SASE for Security

05/28/2020 9:00 PM By cfridrich - Comment(s)
Because of SASEs agility, security and 'no hardware' for remote users montra, companies formerly on the fence are quickly falling to the 'adopt now' side.

Supplier Spotlight: ECESSA

02/12/2020 1:42 PM By cfridrich - Comment(s)
You may be able to get all the bandwidth you need from one provider, on one circuit, but that introduces a huge risk of network outages. Fiber is great, but it’s not invincible! Being single-threaded puts you just one backhoe mishap or transformer explosion away from extended, expensive downtime.

Supplier Spotlight: Aryaka

02/12/2020 12:20 PM By cfridrich - Comment(s)
Today, most organizations are concluding that SD-WAN is the best way to add the controls necessary for the digital age. But, do you build your own SD-WAN or buy it as a managed service?

Supplier Spotlight: CloudGenix

02/11/2020 9:45 AM By cfridrich - Comment(s)
An ESG survey of 600 senior IT decision makers showing that 76% of respondents had already deployed multi-cloud environments, and as many as 67% were already using SaaS-delivered business applications. How do you keep it secure?

Supplier Spotlight: Open Systems

02/10/2020 5:07 PM By cfridrich - Comment(s)
Enterprise WAN and security doesn’t have to devolve into an impossible game of Whac-a-Mole. SASE services can help. Strategically framed and tactically applied, they can restore a sense of order. Contact Cloud 9 to learn more about Open Systems.

Supplier Spotlight: CATO Networks

02/10/2020 4:11 PM By cfridrich - Comment(s)
Traditional firewall security simply can’t keep up with the challenges created by new network paradigms. As a result, when discussing netwrok security with enterprises today, there are three reoccurring themes: visibility, scalability, and convergence.

Supplier Spotlight: Viasat

01/22/2020 5:59 PM By cfridrich - Comment(s)

By Amy Brown, see the full article here: Viasat Corporate Blog

Cloud 9 Advisers Supplier Spotlight: Viasat

SASE, the next-gen SD-WAN?

10/15/2019 12:47 PM By cfridrich - Comment(s)

Gartner makes the claim that the shift to SASE will make obsolete existing networking and security models.

There’s a buzz in the industry about a new type of product that promises to change the way we secure and network our organizations. It is called the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). It was fir...

SaaS fears justified?

08/15/2019 1:35 PM By cfridrich - Comment(s)

Posted by Aaron Kaffen  
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) business applications have clear advantages. They have great pricing. They are convenient and easy to manage. You get cutting edge technology. However, to get them implemented we have to overcome a very valid...

FCC Investigates Widespread CenturyLink Outage

01/09/2019 3:29 PM By cfridrich - Comment(s)
CenturyLink says it’s in contact with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and will cooperate with its investigation into the telco’s nationwide outage that major services for numerous consumers across the country - outage included VoIP, IP, transport, and even 911 services. 
see the arti...

SDWAN benefits

11/20/2018 5:37 PM By cfridrich - Comment(s)

Not all SDWAN solutions are created equal and not all of them can do what is described in the graphic above. Plus, different providers of the same platform may in fact alter the way they delivered the service. It varies from one provider to another. If you think SDWAN makes sense for your ...

SDWAN is hot!

11/12/2018 2:51 PM By cfridrich - Comment(s)


If you are one of them, here are a few major points you should consider. 

SD-WAN:

  • Is integral to a bulletproof cloud and internet connection strategy

  • Replaces high-cost MPLS/private bandwidth with low cost internet connections

  • Responds in real-time to network performance and routes around issues

  • Is ...

SDWAN: call survivability

02/20/2018 7:35 PM By cfridrich - Comment(s)
SDWAN (I know there is supposed to be a hyphen in there (SD-WAN) but for everyone's sake can we all just drop that from now on?)

what is it? why do I need?

Software Defined Wide Area Network is a subset of SDN-Software Defined Networking (look it up). SDWAN is a lot of wonderful things and from my exp...

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