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11 Years and Growing

Sep 29, 2014 / by Joseph Javien posted in In The News, Inc 5000, San Diego Business Journal, Bird Rock Systems, CRN Magazine

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.”

-James Cash Penney

2014 is Bird Rock Systems’ 5th consecutive year that we have been ranked among the fastest growing private companies for CRN Magazine (2010-2014) and 4th consecutive year for Inc. 5000 and the San Diego Business Journal (2011-2014). It is truly a great accomplishment and milestone for Bird Rock Systems as we continue to grow and expand into other territories, technologies and services.


Bird Rock Systems strives to continuously grow and improve year over year and quarter to quarter. We look for ways to better serve our customers with new services and solutions that help them solve problems, strengthen security, improve performance and efficiency. Bird Rock Systems regularly evaluates business processes and how we can work more effectively across sales, services and operations to ultimately deliver the best experience to our customers. By practicing these actions of continuous improvement, Bird Rock Systems has been able to grow every year since the start of the business in 2003.


We have a great team of people that enjoy taking care of our customers. Plus, we have some awesome customers that we get to work with and be an extension of their team to solve I.T. challenges. A special thanks goes out to all of our customers. We appreciate all of your support and business over the years!

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August Summer Social with Bird Rock Systems & AITP

Aug 19, 2014 / by Joseph Javien posted in In The News, AITP, Events

It’s summer and many of us could use a break from the heat, travel and preparations of the upcoming Fall season.  Take a little time away from the office and join us in a relaxed outdoor setting at Brian Malarkey's Green Acre in the Campus Pointe complex. It will be a nice evening with food, drinks, and company set around a beautiful garden with a variety of IT professionals.  

Please join the AITP S.D. community in partnership with Bird Rock Systems at our August Summer Social August 19th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. It will be an evening of relaxation, fun, and networking. Please bring a friend along as well.


  • Aug. 19, 5:30-8:30 – Food, Fun, Networking


Green Acre Campus Pointe
10300 Campus Point Drive 
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 450-9907

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  • Member: $25
  • Non-Member: $35
  • In Transition & Students: $15
  • At the Door: $45

Register Now!

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Bird Rock Systems' Jim Matteo on Technology & Entrepreneurship

Jul 16, 2014 / by Joseph Javien posted in In The News, Jim Matteo, technology solutions, Bird Rock Systems, entrepreneurship

On May 15, 2014 San Diego Daily Transcript Executive Editor, George Chamberlin, sat down with our CEO, Jim Matteo, to talk about technology solutions we provide to enterprise businesses as well as Jim's efforts to foster entrepreneurship. Enjoy!


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San Diego Daily Transcript: How secure is your IT infrastructure?

Mar 10, 2014 / by Joseph Javien posted in In The News, IT Solutions, Security, Bird Rock Systems

When it comes to your company’s technology infrastructure you want to build it with top of the line, secure solutions. Bird Rock Systems is a local technology solutions provider founded in 2003 that does just that!

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UT San Diego: Use of Personal Devices at Work Gaining Acceptance More Personal Devices Seen at Work

Nov 25, 2013 / by Joseph Javien posted in In The News, Jim Matteo, Security, BYOD

Growing BYOD trend still raises security concerns

These days, employees are bringing to their workplaces their own personal devices, like smart phones, tablets and laptops.

In the past, a lot of companies weren’t too keen on the idea of allowing workers to use their own equipment. The overriding concern was about security of company data, as well as being uncomfortable with employees storing work information on personal devices.

Now, it appears that such thinking is starting to change. There’s a phenomenon spreading through business across the country that’s known as Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD.

“As companies keep recruiting millennials, BYOD is going to be important in keeping them happy,” said Jim Matteo, CEO of San Diego-based Bird Rock Systems, which provides network security solutions for a wide variety of businesses.

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Welcome to The Tech Break!

Jul 25, 2012 / by Joseph Javien posted in In The News, IT, Bird Rock Systems


What is The Tech Break? 

The Tech Break is a Bird Rock Systems technology blog site. We know that, working in IT, it can be challenging to break away from the daily fires and projects, but when you do have free time, thetechbreak.com is a great place to learn about technologies, best practices and get the latest tech news. In addition, we encourage you to participate and contribute to our community of technology professionals by posting comments on our discussions.

Who is Bird Rock Systems?

Bird Rock Systems is an award winning San Diego, California based technology solutions provider.


What kind of technologies will you talk about on thetechbreak.com?

This website is dedicated to datacenter technologies for medium to enterprise businesses in the areas of:


-          Security

-          IP Communications

-          Network Infrastructure

-          Wireless

-          Network Management

-          Storage

-          Performance Computing (Servers)

-          Virtualization

-          Racks, cooling and power protection

-          IT Design and Engineering



What kind of topics can I expect from this site?

There's a lot of technology information on the web, from the latest IT solutions to the most recent security breaches; buzz words like cloud computing and virtualization. We steer clear of the marketing and focus on what’s most important, the technology.


In this blog we will share what we see as useful information for IT professionals based on the feedback from our customers. Our goal is to provide information that will make your job easier and help you solve problems and in turn will save you time and money.


Discussions coming soon…

Deconstructing Security Breaches and How Not to be an Easy Target

Tips and Guides for Configuring Next Generation Security

How to plan for a storage/virtualization/backup project

Attack of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device): The Management Challenges and Security Vulnerability it Posses to Your Organization

5 Things Every IT Person Must Know About Modern Malware Threats


Thetechbreak.com is an opportunity for us to give back to the IT community and provide a forum where we address real world IT challenges and how to solve them. To receive regular updates, please subscribe to our RSS feed.


If you would like more information about Bird Rock Systems visit http://www.birdrockusa.com/ .

Thanks for stopping by!

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SD Business Journal: Down the Dark Alleys of Data

Jun 25, 2012 / by Joseph Javien posted in In The News, Jim Matteo, Security

In an interview with the San Diego Business Journal, CEO of Bird Rock Systems Jim Mateo breaks down the first steps on how to protect your company data. When looking into the access and security of confidential data, especially sensitive data, he says that security and access may call for “two-factor authentication,” requiring a person to submit two forms of proof that they have permission to look at the data. This might be a password coupled with biometric information such as the user’s fingerprint.

Matteo displays a different security device used in two-factor authentication: A plastic token about the size of a house key. The device, from EMC Corp. subsidiary RSA, contains a liquid crystal display which shows a code number. The number changes every 60 seconds according to a mathematical pattern. To gain access to sensitive information, a computer user might key in their personal password as well as the number from the SecurID device.

Mateo continues on to talk about how to employ basic security techniques by describing how businesses need appropriate electronics, such as a firewall or a universal threat management device, to make it harder for hackers to get in.

“Next generation firewalls that are application aware are a great tool for businesses of all sizes,” Matteo said. These might uncover software that a computer owner was previously unaware of its presence.

For the full story visit: http://www.sdbj.com/news/2012/jun/25/down-dark-alleys-data/?page=2

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