Safe Systems Wins 2013 Bank News Innovative Solutions Award

Hosted email, SafeSysMail, voted best in outsourcing

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--()--Safe Systems, a national provider of compliance-centric IT support and hosted services, today announced its hosted email exchange solution, SafeSysMail, has received the BankNews Innovative Solutions Award for best Consulting/Outsourcing/Training solution.

Despite a large number of choices in email providers, many banks and credit unions prefer a solution that is tailored for the specific needs of the financial services industry. For many small- to-medium businesses, an off-the-shelf email platform such as Microsoft Exchange Online will fit their needs. However, for a community bank or credit union, the highest levels of security and confidentiality are necessary to meet strict regulatory requirements.

SafeSysMail features high data privacy, security, confidentiality, integrity and availability standards that adheres to the most recent FFIEC statement on managing cloud vendors. Customers receive a vendor management packet addressing regulatory requirements including an independent SSAE 16/SOC 2 report, audited financials, disaster recovery testing details and data center information.

“The 2013 BankNews Innovative Solutions Awards provides community bankers with a unique opportunity to recognize companies whose products and services help them better serve their customers,” said Bill Poquette, editor-in-chief for BankNews Media. “Since these awards are selected by community bankers for community bankers, it truly is a representation of the best tools, information and resources available to banking executives. Congratulations to Safe Systems for its leadership in providing a secure, compliant and integrated email solution for financial institutions.”

The 2013 BankNews Innovative Solutions Awards recognize companies that have introduced or significantly enhanced products designed to help community banks become more efficient, expand their capabilities, and ultimately better serve their customers. Recipients of the 2013 awards were chosen by more than 1,500 BankNews readers who voted online at The Innovative Solutions Awards include four categories: Equipment/Hardware Solution, Consulting/Outsourcing/Training Solution, Management/Operations/Processing Solution, and eBanking (Mobile/Online) Solution.

Safe Systems was previously an award recipient in 2010 and 2011 for the company’s disaster recovery and business continuity solution, Continuum, and also received honorable mention in 2012 for NetComply, a cloud-based network monitoring and management solution.

Danny Johnston, CEO of Safe Systems, commented, "We are honored to be acknowledged again for a BankNews Innovative Solutions Award among so many distinguished nominees. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to providing financial industry-specific expertise and developing the solutions that help our bank customers run efficiently and securely in full compliance.”

Additional information about SafeSysMail is featured in the November issue of BankNews.

About BankNews Media

Based in Shawnee Mission, Kan., BankNews Media is dedicated to serving the needs of community bankers through a wide range of online and print products and services. Its flagship publication, BankNews, is the leading publication for community banks throughout the United States. The company's Contract Publishing Division offers a range of services to state banking associations, from editorial and advertising sales, to design, printing and mailing. In addition, BankNews Media has been one of the nation's most respected publishers of bank directories for more than 50 years. For more information, visit Follow BankNews on Twitter: @BankNews_Media.

About Safe Systems

Founded in 1993, Safe Systems is a national leader in providing compliance-centric IT solutions exclusively to financial institutions, working with more than 600 financial institutions and managing more than 25,000 network devices nationwide. Safe Systems' scalable and cost effective solutions include IT support and managed services, compliance solutions, business continuity and disaster recovery, hosted email, data vaulting, network design and installation, security services, and IT and compliance training. Safe Systems helps financial institutions significantly decrease costs, increase performance, and improve compliance posture. For additional information about Safe Systems, Inc., please visit, Twitter: @SafeSystems, or call 877.752.0550.


For Safe Systems
Ryan Mills, 678-781-7222


For Safe Systems
Ryan Mills, 678-781-7222