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Since 1969, Verbatim® has been at the forefront of the evolution in data storage technology. As an industry pioneer, Verbatim is recognized for the role it plays in early product development and commercial product introduction of new technologies.  Along with its technological innovations, Verbatim’s commitment to superior manufacturing practices and quality translates into consistent product performance and reliability. A subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Verbatim continues to challenge the frontiers of data storage. Visit Verbatim Website  



ENDPOINT SC ENCRYPTION SECURITY TECHNOLOGY TEAM INC protects clients with encryption and authentication-enabled applications, programs, and systems, developed with MerlinCryption infrastructure security software at the core. As a Licensed MerlinCryption Integrator and Technology Partner, ESCEST offers significant end-to-end, person-to-processor and processor-to-processor encryption and authentication protection. ESCEST Founder & President, Johnny C Mason, trusted SC business leader of IST2 and long-respected for pioneering many "IT firsts" to the US cyber industry, spearheads innovation and business development. Contact 803-543-6134.

ESCEST Security Operations Center (SOC) 

Today’s typical Security Operations Center provides customer offerings such as threat detection, incident response, and compliance management. The “Security” in most SOC organizations is a focus on notification of “compromise-in-process” and “after-the-fact’ damage assessment and reporting. 

ESCEST advocates that “Security” is a preventative function and delivers high-value SOC offerings, which protect its customers against criminal access, compromise, theft, and fraud.  ESCEST's "ahead of threat curve" SOC fortifies its customers with Encryption/Authentication-Software as a Service (SaaS) enabling true cyber-security as an integral offering in its portfolio of services.


In addition to providing cyber security tools and products to South Carolina, a prominent program of ESCEST is its work with Historical Black Colleges and Universities and the rural and intercity communities they serve. ESCEST works shoulder to shoulder with HBCUs to prepare students for the competitive IT infrastructure terrain.  ESCEST partners with HBCUs to develop graduates with the cyber security tools and acumen to enter careers or launch businesses for a stronger South Carolina. HBCUs include Allen University, Benedict College, Claflin College, Voorhees College, & SCSU.  Visit ESCEST Website