Less Worrying. More Banking. Safe Systems.

We provide compliance centric IT services exclusively for community banks and credit unions, ensuring that they are kept up to date on the current technologies, security risks, and regulatory changes.

We believe

every financial institution, regardless of size, should be able to leverage the best technology, compliance, and security solutions to serve the financial needs of their community


We provide compliance centric IT services designed exclusively for community banks and credit unions, ensuring that they are kept up to date on the current technologies, security risks, regulatory changes, and FFIEC guidelines

Mark C. has been great to work with over the years - a solid and reliable resource with suggestions on how we can improve our IT operations here at the bank.

Yong Kim

EVP/CFO - Rabun County Bank, Clayton, GA

Our advisor is very good at what he does. He keeps in constant contact with us to make sure that we are running smoothly and to see if there is anything that we need.

Chase Brown

Network Administrator — Bank of Hazelhurst

It meant so much to me that at 10:00 at night that Safe Systems engineers were reaching out to make sure we were taken care of. You truly care about your customers and go above and beyond!

Leesa Anderson

MCSE, Chief Technology Officer – Bank of Wrightsville, Wrightsville, GA

When we had lightning strike one of our buildings, I called Safe Systems for emergency assistance. I was contacted by Stephen P. and Adam T. almost immediately. They worked with me for several hours until we had everything back online. I am truly thankful…you guys make my job easier every day.

Sameena Sahibzada

VP Information Technology Officer – Quantum National Bank, Suwanee, GA

Our Strategic Advisor does a great job at providing us with insight and information related to the industry as a whole and to our bank's environment.

Leigh Barbour

IT Manager — First Federal Bank

Kiel M. was a delight to have on site. He is knowledgeable, efficient and helpful and answered every question in terms we could understand. Safe Systems is one vendor I can count on not to let me down.

Johnna Barksdale

VP Operations and Technology – Select Bank, Forest, VA

Mark C. has worked with us over the years to modify our meetings and attendees to accommodate our needs. I'm pleased with how our meetings are currently running.

Jeff Gibbs

CIO — SouthEast Bank

Our Strategic Advisor is very knowledgeable and attentive to the needs of our bank. She is very organized and detail oriented. She keeps us up to date in all aspects and is a great partner for our institution.”

Heather Adams

Network Administrator — Peoples Bank & Trust

Thanks to all those engineers that support Admins like me in the day to day IT. I feel like I throw out a lot of hard situations and have never had a bad experience in working with any of them.

Sandra Mayo

AVP – River City Bank, Rome, GA

For over twenty years Safe Systems has provided the bank with a knowledgeable, responsive, and engaging strategic advisor. This is attributed to the customer centric and forward-thinking culture that is fostered at Safe Systems from the top down. Could not do community banking without Safe Systems!

Marisa Reynolds

Senior Vice President — Oconee State Bank

Michael B. and Tyrail L. spent several days in our bank assisting with an equipment conversion. We want you to know what an outstanding job they did for us. Thank you for sending us two good guys!

Tony E. Collins

President & CEO – Southern Bank & Trust, Clarkesville, GA

Meet Our Leadership Team

Danny Johnston

CEO and Chairman

With over 30 years of business experience in the financial services industry, Danny oversees the strategic direction of our services and solutions.

Darren Bridges

President

Darren has helped community financial institutions with their networking needs for over 30 years. He leads our focus on compliant-driven products and forecasting new, innovative technology.

Curt Frierson

Chief Information Officer

Curt provides our IT vision, aligning internal and external data systems, capabilities, and processes to meet strategic corporate objectives. He also leads our overall information security program.

Brendan McGowan

Chief Technical Officer

Brendan oversees the development of our technology solutions. He also oversees the Safe Systems cloud infrastructure and provides guidance to our professional services teams.

Jim Sherlock

Chief Financial Officer

Jim oversees financial operations and contracts. He has more than 25 years of experience that includes banking, bank regulation, and business intelligence for financial operations.

