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Be ProActive Throughout the Cyber Kill Chain

Posted by VLCM on Aug 28, 2017 8:17:00 AM

Too often, a company’s approach to cyber security is reactive, with the IT support team focusing on vulnerabilities and improving security systems after an incident has occurred. It’s an ineffective method and leaves the organization susceptible to further attacks. 

Taking a proactive, network wide cyber security approach allows the organization to pull together plans, policies, and tools to better anticipate and prevent cyber attacks from happening or mitigating them before damage is done. The first step in putting together a proactive approach is to take steps to truly understand the steps of the cyber kill chain.  

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Topics: IT Information, IT Security, Cybersecurity

Hybrid unified communications: the best of both worlds

Posted by VLCM on Aug 17, 2017 9:18:00 AM

As companies grow, communication can become complicated. The needs of the end user coupled with the changing demand of your business can present tough decisions about how to manage your communications technology. One decision that many customers are facing is the choice between an onsite (premise) phone system and moving their communications platform to the cloud. 

Here’s the good news. It's not an either/or situation. You can have the best of both worlds with a hybrid unified communication solution that still gives you security and control.

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Topics: Unified Communication, Phones, ShoreTel

Fortinet UTM Named Gartner Magic Quadrant “Leader,” 8 Years Running

Posted by VLCM on Aug 8, 2017 8:38:00 AM


IT research and advisory firm Gartner Inc. has named Fortinet’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution a Magic Quadrant Leader again. Just like they did last year, and the year before, and the year before that, and…well, for the last 8 years.

That’s good news for SMBs finding them increasingly at for cyberattack. Let’s talk about why Fortinet’s award is important, why they deserve it, and what it means for you, the SMB owner.

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Topics: UTM, Cybersecurity, Firewall

Post-Petya Ransomware Predictions

Posted by VLCM on Jul 25, 2017 9:13:00 AM

The results are in: 2016 was a dismal year for victims of ransomware:

And now for the bad news; we’re only halfway through 2017 and things look even bleaker.

Nowadays, threats are harder to detect, automated attacks make everyone a target, and vulnerable devices are everywhere. Just when you think you’ve got everything figured out, sophisticated criminals are taking old threats and beefing them up with new technologies.

The recent Petya panic that came right on the heels of Wannacry is a reminder that when it comes to ransomware, you can never let your guard down.

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Topics: IT Security, Ransomware

SDN Security, Simplified

Posted by VLCM on Jul 5, 2017 10:23:00 AM


Mobile devices and the move to server virtualization and cloud services are in part driving the need for nimble architecture like software-defined networking (SDN). This is more than buzz; it is a watershed phenomenon. Analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) predicted that SDN as a global market will grow to $12.5 billion by 2020.

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Topics: Product News, IT Security, Network, SDN

VLCM Named to CRN's 2017 Solution Provider 500 List at #219

Posted by VLCM on Jun 5, 2017 9:57:36 AM

Salt Lake City, Utah, June 5, 2017 VLCM announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named VLCM 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. VLCM landed at #219, moving up 4 spots from the previous year.

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The Secret to Successful Wi-Fi Access Security

Posted by VLCM on May 31, 2017 8:34:03 AM

By 2020, it is expected that more than 38 billion devices will be connected to the Internet, many of them mobile devices that rely on wireless access. Just as network boundaries are being stretched in multiple directions by the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobility, threats are becoming more complex and hackers more sophisticated than ever.

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Topics: IT Security

How to Know if Your Network Has Been Breached

Posted by VLCM on May 9, 2017 8:49:19 AM

Even with advances in cybersecurity technology, organizations still struggle to detect and resolve breaches. This article provides tips on detecting data breaches and mitigating their impact on your network.

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HPE Completes Acquisition of Nimble Storage Ahead of Schedule

Posted by VLCM on Apr 18, 2017 10:41:40 AM

Yesterday, April 17, 2017, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the completition of its acquisition of all-flash company Nimble Storage, Inc. This exciting announcement strengthens HPE's strategy to make hybrid IT simple through software-defined infrastructure. VLCM, a partner of both HPE and Nimble, is thrilled to deliver the most comprehensive range of superior flash storage solutions in the industry across the Rocky Mountain West. 

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Topics: IT Information

VLCM Announces New Website Launch

Posted by VLCM on Apr 17, 2017 9:36:16 AM

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