Network security should be a number one priority for businesses in St Petersburg. With ransomware, hacks, attacks, vulnerabilities and data theft affecting companies all around the world on a daily basis, it’s just a matter of time before your business is hit. Genie IT Services' goal is to provide you with the best network security protection possible, while also keeping your unique needs and budget in mind. Using a multi-layered approach that accounts for the multitude of vectors by which modern malware is delivered we keep your business & data safe.

Hacks & Attacks

These days, hackers, attackers, and even automated web bots are all trying to gain access to your network and ultimately access your private customer and business information. When successful, the attackers can lock down your data or worse they can release your customer information to the world.

Layered Security

With the sheer number of security threats faced by companies, it is important to evaluate the vulnerabilities that may affect your business. Lost revenues due to downtime or large fines due to data breaches may not be an option and could affect the overall health of the organization.

Internal Threats

Not only is it necessary to protect a network from outside threats but internal threats can also be a huge vulnerability. Part of a thorough network security plan is ensuring that employees are using best practices and are educated on their role in keeping the network safe.


If you store customer data, private information, or take credit cards, network security is no longer an option, but instead it is a necessity. Not to mention if you must adhere to HIPAA, SOC, FINRA or any other regulations, you need a team that understands these requirements and a team that can provide the pieces necessary to keep you compliant.

How Can We Help?

Protecting your information and your customers’ data is Genie IT Services' specialty.

  • Evaluate - We can evaluate your current network business environment.
  • Assess - We will provide a complete assessment of your overall security health.
  • Implement - Implement a complete security plan to provide a comprehensive security solution.

Genie IT Services is Tampa Bay's leader in network security, contact us today for more information.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

VPN is a Virtual Private Network that allows a user to connect to a private network over the Internet securely and privately. VPN creates an encrypted connection, known as VPN tunnel, and all Internet traffic and communication is passed through this secure tunnel. Thus, keeping the user data secure and private.

Two basic VPN types explained.

1. Remote Access VPN: This type allows a user to connect to a private network and access its services and resources remotely. The connection between the user and the private network happens through the Internet and the connection is secure and private. Which makes your browsing completely private.

Remote Access VPN is useful for business users as well as home users. A corporate employee, while traveling, uses a VPN to connect to his/her company’s private network and remotely access files and resources on the private network. Home users, or private users of VPN, primarily use VPN services to make their internet usage private and access blocked websites. Users conscious of Internet security also use VPN services to enhance their Internet security and privacy. We recommend this type for all users and you can sign up for (PIA) the Award Winning VPN we recommend by clicking on the image to the right, or call us and we will set you up. Private Internet Access from as low as $2.85 per month and up to 5 devices or users.


2. Site – to – Site VPN: Also called as Router-to-Router VPN and was mostly used in corporations and was very expensive until now. Companies, with offices in different geographical locations, use Site-to-site VPN to connect the network of one office location to the network at another office location. When multiple offices of the same company are connected using Site-to-Site VPN type, it is called as Intranet based VPN. When companies use Site-to-site VPN type to connect to the office of another company, it is called as Extranet based VPN. Basically, Site-to-site VPN create a virtual bridge between the networks at geographically distant offices and connect them through the Internet and maintain a secure and private communication between the networks.

Since Site-to-site VPN is based on Router-to-Router communication, in this VPN type one router acts as a VPN Client and another router (or software) as a VPN Server. The communication between the two starts only after an authentication is validated between the two.

If you are in need of a Site-to-site VPN please give us a call. Prices start as low as $15 per month.