Los Angeles, CA, November 14, 2019 – Evocative Data Centers (“Evocative”), a leading provider of Internet infrastructure, colocation, hosting, and managed services, announced today that it has acquired VPLS, Inc. and VPLS Solutions, LLC to form one of the fastest growing cloud, managed services, colocation and value added resellers in the United States. The combined company will have 18 global data centers, 143 full time employees, 7,340 active clients and 68,750 servers under management. The companies will consolidate under the company name VPLS. Read more
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 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 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
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
Fortinet’s SoC3 and the FortiGate 60E
The SoC3 is Fortinet’s 3rd generation System-on-a-Chip, custom designed by Fortinet (unlike other vendors) to accelerate the processing of security and networking functions in their firewalls. The SoC3 houses all inside a single chip, a CPU, a Content Processor (CP), and a Network Processor (NP).
Changes to Fortinet licensing regarding FortiGuard Protection
Many of VPLS Solutions’ customers have attempted to renew their Fortinet subscriptions this year only to find out that the SKU they purchased last year is no longer available. The reason for this is because Fortinet has added some additional features to their FortiGuard Protection packages, and the new SKU reflects that you will be renewing with the additional features included.
VPLS Solutions LLC Recognized on 2018 CRN Next-Gen 250 List
Annual List Recognizes Solution Providers Transforming Business with Emerging Technologies
Orange, CA, November 5, 2018 – VPLS Solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named VPLS Solutions to its 2018 Next-Gen 250 list. The annual list identifies IT solution providers who have embraced emerging technologies and are setting the pace for the rest of the channel in their adoption. Those on the list have been able to meet their customers’ ever-changing IT needs in leading-edge technologies such as cloud computing, IoT, virtualization, mobility, business analytics and business intelligence.
“It is a privilege to be listed among the great companies on CRN’s Next Gen 250 list. Our talented team works hard to deliver the most innovative IT solutions to our clients.” said John Minnix, Co-Founder of VPLS Solutions. “This recognition from CRN further validates our strategy and our technical capabilities.”
VPLS Solutions is proud to be a Sponsor at ISSA Hawaii’s Annual Discover Security Conference 2018
Topic: Offense and Defense: It’s good to play both sides.
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Hurricane Florence has tragically hit the East Coast with winds stronger than 80 mph plus tons of rainfall; a recipe for absolute destruction! The fate of homes and businesses alike is uncertain.
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