Pantek Named Finalist for Green Award

CybrHost’s parent company, Pantek Inc., has been named a finalist for the 2011 Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Award. Pantek’s environmental efforts and success in balancing strong business, community, and environmental practices while minimizing environmental impact are worthy of recognition.

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If it’s Broken, Pantek Will Fix it… But What About Prevention?

Independence, Ohio – Pantek now offers Linux Managed Services ( for proactive Linux and Open Source Software support. Their new services are designed to help offload day-to-day server related management, improve network operations and identify potential problems before they escalate.

“Traditionally our business has been focused on providing 24/7 emergency technical support. With the launch of our Linux Managed Services we hope to reach organizations with a more proactive approach to managing and maintaining their servers,” said Sales and Marketing Manager, Jay Myers. “We’ll continue to provide expert emergency support around the clock, but now we can better help avoid those emergencies in the first place.”

Pantek’s Linux Managed Services are available in flexible packages, or they will work with you to design a custom package that fits your specific needs.

CybrHost Hires Regan as Associate Systems Administrator

CybrHost Corporation has hired Patrick Regan as an Associate Systems Administrator. He brings with him over 3 years of technical expertise in Systems Administration, Analysis and Development. Patrick has developed his skills at such companies as Quadax Inc.and Abison Inc. His experience with a wide variety of Open Source applications, Linux operating systems and open source development platforms will be a great addition to the CybrHost team.

Patrick is an alumnus of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He has also attended graduate classes at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Patrick is an active member of the Cleveland Python Group (CLEPY), the Akron Linux Users Group (ALUG), and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

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Pantek Scores Weatherhead 100 Hat-trick

Pantek has done it again. The prestigious Weatherhead 100 has recognized Pantek as one of the top regional companies for the third year running.

“We take a team approach with everything we do,” said Sales and Marketing Manager Jay Myers. “Working alongside our customers to achieve our objectives is a Win-Win for everyone.”

Based in Independence, Pantek has been providing business-class Linux and Open Sources consulting and support for over 15 years. For over 20 years the Weatherhead 100 has been recognizing Northeastern Ohio companies like Pantek who show positive growth and a proven track record for success.

“We are proud to be recognized for our growth over the past three years, especially with the current economic environment,” said Pantek President, Barry Zack. “We are committed to providing the best Linux and Open Source, consulting and support to the community and expect continued growth in the future.”

Pantek Achieves Green Plus Certification

The Institute for Sustainable Development ( announced on November 11th that Pantek was one of four organizations to achieve full Green Plus™ Certification in the third quarter of 2010. The Institute for Sustainable Development’s Green Plus™ program recognizes smaller enterprises. dedication to triple bottom line sustainability by measuring their business, environmental and community practices. Green Plus™ Certification is the Institute’s highest level of recognition.

“Going through Green Plus certification really opened our eyes to sustainability issues and to the environmental cost of doing business. Now that we know, we’re taking the necessary steps to minimize that cost — because it’s the right thing to do,” concluded Barry Zack, president of Pantek.

Since moving to a new building in 2008, Pantek has shown a strong commitment toward sustainability and improving their green practices. In choosing a location for their new offices, a major consideration was the amount of available natural light; all offices and cubicles have sources of sunlight. Notably, in order to reduce environmental strain from commuting, Pantek, has also developed a program in which employees who demonstrate excellence in their work, may work from home one or more days per week. As an IT company, computers are essential to Pantek’s business; to fill this need they utilize power efficient computers with rated energy saving power supplies.

“We’re proud of the progress we’ve made in reducing our environmental impact, and we’ll work diligently to expand our efforts,” said Linda Zack, V.P. of Marketing. “We’ve cut our carbon footprint significantly by making improvements in our office and our hosting center, by reducing employee commutes through work-at-home programs, and made a corporate commitment to improving the local environment through tree planting.”

