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Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

April 3, 2023

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SteelDome Cyber, founded by longtime channel vet Tony Franchi, is making a big channel play with its cloud-based data protection service.

The-Gately-Report-logo-300x200.jpgSteelDome Cyber is a Telarus supplier and is also partnering with Jenne. In the coming months, it will also be seeking more technology solutions brokerages (TSBs), MSPs, MSSPs and VARs.

Franchi is also the company‘s CEO.


SteelDome Cyber’s Tony Franchi

“We are enabling channel partners to now sell a very efficient and non-complex and easy to deploy, cloud-based, data protection service,” he said. “The turn-up can happen within hours depending on customer desire to deploy, which lessens the cycle for partners to realize commissions.”

Restoring Lost Data

SteelDome Cyber resolves any concerns related to any type of data loss, Franchi said. That’s whether due to ransomware attacks, employee error or for any reason. Its InfiniVault product will restore the data using any network protocols with no limitations. The service also includes storage.

“It was created by our CTO, Jeff Slapp,” Franchi said. “He and I worked together at 365 Data Centers. We both worked on the senior management team and the board, and obviously our relationship took us over to developing this powerful new software product that really resolves cybersecurity threats. This is a full resolution around ransomware in a way that is deployed through software that is extremely efficient, highly secure, and at a very, very aggressive price. This really provides the path to leveraging the public storage cloud, and given inside the software, we’re also providing the data protection service. So now we’re able to really put storage and data protection security all wrapped in the InfiniVault.”


SteelDome Cyber’s Rich Van Duysen

To learn more about SteelDome Cyber, we spoke with Franchi and Rich Van Duysen, the company’s chief strategy officer.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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