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The Importance of Performance and Protection – The Fortinet UTM Solution

John Maddison, Fortinet Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions

Fortinet’s UTM solutions have been positioned in the leader’s quadrant of Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management for the 8th time in a row.

Fortinet has maintained its position as the leader in this market by delivering the banner ad SMB gartner mq utm 220x150 1broadest, most powerful, and highly-automated UTM security solution available, designed to protect all points in the network – from the IoT to the cloud, physical and virtual networks, and wired and wireless environments with a wide range of powerful security and networking tools.

We believe your customers should never have to choose between performance and protection.  Which is why Fortinet’s UTM solution consistently provides the best price to performance ratio in the industry. Our UTM devices are built using our patented series of security processors, and by offloading CPU-intensive security inspection and decryption functions to specialized silicon, our latest SOC3 (System on a Chip) processor is able to provide the most cost-effective, high-performance solution on the market.

The Leading Solution for Small to Medium Businesses and Distributed Enterprises

The Fortinet UTM solution enables you to protect your customers across the entire threat spectrum with integrated high performance next generation firewalls, web and email filtering, data loss prevention, and more. And unlike others in this market, Fortinet’s UTM solutions also enable you to address networking needs with extensive routing, switching, access control, Wi-Fi, LAN, and WAN capabilities.

These capabilities are all administered through FortiManager’s unified, single-pane-of-glass management console. It automates the provisioning and management of devices, centralizes policy distribution and orchestration, and helps maintain regulatory compliance to reduce operational burdens, so you can operate efficiently while providing superior service to your customers.

Learn more about our SMB security solutions on www.fortinet.com. If you’re interested in going to market with the industry leader, become a partner today!

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Meet Veeam

This week we focus a Veeam - a deidcated community sponsor who get's SMB Nation! Here are seven ways to leave your lover and come over to Veeam! 


01 - Availability vs. Legacy BackupVeeam

is a solution that was specifically designed for the modern, highly virtualized hybrid cloud world. It allows you to meet aggressive SLAs for IT service recovery that can be measured in seconds and minutes versus the hours and days often required by legacy technologies.According to the 2017 Veeam Availability Report, Veeam customers meet their recovery time and point objective (RTPO™) SLAs 90% of the time compared to only 69% with their previous legacy provider. Veeam was built to manage the amount of data found in the data center of today — not the ones of yesteryear.

02 - Innovation vs. Status

QuoVeeam is an innovation leader with a proven history of being first to deliver market-defining capabilities, support of the latest platforms and the most comprehensive and forward-looking cloud vision in the industry.Legacy solutions were designed to protect the workloads of decades ago but still lack some of the key capabilities that Veeam invented, such as Instant VM Recovery® without limitations, SureBackup® and SureReplica, Virtual Labs, 2-in-1: backup and replication™ and many others! 



03 - Growth vs. Uncertain Future

Veeam is one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies today. It is a privately held rocket ship on target to reach $1 billion in yearly sales by 2018 with freedom to innovate. Recognized by Gartner, IDC and Ovum as a top choice among data protection and Availability solutions, Veeam’s forward momentum is in stark contrast with the lagging innovation and in many cases, the declining market share of legacy backup providers. As these providers impose mass layoffs and struggle to stay relevant in the modern data center, one can only speculate what additional steps will have to be taken to right the ship. Veeam’s growth shows no signs of slowing down — adding more than 4,000 new customers every month and new powerful capabilities with every release.

04 - Simplicity vs. Complexity

Veeam’s straightforward approach to licensing combined with a near-effortless scalable architecture and deployment gets you up and running in minutes. With no agents to protect virtual workloads or applications, two out of three Veeam customers spend 35% less time managing their Availability infrastructure which frees them up for more productive tasks.Compared to legacy solutions that impose antiquated capacity licensing requirements, myriad agents and separately licensed products, the choice is clear.

05 - Powerful Capabilities vs. Lack of Important Features

With industry-leading features such as instant, agentless recovery for tier-1 Microsoft applications, built-in WAN acceleration, secure end-to-end encryption, an innovative Scale-out Backup Repository™, deep integration with leading primary and deduplication storage arrays and advanced replication capabilities that enable near-continuous data Availability, Veeam’s capabilities are unrivaled by legacy backup solutions.

06 - Reliability vs. Guess Work

“It just works” – that is the feedback from Veeam customers. Veeam customers report substantially less downtime and fewer backup and replication failures than with legacy backup solutions. In fact, it’s the #1 reason enterprises select Veeam! Patented automated backup and replica testing AND recovery verification for 100% of your workloads, combined with Veeam’s industry-leading customer support will help you sleep better at night.Legacy backup solutions, on the other hand, have no infrastructure monitoring and no automated backup testing and recovery verification — leaving you vulnerable to potential data corruption and restore failures.07 - Customer Satisfaction vs. FrustrationVeeam’s customers are overwhelmingly satisfied with our product features and functionality, ease of use, technical support and sales effectiveness. With a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 2x the industry average, 9 out of 10 Veeam customers WOULD recommend Veeam to their peers.Former legacy backup users tell us they switched to Veeam for the stable, hybrid cloud-focused, high performance that their previous solution couldn’t deliver.07+1 - One more reason to switch from Legacy BackupVeeam Agents for Windows and Linux built to protect your physical and public cloud (AWS, Azure, Google, etc.) workloads are FREE for 6 months and Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is FREE for 12 Veeam Backup & Replication is one of those rare solutions that surprises you right out of the box. I’ve been in the industry for more than 15 years, and I haven’t seen a product that has surprised me as much as Veeam has.