Scott Galvin

Executive Vice President, Business Development

Scott works closely with the Sales and Marketing teams to ensure that your unique needs are matched to the right solution. He has worked for Safe Systems for over 20 years, where he started as a network engineer.

Christine Ray

Chief Marketing Officer

Christine has over 25 years of diverse marketing experience within the financial services, mortgage, real estate, and retail industries supporting lead generation and pipeline growth.

Chris Kennel

VP Technical Operations

Chris provides leadership to the teams responsible for delivery of all technology products and services to our clients.

Thomas Hinkel

VP of Compliance Services

Tom works closely with R&D and management to ensure that our services abide by the appropriate financial industry regulations and best practices. He is also a compliance consultant to our customers.

Jackie Marshall

VP of Compliance Services Operations

Jackie leads our Compliance Services team. She has over 20 years of experience assisting financial institutions in IT and information security compliance.

Niki Neese

VP, Strategic Advisor Team

Niki provides guidance and leadership to our Strategic Advisor team and actively manages her own accounts. She began as a Safe Systems engineer, installing hardware and software.

Jamie Davis

VP Product Marketing

Jamie manages the development and implementation of new services to ensure they meet our customers’ requirements and are properly tested.

Customer Service is at the Center of Our Culture

Safe Systems is an extension of your team, providing you with access to technology professionals who are specifically trained in the banking industry. We have a 99% customer retention rate and consistently receive 4.9/5 stars on our customer satisfaction surveys.

  • A 96% client retention rate, with two out of three customers partnering with us for over 5 years
  • Three out of four customers have two or more of our services
  • SOC 2 audited solutions with fully redundant data centers
  • Providing quality IT services since 1993
  • Used by over 600 financial institutions across 25,000 managed network devices
  • Over one million software updates and patches per month

CCNA

Cisco Certified Network Associate


CCNP

Cisco Certified Network Professional


MCP

Microsoft Certified Professional


BCNE

Brocade Certified Network Engineer


CRMA

Certified in Risk Management Assurance from The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)


CBCP

Certified Business Continuity Professional from the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI)


CTPRP

Certified Third-party Risk Professional from the Shared Assessment Group


CCENT

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician


CRISC

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)


CISSP

Certified Information Systems Security Professional


JNCIA-SEC

Juniper Networks Certified Security Associate


JNCIS-SEC

Juniper Networks Certified Security Specialist

KCA

Kaseya Certified Administrator


Security +

CompTIA Security Plus


Network +

CompTIA Network Plus


A+

CompTIA A+


VCP-DCV 5

VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization


VCP-DCV 6

VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization


VCP-NV

VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization


CCSA

Certification in Control Self-Assessment from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)


CISM

Certified Information Security Manager from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)


CASC

Cybersecurity Advisory Services Certificate from the AICPA’s inaugural class of 100 participants


JNCIP-SEC

Juniper Networks Certified Security Professional


JNCIS-ENT

Juniper Networks Certified Specialist, Enterprise Routing and Switching

SSCP

Systems Security Certified Practitioner


CCA

Citrix Certified Associate


Strata Green

CompTIA Green IT


Project +

CompTIA Project Plus


MCSA

Microsoft Certified

Solutions Associate


MCSE

Microsoft Certified

Solutions Expert


EMCISA

Information Storage and Management Associate


MCSE – Exchange

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert – Exchange


CISA

Certified Information Systems Auditor from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)


MBCP

DRI International’s Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP) certification — there are only about 500 MBCPs worldwide


JNCIA-SEC

Juniper Networks Certified Associate


JNCDA

Juniper Networks Certified Design Associate

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Charitable Efforts

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta logo
North Fulton Community Charities logo
CURE Childhood Cancer logo
Division of Family & Children Services logo
Herobox
Ronald McDonald House
Surviving Inc
Habitat for Humanity