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"The RFA team really understands our business. They did an outstanding job building our infrastructure to match our business needs. I am very impressed with the professionalism exhibited by the entire team."

Frank Fitzgerald, Vice President O'Shaughnessy Asset Management

March 20, 2014

Egnyte and RFA Announce Strategic Partnership to Provide Enterprise-class File Sharing for Financial Services Customers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., March 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Egnyte today announced a partnership with Richard Fleischman and Associates (RFA), a leading comprehensive managed service provider (MSP) for the financial services industry. RFA joins Egnyte's rapidly growing MSP community to add Egnyte's file services to its product portfolio and effectively address its customers' stringent security requirements. Egnyte also announced it will be at MSPWorld next week with its channel team, including Egnyte's Director of Channels Mort Jensen, who was recently recognized as one of CRN's Top 20 Channel Chiefs to Watch. MSPWorld takes place March 26-28, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.

RFA chose to add Egnyte to its portfolio of services, over other file access and sharing solutions, to be able to offer an enterprise-class platform that fully meets the diverse needs of its clients, whose business processes are often subject to strict regulatory controls. Egnyte enables RFA to provide:

  • Enhanced File Services from RFA Data Centers: RFA owns and operates its own data centers to manage and store customer data, and Egnyte enables them to offer secure cloud-based sharing and collaboration capabilities using its existing infrastructure.
  • Different Deployment Models: Egnyte offers three deployment options - cloud-only, purely on-premises, or a combination of the two. These flexible options enable RFA to meet its clients diverse needs, as well as up-level services through pairing Egnyte with existing on-premises storage offerings.
  • RFA Employee Enablement: Beyond offering Egnyte to customers, RFA also reaps the benefits by utilizing the platform for the company's own business data and processes.
  • Mobility: RFA and its customers need access to 100 percent of business files, no matter where those files are stored or how they're accessed. Egnyte enables complete mobility for accessing business files when and where business is conducted.

"Our partnership with Egnyte enables us to add enterprise-grade file-sharing to the suite of services we offer our customers. Egnyte's solution also adheres to the strict compliance standards of the financial services industry, while offering the privacy and security that the hedge fund industry demands," said Grigoriy Milis, RFA CTO. "We chose to partner with Egnyte because Egnyte's flexible deployment models and benefits are best-in-class for our customers as well as our own team members."

"We're thrilled to partner with RFA and enable secure enterprise file sharing for their customers and employees," said Mort Jensen, Egnyte's Director of Channels. "RFA's deep experience combined with Egnyte's strong appeal within the financial services sector is already reaping benefits for both companies and marks the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership."

Egnyte has deep expertise working with customers in the financial services industry and meeting their specific regulatory compliance needs. Some of Egnyte's financial services customers include True North Advisors, PSA Financial, Semperian, and Waypoint Wealth Partners.

Egnyte's Director of Channels Mort Jensen also received special recognition from CRN's editorial team and was named as one of this year's 20 Channel Chiefs to Watch.

Egnyte will exhibit at MSPWorld in Orlando Florida from March 26-28, 2014 in booth #32.

About Egnyte

Egnyte powers enterprise file sharing and access for more than 40,000 customers globally. The award-winning platform optimally balances IT's need for security, control, and compliance with users' demands for simple access to highly sensitive documents stored on-premises and low sensitivity documents stored in the cloud. Founded in 2007, Egnyte is a privately held company headquartered in Mountain View, CA. It is backed by venture capital firms Polaris Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Northgate Capital Group, Google Ventures, Floodgate Fund, and strategic partners Seagate Technology, CenturyLink and an unnamed major storage vendor. Please visit www.egnyte.com or call 1-877-7EGNYTE for more information.

About RFA

Richard Fleischman & Associates (RFA) has been the trusted technology advisor to our financial services clients for over twenty years. Offering a full range of technology solutions supported by industry-leading service, RFA serves the IT needs of businesses including hedge funds, private equity funds, fund of funds, private wealth management and investment management firms. Whether clients require on-site or cloud-based solutions, telephony or data systems, fully-managed IT or targeted project consulting, RFA has the expertise to meet the industry-specific needs of our clients. RFA is headquartered in New York City with a private, state-of-the-art data center in Purchase, NY and an office in Boston, MA.

Bringing together the combined resources of a seasoned executive team, over 175 carefully-selected technicians and a trusted group of partner companies, RFA delivers scalable, reliable and secure technology infrastructure to our clients. Over 500 firms rely on RFA to provide enterprise-grade technology solutions and support to keep their businesses running smoothly.

