VPLS Completes Next Generation Wireless Upgrade for Lawndale Elementary School District

Orange, CA – VPLS, a premier technology solutions provider, announced that it has completed a next generation wireless upgrade for Lawndale Elementary School District.  The wireless upgrade included a full replacement of all indoor access points at nine school campuses and the district office, plus the addition of outdoor wireless access points.  The implementation of the next generation wireless network by VPLS furthers the District’s Technology Services mission of delivering customer-focused technical support and services to all schools and district departments. Read more

Importance of Buying IPv4 Today

When the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) ran out of IPv4 address blocks in 2015, it served as a further reminder that if not already, companies should migrate to IPv6. It also led to new heights in the private market for IPv4 addresses. So why should you buy IPv4 addresses today? Read more


VPLS is beyond excited and grateful to be awarded as an honoree on the Orange County Register’s Top Workplaces 2019! Of all the honors VPLS has received, this is the one I’m most proud of. Read more

Evocative Acquires VPLS, Inc. and VPLS Solutions

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

An Engineer’s Perspective on Managed Firewalls

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?

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

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

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

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).

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Fortinet licensing regarding FortiGuard Protection

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.

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