DataSure24 is a managed security service provider (MSSP) with over 15 years of experience serving clients technology needs. Specializing in managed security, cybersecurity assessments, business continuity, backup and recovery, and security awareness training, DataSure24 is one of the only managed security service providers to staff a 24/7/365 Security Operation Center (SOC) with U.S. based employees.
The average tenure of our SOC Engineering staff is nine years. DataSure24 is SSAE-18 certified and TIA-942 compliant.
The DataSure24 Advantage
- Top 100 Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP).
- In-depth understanding of the needs of mission critical systems.
- Unparalleled system monitoring technology.
- Knowledge and ability in all phases of network operations from design to maintenance.
- Scalability, enabling you to develop online business rapidly and effectively.
- Dependable, supportive, and knowledgeable staff to provide solutions at expert levels.
- Significant disaster avoidance and recovery experience and past performance.
About Freed Maxick
Freed Maxick advises public and private companies on ways to enhance profitability, save taxes, improve accountability and reduce risk. We specialize in helping our clients discover and achieve their bottom-line potential and we provide sound business advice based upon our depth of services and vast experience in a broad array of industries.
What started as a small team of accountants in 1958, has grown into one of the largest, locally owned public accounting firms in the region—and one of the Top 100 CPA firms in the nation. Today, Freed Maxick has offices across New York State in Buffalo, Batavia, Rochester, and Syracuse.
We’re proud of our solid and steady performance, year after year, but we’re never content with standing still. That’s why you’ll always see Freed Maxick pursuing new opportunities, evolving with our clients and expanding wherever our expertise takes us. Whether it’s through the acquisition of like-minded firms in new geographies, taking advantage of growth opportunities through strategic alliances, or expanding our service and industry practices to reach new audiences—Freed Maxick will continue to transform with the times.
Peter C. Ronca
Peter has extensive experience and success in the small business and telecommunication co-location arena. In addition to his strategic responsibilities, Peter chairs the Board of Directors and directs business development, product development, and long term sales and marketing initiatives for DataSure24.
Most notably, Peter was formerly President and founder of The RACO Group of Companies, a telecommunications co-location company based in Western New York. He was primarily responsible for strategic, sales, and marketing details of all aspects of RACO. He successfully added multiple locations in New York City, Chicago, and Toronto, growing RACO Group to a $10 million co-location company, before its acquisition by Switch and Data (later acquired by Equinix).
Following the acquisition by Switch and Data, Peter was appointed Vice President of Sales Operations. His responsibilities included the coordination of sales and provisioning of new business, and ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction. He directed the establishment and development of an internal Sales/Customer Service unit that assumed responsibility for 80% of Switch and Data’s customer base. This unit is still an active operation and an integral part of the sales group for Equinix.
Preceding the creation of RACO, he was President and equity owner of a financial telemarketing firm. He developed and implemented the business plan leading to the sale of Smartline Systems, Inc. to a New York City based Financial Banking Corporation.
Prior to his experience in telecommunications, Peter was Senior Vice President with one of the top 10 savings banks in the US. He has extensive experience in operations, voice/data technologies and systems development in the financial services Industry. He led the management buyout of Smartline, a subsidiary of Empire of America, into a privately owned telephone banking services firm.
Peter is currently the Chairman of the Board for InfoTech Niagara, the trade association of Western New York’s information technology industry. In 2012, he served on the WNY Regional Council Professional Work Group, which was part of the New York State Economic Development initiative launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo. He obtained a BS degree with a concentration in MIS from State University of New York at Buffalo – School of Management.
Chief Technology Officer
Mark oversees all technological aspects of DataSure24’s business. In addition, Mark directs all systems and network administration, technical support and security. He leads the technology team, which includes partner production, software development, system and network administration, technical support and security. He also manages the day-to-day programming operations, ensuring the highest standards of speed, reliability and security. In addition, he directs the technical development and implementation of 24Seven, DataSure24’s signature monitoring and reporting software.
