Blog & Resources

Balancing Security and Performance with Unified Threat Management, Part 2

In the previous post, we discussed why adoption of unified threat management (UTM) solutions is accelerating, particularly among small and midsize companies that need a holistic, easy-to-manage security solution. By combining multiple security features in a single appliance, UTM enables a defense-in-depth strategy without the need to deploy and manage multiple appliances.

Don’t Overlook Scalability in Unified Communications

Many organizations focus all of their energy on growing the business but fail to adequately prepare for the challenges that business growth can bring. Growing pains are commonly felt in the areas of communication and collaboration, which become even more important with business expansion.

Verteks Consulting is proud to sponsor Angelbeat. Come join us at one of our events – Jacksonville on November 15th, Orlando on November 16th, and Tampa on November 17th

The Angelbeat seminar “experience” is unique because of its focus on meeting the educational needs of the attendee. CEO Ron Gerber, a widely respected analyst/blogger (see postings below, click here to watch his youtube video on the Angelbeat experience), selects expert speakers who deliver concise, technical and complementary talks on security/compliance, cloud/virtualization/sdn, storage/backup/infrastructure, network/mobility/voip and big data/hadoop.

The Benefits of Phone System Virtualization

At the VMUG (VMware User Group) Usercon held on Nov. 2 in Orlando, Verteks President Don Gulling delivered a presentation on the use of VMware infrastructure to enhance resilience and redundancy for Voice over IP (VoIP) and unified communications (UC). By applying best practices, organizations can achieve “seven 9s” availability using ShoreTel Connect and VMware for fully virtualized voice, video, mobility, collaboration, unified messaging and contact center systems.

Smart Strategy

As its technology needs continue to grow, Meadowbrook Academy relies upon the experts at Verteks for IT services and support.

Technology is playing an ever-larger role in K-12 education as schools seek to engage today’s tech-savvy students. Meadowbrook Academy recognized this trend several years ago, and began developing the IT infrastructure needed to support and enhance its academic programs.

A Better Approach to Disaster Recovery

DR-as-a-Service provides infrastructure, processes and expertise in a subscription-based model.

Organizations depend upon around-the-clock availability of mission-critical IT systems — and that creates tremendous risk to the business. Disasters can and will occur, whether caused by human error, power interruptions, fire, water damage or weather-related events.

More Backbone

Many organizations are upgrading the network core to 10 Gigabit Ethernet or even higher.

“Our network is incredibly fast and we have way more bandwidth than we can ever use,” said no one ever.

The truth is that when it comes to network capacity, there is no such thing as “enough.

Phone Planning

Migrating to a new business phone system requires a careful, methodical approach.

While organizations of all sizes depend on email, video and social media for conveying information to both internal and external audiences, the telephone remains the undisputed champion of business communication tools.