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Appalachia Technologies announces its continued expansion with their 5th acquisition!

Mechanicsburg, PA, March 25, 2021:Today, Appalachia Technologies, a Managed IT and Cybersecurity Provider, announced their acquisition of PremierComm's Unified Communications and Collaboration division; further adding service capabilities, clients and team members to their Managed IT and Professional Services organization.

The Companies' core values are well aligned with an emphasis on serving our employees, clients, and partners.  With this acquisition, Appalachia welcomes a team of UC/Network Engineers along with a seasoned/senior Account Executive, enabling a seamless transition for existing PremierComm clients.

With the added Unified Communications capabilities, Appalachia is better positioned than ever to be the partner of choice to help businesses with ongoing management of their IT environment, assist with complex projects, and improve their cybersecurity posture. Appalachia services clients ranging in size and industry.

"This acquisition also complements Appalachia's cybersecurity services", said Terri Bendl, Director of Sales & Marketing. "Protecting the voice network requires the same protection as the data network, but is often an oversight or afterthought."

Appalachia's cybersecurity practice capabilities currently include:

  • NIST-based Security Assessments (Including NIST 800-171 CMMC with System Security Plan (SSP) Development)
  • Penetration Testing (Internal/External Network and Web Application)
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Managed Threat Detection and Response (SOC-as-a-Service)
  • Firewall, VPN, MFA, and Perimeter Security

Additionally, Appalachia provides a variety of IT infrastructure and systems-based services, ranging from Microsoft 365, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Cloud Migrations, Backup Solutions, Network Assessments & Implementations, and Wireless Site Surveys & Installations.

In addition to this acquisition, Appalachia has developed a strategic partnership with PremierComm’s sister company – Avail Technologies, a cloud solutions company.  This partnership will derive comprehensive service capabilities across a multitude of technology stacks as the two firms team on a go to market strategy, targeting the Enterprise and mid-tier markets they geographically serve.

Appalachia has been active in the M&A space over the last several years, focused on adding expertise that aligns to our core competencies. "We are proud yet humbled to be thriving in the midst of the pandemic", stated Brian Stone, Partner. Having acquired Stronghold Cyber Security in the Fall of 2020; this is Appalachia's fifth acquisition in its 16 years of business. Continued growth both organically and through M&A are fundamental tenants of our strategic business plan. Stay tuned for more.


About Appalachia Technologies, LLC:

Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Appalachia was founded in 2004 and is a Best Places to Work in PA for 4 years in a row. Appalachia has been a Top 50 Fastest Growing Company in PA and has been named on the MSSP Alert Top 250 MSSPs, CRN MSP 500, and Channel Futures MSP 501 Lists. Appalachia is a SOC 2, Type II Audited company.

At Appalachia Technologies, we help businesses in our community stay ahead of the latest cybersecurity threats through a combination of technology, service, and education. We begin with a security risk assessment of the environment and then we build a cyber security roadmap to identify and prioritize improvements to your overall security posture. Our managed security services allow you to focus on your business goals and objectives, while our SOC (Security Operations Center) proactively monitors, manages, and responds to security events in your environment.

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News & Updates

- PRESS RELEASE - Grantville, PA:  On Thursday, November 2, Appalachia Technologies will host its 2nd annual in-person cybersecurity summit at the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.  This free event will bring together regional business owners, CIOs, CISOs, and IT Security Leaders.  

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