January 5, 2021, Wall, NJ – NJFX, the only Cable Landing Station (CLS) colocation campus in the U.S offering Tier 3, carrier-neutral data center capabilities, announces naming Mike Reverendo as Site Access Manager for the CLS Campus. In this role, Mr. Reverendo will oversee essential workers coming to and from the NJFX campus following protocols and coordinating with county, state and federal agencies, as well as adhering to CDC guidelines for safety.
“The pandemic has made safe and secure access to critical infrastructure imperative for continuity of business operations, including providing connectivity to some of the biggest names of the internet,” comments Mr. Reverendo. “Because all our customers’ technicians serve an essential role, we facilitate their access to our facility. However, maintaining a strict standard of both safety and security is my goal during this unprecedented time, and beyond.”
Mr. Reverendo brings a diverse background to the role. This includes an internship with the DEA (United States Drug Enforcement Administration) during which he was trained in secure access procedures for sensitive sites. In his new role, he will manage everyone coming to and from the campus, including overseeing requests for access from international essential workers. As part of his efforts going forward, Mr. Reverendo will also focus on cyber security as a priority in supporting NJFX customers with best practices.
“Keeping COVID-19 protocols in mind has made things a bit more complex than usual. But I am confident that we as a company are taking every precaution to make sure everyone comes in as safely as possible and following all state, local and federal CDC guidelines,” adds Mr. Reverendo. “We are upholding the standards of security that we always have, with an extra layer for the health and safety of our staff as well as those coming to our building.”
Mr. Reverendo will be the point person for NJFX to all security officials, including county, state, and federal, such as the Department of Homeland Security. Over the last year, the world has seen that communications become paramount during global events such as the pandemic, as the entire world made a shift to remote work, school, and leisure. Enabling the connections to make that possible is crucial to our shared connectivity.
As telecommunications continues to be a matter of national security, the role of Site Access Manager is extremely important. “We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Reverendo to the NJFX team and look forward to learning from him as he serves as liaison to the government entities that we must continue to form solid relationships with,” states Gil Santaliz, CEO, NJFX. “He will also receive ongoing training from federal authorities to keep the NJFX facility safe and secure.”
With the new Havfrue/AEC-2 cable Ready for Service as of November 2020, global connectivity grows every day, with each carrier cross-connect in the NJFX Carrier-Neutral MMR (Meet Me Room). Mr. Reverendo looks forward to working with state health officials to determine a timeline for essential workers at NJFX to eventually receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Mr. Reverendo graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in Business Administration. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice.
For more information about NJFX, please visit: www.njfx.net.