About the Institute for Sustainable Development:

The Institute for Sustainable Development is a North Carolina Research Triangle non-profit initiative of universities and chambers of commerce to help small businesses and their communities benefit from sustainable practices and to foster a new generation of sustainability leaders. The Institute’s North Carolina university partners include Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham Technical Community College, Elon University’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Institute partners with the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, a 1,400 chamber of commerce network with 1.3 million business members, to offer Green Plus. nationwide, and with seventeen regional chambers of commerce to provide sustainable business education in twelve states. It also runs a national Green Plus. Sustainability Fellows program, training students from graduate schools around the country to help smaller enterprises understand and benefit from the triple bottom line.

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Pantek Incorporated Hires Holland as Project Engineer and Developer

Pantek Incorporated has hired Curtis Holland as a Project Engineer and PHP Developer.  Curtis brings with him over 7 years of technical expertise in Information Technology Administration, Web Development and Data Manipulation. He has developed his skills at such companies as Internet Payment Exchange and The Karcher Group, Inc.

Curtis’ experience with a wide variety of Open Source applications, Linux operating systems and open source development platforms will be a great addition to the Pantek team. His enthusiasm for success is a highly valued trait at Pantek.

Curtis is an alumnus of the University of Toledo where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. He has studied American Sign Language, studied abroad in London, England and holds a number of Red Cross certifications. Curtis plans to start work on a Masters of Information Science degree in the Spring of 2011.

Pantek Incorporated Hires Doherty as I.T. Manager

Pantek Incorporated has hired Cindy Doherty as Manager of Information Technology. Cindy brings with her 21 years of technical experience in database administration, data architecture, UNIX and server administration, hardware and software installations and upgrades. She has honed her skills at such companies as Westfield Group, FedEx Custom Critical and J.M. Smucker Company.

Cindy’s strength is her uncompromising focus on quality, stability and efficiency. Her expertise in software development lifecycles, change management, and the design and development of corporate business continuity plans will all contribute to the success of the Pantek staff.

She is an alumnus of Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. Cindy also enjoys teaching Sunday school and volunteering at Marian’s Closet in Wadsworth.

CybrHost Corporation Acquires Green Dedicated Host

CybrHost Corporation today announced the acquisition of Green Dedicated Host, an Austin, Texas based web hosting company. Green Dedicated Host provides services to customers all over the world. They combine the best of Open Source technology with a strong commitment to the environment to better serve their customers and the planet.

“CybrHost has been in the hosting business for 15 years,” said Matt Whitted, Hosting Director. “We are dedicated to providing a stable web hosting environment with a focus on customer service and support. I am confident customers of Green Dedicated Host will benefit from this focus.”

“We are delighted to welcome the Green Dedicated Host customers to the CybrHost community,” said Barry Zack, President. “We were excited to find such a perfect match with our mission. We believe our continuing growth shows that others agree: e-commerce and a greener environment are a winning combination.”

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CybrHost Leads the Way to Security Standards Compliance

CybrHost Corporation today announced that they have the technology and infrastructure in place to support PA-DSS compliant applications and are eager to assist their customers in meeting PA-DSS compliance requirements. PA-DSS stands for Payment Application Data Security Standard and is the global security standard created by the PCI SSC or Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (

PA-DSS was created in an effort to provide a definitive data standard for software vendors that develop payment applications. The standard aims to prevent developed payment applications for third parties from storing prohibited secure data. July 1st, 2010 was the mandatory deadline for all payment applications to receive their PA-DSS Validation. This requirement applies to all payment gateway providers, swipe terminals, and shopping cart vendors.

“We work hard to stay on top of the current industry standards, especially when they concern security” said Matt Whitted, Hosting Director. “Miva Merchant was one of the first shopping cart vendors to become PA-DSS certified, but we are prepared to support other e-commerce applications as well.” About Cybrhost

CybrHost provides hosting and Internet services tailored to the specific demands and requirements of organizations selling goods and services online. We emphasize our responsive and knowledgeable customer service, partnerships with market leaders, and enterprise class reliability. CybrHost has been a premier Miva Merchant partner since 1999. For more information please visit or call 216-344-3889.

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