secure Technology helps professional organizations with best-in-class support, optimizing network performance, managing upgrades, and protecting them from cyber attacks that jeopardize data, intellectual property, and livelihoods.
About Joel Trice
Founder of Computer Technical Specialists Inc., and Director of IT Operations for Total Secure Technology, Joel Trice has been a fixture of the Monterey\Salinas business community for twenty years. Before incorporating Computer Technical Specialists Inc. in 2002, Trice worked in the auto industry, customer service, and in computer repair and software management as an independent contractor. He traces his knack for troubleshooting back to working on cars, including an Austin Healey his father let him fix up.
“My father told me that If I could get it running, I could have it,” Trice said.
After hiring a team and starting Computer Technical Specialists, Trice grew his reputation as a IT support specialist with an unparalleled understanding of business and customer service. Before selling his company and joining Total Secure Technology, Trice built trusting, long-term relationships with all of his customers.
Coming to Total Security Technology as a Director of IT Operations, Trice brings a wealth of experience in business systems, network management, cyber security, and of course, troubleshooting.
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