CT Link Visits Pinto Art Museum!

CT Link Visits Pinto Art Museum!

As discussed in a previous article, CT Link gave back to the community by going through a tree planting program with Fostering Education & Environment for Development, Inc. (FEED). This was in line with the company’s dedication to giving back to the community that helped it reach 25 years in the business. However, CT Link is not only thankful to the community but also to its dedicated employees that worked hard to keep the company successful for 25 years.

This is why, as one of the plans to delight our employees, we headed to the Pinto art museum in Antipolo to appreciate our local artists.

Pinto Art Museum and its History

Pintô Art Museum is a contemporary museum and exhibition space located in Antipolo, a historic pilgrimage city near Manila. Founded in 2010 by Dr. Joven Cuanang, a Filipino neurologist and patron of the arts, the museum showcases his impressive art collection to the public.

The name “Pintô” means “door” in Filipino, symbolizing the museum’s role in opening doors to different nationalities, worldviews, and communities through art. Dr. Cuanang began collecting art in the late 1980s, supporting the revolutionary Filipino artist collective, The Salingpusa, and other artists in the region.

After the political movements associated with the People Power Revolution in 1986, the fall of the Marcos Regime ushered in an era of creative expression and artistic exploration. Dr. Cuanang continued to support artists and became a respected patron in the Filipino artistic community.

The museum’s collection includes works by prominent artists such as Elmer Borlongan, Mark Justiniani, Jose John Santos III, Emmanuel Garibay, Rodel Tapaya, Geraldine Javier, Marina Cruz, Joy Mallari, and Antonio Leaño. These artists’ works offer a glimpse into the evolving contemporary cultural milieu in the Philippines.

Watch out for more CT Link activities aimed to delight and uplift our employees in the coming months as we have many more activities in store for everyone to celebrate our 25th anniversary!

CT Link Advisory: Contact Number Changes

CT Link Advisory: Contact Number Changes

Earlier in the year, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) released the Memorandum Order 10-10 2017 which states that numbers covered in the area 2 code like Metro Manila and some parts of Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna will have their numbers expanded 8-digits from the current 7-digits.  So, in compliance, we will be expanding our corporate and fax numbers.  Don’t worry! We are still using the same number as before, it will just have the addition of the extra digit that is required of us from our phone provider. Below are our new numbers in which you can reach us:

Landline: 8893-9515

Fax: 8893 5856

These changes will be effective on October 6, 2019.  So, for your further inquiries with us please contact us with our new Landline number!

Who We Are

CT Link Systems, Inc. is a leading IT Solutions Provider based in the Philippines. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, we have been continuously evolving our solutions to match the developing IT landscape. Our goal is to become our client’s “Link to Cloud Technology” by providing them with cutting-edge technology and the most cost-effective solutions available.

We understand that the world of technology is constantly changing, and we are committed to keeping up with the latest trends and adapting to them. We started with computer telephony and have expanded our offerings to include multilevel security, workspace, and hybrid cloud solutions. Our aim is to help your company implement these solutions and gain a competitive edge over your rivals.

CT Link was established in 1998 with the mission to provide companies with a technology partner that they can rely on. Our approach is to form continuous partnerships with leading international vendors in different solution areas. By doing so, we can provide our clients with access to the latest and most innovative technologies available in the market.

We take pride in our team of highly skilled and competent engineers. Our engineers are not only well-versed in the latest technologies but also invested in continuous product training and certification to fulfill our clients’ requirements. They will guide you through every step of the process, from planning to implementation and support, to ensure a smooth transition to the new technology.

At CT Link, we believe in forming long-lasting partnerships with our clients. We take the time to understand your business’s unique needs and work together to find solutions that are tailored to your specific requirements. Our expertise covers a wide range of industries, including healthcare, education, and retail.

HPE Awards CT Link with the “Simplivity Deal of the Year” award!

HPE Awards CT Link with the “Simplivity Deal of the Year” award!

