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Sunburst attack? A sunny message to avoid a knockout

Will the western world be knocked out by the Russians? It appears so. Since March, Russian spies have been active in numerous international companies and government agencies. In the Netherlands too. This frightening reality is due to a hack via IT management software vendor SolarWinds. Are you affected? Time to bring up your guard! The Situation SolarWinds is an American…

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4 considerations for the manufacturing industry in 2021

How agile are our manufacturing industries ? Perhaps not the most positive question to start 2021, but in 2020 we encountered considerable hiccups in global supply chains. That is why we make a fresh start of the new year with these four key areas for the industry segment in which we are highly active. Point of attention 1: End-end visibility…

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Cloud connections are below ground, not in the sky

A common misconception is that Cloud always works. However something crucial sits between your user-base and the cloud, namely: the internet connection. Organizations may come to a standstill when something happens underground, where one cannot see. This article is about how to securely consume cloud services globally. Ultimately, this is about the continuity of your business. An example from practice…

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Lifeline or life threatening? The network supplier choice…

The crucial backbone of your business, the network, often suffers from unhealthy or even threatening situations. It is not inconceivable that decisions regarding design, procurement and management are based on outdated and destructive supplier relationships. That calls for an explanation… Is the way of choosing? Market leaders, major well-known global brands, usually appear at the top of the shortlist. It…

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Can a small device be disruptive? Simplicity always wins..

In this interview I discuss managing global networks for large organizations. We call it 'Network as a Service'. This may be new for some of us. It appears to be complex. But then the interviewer made a remark which simply said it all. Sometimes you shouldn't make it harder than it is… “Oh, so my network administrator is now in…

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Alexander Surkov and Network as a Service 2021

Our Network-as-a-Service proposition is growing, with wonderful customers such as Bugaboo. To secure service continuity we provide our customers with the right service assurance and support, now and in the future, a heavyweight from the telecom industry has joined our team; Alexander Surkov. What will this reinforcement mean for our customers? Introducing Alexander Alexander Surkov passionately devoted his career to…

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Invitation – Webinar SASE and secure SD-WAN

Securing your enterprise network worldwide at attractive costs with the flexibility and scalability that is expected today. Which deployment and management models are currently available for SD-WAN? How does the selected management model impact security, network costs and agility? How do emerging managed SD-WAN offerings differ from legacy managed network services? These three questions and many more will be answered…

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Bugaboo signs agreement for fully managed SD-WAN

Bugaboo. Anyone parenting or taking care of baby's and toddlers knows them from strollers, buggy's, safe car seats and handy accessories. It is a modern, international organization that wants to make the lives of parents and educators much easier with innovative products. The company grew from 5 employees in 2000 to an organization of around 1,000 employees. An extremely modern…

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Experience SASE – The disruptive security framework defined by Gartner

Is SASE going to revolutionize network security? We believe it will. In fact, we expect this groundbreaking security framework to be embraced much sooner than big giants as Cisco, Juniper, VMware, Checkpoint and Palo Alto indicate. Disruptive also means that existing business models around network infrastructure will disappear. Large technology vendors may not be agile enough to adjust to this…

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A clothing store for CIOs and IT managers? That requires explanation!

Recently my son asked me: "Daddy can you explain what you do for work?" Before I even realized it, my answer was 'a clothing store'. While I hate to try on new clothes in stuffy changing rooms. Why do I make this remarkable comparison, I am happy to explain to you, with a little wink: How to make the right…

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