10 EXCITING WAYS TO USE YOUR VPN

July 25, 2019 | 170 views

Virtual Private Network’s (VPN’s) are well known for ensuring internet privacy but that is not the only benefit these services offer. From bypassing bandwidth throttling, censorship, and geo-restrictions to helping you cut costs, VPNs are imperative.With data encryption and IP address masking as their arsenal, protecting you from ISP tracking and data hacking is a walk in the park. VPNs also ensure content is easily available to you from wherever you are in the world regardless of censorship and geo-restrictions. Bandwidth throttling is really disappointing. No one likes it when their streaming speeds all of a sudden slow down. Imagine constant buffering intruding on your streaming time! Sadly, this can happen to anyone trying to access streaming services, online gaming sites, and even file sharing platforms.

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Virtualization can transform your company’s IT infrastructure

Article | July 12, 2022

For many companies in today’s highly competitive, rapidly digitizing world, data center transformation is not merely a one-time project – it’s a constant challenge. No corporate IT leader should be content merely to revamp their data infrastructure once, then call it a day. Instead, they should always be looking for ways to make their approach to data more dynamic and easier to scale. Ideally, they’d do so in a way that maximizes resource utilization while minimizing costs. Luckily, that’s exactly the idea behind virtualization, which involves creating a new infrastructure that’s capable of rapidly scaling and facilitating workload development. IT leaders are quickly coming to realize that with virtualization in their toolbox, they’re able to make their operations more agile than ever, and without increasing costs. This is why over 80% of enterprise server workloads today are running on virtual machines, and the market for data center virtualization is expected to reach a total value of $10 billion by 2023.

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Best Practices for vSphere 6.7 Tagging

Article | July 26, 2022

vSphere Tags were introduced in version 5.1 as a way to organize inventory objects such as VMs, Hosts, Datastores, etc., a much-needed feature for helping search for or group objects within vSphere. A Tag is basically a label that can be applied to vSphere inventory objects. When an administrator creates a tag, it is then assigned to a tag category. Categories allow the grouping of related tags. When a Category is created, you can specify associations of object types (such as; VM or Datastore) as well as whether more than one tag in a category can be applied to an object (ex; One Tag or Many Tags).

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How to automate the creation multiple routable VLANs on single L2 network using VyOS

Article | December 7, 2021

My personal homelab has a very simple network topology, everything is connected to a single flat network. This has served me well over the years, but sometimes it can prevent me from deploying more complex scenarios. Most recently while working with NSX-T and Project Pacific, I had a need for additional VLANs which my home router does not support. There are a number of software solutions that can be used including the popular pfSense, which I have used before. Over the Winter break, a colleague introduced me to VyOS, which is another popular software firewall and router solution. I had not heard of VyOS before but later realized it was derived from Vyatta, which I had heard of, but development of that solution had stopped and VyOS is now the open source version of that software. Having never played with VyoS before, I thought this might be a good learning opopournity and started to dabble with VyOS over the holiday.

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Remote/Branch Offices & Edge Computing

Article | February 10, 2020

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is playing a significant role in building an enterprise multi-cloud environment. The benefits are well documented – you can learn more about them in a new white paper developed in collaboration with ViON, Fujitsu, and Nutanix, “Simplifying Multi-Cloud and Securing Mission Progress.” In addition to driving a cloud foundation, hyperconverged infrastructure is driving other use cases. In our first blog, we examined the impact that HCI can have in a disaster recovery solution. In this installment, we’ll discuss how HCI is changing the dynamics for remote offices and edge computing.

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Stratus Demonstrates Edge Computing Platforms at ARC Industry Leadership Forum

