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Security

Zero Trust Architecture and moving beyond VLANs for segmentation

For years enterprises have been deploying VLANs to segment their networks. The thought was that devices in one segment were limited in their ability to adversely affect devices in another. This approach to security in fact provided very little in the way of actual risk mitigation, and in reality provided a false sense of security. […]

10.16.2020

Networking

Steps to a seamless SD-WAN migration

As more companies transition from MPLS to SD-WAN, the migration process has become less uncertain and significantly more streamlined than in the technology’s early days. A 2019 study conducted by IDC revealed that 39% of enterprises already have invested in SD-WAN solutions  and by 2021 the number of organizations deploying this technology will reach 94 percent. As […]

08.24.2020

Networking

5 benefits of moving from MPLS to SD-WAN

Are you considering a move from MPLS to SD-WAN? Many companies have seen in making the switch, with SD-WAN services delivering a host of capabilities that are increasingly important for businesses moving through their digital transformation journeys. Whether you want to enhance application performance, reduce the time to add new sites, or give your organization […]

08.04.2020

Security

Ripple20 leans on old vulnerabilities, shows need for new IoT security strategies

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer just big, it’s gargantuan. It’s sprouting new arms and legs every day, and that enormous quantity of IoT devices is creating some worrying risks for businesses. With so many devices proliferating across the world, any vulnerability’s impacts have the potential to be far greater – far more […]

07.28.2020

Cloud

Why Managed Cloud Hosting Is the Future

Keeping up with the demands of an evolving business environment has never been more challenging. With a need to be as nimble and responsive as possible, enterprises are increasingly turning to managed cloud hosting to enhance their technological capabilities and enable their internal teams to focus on the strategic issues that will drive their business […]

05.14.2020

Cloud

Cloud Academy: What is a Hybrid Cloud?

If your business is charting a course to the cloud – or if you’ve already deployed a limited cloud solution but want to expand your usage and capabilities over time – you may be wondering about the choices available. What is hybrid cloud? Is it a good fit for my company’s needs? What can hybrid […]

05.11.2020

Security

How Secure Is My Data In a Hybrid Cloud?

Companies must navigate a number of challenges when it comes to protecting their networks, devices, applications, and data. Fortunately, today’s hybrid cloud security solutions offer a powerful mix of scalability and control. Whether you’re worried about defending against malicious outsiders or plugging gaps caused by negligent insiders, a hybrid cloud can enable your organization to […]

05.04.2020

Cloud

How to Find the Best Private Cloud For Your Needs

Finding the best private cloud solution for your company can seem like a daunting task. You don’t want to commit to something that won’t meet your needs a year from now, but you also don’t want to overpay for features and capabilities you won’t use. There’s also the worry that you and your cloud vendor […]

04.30.2020

Cloud

The Top Five Benefits of a Hybrid Cloud Solution

The range of cloud technology offerings continues to grow – enhancements offer new solutions to old problems and better price points mean a more competitive market. Public and private cloud platforms are popular options and both have their advantages, but there are hybrid cloud benefits to consider, too. As you explore the ways cloud can […]

04.27.2020

Security

Cloud Academy: What is Endpoint Security?

Cybersecurity is top of mind for IT professionals. Protecting corporate data and other assets requires a robust strategy, and one key component is endpoint security. But what is endpoint security? Think of your network as a wheel. The hub represents your core infrastructure – servers, systems, data storage, etc. Radiating out from that hub are […]