Envistacom Grows Transport Virtualization Ecosystem with Partnership with Xiplink

Envistacom LLC | September 23, 2020

Envistacom, LLC, a leading technology enterprise which delivers advanced communications, cyber and related services to customers in the aerospace, defense, and intelligence communities, announced today that XipLink, Inc. has teamed up with Envistacom to deliver Space Communications Protocols Specification (SCPS) Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) Acceleration, WAN optimization and related networking technologies to customers through Envistacom’s Transport Virtualization Ecosystem (TVE).

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Across all industries, discussion of migration to cloud services have become commonplace. In fact, it is one of the first considerations when discussing IT cost reduction. While cost savings, speed of deployment and scalability top the list of business motivations, an increasing number of enterprises also view cloud computing as a key enabler of business transformation – one that can help improve customer engagement, forge new partnerships and drive competitive advantage while ensuring compliance with standards and future-proofing solutions.

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Across all industries, discussion of migration to cloud services have become commonplace. In fact, it is one of the first considerations when discussing IT cost reduction. While cost savings, speed of deployment and scalability top the list of business motivations, an increasing number of enterprises also view cloud computing as a key enabler of business transformation – one that can help improve customer engagement, forge new partnerships and drive competitive advantage while ensuring compliance with standards and future-proofing solutions.

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WatchGuard Unveils Firebox NV5 and AP332CR to Support Remote Workers and Outdoor Environments

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. | December 13, 2022

WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in unified cybersecurity, have released its Firebox NV5 VPN gateway tabletop appliance and the AP332CR, a new Wi-Fi 6 access point for rugged or outdoor deployments. Built to support MSPs and end users for purpose-driven deployment locations, these two additions to WatchGuard’s powerful lineup of security products and services further extend enterprise-grade protection for customers with distributed operations, while providing a seamless experience wherever they are. Combined with WatchGuard Cloud to deliver one simplified platform for centralized security management, both the NV5 and AP332CR are easy to deploy, configure, and report on through WatchGuard’s Unified Security Platform® framework. “WatchGuard remains laser-focused on its vision to be the security provider of choice for MSPs, empowering them with security solutions that satisfy a broad range of customer requirements and needs, including remote and distributed environments,” said Ryan Poutre, product manager at WatchGuard Technologies. “We are meeting our promise to set a new standard for security delivery – through our technology, through our team, and through WatchGuard’s thriving partner ecosystem. And together, we’ll keep raising the bar.” Continuing to expand the breadth and relevance of WatchGuard’s robust security portfolio is a key part of the company’s mission to make enterprise-grade security accessible to all organizations, and further enables the company to bring simplification and scale to every aspect of security consumption, delivery, and management. Firebox NV5: Edge Connectivity for Branch Locations and Remote Applications The Firebox NV5 is a powerful solution for distributed, secured VPN traffic and comes with a centralized security and logging solution for administrators. Designed to support remote VPN connections back to a corporate virtual or physical Firebox, the NV5 can route traffic back to the corporate security appliance using WatchGuard Branch Office VPN (BOVPN) capabilities to provide the same level of protection as a device sitting at the corporate office. With enterprise-class SD-WAN capabilities, the NV5 is ideal for deployment in remote applications like kiosks, digital signs, ATMs, and office equipment. Key Features of the Firebox NV5 include: Zero-touch deployment – WatchGuard Cloud offers a zero-touch deployment and configuration tool that comes standard with the Firebox NV5. IT teams can utilize zero-touch deployment to eliminate much of the labor involved in setting up a Firebox to work in their network ‒ all without having to leave their office. Local staff simply connects the device to power and the internet, and the NV5 automatically downloads and applies the pre-determined configuration from the corporate network. Network adaptation with SD-WAN – Businesses require network solutions that adapt to changing conditions by optimizing network performance and costs. Dynamic path selection picks the most appropriate connection based on real-time monitoring of jitter, packet loss, and latency. Utilizing this technology, the Firebox NV5 makes it easy to reduce the use of expensive MPLS or cellular data and improve network resiliency, while maintaining security. WatchGuard user experience – Many customers utilize remote applications or have small satellite offices that can be difficult and costly to secure and manage. The NV5 utilizes the same platform as other WatchGuard Firebox, Wi-Fi, authentication and endpoint solutions. Whether scheduling firmware upgrades or monitoring access points, technicians have one user experience. WatchGuard AP332CR: The Ideal Choice for Mid-Density Outdoor/Rugged Environments Wi-Fi is essential for customers to stay connected for work or as a service for their own customers. The IP67-rated AP332CR delivers superior Wi-Fi 6 performance and WPA3 encrypted security across distributed networks and is ideal for building an easily scalable network in rugged or outdoor deployment conditions. This dual-band access point delivers fast, reliable coverage with a 2x2 radio and four external, omnidirectional antennas offering up to 1.2 Gbps on the 5 GHz band. A single PoE+ port is included to support data rates up to 2.5 Gbps. Utilizing WatchGuard Cloud for deployment and configuration, the AP332CR offers a seamless experience with Wi-Fi 6 performance and WPA3 encryption ‒ making it ideal for building easily scalable networks across school campuses, public hotspots, and smaller manufacturing environments. About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in unified cybersecurity. Our Unified Security Platform® approach is uniquely designed for managed service providers to deliver world-class security that increases their business scale and velocity while also improving operational efficiency. Trusted by more than 17,000 security resellers and service providers to protect more than 250,000 customers, the company’s award-winning products and services span network security and intelligence, advanced endpoint protection, multi-factor authentication, and secure Wi-Fi. Together, they offer five critical elements of a security platform: comprehensive security, shared knowledge, clarity & control, operational alignment, and automation. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

