Press Release, May 7, 2014

PrimeSouth Bank Selects Safe Systems for Extensive
Cloud-Based IT Network Support

Community bank chooses hosted model for maximum efficiency
May 07, 2014 10:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time

ALPHARETTA, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Safe Systems, a national provider of compliance-centric IT support and hosted services for financial institutions, today announced that PrimeSouth Bank has successfully implemented a suite of solutions to better equip the bank’s existing staff, bolster compliance and drive efficiencies.

A strong community bank with 4 strategically located branches, Tallassee, Alabama-based PrimeSouth Bank was looking for a solution that would streamline IT management and network supervision. In an environment where bankers have to do more with less, it has become increasingly necessary to move back of the house functions to an offsite provider. PrimeSouth elected to move its IT network management, reporting, virus protection, patch management, email and data vaulting to hosted services provider, Safe Systems. Through this partnership the bank will be able to decrease its exposure and risk while eliminating the need to hire a full-time IT officer.

“After Safe Systems performed a network evaluation on our bank, we had a very clear picture of where our IT was, and where it needed to be,” said Jodi Turner, CFO and COO of PrimeSouth Bank. “Our partnership with Safe Systems began based on the initial good advice they provided. The solutions we implemented have allowed us to focus more on the business of banking, with a strong software infrastructure running in the background.”

Safe Systems’ comprehensive network evaluation allowed PrimeSouth C-level executives to see the complete picture of their bank’s IT environment. Turner was able to prioritize which services to deploy through Safe Systems and which she would continue to manage in house. She’s gained greater efficiency and a higher degree of automation as a result.
“It is Safe Systems’ mission to provide sophisticated, efficient solutions to solve the everyday problems of community bankers. Our goal is to increase IT security levels, boost compliance and streamline efficiencies,” said Danny Johnston, CEO of Safe Systems. “We are proud to partner with an institution such as PrimeSouth Bank and look forward to building on our existing relationship to provide the highest levels of support.”