In the community, Mark was on the original development team for the Web programming language, PHP. He is considered a pioneer in open-source calendaring applications (MCAL). He is also active in Linux groups and various software groups. He enjoys speaking at various colleges and technology institutes, conducts student tours of DataSure24, and is active in InfoTech Niagara’s student shadowing program.
He was the 2009 recipient of InfoTech Niagara’s Chief Executive of the Year award for his accomplishments in the area of I.T.
Mark also served as Chief Technology Officer at Synacor, and oversaw technical development and implementation at Synacor. At DataSure24, he manages similar responsibilities as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Chek, where he helped the company become one of the top communications providers in the world. Co-author of Professional PHP, Mark is considered a pioneer in open-source calendaring applications (MCAL); he is active in Linux groups, Internet messaging protocols and software groups.
Suzanne C. Furlani
Chief Operations Officer
Suzanne has extensive experience in small business management of service-oriented businesses, with a concentration in the telecommunications co-location and the financial services industries. She is responsible for all facets of corporate operations and administration.
Prior to joining DataSure24, she was Chief Administrative Officer and an equity owner in The RACO Group of Companies, a telecommunications co-location company based in Western New York, until its acquisition by Switch and Data (later acquired by Equinix). She was primarily responsible for corporate administration including, human resources, legal services, contract negotiations, and finance/accounting functions. She was also responsible for the development and assessment of business cases for corporate expansion and potential acquisition opportunities.
Following the acquisition, Suzanne was Project Manager for Switch and Data. She was responsible for the negotiation, acquisition, due diligence and transition of operations from RACO Group to Switch and Data. Post-acquisition, she was instrumental in the establishment and development of an internal Sales/Customer Service unit. She also served as a member of Switch and Data’s Product Development Team.
Prior to RACO Group, Suzanne was Vice President and equity owner of Smartline Systems, a financial telemarketing firm. She was instrumental in transitioning Smartline, a subsidiary of Empire of America, into a privately owned telephone banking services firm. She formerly served as Vice President with a $10 billion savings bank with over 15 years financial services experience in branch management, human resources, operations, telephone banking, call center management and corporate planning.
Suzanne currently serves on the Executive Board of the Mental Health Association of Erie County, and Chairs the Nominating Committee. She has recently completed UB’s High-Tech Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.
VP of Strategic Development and Security Officer
Jeff serves as the Vice President of Strategic Development and Security Officer for DataSure24. In addition to these responsibilities, Jeff has also served as both the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Freed Maxick CPAs P.C. since 2013. Before joining Freed Maxick, Jeff served as the Chief Technology Officer for a local business technology consulting company which served Western and Central New York. Prior to that he was the Director of Information Technology for a large custom manufacturer in the Southeastern United States. Jeff has spent the past 20 years working with companies of all shapes and sizes from a range of industries, but he has particular competencies in the technologies that drive healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, and professional services organizations.
Jeff is responsible for aligning the technology initiatives and offerings of both DataSure24 and Freed Maxick, for the optimization of the tools used to deliver exceptional client service, and for ensuring that human capital, business processes and technologies work together to advance strategic goals. As the Security Officer of both organizations, Jeff is responsible for overall information security, the safety of data and intellectual property, and for the protection of sensitive information across all platforms.
He has a passion for the powerful and transformative nature of the blending of technology with people, policy and process. He enjoys working with people across disciplines and business types, building high performing teams, and mentoring those around him.
DataSure24 provides opportunities to explore the fast-paced world of technology managed services, and is committed to fostering individual growth and mutual success.
We provide an exciting and challenging work environment, where performance and innovative thinking are encouraged and rewarded at every level. Our professional culture values teamwork, customer service and the exchange of ideas and thinking beyond boundaries. We provide motivated individuals with the opportunity to establish a position in a growing company within a rapidly evolving industry. If you are looking for a chance to put your education and experience to work, apply today.