On March 21, 2018, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Philippines (HPE) awarded CT Link with the “SimpliVity Deal of the Year” award during its Partner Kick-Off and Appreciation Night held at the EDSA Shangri-La, Manila.  This award was given to CT Link as recognition of its efforts in the first SimpliVity deal that was partnered with HPE Proliant series after HPE’s acquisition of SimpliVity in 2017.

HPE SimpliVity is a powerful, simple, and efficient hyperconverged platform that provides best-in-class data services partnered with one of the best server technologies to provide a complete hyperconverged solution.  HPE SimpliVity has garnered a wide range of accolade throughout the years with its innovative line and best-in-class features.

About HPE SimpliVity

HPE SimpliVity is a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution that offers a range of features designed to simplify the management and deployment of virtualized workloads. It is a product of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a global leader in technology solutions, and is designed to help businesses of all sizes optimize their IT operations.

The HPE SimpliVity platform combines compute, storage, and networking resources into a single, compact appliance. This approach reduces the need for complex hardware and software configurations, making it easier to deploy and manage virtualized workloads. The platform also includes advanced data services, such as data deduplication, compression, and encryption, which can improve data protection and storage efficiency.

HPE SimpliVity is built on a powerful hardware platform that includes high-performance CPUs, memory, and storage. It uses VMware virtualization technology to create a flexible, scalable, and secure environment for running mission-critical applications. The platform also includes support for hybrid cloud deployments, allowing businesses to extend their data center resources to public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

One of the key benefits of HPE SimpliVity is its ease of use. The platform is designed to be intuitive and easy to manage, even for users with limited IT expertise. This is achieved through a simple web-based management console, which provides a single view of all virtualized resources and allows users to perform common tasks like creating virtual machines, setting up network configurations, and monitoring system performance.

HPE SimpliVity also includes a range of advanced data protection features, such as backup and recovery, disaster recovery, and replication. These features help businesses ensure the availability of their critical data and applications in the event of a system failure or natural disaster. The platform also includes support for VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), which simplifies the process of configuring and testing disaster recovery plans.

CT Link signs up to be a partner of Pure Storage!

CT Link signs up to be a partner of Pure Storage!

All-flash arrays (AFAs) are now the next step when it comes to improving storage for enterprises as traditional solutions are now becoming less effective.  AFAs can help enable unprecedented data-mobility speeds that will allow data to be shared and accessed across functions as well as prevent spikes in latency.  These are just a few benefits that AFAs can provide to enterprise grade businesses.

To help bring these solutions to our clients, CT Link Systems, Inc. has become a partner for Pure Storage in the Philippines.

Who is Pure Storage?

Pure Storage is a data storage company that was founded in 2009 by John Hayes and John Colgrove. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has operations in over 40 countries around the world. Pure Storage’s mission is to provide businesses with innovative data storage solutions that are faster, more efficient, and more reliable than traditional storage methods.

Pure Storage’s flagship product is the FlashArray, an all-flash storage solution that uses flash memory to store data instead of traditional hard drives. Flash memory is faster, more reliable, and more efficient than traditional hard drives, which makes Pure Storage’s solutions ideal for businesses that require fast and reliable access to their data.

Pure Storage provides businesses with cutting-edge data storage solutions that are designed to be faster, more efficient, and more reliable than traditional storage methods. Pure Storage’s solutions are based on the principles of all-flash storage, which uses flash memory to store data instead of traditional hard drives.

One of the primary advantages of all-flash storage is speed. Because flash memory is much faster than traditional hard drives, businesses can access their data much more quickly. This is especially important for businesses that require real-time access to their data, such as those in the financial industry.

In addition to speed, all-flash storage is also more efficient than traditional storage methods. Because flash memory uses less power than traditional hard drives, businesses can save money on their energy bills while still maintaining fast and reliable access to their data.