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GODADDY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE SECURITY PRODUCTS POWERED BY SUCURI


GoDaddy Offers Customers World-Class Malware Removal and Website Protection

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to shifting the global economy toward life-fulfilling independent ventures, today GoDaddylaunched GoDaddy Website Security, a cutting-edge website protection service to keep customers’ sites clean and free of malware. Website Security is powered by Sucuri, recently acquired by GoDaddy to further strengthen its security offerings, and provides world-class malware protection. It pairs powerful, comprehensive protection with ease of use.

The level of automation used by hackers in their exploits continues to grow. Networks of infected computers and devices pose a significant challenge to small businesses, with more than four percent of all internet traffic now being described as malicious. Security products need be equally automated and responsive to the changing environment.

“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, ‘why would a hacker target me? I’m just a small business,’” said Kevin Doerr, Senior Vice President of Security Products at GoDaddy. “But hackers aren’t what you see in the movies – they now build sophisticated tools that hunt for known vulnerabilities on any website. Instead of breaking into one car, this is like a group of robots checking a parking lot of cars for unlocked doors. Websites owned by small businesses are far from impervious to this, although they may not have the preventative resources available to larger companies. We believe enterprise-grade security should be available to everyone, and that’s what we’re bringing to our customers with GoDaddy Website Security.”

Website Security offers continuous monitoring and daily malware scanning to detect any known security holes or issues on a website. If a website is infected by malware, GoDaddy’s Website Security guarantees fast response time, malware removal, and blacklist removal. Website Security premium plans add a second layer of protection, including a Web Application Firewall (WAF) that blocks malicious traffic before it gets to the website.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Guaranteed malware removal and hack repair: All Website Security products are backed by an army of talented security analysts who will not stop until the sites are 100 percent clean.
  • Expedited service for emergency cleanup: Website Security Express provides superfast malware removal service by security experts who will respond and fix the problems within 30 minutes of receiving a cleanup request.
  • Continuous security monitoring: Offers proactive protection with daily scans and immediate alerts in case anything unusual is detected – unlimited malware cleanups are also included at no extra charge.
  • Google blacklist monitoring and removal: Website Security monitors a number of blacklists such as Google, Norton, and McAfee to ensure your company’s reputation is protected. If a site is blacklisted, our security analysts will perform a complete malware and blacklist removal.
  •  Web Application Firewall (WAF) protection: Blocks malware from penetrating websites, and prevents malware reinfection after an attack so your site remains secure and safe.
  • Content Delivery Network (CDN) accelerator: Global business sites can benefit from CDN to boost site speed and performance to ensure that pages load quickly, no matter where in the world customers are located.
  •  Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Mitigation: Attacks such as an HTTPS Flood Attack and DNS Amplification DoS Attack can bring down a website by overwhelming it with a flood of automated traffic. Our advanced security monitoring and Web Application Firewall (WAF) prevents these types of attacks before they occur.

    GoDaddy’s Website Security products are available starting at $6.99 per month.

    For more information, visit https://www.godaddy.com/web-security/website-security

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    About GoDaddy
    GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward life-fulfilling independent ventures. With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.
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Ransomware, Paper Trials and Connectwise - How they Integrate!

Thu, Mar 9, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Ransomware has become the scourge of every business. It hits suddenly and unexpected, and the business is crippled for many hours, if not days. When it hits during business hours, in today's use of computers, the paper trial has become minimal.

So once the computers are running properly again, how does the business data created before the ransomware attack get re-entered if not backed up? If there is no paper trial, how is that business data re-created? Just before the shutdown get re-keyed? If there is no paper trial, how is that business activity re-created?

Ongoing Backups of business activity, as data is created or changed, is the BEST way to protect.

If you are, or considering to be a Connectwise Automate or Manage user, there is now available a Backup Data Recovery solution that can lower the impact of recovery of a ransomware business crippling event. Join Us to find out what is unique from Connectwise and Storage Guardian.

 

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Exclusive! MSP MasterClass by Microsoft, CompTIA & SherWeb!

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Starting March 15, cloud solution provider SherWeb will be holding a series of exclusive online workshops with industry experts from the Microsoft Partner Network and CompTIA. These state-of-the-art sessions are free and designed to give MSPs all the tools they need to be successful reselling cloud services. You’ll also receive a certificate for taking part in these workshops.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

    Reduce risk when transitioning your business to the cloud
    Build winning packaged cloud service offers
    Adjust to the cloud customer’s new buying behavior
    Close deals quickly and cost-effectively

Places are filling up fast!

 

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A quick look at the agenda:

March 15, 1 p.m.         

Session 1: Sales – The Cloud Financial Impact (Where the Money Really Is), by Dana Willmer, Principal at CloudSpeed

March 21, 1 p.m.         

Session 2: Sales – The Criticality of Packaged Offers, by Dana Willmer, Principal at CloudSpeed

March 23, 1 p.m.         

Session 3: Marketing is the New Sales – Building Your Marketing Muscle, by Sharka Chobot, Chief Transformation Officer at Neural Impact

March 28, 1 p.m.         

Session 4: Accelerating the Cloud Buying Process – Adjusting to Buyer 2.0, by Mark Stuyt, Chief Engagement Officer at Neural Impact

March 30, 1 p.m.         

Session 5: Trends in Managed Services, by Ian Khan, Technology Futurist
   

 

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