Stratus Technologies | February 07, 2023

On February 6, 2023, Stratus Technologies, Inc. (Stratus), an SGH company and a pioneer in protected, simplified, and autonomous Edge Computing platforms announced that it will display its Edge Computing platforms and pre-validated control architectures, made with Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric, at the 27th annual ARC Industry Leadership Forum from February 6–9, in Orlando, Florida. The subject of this year's conference is energy transition, driving sustainability and performance through digitalization. During the Oil & Gas Transformation session, Stratus and customer Streamline Innovations will present on sustainable gas treating solutions. Stratus will showcase its Edge Computing platforms and solutions at booth #34, including: Stratus ztC Edge Platform - the second-generation Stratus ztC Edge platform integrates in-built fault tolerance and application virtualization in an easy-to-install, rugged design for the edge. Stratus Edge Computing Experience (ECX) - This immersive environment enables IT and OT users to explore a broad range of Edge Computing application cases in industrial automation, allowing users to extend edge automation and exploit essential data for insight using easy, secure, autonomous Edge Computing. Edge Analytics - The IoT analytics software from Litmus on the Stratus Edge 110i and the second-gen Stratus ztC Edge 200i exhibits predictive maintenance, condition-based monitoring, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The partnership shows a simple, secure, autonomous solution for deploying analytics for any MES, SCADA, or IoT software at edge locations in order to overcome network bandwidth, latency, and risk of downtime. Stratus will also highlight the following to illustrate how pre-validated and tested architectures may reduce engineering time, enable quick deployment, and simplify OT and IT management: PlantPAx® Solution-in-a-Box from Rockwell Automation - A jointly-tested process control architecture running on ztC Edge to facilitate the deployment of small to medium-sized distributed control systems (DCS) that need less than 5,000 I/Os at edge locations. Schneider Electric EcoStruxure™ Micro Data Center with Stratus ftServer® Platform - Designed for edge environments, it combines virtualization, fault tolerance, physical protection and smart uninterrupted power. These pre-validated designs are ideal for Systems Integrators since they save 40% in field engineering work and 20% in time-to-deployment. About Stratus Technologies Stratus, headquartered in Maynard, MA, is a pioneer in protected, simplified, and autonomous Edge Computing platforms. It ensures the continuous availability of business-critical applications for leaders who are digitally transforming their operations in order to drive predictable, peak performance with minimal risk by delivering zero-touch Edge Computing platforms that are easy to deploy and maintain, protected from interruptions and threats, and autonomous. For the past 40 years, the company has supplied dependable and redundant zero-touch computing, allowing global Fortune 500 companies and small-to-medium-sized businesses to securely and remotely transform data into actionable intelligence at the edge, cloud, and data center, thereby increasing uptime and efficiency.

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Splashtop Announces Launch of New Antivirus Powered by Bitdefender

Splashtop | February 06, 2023

Splashtop, a leading secure remote IT solutions provider that simplifies and supports the work-anywhere world, recently announced the release of Splashtop Antivirus powered by Bitdefender. The award-winning cyber security solution is now available for a number of Splashtop products, allowing MSPs and IT teams to safeguard endpoints against attacks with the advantages of a centralized management experience. Splashtop's newest solution enhances its dedication to protecting customers on several fronts, from securing endpoints to providing secure remote access from any device. Splashtop Antivirus powered by Bitdefender offers the antivirus, anti-malware, and other robust security features required to protect today's contemporary corporate endpoints from modern cyber threats. In addition, the integrated functionality available as an add-on to Splashtop subscriptions makes it even easier for businesses of all sizes to consolidate their IT plans, management, and costs with Splashtop. Splashtop Antivirus powered by Bitdefender contributes to the company's goal of creating a 'single pane of glass' solution in which clients can view everything they require right within the Splashtop web console. As a result, it enables clients to boost security capabilities while eliminating the need to access diverse solutions through different websites or consoles, reducing the strain on IT personnel. The following built-in features are all managed in the Splashtop single web console: Anti-malware Scanning: Schedule fast scans, complete scans on demand, and activate on-access scanning for real-time malware protection. Alerts & Logging: View each device's protection status and logged threats, and receive real-time notifications if a threat is discovered or prevented. Web Traffic Security: The use of firewalls, anti-phishing, and traffic scanning to stop unauthorized connection attempts and safeguard users from fake websites or harmful content such as viruses and spyware. Advanced Threat Control: Continuously monitor applications and processes using Bitdefender's heuristic scoring algorithm to identify threats before they are formally identified. Device Scanning: Prevent sensitive data leaks and malware infection from external USB devices and CD/DVD media by scanning them. Policy Assignment: Create antivirus policies that are tailored to specific computers and groups in order to meet the demands of various clients and organizations. About Splashtop Splashtop is a leading secure IT solutions provider that simplifies and streamlines the work-anywhere world. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley and provides enterprise, academic and research institutions, government agencies, small companies, MSPs, IT departments, and individuals with next-generation remote access and remote assistance software and services. Splashtop's cloud-based, secure, and easily maintained remote access strategy is rapidly replacing outdated systems such as virtual private networks (VPNs) while receiving an impressive 93 Net Promoter Score (NPS), a criterion for gauging customer satisfaction. Its products are used by over 30 million people worldwide, including those in 85% of Fortune 500 companies.