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April 9, 2013

Richard Fleischman & Associates Announces RFA Hosted Cloud Technology for the Financial Services Industry

NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 – Richard Fleischman & Associates (RFA), the trusted technology advisor for the financial services industry, today announced the merging of its existing IaaS and SaaS offerings into the RFA Hosted Cloud, a suite of remotely-hosted technology solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of financial services clients. RFA Hosted Cloud is a powerful hybrid of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology that combines several of RFA’s most popular hosted services into an integrated product offering.

RFA Hosted Cloud provides a variety of file hosting, email and business software offerings with built-in backup and disaster recovery that are available scaled to the need of each client. As a Hosted Cloud client’s technology needs evolve, that firm will have access to on-demand systems that are always up-to-date and compliant with the latest regulatory requirements. Built-in backup and disaster recovery means that firms have the power of proven technology ensuring their data is safe and available when a crisis strikes.

Behind RFA Hosted Cloud is over a decade of experience in fully-managed infrastructure.  RFA Hosted Cloud gives users the flexibility to adopt the entire package or simply select the elements that they require. The solution is the only cloud-based, IaaS/SaaS offering for the financial services industry that leverages a privately-owned and -operated data center. 

“RFA has invested more than just financial capital in the development of Hosted Cloud. We have invested the time and expertise of our technology team in creating a cloud infrastructure solution specifically for the hedge funds, banking institutions and other financial firms that make up our client base,” said Richard Fleischman, President and CEO of RFA. “We are confident that RFA Hosted Cloud will provide users at organizations of all sizes with an enterprise level of reliability, security and compliance, allowing business leaders to focus on their core missions.”

For more information on RFA Hosted Cloud, please visit http://rfa.com/products/rfa-hosted-technology-services.


About RFA
Richard Fleischman & Associates (RFA) has been the trusted technology advisor for the financial services industry for over twenty years. Offering a full range of technology solutions supported by industry-leading service, RFA meets the needs of the most sophisticated hedge fund managers, bankers and other finance professionals. Whether clients require on-site or cloud-based solutions, telephony or data systems, fully-managed IT or targeted project consulting, RFA has the expertise to meet the industry-specific needs of our clients. RFA is headquartered in New York City with a private, state-of-the-art data center in Purchase, NY. For more information, please visit www.rfa.com .

December 5, 2012

Richard Fleischman & Associates Announces Key Promotion: Daniel Bartucci announced as Director of Business and Client Development

NEW YORK, N.Y. – December 5, 2012 – Richard Fleischman, CEO of Richard Fleischman & Associates (RFA), a New York-based Technology Consulting and Business Continuity Services firm, announced a key promotion. Daniel Bartucci has been appointed as Director of Business and Client Development.

Daniel brings 14 years of industry experience to RFA and was most recently the Managing Director and Head of Institutional Sales at NYSE Technologies. Before joining NYSE in 2011, Daniel spent over 10 years at ITG. In his new role at RFA, Dan will be focusing on fostering client relationships, building strategic partnerships, and developing new business.

Richard Fleischman said: “I am delighted to announce this appointment. Daniel brings broad skills and experience which will allow RFA to grow effectively by establishing new client relationships and enhancing existing ones.”

About Richard Fleischman & Associates:
Richard Fleischman and Associates is a New York based firm providing turnkey IT solutions to the financial community. This includes cutting edge disaster recovery and business continuity planning, and all that a financial firm needs to manage IT and communications. RFA has a team of 150+ expert IT consultants who can partner to recommend related vendors and are well-versed in the types and levels of technology required by funds to manage their investor's assets in the most efficient, secure ways possible. www.rfa.com

November 14, 2012

Business Continuity and Disaster Response Expert speaks Post-Sandy at After the Bell Panel Discussion for the Financial Community

November 9, 2012 New York, NY: On the evening of November 7th, Yohan Kim, COO of Richard Fleischman & Associates, spoke at the Mankoff Company’s 4th Annual RegTech: After the Bell Forum on Regulations, Technology Infrastructure and Today’s Trading Environment. Mr. Kim, along with Jake Freifeld, Portfolio Manager at Chilmark Hill Capital of San Francisco, addressed top-of-mind issues involved with utilizing Cloud technology, specifically with buy vs. build and as the event was held a week after Hurricane Sandy and the night of a powerful Nor’easter, targeting Disaster Response planning.

