Cisco Meraki products are 100% cloud managed - It’s IT that simply works. The new portfolio of networking devices is feature-rich with easy-to-use cloud architecture that enables your company to solve new business problems and reduce operating costs. Cisco recently announced the expansion of the Meraki portfolio to include more options and price points to meet the needs of even more customers in this highly-specialized market. These easy to use and powerful switches provide the backbone for networks of all sizes. They combine secure, scalable, robust performance with an elegant, intuitive management experience. Below, we outline the best features of two new Meraki models.
Today’s businesses simply will not survive without protecting the endless amounts of data generated from a growing ecosystem of applications. Finding a comprehensive, powerful and scalable solution can seem daunting, time-consuming, costly and complex.
Complete data protection typically requires building a piecemeal solution. Companies need multiple point products, such as backup storage, backup software, backup servers and search servers from a variety of vendors. Will these multi-vendor products handle data management across private, public and hybrid cloud? Will they meet the strict, always-changing government/and or compliance standards?
It may be hard to believe, but there are currently more mobile devices in circulation than the global population.1 Mobile usage has proliferated and its use now exceeds that of desktops. Mobile devices and phones are now indispensable business tools, so it comes as no surprise that mobility has become a key priority for enterprises.
To adapt to this shift, organizations need to support a greater range of devices and adjust their IT strategy to meet the demands of the increasingly mobile workforce. Yet the advances in technology required to enable mobile workers are making it more difficult for administrators to efficiently manage access, security and traffic policies for all of the clients on their networks across multiple work sites.
The key to solving this problem lies in centralized network management and control – removing as much of the manual work as possible by creating ways to dynamically and intelligently manage network connections and access points. A lean IT team that manages many different locations needs a secure, stable and simple solution.
IT teams face plenty of challenges daily, and with the ever-changing technology landscape, it can be difficult to keep up. Enterprises are embracing hyper-converged infrastructures as a way to modernize the data center, automate service delivery and transform IT operations.
As organizations continue to look for ways to deliver a cloud-like experience on-premises, hyper-converged offerings are exceeding expectations. The Dell EMC VxRack System FLEX is a rack-scale hyper-converged system that delivers maximum scalability and business agility, enabling companies to scale their data center growth in flexible, discrete increments.
Mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) are radically changing the way we live and work. Employees are demanding access to their work resources through outside networks, from anywhere, at any time, with any device.
The Challenge of Security Across Multiple Access Points
As the number of network access points expands, protecting your proprietary data from security breaches becomes even more complex, especially if you have disparate security solutions. How do you prevent an unauthorized computer from accessing your network? Or stop a malware-infested employee’s computer from infecting your entire network?
A new approach is needed to stay ahead of the curve – and it’s called the Cisco® Identity Services Engine (ISE). With Cisco ISE, implement 802.1X and enjoy industry-leading network access control in your IT environment.
There’s a disturbing trend afoot when it comes to remote workers – 82 percent of them state that they do not use a VPN to connect to the company network. Gone are the days when desktops, laptops, business apps and critical infrastructure were all secured behind a firewall. With the rise of cloud-hosted applications, employees are using corporate-owned laptops to access Internet resources from both inside and outside the corporate network. In doing so, they’re effectively bypassing the corporate perimeter and creating new security risks for your organization.
Get Ahead of the Security Curve With Cisco Umbrella Protection
Many organizations find themselves unprepared for the risk that off-network users create for malware, ransomware and other attacks. As a Secure Internet Gateway, Cisco Umbrella provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet, wherever users go. Umbrella delivers complete visibility into internet activity across all locations, devices and users, and blocks threats before they ever reach your network or endpoints.
Clearpath Solutions Group announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Clearpath to its 2017 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995.
Clearpath Solutions Group managed services practice drastically grew in 2016, rolling out several new offerings – including managed voice and managed VM services for public cloud (AWS and Azure). Clearpath’s custom IaaS service offerings also saw an increase as many customers who were looking to move from on-prem to cloud, but needed operational help found this to be a great option. Clearpath not only has a highly certified staff of engineers and IT experts but also demands rigorous technical training of its sales team in order to maintain our excellent partner status. Clearpath was recently named to CRN’s 2017 Managed Service Provider 500 list in the Elite 150 category and CRN's 2017 Tech Elite 250 list.
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Clearpath Solutions Group announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company,
has named Clearpath to its 2017 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors, scaled to their company size.
To compile the annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Solution providers that have obtained these elite designations—which enable them to deliver premium products, services and customer support—are then selected from a pool of online applicants.
As you are aware, it is nearly impossible and cost prohibitive to monitor East-West network traffic in traditional networking and virtualization environments. Additionally, management tools were never designed to address the complexity or virtualized aspects of today’s networks. This, among many other reasons, has IT turning to VMware NSX.
Transforming operations across virtual, physical, and cloud networks.
VMware NSX creates a software network overlay that enables flexible, scalable networks as well as micro-segmentation - firewall - level security for total control over traffic between servers. But while NSX has revolutionized network security and operations, in order to optimize performance and minimize security risks, one needs a user-friendly tool to help regulate and fine-tune VMware NSX.
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"VMware NSX is at the forefront of the Software defined networking revolution. It makes it even easier for organizations to unlock the full benefits of a Software defined data center – scalability, flexibility – while adding in vital security and automation features to keep any sysadmin happy. Software alone won’t power your business – with NSX you can use it more effectively than ever before, optimizing your resources and reducing costs.