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TeamViewer Streamlines Remote Support at Henkel's IT Department

TeamViewer | February 03, 2023

TeamViewer, a renowned provider of remote connectivity and workplace digitalization solutions, is streamlining remote support at the major consumer products and adhesives company, Henkel's IT department. The Düsseldorf-based firm was able to simplify and improve its worldwide internal IT support thanks to the secure corporate connectivity suite TeamViewer Tensor. With TeamViewer, IT professionals at Henkel can now connect to all of their employees' devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops (a total of 60,000 devices worldwide), irrespective of manufacturer or operating system. Its simple deployment on devices and seamless integration with Henkel's current IT infrastructure, including connections to ServiceNow, Microsoft Azure, and Jamf, among others, were key factors in the decision for TeamViewer. In addition, TeamViewer's solution adheres to all industry-standard security features, including end-to-end encryption, scalable and flexible rights management, and single sign-on. TeamViewer's President, Americas, Patty Nagle, commented, "We have tailored TeamViewer Tensor specifically to the requirements of corporations. The solution can be scaled as required and makes it possible to access devices and machines quickly and easily from anywhere and at any time, in order provide support and maintenance. In times of mobile working, skills shortages and digital transformation at all levels of the value chain, this is a real game changer for IT departments." About TeamViewer TeamViewer Headquartered in Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg, is a global technology firm that provides a connectivity platform for remotely accessing, controlling, managing, monitoring, and repairing devices of all types, ranging from laptops and mobile phones to industrial machinery and robots. While being free for personal use, it has over 625,000 users and helps businesses of all sizes and sectors digitalize their business-critical processes through seamless connectivity. Since the company's inception in 2005, TeamViewer software has been deployed on more than 2.5 billion devices worldwide. The firm employs over 1,500 people globally and has achieved billings worth EUR 548 million in 2021.

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Stratus Demonstrates Edge Computing Platforms at ARC Industry Leadership Forum

Stratus Technologies | February 07, 2023

On February 6, 2023, Stratus Technologies, Inc. (Stratus), an SGH company and a pioneer in protected, simplified, and autonomous Edge Computing platforms announced that it will display its Edge Computing platforms and pre-validated control architectures, made with Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric, at the 27th annual ARC Industry Leadership Forum from February 6–9, in Orlando, Florida. The subject of this year's conference is energy transition, driving sustainability and performance through digitalization. During the Oil & Gas Transformation session, Stratus and customer Streamline Innovations will present on sustainable gas treating solutions. Stratus will showcase its Edge Computing platforms and solutions at booth #34, including: Stratus ztC Edge Platform - the second-generation Stratus ztC Edge platform integrates in-built fault tolerance and application virtualization in an easy-to-install, rugged design for the edge. Stratus Edge Computing Experience (ECX) - This immersive environment enables IT and OT users to explore a broad range of Edge Computing application cases in industrial automation, allowing users to extend edge automation and exploit essential data for insight using easy, secure, autonomous Edge Computing. Edge Analytics - The IoT analytics software from Litmus on the Stratus Edge 110i and the second-gen Stratus ztC Edge 200i exhibits predictive maintenance, condition-based monitoring, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The partnership shows a simple, secure, autonomous solution for deploying analytics for any MES, SCADA, or IoT software at edge locations in order to overcome network bandwidth, latency, and risk of downtime. Stratus will also highlight the following to illustrate how pre-validated and tested architectures may reduce engineering time, enable quick deployment, and simplify OT and IT management: PlantPAx® Solution-in-a-Box from Rockwell Automation - A jointly-tested process control architecture running on ztC Edge to facilitate the deployment of small to medium-sized distributed control systems (DCS) that need less than 5,000 I/Os at edge locations. Schneider Electric EcoStruxure™ Micro Data Center with Stratus ftServer® Platform - Designed for edge environments, it combines virtualization, fault tolerance, physical protection and smart uninterrupted power. These pre-validated designs are ideal for Systems Integrators since they save 40% in field engineering work and 20% in time-to-deployment. About Stratus Technologies Stratus, headquartered in Maynard, MA, is a pioneer in protected, simplified, and autonomous Edge Computing platforms. It ensures the continuous availability of business-critical applications for leaders who are digitally transforming their operations in order to drive predictable, peak performance with minimal risk by delivering zero-touch Edge Computing platforms that are easy to deploy and maintain, protected from interruptions and threats, and autonomous. For the past 40 years, the company has supplied dependable and redundant zero-touch computing, allowing global Fortune 500 companies and small-to-medium-sized businesses to securely and remotely transform data into actionable intelligence at the edge, cloud, and data center, thereby increasing uptime and efficiency.

