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Is Your Network Setting You Apart or Holding You Back?

Posted on June 4, 2019 by ConvergeOne

As a business, the way that you connect and communicate both internally and with customers is key to your success. Providing a seamless user experience is often the first step to building the relationships that matter, which means that your business must be underpinned by a strong network that fosters the development of these connections.

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Secure Connect: SD-WAN for Collaboration Cloud Deployments

Posted on April 23, 2019 by David Lover

ConvergeOne recently announced the availability of ConvergeOne Secure Connect, our new software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) managed services offer. In a nutshell, Secure Connect is a subscription-based, fully-managed SD-WAN that connects our customers’ networks to ConvergeOne Cloud Experience (C1CX) collaboration solutions. I know what you may be thinking: What is SD-WAN? It’s one of those terms that we’ve all heard of before, but few know what it really is, and why it’s a hot topic. Let’s dive a little deeper into SD-WAN and explore why Secure Connect is such a cool offer.

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7 Reasons Why SSIDs SHOULD Be Broadcast

Posted on March 19, 2019 by Jason Boyers

When working with various customers on their wireless networks, I am often asked about the broadcasting of Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs) – or the name of the Wi-Fi network – as a security risk. At one time, broadcasting of SSIDs was seen as a security issue, and therefore almost everyone disabled broadcasting. Since that time, we have grown as an industry in our understanding of this practice to the point where it is generally considered best practice to broadcast SSIDs. As an example, PCI DSS v1.2 removed the requirement for SSIDs to be non-broadcast in order to be PCI compliant.

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Is It Time For a New WAN Architecture Like SD-WAN?

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Michael Edwards

Have you reached the point where you need to start re-architecting tried and true WAN services like MPLS or point-to-point Metro Ethernet? My guess is yes. In many cases, the branch and WAN can no longer keep up. As a result, many organizations are suffering from:

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