Marea Strategies Moves to the Cloud with Ciracom Cloud

About Marea Strategies

Marea Strategies is a political and public affairs consulting firm. “Marea” is a Spanish term that means “tidal wave,” and the name of the company is meant to invoke the power of strategic communications.

The Challenge

Marea Strategies wanted to transition from working on-site to working remotely. The company hoped to avoid the costs of server maintenance while also improving their network connections and collaboration capabilities.

The Solution

Ciracom Cloud made the following changes:

  • Migrated Marea Strategies to the cloud and deployed Microsoft 365 applications, including SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Exchange Online and Microsoft Intune
  • Boosted cybersecurity
  • Deployed remote monitoring management systems


“I don’t feel like I’m just a name or a phone number with Ciracom Cloud. We have some unique data security needs for some of our clients, and real and reliable people from Ciracom Cloud have always taken a very comprehensive and individualized approach with us. I can’t say enough how much that is appreciated.” - Melissa Zamora, Marea Strategies’ Founder and President

Migration to the Cloud

Ciracom Cloud migrated Marea Strategies from their local server to the cloud, with business solutions such as SharePoint Online and OneDrive. Ciracom Cloud enabled Autopilot using Microsoft Intune, a mobile device management solution for simplified onboarding and management, including security policies activated out-of-the-box.

Ciracom Cloud was able to consolidate Marea Strategies’ business needs by deploying Microsoft solutions. Now they can access their emails and files easily, securely, and completely independent from a physical server or a VPN connection.

Security Enhancements

Ciracom Cloud activated Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365, which provides daily automated backup to keep data and files secure. This provides reliable backup and recovery assurances for their Microsoft 365 from Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive and Microsoft Teams.

Ciracom Cloud also deployed a cloud security solution that blocks all malicious activities through whitelisting, content filtering, and blocking known bad sites. Ciracom Cloud also put an antivirus system into place to prevent, detect and mitigate cyber threats.

Remote Monitoring & Management (RMM) Solution

Ciracom Cloud enabled a remote monitoring and management solution to troubleshoot and fix issues found in users’ work laptops/desktops.

The Impact

Security, accessibility and flexibility were the three most important IT considerations for Marea Strategies. Working with Ciracom Cloud, Marea Strategies can now work remotely and securely from anywhere there is an Internet connection. Moreover, Ciracom Cloud supports the company with audits and continually works to update the virtual work environment and security features.

“It’s really great because I don’t have to be the security expert,” Zamora explained. “I can spend my time looking for business and servicing our existing clients instead of spending extra time working on our IT and security, which is really important to me and is now thankfully being handled.”

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