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Splashtop Announces Launch of New Antivirus Powered by Bitdefender

Splashtop | February 06, 2023

Splashtop, a leading secure remote IT solutions provider that simplifies and supports the work-anywhere world, recently announced the release of Splashtop Antivirus powered by Bitdefender. The award-winning cyber security solution is now available for a number of Splashtop products, allowing MSPs and IT teams to safeguard endpoints against attacks with the advantages of a centralized management experience. Splashtop's newest solution enhances its dedication to protecting customers on several fronts, from securing endpoints to providing secure remote access from any device. Splashtop Antivirus powered by Bitdefender offers the antivirus, anti-malware, and other robust security features required to protect today's contemporary corporate endpoints from modern cyber threats. In addition, the integrated functionality available as an add-on to Splashtop subscriptions makes it even easier for businesses of all sizes to consolidate their IT plans, management, and costs with Splashtop. Splashtop Antivirus powered by Bitdefender contributes to the company's goal of creating a 'single pane of glass' solution in which clients can view everything they require right within the Splashtop web console. As a result, it enables clients to boost security capabilities while eliminating the need to access diverse solutions through different websites or consoles, reducing the strain on IT personnel. The following built-in features are all managed in the Splashtop single web console: Anti-malware Scanning: Schedule fast scans, complete scans on demand, and activate on-access scanning for real-time malware protection. Alerts & Logging: View each device's protection status and logged threats, and receive real-time notifications if a threat is discovered or prevented. Web Traffic Security: The use of firewalls, anti-phishing, and traffic scanning to stop unauthorized connection attempts and safeguard users from fake websites or harmful content such as viruses and spyware. Advanced Threat Control: Continuously monitor applications and processes using Bitdefender's heuristic scoring algorithm to identify threats before they are formally identified. Device Scanning: Prevent sensitive data leaks and malware infection from external USB devices and CD/DVD media by scanning them. Policy Assignment: Create antivirus policies that are tailored to specific computers and groups in order to meet the demands of various clients and organizations. About Splashtop Splashtop is a leading secure IT solutions provider that simplifies and streamlines the work-anywhere world. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley and provides enterprise, academic and research institutions, government agencies, small companies, MSPs, IT departments, and individuals with next-generation remote access and remote assistance software and services. Splashtop's cloud-based, secure, and easily maintained remote access strategy is rapidly replacing outdated systems such as virtual private networks (VPNs) while receiving an impressive 93 Net Promoter Score (NPS), a criterion for gauging customer satisfaction. Its products are used by over 30 million people worldwide, including those in 85% of Fortune 500 companies.

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TeamViewer Streamlines Remote Support at Henkel's IT Department

TeamViewer | February 03, 2023

TeamViewer, a renowned provider of remote connectivity and workplace digitalization solutions, is streamlining remote support at the major consumer products and adhesives company, Henkel's IT department. The Düsseldorf-based firm was able to simplify and improve its worldwide internal IT support thanks to the secure corporate connectivity suite TeamViewer Tensor. With TeamViewer, IT professionals at Henkel can now connect to all of their employees' devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops (a total of 60,000 devices worldwide), irrespective of manufacturer or operating system. Its simple deployment on devices and seamless integration with Henkel's current IT infrastructure, including connections to ServiceNow, Microsoft Azure, and Jamf, among others, were key factors in the decision for TeamViewer. In addition, TeamViewer's solution adheres to all industry-standard security features, including end-to-end encryption, scalable and flexible rights management, and single sign-on. TeamViewer's President, Americas, Patty Nagle, commented, "We have tailored TeamViewer Tensor specifically to the requirements of corporations. The solution can be scaled as required and makes it possible to access devices and machines quickly and easily from anywhere and at any time, in order provide support and maintenance. In times of mobile working, skills shortages and digital transformation at all levels of the value chain, this is a real game changer for IT departments." About TeamViewer TeamViewer Headquartered in Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg, is a global technology firm that provides a connectivity platform for remotely accessing, controlling, managing, monitoring, and repairing devices of all types, ranging from laptops and mobile phones to industrial machinery and robots. While being free for personal use, it has over 625,000 users and helps businesses of all sizes and sectors digitalize their business-critical processes through seamless connectivity. Since the company's inception in 2005, TeamViewer software has been deployed on more than 2.5 billion devices worldwide. The firm employs over 1,500 people globally and has achieved billings worth EUR 548 million in 2021.

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