IOSecure was founded in 1994 by Tom and Bonnie Jacoby as Intuitive Computing Services Ltd., and was renamed to IOSecure Internet Operations Inc. in 2000. In 1996 Tom obtained his Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert Certification (# 1967), the first to do so in Western Canada, and still one of the few to succeed on the first sitting and without the assistance of Cisco courses. There are currently 10 CCIE’s in the province outside of Cisco, 6 of which are available for consulting. IOSecure can make 3 of these CCIE’s available to assist with your projects.
In 1998 additional Cisco consulting staff were added and the growth continued. Today IOSecure ranks as one of the top Cisco resellers and consulting companies in BC and services many of the most prestigious firms in the Province.
Recent projects include Vancouver Coastal Health Authority upgrade of their LAN infrastructure supporting their opening of the Jimmy Pattison pavilion, the upgrade of Whistler Cable Televisions Internet over Cable services, deployment assistance for an International WAN for Methanex, deployment of Credit Union Central of BC’s Internet Infrastructure, and many more. IOSecure also manages some customer’s Internet Security infrastructure, and is responsible for network traffic representing an estimated $8B of transactions per year through Cisco firewalls.
Customers also range in size to the very small with a single firewall and a few servers. Although the largest customer to date was work Tom did with ISM-BCI (ISM-BC International) in South Korea for SK to consolidate networks made up of a minimum of 25,000 routers. SK is a $42B US/yr company primarily made-up of Korean Gas Stations and telecom services. As exciting and rewarding as the project with SK was, the commute form Vancouver to Korea was just too long to continue for more than four months, and another Vancouver network consultant took over Tom’s role.
- the only Cisco reseller in BC to deal exclusively with Cisco products and services.
- one of 42 resellers across North America as a member of Cisco’s Commercial Advisory Board – working with Cisco to influence existing and future products and services.
- The highest ratio of Cisco certified staff of any Cisco partner in BC
- Enjoys unprecedented customer referrals, references, and customer loyalty