“There are a lot of cloud providers, but only a handful are specialized enough for hedge funds,” said Mr. Kim. “With our clients, 80% of new build outs in the last year use the cloud” but, he added, “you need to understand your requirements and what sort of customization is necessary for your environment and of course you have to evaluate cost vs. performance.”

Further discussion with both Mr. Kim and Mr. Freifeld underscored the need for preparedness when a situation such as a hurricane or another related incident caused buildings to be evacuated interrupting several hundred businesses. “During that week,” Mr. Kim said “we had five funds looking for space and about 100 people utilizing our hot site just from the Carnegie crane incident.  It is imperative that you have your infrastructure secured before these situations arise.”

At the end of the panel session, and after several back and forth comments from the audience of hedge funds, asset management firms, proprietary trading firms and solution providers, Mr. Kim had one last comment ”It’s one thing when all businesses are down - then it is a level playing field.  People are most afraid when their business is down and someone else’s is up.  It’s a competitive environment and people need a secure back-up of their operations.”

About Richard Fleischman & Associates:
Richard Fleischman and Associates is a New York based firm providing turnkey IT solutions to the financial community.  This includes cutting edge disaster recovery and business continuity planning, and all that a financial firm needs to manage IT and communications. RFA has a team of 150+ expert IT consultants who can partner to recommend related vendors and are well-versed in the types and levels of technology required by funds to manage their investor's assets in the most efficient, secure ways possible.

July 6, 2012

Richard Fleischman & Associates Forges Partnership with Zerto to Strengthen Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Offerings

Partnership Strengthens RFA’s DR Offerings for Virtual Environments

New York, NY – July 6, 2012 – Richard Fleischman & Associates (“RFA”), the leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions for financial services companies, today announced a partnership with Zerto, the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution provider. Zerto offers the only Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) solution built for protecting mission-critical applications deployed in virtualized data centers and cloud environments. The partnership will allow RFA to augment their best-in-class disaster recovery offerings for those clients utilizing virtual technology.

Traditional, array-based DR solutions were not designed to handle application replication from virtual environments. Zerto has addressed this issue with a software-only, hypervisor-based and array agnostic solution that allows replication from any source to any target. “Zerto has addressed all of the shortcomings inherent in replicating data from VMs via array-based technology. Their product offers true, real-time replication with near zero RTO and RPO.” said Grigoriy Milis, Chief Technology Officer of RFA.

“As more and more technology becomes virtualized, the need to replicate these virtual hosts and applications for disaster recovery and business continuity purposes becomes increasingly important. RFA is committed to providing constant guidance on available technologies to make sure that our clients’ businesses stay protected and competitive,” added Richard Fleischman, President and Founder of RFA. “Our partnership with Zerto is a perfect example of this commitment.”

“In today’s virtualized technology environment, the need for real-time data replication is essential to keeping businesses up and running in the face of any disaster from a category 4 hurricane to an ordinary local power failure,” added Ziv Kedem, Co-Founder and CEO of Zerto. “We’re happy to be working with RFA, providing their clients with cutting edge technology to facilitate the alignment of Data Protection programs with IT strategies.”

RFA has provided best-in-class disaster recovery solutions to clients since 1990. Their Safe Harbor offering provides real-time data replication to safeguard clients’ information in the event of any disaster, small or large. RFA offers both dedicated and hosted DR platforms to fit individual client needs. The partnership between Zerto and RFA allows for a more robust management of replication and recovery for virtual environments. Since Zerto’s product is software-only and hardware agnostic it also reduces hardware costs and vendor dependencies.

About Richard Fleischman & Associates:

Richard Fleischman & Associates (“RFA”) provides information technology and telecom solutions for over 400 financial services companies around the world. RFA's comprehensive services are delivered by highly-skilled and dedicated professional staff and enable financial services firms, including both traditional and alternative asset management companies, to operate more efficiently with less risk. Established in 1990, RFA has offices in New York and Boston, and offers both on-site and remote services year-round and around the clock. Additionally, their world-class data center in Westchester, NY, provides fully-equipped office and trading desk space, disaster recovery and business continuity services. For more information, please visit www.rfa.com.

About Zerto:

Zerto provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for virtualized infrastructure and cloud environments. The Zerto Alliance Partner (ZAP) program is designed help resellers extend their VMware service offerings and increase profitability by offering the most comprehensive BC/DR solution. Zerto won a 2011 Product of the Year Gold award as well as Best of Show at VMworld 2011. Zerto Virtual Replication is the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution for tier-one applications, and replaces traditional array-based BC/DR solutions that were not designed to deal with the virtual paradigm. For more information, please visit: www.zerto.com