To put the need for Layer 4 encryption in perspective – None of the recently attacked companies that suffered data theft, exposure or a ransomware attack were using Layer 4 encryption.
With the huge uptick in companies outsourcing their technology provision to MSPs we’ve done some extensive research into the biggest problems and most frequent complaints from MSP customers, not only to ensure we do not fall foul of these errors but to inform you on what to check for when engaging an MSP.
The NIS2 Directive is a recently released set of cybersecurity guidelines and requirements established by the European Union (EU) to improve the overall level of cybersecurity across its member states.
It is naïve to expect a network security infrastructure expert to understand the full implication of financial and reputation loss associated with a data breach. It is not in their remit.
The last two years have seen SASE becoming the mainstream security framework with businesses across all sectors either in the implementation stage of adoption or planning an adoption strategy.
In this blog, SD-WAN Solutions highlights the varied and myriad technological innovations the leading construction businesses are adopting to counter this impact, many of which are now trickling down into SMEs and even family run building companies and partner organisations.
So, what is driving cloud adoption strategy trends in Africa? Why are trend predictors saying that 2022 will be the Year of SD-WAN? How will SASE stem the alarming trend for cyber-attacks that annually strip 10% of African GDP? How is hugely increased African connectivity impacting on this unprecedented digitisation of an entire continent?
VPN Technology has been around for years now, (in fact the first ever VPNs were introduced back in 1996) since then, they have allowed enterprises with remote workforces, such as on-the-road salespeople, to enable those remote workers to access corporate assets on the corporate network from remote locations.
Many companies have as many as 40 different security solutions and products, which their IT teams battle to manage and maintain – We’ve devised SaSe and SD-WAN security solutions that enable you to consolidate these myriad solutions, simplify management and, most importantly, allow you to strengthen your network and increase worker protection
Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean and miserly old man with no family and even fewer friends, is sitting in his office counting his bitcoins, when suddenly the network goes down. Again.
“Cratchit! The internet has crashed again. Go fix it!” He hollers.
Bob Cratchit, smiles benevolently and shakes his head. The silly old sod has no idea about technology; Scrooge thinks ‘hardware’ is only sold in an ironmongers and that ‘application’ is something to do with haemorrhoid cream.
“The internet hasn’t crashed, sir,” Bob explains. “It’s the old network that you refuse to update. Look, all your businesses are offline.”
“New network, bah humbug! There’ll be no Christmas break for you Cratchit until you get this lot back up and running. I’m losing money hand over fist!”
“Hmmm tight-fist.” Cratchit mutters.
It’s that time of year again where many of our competitors are quaking in the Frankenstein-inspired platform boots – it’s not Halloween they fear, but our annual Halloween Howler blog, where we tell nightmare-inducing horror stories of things that went wrong in the world of SD-WAN and SaSe.
As usual, dear reader, we’ll be letting rip like a mummy in a bandage factory with the usual (blood) splattering of stories about networks that go crash in the night…. (we say ‘night’ for dramatic effect, but in reality the networks we refer to normally crash at the busiest time of the day). So, who has become a vampire, sucking the life-blood from every business they meet? Who is the giant SD-WANNABE monster that lurks in Mirky Valley? Who is being stalked by the Grim Reaper and who, frankly, may as well kick the Halloween trick or treating bucket and give up the ghost on SD-WAN right now?
[any similarities in this blog to any business real or dead are purely coincidental. This blog is for entertainment purposes only.]
Our recent research into the construction industry shows it has had it as tough as any other sector in 2020 – projects were delayed or cancelled, supply chains were unreliable, social distancing proved an on-going logistical and practical challenge and the lack of financial reserves many construction companies operate without has brought a sense in instability in an already unstable world. But that very same research shows clear trends for 2021 on how the construction sector plans to recover and future proof. And some have already begun that task.