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CT Link Systems Partners with VeloCloud for SD-WAN

CT Link Systems Partners with VeloCloud for SD-WAN

It is a common consensus that the Philippines has one of the lowest average internet connection speeds in the world. According to Akamai’s Q3-2016 State of the Internet report, the Philippines ranks 103 globally with an internet connection speed averaging only 4.2 mbps.  Majority of internet connections in the Philippines are below this average.  Only 29% of the connections are above 4 mbps; a low 5.4% of connections are above 10 mbps; a dismal 2.4% of the connections are above 15 mbps.  Moreover, not only does the Philippines have a low average internet connection speed, it also ranks one of the highest in terms of internet service costs compared to other countries.

The Philippines’ internet infrastructure is preventing many enterprises from adopting cloud services such as Microsoft Office 365 or Azure. We also hear from customers about their challenges in availing reliable and cost-effective wide-area-network infrastructure services to interconnect their nationwide branch network.

To help customers establish a more reliable WAN infrastructure at a more reasonable cost, CT Link is partnering with VeloCloud to offer SD-WAN services in the Philippines.

VeloCloud, a Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN pioneer, simplifies branch WAN networking by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links for today’s increasingly distributed enterprises, as well as service providers.

About VeloCloud

VeloCloud is a cloud-delivered software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution designed to simplify and optimize enterprise network connectivity. The company was founded in 2012 and acquired by VMware in 2017.

Traditionally, enterprise networks have been built on expensive, proprietary hardware devices that are complex to deploy and manage. VeloCloud’s SD-WAN solution offers a new approach, using cloud-based software to virtualize and simplify the network infrastructure. This makes it easier for companies to connect their branch offices, data centers, and cloud resources together in a secure and reliable way.

VeloCloud’s solution uses a combination of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies to create a highly scalable and flexible network architecture. The SD-WAN solution intelligently routes traffic across multiple network links, including broadband, LTE, and MPLS, to optimize performance and minimize costs. It also includes advanced security features such as encryption and firewalls to protect against cyber threats.

One of the key benefits of VeloCloud’s SD-WAN solution is its simplicity. The solution can be deployed and managed from a single cloud-based console, making it easy to configure and monitor the network. This reduces the need for specialized networking expertise and makes it possible for organizations to quickly adapt to changing business requirements.

Another advantage of VeloCloud’s solution is its ability to integrate with existing networking infrastructure. The solution supports a wide range of networking protocols and can be used with legacy devices, enabling organizations to leverage their existing investments while modernizing their network architecture.

To learn more about VeloCloud, please visit our VeloCloud Product Page.

Finding the Next Generation Endpoint Protection

Finding the Next Generation Endpoint Protection

Trend Micro has recently launched the XGen™ Endpoint Security that incorporates the predictive machine learning in its endpoint security solutions effectively enhancing your protection against ransomware attacks, blocking processes associated with unauthorized encryptions, and preventing compromised executable files from infecting your network.  Packaged with Vulnerability Protection (host- based IPS).  Application Control (for whitelisting known applications), and Endpoint Encryption (for files, folders, or hard drives) – all reporting to a centralized management system.  Trend Micro’s endpoint security solutions can help keep your security posture against cybercriminals.

Ransomware is a malicious software that has been designed to block access to a computer system or files until a sum of money has been paid. For some time, cybercriminals were only targeting individuals, and has now moved on to targeting big organizations as well, racking up to millions of dollars in ransom money. To protect yourself from these kinds of cybercrime, an advanced security solution (not an anti-malware) is needed – from anti-exploits down to suspicious connections and executions protection.

We would like to invite you to learn and experience firsthand what CT Link Systems Inc. and Trend Micro can help you with this coming year.  We hope to see you in our event so you can try and see for yourself the new updates of XGen™ Endpoint Security that can help your business stay secure this 2017!


