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CBAI Selects Ironcore as the Exclusive Preferred Provider for Managed IT Services and Cybersecurity Solutions

Posted by Julia Curtis on Jul 16, 2020 3:15:27 PM


(Springfield, IL) July 15, 2020 – Today, Community BancService Corporation, Inc. (CBSC), the business services subsidiary of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), announced it has endorsed Ironcore, Inc. as its exclusive Preferred Partner for Managed IT and Cybersecurity Services.

“Now, CBAI members will have preferred access to a leader in the IT profession that provides more than a one-size-fits-all solution for their managed IT services,” said Mike Kelley, CBSC President. He added, “The outsource all IT or nothing approach to the managed IT services model that many providers utilize does not address the unique needs of most community banks.” He concluded, “Bankers are searching for a trusted partner that will help strengthen their IT and cybersecurity program without disrupting its current staffing and cost model. The banker-leadership at CBSC is convinced Ironcore is that partner.”

As an FDIC examined provider of technology services and business continuity solutions Ironcore has worked with community banks to develop strategic IT plans that secure, simplify, and strengthen their technology systems for over a decade. Ironcore is proud to continue to service and provide its extensive expertise to community banks through CBSC’s Preferred Partner program in the following areas:

  • Network Management
  • Cloud Infrastructure (FFIEC examined Data Center)
  • Data Back-up and Rapid Disaster Recovery
  • Regulatory Compliance Guidance
  • Proactive Cybersecurity
  •  IT Project Implementation
  • Helpdesk
  • Hardware and Software Procurement

“We are very happy to achieve this distinction from CBSC,” said Pat Peterson VP of Sales and Marketing for Ironcore. “We appreciate the CBSC Board recognizing Ironcore’s value to CBAI member banks facing the challenge of maintaining a secure and compliant IT network infrastructure while controlling the cost to support evolving technologies.”

For more information about CBSC-Ironcore Managed IT Services Program and exclusive CBAI member benefits, please contact:

Joe Carty
Territory General Manager

Mike Duke
Vice President of Services

About Ironcore
Founded over 10 years ago in concert with technology leaders from the Fiserv Data Center team, Ironcore has developed a national presence helping banks across the country manage the security, performance, and scalability of their hardware, software, and network resources. Located in Onalaska, Wisconsin our state-of-the-art data center is SOC2 audited and FFIEC examined. Community banks of all sizes rely on the 8 elements of the Ironcore Managed Services Portfolio: Backup & Disaster Recovery – SDWAN - Hosting Services – Monitored & Managed Networks - Helpdesk – Unified Threat Management (UTM) - Hardware & Software Procurement – Project Implementation. 

About Community BancService Corporation (CBSC)
The business services subsidiary of CBAI, CBSC aggregates the clout of CBAI member banks to negotiate lower costs and provide improved access to essential bank products and services. CBSC is governed by a board of 34 community bankers who evaluate and select prospective business partners.


Topics: Cybersecurity Solutions, CBAI, Preferred Provider, Managed IT Services