News | June 18, 2012

EDTS CEO Charles Johnson Appointed To I.T. Security Group Advisory Council

Charles Johnson

AUGUSTA, GA and GREENVILLE, SC – EDTS CEO Charles Johnson was named to the WatchGuard Partner Advisory Council for 2012 at the recent WatchGuard America Partner Conference in Seattle.  The Council of national I.T. executives is designed to foster idea sharing, detail customer-vendor experiences, and help information technology executives gain insight on how to deliver better security products and services to organizations nationwide.

Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been an acknowledged leader of business security solutions, providing mission-critical protection to businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of wired and wireless threat management appliances, messaging, content security and SSL VPN remote access solutions provide extensible network, application and data protection, as well as unparalleled network visibility, management and control.

EDTS is a full-service technology consulting firm specializing in network security and managed services support solutions for Southeastern business, and is headquartered in Augusta, GA.

A native of Augusta, Georgia, Mr. Johnson has nearly 20 years in the technology industry designing, managing and securing networks, wide area networks and security solutions for a diverse client base.  Mr. Johnson is the founder and CEO of EDTS, which has over 40 professional employees and was recently named to Inc. Magazine's list of America's 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the second consecutive year.  He holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Georgia Southern University, and is an active member of the Augusta (GA) and Greenville (SC) Chambers of Commerce, the Greenville Area Development Corporation, and is a member of the InfraGard Network.

In accepting the Advisory Council position, Mr. Johnson noted, “We constantly encourage our team to assume leadership roles in business, civic and technology organizations regionally and nationally, thereby advancing our mission of being the premier technology solutions provider in our markets, and providing the highest level of service to clients.  Active participation as a member of the WatchGuard Partner Advisory Council will play an important role in that strategy.”

Founded in 1999, EDTS was named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America again in 2011, and has grown to a staff of more than 40 professionals serving clients 24/7/365 across the Southeast from offices in Augusta, GA and Greenville, SC.  A full service

technology consulting firm, EDTS specializes in networking, security and managed services support solutions for businesses.  The firm provides customers with Experience, Dedication, Technology and Solutions (EDTS) to help customers increase productivity and reduce cost associated with information technology.  Visit them on the web at