January 31, 2017 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM


Contis Bakeshop, Greenbelt 2, Makati City

Program Flow:

Time Activity
12:30PM – 1:00PM Registration
1:00PM – 1:15PM Welcoming Remarks
1:15PM – 3:00PM Product Presentation
3:00PM – 3:30PM Break
3:30PM – 4:45PM Product Demo
4:45PM – 5:00PM Closing Remarks


To register, please email your name(s), position, company and contact details to rcruz@www.ctlink.com.ph

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Trend Micro Presents Two Major Awards to CT Link Systems for FY15 Champion Performance

Trend Micro Presents Two Major Awards to CT Link Systems for FY15 Champion Performance

September 27, 2016 — Trend Micro, on its Partner Day celebration held at 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub in Century City Mall, presented CT Link Systems, Inc. with two major awards:  FY15 User Protection Champion and FY15 Network Defense Champion.

The FY15 User Protection Champion Award is given to CT Link Systems for its major contributions in providing customers Trend Micro Endpoint Security solutions, which include:

  • OfficeScan – Protects physical and virtual desktops against malware
  • Vulnerability Protection – Blocks exploits and zero-day threats thru intelligent virtual patching
  • Data Loss Prevention – Guards private data and intellectual property
  • ServerProtect – Provides Server Security for Windows Server, Linux and Novell Netware
  • EndPoint Application Control – Prevents unwanted and unknown application execution
  • EndPoint Encryption – Protects PCs, USB devices and removable media thru Full Disk and Files/Folders encryption
  • Mobile Security – Fully integrated mobile device management
  • InterScan Messaging Security – On-premise E-Mail Gateway Security
  • ScanMail – Blocks viruses, spam, phishing and other email threats on Microsoft Exchange and IBM Domino mail servers
  • Cloud App Security – Security for Office 365, Dropbox and Box
  • InterScan Web Security – Secure Web Gateway that provides complete visibility and control of web activity
  • PortalProtect for Microsoft Sharepoint – Secures collaborations by blocking malicious links and scans both files and web components of SharePoint

Trend Micro also awarded CT Link Systems as  FY15 Network Defense Champion and acknowledged the major contributions of CT Link Systems in providing Trend Micro Deep Discovery solutions to customers.

Trend Micro Deep Discovery enables users to detect, analyze and respond to today’s stealthy ransomware and targeted attacks in real time. Deep Discovery provides protection against proven ransomware and advanced threat. It interoperates and integrates with user’s security infrastructure. With Deep Discovery, users will have a comprehensive defense tailored to protect their organization against targeted attacks, advanced threats and ransomware.

For more information on Trend Micro solutions and products, please contact CT Link Systems at 893-9515.

Is Your Business Automatically Backing Up the Data in Your PCs and Laptops?

Studies show that 70% of corporate data resides on the PCs or laptops of end-users and most of these files are unstructured data in the form of Excel spreadsheets or Word documents.  Furthermore, studies also show that in most businesses, employees are casually told to make a backup of their own files. Management cannot even be sure if the backups are up-to-date or done at all.  The primary reason for such case is usually the lack of a centralized storage, which is expensive to set up, to store the data backups.

This leniency in doing data backup has become more and more risky these days with increasing threats from malwares like Ransomware.

What is Ransomware?

In a nutshell, Ransomware is a new type of malware that “kidnaps” files and prevents users from accessing the files until “ransom” is given.

Most users think that it’s just malware, and that their anti-virus software will be able to catch it.  However, not all anti-virus software are effective against ransomware.  The real best defense against Ransomware today is, simply and ironically, for one to be always ensured with a data backup that can be successfully restored when needed.

Cloud-Based Backup

A good backup strategy in protecting against Ransomware is cloud-based data backup.

  • Cloud-based backup provides plenty of storage at a low cost.
  • Cloud-based backup allows customers to pay only for the actual backup storage being used instead of buying a lot of storage in advance.
  • Cloud-based backup works even if laptop users are outside the corporate network.
  • Cloud-based backup gives an added level of protection against Ransomware since affected files usually take days or even weeks before getting into the cloud.

Be enabled. Deploy and secure endpoint data protection strategy at your own pace.

