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Tech Electronics Addresses Jefferson Foundation’s Network Needs With Optimal FX

Jefferson Foundation

To ensure Jefferson Foundation’s network performs optimally and that their data and files are safe and secure


Jefferson Foundation is a private charitable foundation based in Festus, MO which provides grants to health-focused nonprofit organizations that are based in (or serve) the Jefferson County, MO area. Since their first round of grants in 2015, the organization has awarded a total of over $50 million.

Tech Electronics previously provided network and desktop IT infrastructure to Jefferson Foundation in 2013, and maintained a positive relationship in subsequent years. After experiencing downtime and other difficulties due to a ransomware attack, Jefferson Foundation was looking to expand their relationship with a capable managed IT services provider who could not only assist in keeping their network running at full capacity, but also in helping to protect their data.


Tech Electronics now provides Jefferson Foundation with our Optimal FX managed IT services, including proactive network monitoring, secure backups, and remediation of any identified issues.

“Right away, it was clear that a managed set of solutions like Optimal FX was perfect to meet their needs,” Ray Malon, Sales Systems Specialist for Tech Electronics, said. “When we were consulting, one thing that came up repeatedly was the idea of proactivity. They didn’t want to have to contact somebody because something was broken, if we could fix it before it became an issue instead.”

Tech monitors Jefferson Foundation’s network and IT hardware including switching, firewall, wireless access points, desktops and more, managing risk and ensuring peak performance. Tech provides Jefferson Foundation with daily updates on backups, as well as system patches and security updates. In the event of critical system issues, Tech receives alerts and intervenes to prevent downtime.

In addition, Tech provides Firewall as a Service, which includes the firewall appliance, security services, proactive monitoring, firmware updates, backups, and any move/add/changes, all for an affordable monthly subscription.


“Telling a nice story about what you can deliver is one thing, but actually delivering is another. Tech delivers. We don’t have to call, because they reach out proactively. The team of technicians I have worked with have been very attentive and responsive in a very unusual year. They go above and beyond expectations.

Beyond that, there were unforeseen challenges that made our project a bit more complex for Tech than originally anticipated. Despite that, they showed flexibility and managed to keep our costs right in the ballpark of what we were originally quoted.”

-Jan Miller, Office Coordinator, Jefferson Foundation