Brian Ingram, Accudata Systems; Andy Crocker, Fortinet; Ahmed Usmani, Fortinet
Ransomware attacks increased significantly in 2020 as the world grappled with the realities of COVID-19. While many enterprises were prepared for attacks on the data center or public cloud, working from home presented a new challenge. Endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities were again front and center. But with economic challenges abound, businesses simply cannot afford to spend money wastefully. These circumstances can leave you asking yourself questions such as:
• What is the best option for the dollar spent?
• What capabilities do I need?
• Can I deploy and operate EDR without needing a team of cybersecurity professionals?
Join us Thursday, October 22, at 11 a.m., when Accudata and Fortinet experts come together to answer these questions and more. And, they will introduce Fortinet’s new solution, FortiEDR. Walk away knowing you're protected.
In this episode of ASI in 5, Sohil speaks with Senior Risk & Compliance Consultant Tim Paschal. Tim demonstrates how an attacker could compromise a Windows domain account via a multifunction printer Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) pass-back attack.
Accudata Systems: Jason Fackrell, Stephen Zost, Roderick Alavos, and Jennifer Casler
Increasingly, businesses are expected to deliver more personalized and proactive service, as well as a seamlessly connected customer experience across myriad touchpoints. This is the new standard for all interactions shared between businesses and their customers, and the contact center is no exception.
In this 30-minute webinar, Accudata’s industry-certified experts, who bring architecture expertise and a field-level perspective, as well as an end-user point of view, will discuss common contact center challenges and how Accudata and Cisco can help businesses:
• Create proactive, personalized customer experiences
• Increase customer lifetime value
• Optimize workforce productivity
• Leverage data for agent and customer insights
• Complete a flexible transition to the cloud
• Reap the benefits of a full-stack solution from a single vendor
This panel-discussion webinar will provide businesses with real-world insights and the information they need to better engage with their customers. Accudata and Cisco’s complete collaboration solution from the cloud includes analytics and artificial intelligence, enabling contact centers to create personalized customer experiences.
Our Accudata panel includes:
• Jason Fackrell, Practice Manager, Collaboration and Networking
• Stephen Zost, Senior Consultant, Collaboration
• Roderick Alavos, Consultant, Collaboration
• Jennifer Casler, Operations Manager, Managed Services
Sam McLane, CTO, Arctic Wolf; Charles Johnson and Mark Holdsworth, Accudata
Managed Detection and Response (MDR) providers offer a wide range of services. Some may be right for your business, but some may not. How do you choose the right MDR provider?
Accudata’s Solution Architect team provides design and architecture services for many different solutions, from data center migrations to deploying contact centers. One solution we’ve seen across the board that’s been attractive to our customers is MDR. A few weeks ago, we reviewed what is compelling in this space. In this webinar, we’ll showcase one of our favorites, Arctic Wolf.
Join Accudata’s Cybersecurity Practice Manager Charles Johnson and Managed Services Practice Manager Mark Holdsworth as they sit down and talk with Arctic Wolf CTO Sam McLane on Thursday, September 24, at noon. They’ll discuss Arctic Wolf, how they’re different, what they do well, and what they’re working on next.
Charles Johnson, Sohil Merchant, Jason Fackrell - Accudata Systems
Detection and response services are gaining popularity as managed services and managed security services offerings change to adapt to the latest trends. But, what exactly are managed detection and response services? Should you have both endpoint and network detection and response? And, how is managed detection and response different from managed security services? What if you have a managed services provider? Do they help with security?
Help us cross-examine our architects and consultants, who answer these and more questions every day. Join us for our upcoming webinar on Tuesday, August 4 at 11 a.m. when we’ll ditch the sales pitch and answer your questions LIVE as we put our cybersecurity expert Charles Johnson on the stand!
Mass data fragmentation is an unfortunate reality for enterprises with legacy backup solutions. Point products for media servers, master servers, target storage, and bolt-on cloud gateways spread data far and wide. Not to mention, most enterprises have multiple backup products creating silos and making data less secure and more difficult to access.
Cisco and Cohesity have partnered to solve this problem with a simplified backup and data management solution in a single, unified architecture.
Join us Thursday, July 23, at 11 a.m., where experts from Cisco, Cohesity, and Accudata will walk through the modernized backup and recovery solution that unlocks the value of your backup data while keeping it more secure.
Michael Stringer, Solutions Architect; Jason Asbell, Solutions Architect
The challenges of securing, managing, and deploying user workstations are a constant struggle for most IT departments. Add in the recent and ever-growing need to enable remote workers, and IT departments spend most of their time solving problems rather than helping to grow the business. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) can help save companies valuable time and resources, freeing IT to focus on more strategic projects.
Join Accudata Solutions Architects Michael Stringer and Jason Asbell June 16 at 11 a.m. as they explore the technical aspects of a VDI solution using Citrix and Microsoft in this 30-minute live webinar.
- Rethinking desktop strategies with Citrix
- Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)
- Leveraging Microsoft Azure with WVD
- Leveraging Citrix with WVD
Matt Robertson, Andrew Miller, Sohil Merchant, Charles Johnson
Ransomware alone impacted the 2019 economy by $11.5 billion. With no signs of slowing down, ransomware continues to be a growing fear in today’s environment. Accudata has assembled a panel of cybersecurity experts to discuss the threats facing organizations today.