We offer simple and reliable cloud-integrated backup as a service, reliably powered by Microsoft Azure.

Let CT Link Systems be your backup partner.

Citrix TechXperts is Coming to Manila

Date and Venue

October 12, 2016 (Wednesday)
Fairmont Makati Hotel – Namayan Meeting Room
1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City, Philippines


 09.30 – 10.00am     Registration
 10.00 – 11.00am     XenApp & XenDesktop Security / NetScaler CPX and MAS
 11.00 – 11.30am     What’s New with ShareFile
 11.30 – 12.30pm    Tea-Break with Hands-On Labs
 12.30 – 13.30pm     Lunch
 13.30 – 15.30pm    Hands-On Labs
 15.30 – 16.45pm    Tea-Break with Hands-On Labs
 16.45 – 17.00pm    Q & A / Lucky Draw 

Take this opportunity to learn from the Citrix TechXperts!

Register here.

About Citrix

Citrix is a global technology company that provides solutions to enable secure and efficient remote access to applications and data, as well as collaboration and networking solutions to organizations of all sizes. With its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Citrix has a strong presence in over 100 countries around the world and serves customers in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, government, and education.

Citrix was founded in 1989 by Ed Iacobucci, a former IBM executive, with the goal of making it easier for people to access computing resources from remote locations. The company’s first product, Citrix Multiuser, allowed multiple users to access a single application simultaneously, which was a breakthrough at the time. Today, Citrix offers a wide range of products and services that help businesses optimize their IT infrastructure and provide a seamless and secure user experience.

One of Citrix’s core offerings is the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops platform, which provides virtualized access to Windows, web, and SaaS applications from any device or location. This platform enables IT administrators to centrally manage and secure applications and data, while providing employees with the flexibility to work from anywhere on any device. The platform also includes Citrix Workspace, which is a unified experience that allows users to access all their apps and files from a single location.

In addition to its virtualization products, Citrix also offers collaboration and communication solutions, such as Citrix ShareFile, which is a secure file sharing and storage platform that allows teams to collaborate on documents and files in a secure and compliant manner. Citrix also provides networking solutions, such as Citrix ADC (Application Delivery Controller), which optimizes application performance and security in complex hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

CT Link Facebook Like Raffle Giveaway

CT Link Facebook Like Raffle Giveaway


  1. Raffle Giveaway is open to Facebook users residing in the National Capital Region (NCR).
  2. To qualify for a raffle entry, simply LIKE the Facebook page of CT Link Systems at https://www.facebook.com/ctlink.
  3. To get more chances of winning, SHARE the Facebook Like Raffle Giveaway post on your Timeline and earn 3 extra raffle entries.
  4. Six (6) winners will be drawn for the following prizes:
    • 1st prize – One-year subscription for Microsoft Office 365 (Personal Edition)
    • 2nd prize – APC Mobile Power Pack (M5WH White)
    • 3rd prize – Microsoft wired keyboard & mouse bundle (Wired Desktop 500)
    • 4th – 6th prizes – Kingston DataTraveler microDUO 3.0 16-GB USB OTG Flash Drives
  5. Raffle draw will be on the 30th of September at 5:00PM.
  6. Names of winners will be announced and posted on CT Link Facebook Page.
  7. Winners can claim their respective prizes at the office of CT Link Systems, Inc. at 4/F Maripola Building, 109 Perea Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City. Please present a valid government-issued ID.
  8. Winners can claim their prizes within 30 days after the announcement of the raffle draw winners, Mondays to Fridays from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Deadline for claiming of prizes will be on October 30, 2016.
  9. Prizes not claimed by October 30, 2016 shall be assumed to be forfeited by the winner. No redrawing of unclaimed prizes will be held.
  10. All employees of CT Link Systems, Inc. and their relatives up to the second degree will not be eligible to join this Raffle Giveaway.

For any inquiries, please contact us at 893-9515.
** All decisions by CT Link Systems, Inc. regarding the Raffle Giveaway are deemed final and non-contestable.