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IOXO Launches CityWRX™ to Address Ransomware for Municipalities with End to End Virtualization and CloudWRX

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On the heels of the formal
of CloudWRX™, an end-to-end cloud computing management
platform, IOXO (,
today announced CityWRX™, an initiative leveraging CloudWRX to provide
increased security and savings for cities, counties and municipalities
(“Cities”) while freeing them from on-premise IT. CityWRX targets the
malware and ransomware attacks that are crippling U.S. Cities.

The New
York Times
that Baltimore has been paralyzed by a
recent attack. Wired
that a 52K ransomware attack has resulted in 2.6M in losses
to the city. Other attacks have hit Sarasota, Florida; Englewood,
Colorado; Hinesville, Georgia; Farmington, New Mexico; Cedar Hills,
Utah; and Leeds, Alabama. Security experts
that since 2017 these types of attacks have hit new highs and
are escalating.

Atlanta lost internal and external applications, freezing city apps for
paying bills and accessing court-related data. Emergency-response
services were affected, forcing 911 dispatchers to resort to paper and
pen. Baltimore’s ongoing attack has frozen thousands of computers, shut
down emails and paralyzed real estate sales, water bills and health
alerts. When servers are unavailable, police and fire departments can
lose mobile data and communications grind to a halt. To make matters
worse, city employees must leave computers off until attacks are
resolved to avoid being targets, which compromises services still more.

The well-being of hundreds of thousands of people are at risk when
cities are attacked with ransomware. Cybersecurity experts advise cities
not to pay ransoms, but many are forced to pay to regain essential
services. For Baltimore, more than three weeks passed since the attack
commenced and it seems unlikely the ransom payment can be avoided. The
full monetary cost of these attacks, in addition to loss of services and
safety, is amounting to millions of dollars and untold hardship on the
citizens these cities serve.

While the company is not disclosing the growing list of cities
requesting protection, IOXO CEO and Founder David Turcotte reports that
seven cities, so far, have requested an immediate proof of concept of
CityWRX. The company intends to roll out quickly to mitigate the risks
for these cities.

IOXO moves all computing functions to the Cloud, away from on-premise
IT. On-premise laptops, desktops, networks and servers typically provide
the points of attack. By eliminating these vulnerabilities and adding
redundant, verified back-ups and other technologies from IOXO partners FileShadow
and TecServ,
CityWRX brings enterprise grade protections that are typically available
to only the largest municipalities to small and remote cities for less
than they currently pay for substandard security, according to Turcotte.

Resource challenged cities get increased protection from hackers with
CityWRX and gain a solution that is easy-to-use and lightning-fast to
deploy. FileShadow adds intuitive migration tools and document
management, while TecServ delivers support for a combined offering
available in a single monthly or annual fee that is often significantly
less that current budgets. In all, the CityWRX initiative allows every
city to pay less, become substantially more secure and add powerful new

IOXO’s proprietary CloudLock™ replaces desktops and laptops and provides
secure access to city data and resources. If teams want to keep existing
hardware, IOXO’s software-only version turns any internet connected
device into a secure workspace. Exposure to cyber security risks can be
mitigated in hours or days, not weeks or months. Even better, cities can
migrate away from threat access points – desktops, laptops and servers –
easily and without trained staff.

Once migrated, budget savings enable cities to add more security
notifications and protections against users who try to delete email or
transmit protected data. Monitoring can provide warnings about internal
and external bad actors, and IOXO can make best practices compliance
easier. Cost savings are substantial enough to allow cities to add
disaster recovery and business continuity plans that adhere to the newly
required privacy and compliance standards like HIPPAA, HITECH, PCI,

“Cities that capitalize on this initiative can leap forward to
intelligent cloud computing and data security, better protections
against Ransomware quickly and easily while reducing their overall IT
spend. Making the leap now is astronomically cheaper than after a city
is hit by an attack,” Turcotte said.

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