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A FinOps-centric Approach Helps Enterprises Track and Control Cloud Costs as Per ISG

ISG | December 30, 2022

The growing use of public clouds by enterprises is leading to an increase in cloud costs, prompting a rise in demand for FinOps platforms to monitor and control expenses, according to a report by technology research and advisory firm Information Services Group. This rise in demand for FinOps platforms reflects a change in the enterprise cloud space, where companies are now looking for solutions that give them more accurate cost insights and better control over how much they spend on the cloud. FinOps platforms, which help clients manage their global IT assets and cut costs, are becoming an important part of the public cloud ecosystem as companies adopt multi-cloud strategies and take stock of how they use the cloud and how much it costs them. FinOps platforms are becoming more popular, which gives businesses a better view of their cloud costs and more control over how much they spend on the cloud. "According to predictions, the finops market will expand by more than 30% in 2022, and future growth will probably be faster." The report named Apptio (Cloudability), Flexera, HCLTech (MyXalytics), NetApp (Spot), and VMware (CloudHealth) as leaders in the Cloud FinOps Platforms quadrant. These platforms provide customers with a comprehensive view of their cloud consumption and costs, allowing them to gain better control over their spending and make decisions that drive operational efficiency and reduce costs. As spending on the cloud continues to grow, more and more businesses will use finops platforms to make sure they get the most out of their cloud investments. About ISG ISG is a global technology research and advisory firm. ISG helps more than 800 clients, including 75 of the world's top 100 enterprises, achieve operational excellence and faster growth. Automation, cloud and data analytics, sourcing advisory, managed governance and risk services, network carrier services, strategy and operations design, change management, market intelligence, and technology research and analysis are all examples of digital transformation services. ISG, founded in 2006 and based in Stamford, Connecticut, employs more than 1,300 digitally-ready professionals in more than 20 countries. The company is known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities.

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Hughes Network Systems Debuts First-of-its-Kind Smart Power Distribution Unit at Retail's Big Show 2023

Hughes | January 17, 2023

Hughes Network Systems, an EchoStar company, has announced that it will debut the Hughes Active Power Edge, a power distribution unit designed for managed services, and showcase its suite of managed services at Retail's Big Show 2023. The Hughes Active Power Edge promises to lower the costs of running a data center and make it use less energy. The Active Power Edge (model number HS54) is designed to make networks more reliable, smarter, and better performing for enterprise customers by correlating data points such as network performance, power usage, and power conditioning . Hughes Network Systems, EchoStar, and a team of experts who are committed to making new managed services solutions came together to make the Hughes Active Power Edge (model number HS54). Dan Rasmussen, senior vice president, enterprise division, Hughes, commented, “By correlating data points like power usage, power conditioning and network performance, the Hughes Active Power Edge enables us to be even more proactive in ensuring reliable business operations for our customers.” Source: PRNewswire It can reset outlets and power cycle connected devices as needed, thus maintaining network uptime seamlessly, saving customers time and costly downtime. It is seamlessly integrated into the HughesON suite of managed network services. The Active Power Edge (model number HS54) is a powerful tool for enterprise customers that makes networks smarter, more reliable, and higher performing. About Hughes Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a subsidiary of EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS), provides broadband equipment and services, managed services based on smart, software-defined networking, and end-to-end network operation to millions of consumers, businesses, governments, and communities around the world. HughesNet®, the company's flagship internet service, connects millions across the Americas, and the Hughes JupiterTM System provides internet access to tens of millions more worldwide. Hughes works with more than half of the world's satellite operators, in-flight service providers, mobile network operators, and military customers. Hughes, a managed network services provider, supports 500,000 enterprise sites with its HughesONTM portfolio of wired and wireless solutions.

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