This paper gives a high-level overview of key trends
shaping the data center and their impact on network
security. The paper is divided into the following topic
• Perimeter firewall
• Core network segmentation
• Cloud computing (infrastructure-as-a-service)
• Software-defined networking (SDN)
• Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
There are many factors driving customers of all shapes and sizes to engage managed service providers (MSPs), not the least of which is access to cutting-edge software functionality at a fraction of the cost of acquiring the assets.
Discovery Communications had an aging Lotus Notes and Domino platform that was not keeping up with the increasing demands of its users. The IT department was receiving repeated complaints about Lotus Notes and was experiencing training issues when on-boarding new employees. Discovery Communication’s management decided to migrate their users from their legacy Lotus Notes and Domino system to Microsoft Outlook and Exchange for the enhanced functionality and benefits that the Microsoft platform provided.
Learn how Discovery Communications seamlessly migrated over 7,000 mailboxes from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange in a 10-week time frame while enabling long-term interoperability between Outlook users and legacy Notes email-enabled applications.
Published By: SilverSky
Published Date: May 30, 2014
The Radicati Group, a technology market research firm, highlights its choices for Hosted Microsoft Exchange providers based on market share and functionality. They detail the criteria for a Top Performer in this market and include SilverSky in that category. SilverSky offers cloud-based email and Email Protection services, which run on IBM SoftLayer, ensuring world-class security and availability.
This white paper has been designed to offer a comprehensive list of the essential features and functionality needed for a global – external learning management system used to train and certify customers, partners, resellers, etc. and can be used as a comparison checklist for reviewing external/extended enterprise learning management systems.
Since 1987, On-line Computer Products has offered cutting edge Technology Support Products, Services and Solutions to the IT / Network Operations Industry. Different from the Office Supply Superchains, this women-owned business focuses on those Products, Services and Solutions that are most critical to the function and day-to-day operation of those departments and business sectors.
With an extensive product line and a knowledgeable and proficient sales and customer service group, you'll find On-line Computer Products can assist with the functions as well as the applications of your needs.
Published By: Autotask
Published Date: Nov 29, 2010
This white paper describes how today's end-to-end IT Service Management software can help you take control of the key business functions critical to most SPs, including: tracking customer information; implementing IT and software consulting engagements; processing customer service requests; capturing and converting managed service alerts; tracking and real-time monitoring of billable time; approving and invoicing all project and service work, including expenses; optimizing service tech utilization; and rapidly producing business reports and metrics.
When IDC speaks with IT executives, questions about a storage solution's usability are often paramount. See what IDC says about storage usability as a critical requirement for IT in small and medium-size businesses and remote offices. Find out how EMC's new VNXe systems, built to fit into the space constraints of the smaller business while scaling up to 300 TB, offer advanced storage functions such as snapshots, replication, sophisticated management, and substantially improve usability.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
This paper discusses the new generation of web security offerings provided by service providers in the cloud, where protection is ap¬plied at the point where the threats are being seen-that is, directed at web-based applications. In taking the protection nearer to the threats, organizations can benefit from vastly improved internet security as the threats are stopped before they ever reach the network. This paper discusses the reality of web-based threats today, and discusses the drivers for cloud-based computing and the benefits that organizations will see from use of a dedicated service provider for handling functions that are necessary, but that are not a core compe¬tence of the organization
As a Dell partner, you know that none of your customers are the same. For the ultimate in productivity, one will require on-site employees functioning in close proximity, where another will need remote workers who go anywhere that business takes them. Adding to the complexity, personal mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have made pervasive computing the norm, creating new trends like bring your own device (BYOD).
Published By: HM Cragg
Published Date: Nov 09, 2011
Eaton Power distribution units (PDUs) available through HM Cragg play an essential role in delivering power safely and at appropriate voltages to servers and other network resources. A particular class of power distribution units known as rack Switched PDUs, however, is capable of performing additional functions that can help data center managers improve the efficiency and reliability of their IT infrastructure. This paper provides a brief introduction to rack Switched PDUs and describes two underappreciated yet powerful ways to take advantage of their advanced functionality.
Industry reports all come to the same stunning conclusion: channel partners leave tens of billions of dollars in revenue on the table each and every year. Surprisingly, this lost opportunity is not in hardware or application integration, it’s in maintenance contract renewal revenues - money from sales of services essential for customers to operate. To change this forgotten potential into opportunity, resellers, distributors, and manufacturers must find a way to transform existing data into actionable intelligence. New contract management tools are now helping companies achieve this objective. By combining the two key functions of asset tracking and business intelligence, these tools are helping channel partners increase efficiency, better serve customers, and establishing strong streams of maintenance services revenue for the future. Learn more!
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 16, 2014
If you are a Value Added Reseller (VAR), you know your business is changing fast as cloud services are replacing legacy deliverables, such as hardware and software. The reasons are clear: the cloud offers better, cheaper, and more stable services than the functionality it is replacing. And, the cloud is growing; by the end of 2013, the size of the cloud computing market will be about $150 billion (Gartner, 2010).
Online backup (OLB) is a particularly good entry to cloud services, because it is easy to sell, deploy and manage, keeps you connected to your clients and provides them with a vital, potentially business-saving service.
Firewalls enforce network access via a positive control model, where only specific traffic defined in policies is granted access to the network while all other traffic is denied. Access Control Lists (ACLs) initially performed this functionality, often in routers, but their rudimentary approach gave way to dedicated packet filtering and stateful inspection firewall devices that offered deeper levels of access controls. Unfortunately, these traditional firewalls shared a common shortcoming—an inability to see all of the applications traversing the network across all ports and protocols. The use of proxy-based devices began providing more granular visibility into a small set of applications and protocols where traditional firewalls were blind.
Published By: Intelepeer
Published Date: May 14, 2014
As Longmont United Hospital was evaluating its telecommunications services, it knew it needed a new solution that would be more cost-effective, increase flexibility and enable new disaster recovery advantages - without compromising quality or functionality. It planned to transition from its costly legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) voice connection to a cloud-based solution using SIP trunking. It turned to IntelePeer CoreCloud SIP Trunking and Avaya Session Border Controller Advanced for Enterprise.
Published By: Brother
Published Date: Feb 05, 2015
With all the new and exciting digital technologies on the market, it can be easy for IT departments to forget about more established elements of their infrastructure, such as printers, multifunction printers (MFPs), and document management systems.
Empower your clients to make better business decisions by providing them with more interactive analysis capabilities via Business Intelligence. Such cutting-edge functionality will give you stronger, more robust applications that position your solutions more competitively and provide new income streams, giving you an opportunity to re-engage with your customer base to up-sell and cross-sell these new and improved services.
The Cisco® Secure Network Foundation solution consists of switching, routing, and security devices in multiple validated and tested configurations. Highlighted in this solution profile are network configurations that range from the smallest networking need to full-function networks with integrated voice and video capability.
This white paper explores the types of reporting and analysis functionalities that SaaS users need, and the BI capabilities SaaS vendors must incorporate into their solutions to meet those demands. It presents real-world successes and highlights the WebFOCUS BI platform as the ideal choice for SaaS vendors to extend their offerings with advanced BI features.
If you think that WordPress is just for blogging, think again. With a little customization, this flexible tool can be used to support ecommerce, easy-to-manage websites, and more, with all the functionality of a custom-built application.