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VLCM IT Industry News

VLCM IT Exchange - An Event to Remember!

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Feb 25, 2015 7:00:00 PM

 

 

 

VLCM introduced the first annual VLCM IT Exchange on February 12, 2015. This premier IT fair featured over 35 of our platinum partners including Hewlett-Packard, Sophos, Barracuda and LANDESK. VLCM customers and IT professionals were invited to attend at the Marriott Hotel in the heart of Salt Lake City. The exclusive tradeshow gave attendees the opportunity to engage with some of technology's giants while learning diverse topics in several educational breakout sessions. Follow our blog for an upcoming series on the breakout topics, and read on to learn what you could experience next year.

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Partnership Strengthens Network Security Offering

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Dec 8, 2014 12:47:58 PM

VLCM is excited to see two of our valued partners joining together to build even better network security solutions for our customers. Fortinet and HP Networking lead the high-performance network security field with solutions that extend agility and operational benefits of security solutions. Our partners have joined together via HP's AllianceOne Partner program to effectively deploy security at the data center level, leveraging Software-Defined Networking for the future of IT. Read the full announcement below for more details:

Fortinet Announces HP AllianceOne Program Membership with HP Networking Specialization

Announcement Lays Foundation for Delivering High Performance, Cutting-Edge Security Solutions to Customers Worldwide in Pure or Hybrid Software Defined Networking Environments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 2, 2014 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in High-performance Network Security, today announced it has joined HP’s AllianceOne Partner program with the HP Networking Specialization. As enterprises and Service Providers look to effectively deploy security in their Data Centers, leveraging the benefits of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), this partnership lays the foundation for Fortinet to deliver pre-integrated SDN-optimized security solutions to enhance HP’s SDN security portfolio. These solutions are designed to extend the agility and operational benefits of SDN security solutions, delivered from physical or virtual FortiGate security appliances, enabling customers to reduce OPEX, strengthen security and derive more value from their investments in HP SDN and Fortinet Security.

As enterprises and Service Providers move towards SDN architectures, not only is security a logical intrinsic Data Center element that needs to fit seamlessly in such architectures, but security services like those from FortiGate appliances can utilize the programmability of the network to deliver more capabilities than previously possible.

As an example, containment of contaminated devices is a huge issue for customers, particularly when the compromise is characterized by Fortinet’s High performance Next Generation Firewall, as an Advanced Threat that could lead to a data breach. FortiGate appliances derive intelligence from FortiGuard threat intelligence research services, and FortiSandbox analytics, resulting in a coordinated hyper performance system for defeating advanced threats. In HP SDN environments, FortiGate appliances or virtual machines (VMs) could proactively instruct the HP VAN controller to contain such infected endpoints at the closest switch in an automated programmable way. This would significantly reduce the risk of threat proliferation and data theft, without any incremental investment required for containment technologies.

"We see growing customer interest in Fortinet Security within SDN environments” said Saurabh Bhatnagar, senior director of corporate development and strategic alliances at Fortinet. “We look forward to working with HP to offer pre-validated security solutions, where Fortinet appliances or VMs are able to seamlessly service advanced security use-cases in HP SDN environments."

"Fortinet joining the HP AllianceOne and HP Networking Specialization programs adds partner-delivered SDN security solutions to HP’s industry-leading SDN ecosystem to provide customers greater choice,” said Michael Zhu, senior director, global solutions and alliances, HP Networking. “As a leader in network security Fortinet is an important addition to our ecosystem and accelerates customer migration to SDN."

Fortinet will be exhibiting at HP Discover Barcelona, Dec 2-4, as a Bronze Sponsor (Booth 424 Hall 4) and at the HP SDN Solution Showcase (Booth 559, Hall 5). Fortinet welcomes attending customers, prospects and partners to visit our booths and learn more about our latest security solutions and partnership with HP, including a demo of Fortinet Security in HP SDN environments.

 

Questions about network security solutions that VLCM offers through our strategic partners? Contact our security specialist for more information.

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Colorado Executives Learn Business Strategies for IT

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Oct 24, 2014 5:00:00 PM

VLCM provides executives in Colorado the opportunity to be educated and inspired by the companies that support their business development. An exclusive group of CIOs attended an educational retreat involving a weekend at a resort and insightful thought leadership on today’s relevant IT solutions that can combat their information technology challenges. HP Networking, LANDESK and Decision Shapers were available to teach a number of Denver executives the fundamentals of a successful IT infrastructure relative to their overall business goals. Attendees learned about unified wired and wireless solutions and the challenges of modern IT from our valued technology-leading partners. Our presenters expanded on how organizations can secure their networks from mobility threats and the importance of leading a team with each company’s vision in mind. Read a summary of what these executives learned, below.

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Three Topics to Arm Your Data Center at the Executive Level

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Oct 23, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Attending executive-level events allows the leadership in any organization to be educated and inspired by the companies that support their business development. VLCM offers executives a chance to attend quarterly educational retreats which involve a relaxing weekend and insightful thought leadership on today’s relevant IT solutions that can affect their data center. HP Big Data, inContact, and LANDESK were available to teach 20 local CIOs the fundamentals of a successful IT infrastructure. Attendees learned best practices to navigate the cloud and the challenges of modern IT with our valued technology leading partners. Our platinum partners expanded on the business value of big data to extend IT longevity. Read a summary of what these executives learned, below.

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The VLCM IT Survey—Virtualization

Posted by Darci Piz on Oct 6, 2014 7:20:00 AM

VLCM recently conducted an extensive survey covering several prime areas of IT initiatives and planning. This survey solicited the expert perspectives of many top IT professionals, and we found the resulting answers to be very instructive and telling. Take a look at what we found in this, the fourth of ten articles regarding the VLCM IT Survey responses.

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How to Protect your Organization from Security Threats

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Sep 4, 2014 7:00:00 PM

With increased use of PCs, laptops, and mobile devices like smart phones and tablets in the office, endpoints can cause significant security risk. To ease these security concerns organizations can use multiple security solutions for network protection. Endpoint security protects by setting corporate standards and requirements for endpoints to access the network. Server programs validate user credentials and scan devices to ensure compliance with defined security policies.

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Experience the Growth of Mobility

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Sep 3, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The exponential growth of mobility poses new management obstacles for your data center. The increasing array of mobile devices, users, and wireless networks has broadened to a business context--affecting how most companies operate today. Managing mobile factors like deploying apps and setting guidelines for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) are essential for growing with mobility. Organizations must grow mobile connections with users and customers, understand the importance of mobile integration, and determine solutions to fulfill business needs.

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VLCM Named As a Fastest-Growing Company on the Inc. 5000 List

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Aug 20, 2014 4:25:00 PM

VLCM appears on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list, ahead of over 2,000 other growing companies also mentioned. Inc. 500, author of the list, sets high expectations to secure a spot as one of the fastest-growing private businesses in the United States. Average companies who won this award grew an astounding 516 percent- results worth celebrating. VLCM shares a pedigree with other IT providers noted like Intuit, Microsoft and Oracle.

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Prepare for the Software-Defined Data Center

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Aug 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

The first step in preparation for a software-defined data center is software-defined networking (SDN), the top approach of designing, conceptualizing and managing networks. In order to keep up with the newest industry standards, SDN separates the control of the network from the forwarding planes to optimize each component. Though businesses may differ in their everyday tasks, most organizations will face common challenges in their data centers as they evolve with the industry.

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SC Magazine Awards Barracuda Networks

Posted by Darci Piz on May 14, 2014 2:40:00 PM

Recently, SC Magazine awarded Barracuda with praise for their NG Firewall.

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