Plastics Manufacturer Saves Time and Money with Long-term Cyber Security Partner

Step2 saves time and $4,000 per year on products, renewals, and advice from eMazzanti, a manufacturing cyber security partner—in a new manufacturing solution case study

Hoboken, NJ (Cision)  June 8, 2022 – eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area managed services provider and manufacturing cyber security partner published a new manufacturing solution case study featuring The Step2 Company. The customer success story describes the benefits of a long-term relationship between the company’s Senior Network Manager and eMazzanti’s cyber security experts.

step2_logo Cyber Security PartnerThe informative case study also relates how Tom Petkoff at Step2, a midsize plastics manufacturer in Ohio, relied on eMazzanti’s cyber security expertise based on years of experience in dealing with the company. According to the study, Step2 saves time and at least $4,000 per year from being directed by eMazzanti’s cyber security experts towards the correct products and renewals.

“I love eMazzanti, and I’m glad that over the years I’ve been able to keep them along for the ride,” relates Tom Petkoff, Senior Network Manager, The Step2 Company. “I see many more years of working together and expanding what we’re doing with them. It just goes up from here.”

Below are a few excerpts from the case study: “Step2 Plastics Manufacturer Saves Time and Money with Long-term Cyber Security Partner.”

Better Value vs Larger Vendors

“Petkoff say that he uses eMazzanti because of the value and the savings. ‘If comparing with CDW and all the others, we have been saving more than $4,000 a year with eMazzanti just from being directed towards the correct products and renewals,’ he relates.”

Product Knowledge Saves Time and Leads to Better Usage

“‘It comes down to value and efficiency. Because not having to deal with these other companies, I can spend my time doing other things. I call Carl and he orders what I need because he knows my functions and renewals. So, it saves my time and we’re getting better usage out of the equipment.’”

Plastics Manufacturer Saves Time and Money with Long-term Cyber Security Partner


Cyber Security Maintained

“Cyber security continues to be very important to Step2. ‘That’s why we have engaged more with Carl here in the past month,’ related Petkoff. ‘Our biggest threats are malware and intrusions. Thus, eMazzanti has already set up meetings with WatchGuard to discuss their antivirus products.’”

Part of the Family

“‘It means I have a friend, somebody that cares how our business is using the products. Hence, my loyalty to Carl will be for many, many years,’ Petkoff concludes. ‘Honestly, all partners should look at Carl’s company to get inspiration on how to do this, because a lot of companies out there do not take pride or take the time.’”

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Midsize Manufacturer of Toys and Outdoor Home Products

The Step2 Company, LLC (Step2) is a rotary plastics company that makes popular children’s toys, mailboxes, outdoor chairs, and other products. The company aspires to be the leading innovator of children’s products that build imaginations and enrich the family’s celebration of childhood.

Manufacturing Cyber Security Partner

Since 2001, eMazzanti Technologies has been helping manufacturing companies increase productivity and strengthen cyber security with essential products backed by decades of experience. Manufacturing business leaders rely on eMazzanti’s deep manufacturing technology experience and technical training to cut costs and drive improvements to quality, productivity, and security.



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