An Engineer’s Perspective on Managed Firewalls

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Most of the articles you’ll read today on the pros and cons of MSP-managed firewalls focus on these two buzzwords – CapEx and OpEx.

While choosing upfront or recurring expenses is certainly an important decision for the business, as an engineer that installs both managed and non-managed firewalls for our customers, I wanted to share some technical aspects of the decision that should be considered as well. Read more

FortiOS 6.2 – To Upgrade, or Not To Upgrade?

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FortiOS 6.2 was released to the public at the end of March in the form of FortiOS 6.2.0, and boasts many new features that we are excited about, such as:

  • Security Fabric Expansion
  • SD-WAN Enhancements
  • Security Profile Enhancements

These new features are so tempting that some of our customers have already upgraded their FortiGates to see how they can incorporate these into their security posture.

However, our advice at this time is to wait to upgrade your production FortiGates. Read more

VPLS Ranked in MSP 501 List

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VPLS Group Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501
Managed Service Providers

12th Annual MSP 501 Identifies Top Forward-Thinking Global MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services

JUNE 18, 2019: VPLS Group has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 12th-annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.

Every year, MSPs worldwide complete an extensive survey and application to report their product offerings, growth rates, annual total and recurring revenues, pricing structures, revenue mix and more. MSPs were ranked according to a unique methodology that weights revenue figures according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem. Read more

VPLS’s SSL Decryption Service

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FortiGate SSL Deep Inspection

With users spending more than 80 percent of their time on encrypted websites and applications, encrypted traffic has become the new normal. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the standard protocol to transmit secured data over the internet and is what makes visiting a website over HTTPS secure versus plain HTTP. Read more