Tune in to our panel June 4 at 11 a.m. to learn about tangible best practices that you can implement in your environment to fight and prevent ransomware. Our expert panel includes:
-Matt Robertson, principal SE, Pure Storage
-Andrew Miller, principal SE, Pure Storage
-Sohil Merchant, senior practice manager, data center & cloud applications, Accudata Systems
-Charles Johnson, cybersecurity practice manager, Accudata Systems
Sohil Merchant, Charles Johnson, Greg Cross and Jason Fackrell
Now is the time to ensure the strength of your organization’s disaster recovery and business continuity plans. The COVID-19 pandemic has already affected organizations worldwide by displacing more workers than ever before. This has created additional stress on businesses to harden their DR and BCPs in order to stay afloat in the coming months with heightened threats of natural disasters.
In this panel, Accudata experts across our practice areas discuss how the DR and BCPs your organization have always leaned on and referred to must be enhanced to complement today's extreme circumstance. Our Accudata expert panel includes:
- Sohil Merchant, senior practice manager, data center & cloud applications
- Charles Johnson, cybersecurity practice manager
- Greg Cross, principal consultant, advisory services
- Moderator – Jason Fackrell, practice manager, network
Mark Holdsworth, Practice Manager - Managed Services
Business leaders are asking themselves “What should we be focusing on right now?” and “How quickly can we pivot to handle this current situation safely and efficiently?”
Managing and maintaining an IT service desk correctly requires a lot of time, effort, and money. However, many organizations have found that leveraging an outside team of IT professionals may be more beneficial than employing an in-house staff. In this 20-minute webinar on April 30, Accudata Systems’ managed services practice manager, Mark Holdsworth, breaks down current challenges that our customers are facing with their service desks, including:
• Short- and long-term staffing
• Efficiency to your business objectives
• Unexpected operational costs
Luis Grados, Solutions Architect; Gordon Hughes, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cloud Networking
In these difficult times, businesses are coming to rely more and more heavily on work-from-home technologies to keep their operations running and their employees safe. But while many vendors offer viable options, not everyone can offer a solid work-from-home solution that combines the flexibility, the scalability, and most importantly, the security of Meraki. Furthermore, Accudata Systems has several Meraki experts who can help your business enable a remote workforce without scrambling for ways to secure it.
Join Accudata Solutions Architect Luis Grados and Cisco Meraki Consulting Systems Engineer, Cloud Networking, Gordon Hughes in a virtual lunch and learn on April 23rd at 11:30 a.m. Luis and Gordon will walk you through a demo of Meraki, highlighting features that could benefit your environment, such as:
• Security features like AMP and Umbrella
• Unparalleled visibility for network management
• Central enrollment and management of network devices
Organizations everywhere have had to shift to remote work rapidly. These changes have created new vectors for cybersecurity risk. Organizations need a way to enable digital business transformation and innovation securely. Our partner, Palo Alto Networks, believes that this requires a fundamentally different approach: both security and networking must be delivered in the cloud.
Accudata’s Cybersecurity Practice Manager, Charles Johnson, and Palo Alto Networks' Dave Loya, will talk about best practices for securing your cloud initiatives with Prisma Access, a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform, by bringing together industry-leading security and SD-WAN capabilities in the cloud. During this webinar, you’ll learn:
• How to get your business connected remotely while ensuring the safety of your users and protecting your business
• Why it is essential to enable your business's remote access solution to scale in these challenging times
• How Palo Alto Networks can help overcome these challenges
Could your business use a simplified and centralized networking solution? If you’ve implemented one of Cisco’s software-defined networking (SDN) products, you might already have access to one. The Cisco SDN portfolio offers a variety of options, and we are here to help you better understand them and the full potential they can help your business unleash.
In the upcoming SDN Webinar Series, Accudata Solutions Architect Alejandro Rodriguez will break down three Cisco solutions:
- Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
- Software-Defined Access (SD-Access)
- SD-WAN powered by Viptela
In Part Three of the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Webinar Series, Accudata Solutions Architect Alejandro Rodriguez will discuss software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), focusing on Viptela from Cisco. With SD-WAN, you can quickly establish an overlay fabric to connect data centers, branches, and campuses, improving network speed, security, and efficiency.
During Alejandro’s whiteboard session, he will highlight the benefits of SD-WAN, including:
- Predictable application experience
- The right security in the right place
- Simplicity on an enterprise scale
- Maximum choice and control
In Part Two of the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Webinar Series, Accudata Solutions Architect Alejandro Rodriguez explores Cisco’s Software-Defined Access (SD-Access). During this eight-minute whiteboard session, Alejandro will walk you through the challenges that customers regularly face with a traditional network and the features and benefits that SDA can bring to your environment, including:
- Enhanced security and compliance
- Consistent experience delivered to users
- Boosted operational effectiveness
- Improved network insights
Did you know that Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is the only industry-leading software-defined networking (SDN)solution that automates network and security? Alejandro Rodriguez, an Accudata solutions architect, demonstrates the importance of ACI in Part One of the SDN Webinar Series.
In this interactive webinar, you will learn why ACI is an industry leader, including:
- Automating for scale
- Network protection
- Accelerating to multicloud
- Assurance and insights
Peter Silva, Sr Solutions Marketing Manager - Security
Businesses are racing to deploy or move their applications to the cloud—often without considering whether it will make their security posture better, or worse.
Cloud allows organizations to offload many responsibilities to third-party providers, but mitigating the risk to your applications isn’t one of them. In fact, the use of cloud and other third-party resources is rapidly expanding your attack surface, while reducing visibility and control over applications and data.
The best defense against a targeted attack begins with the skills of your IT team, not your IT investment. Those crucial skills should also find support in tested procedures, validated standards, and effective governance. The purpose of an investment in any technology is to support or protect business processes or add value to them. Cybersecurity tooling is no different.
In this session, learn how to leverage your current IT investment to ensure your entire organization is resilient in the face of a cyberattack, and have confidence you can weather the storm without breaking the budget.
Securing the future of your enterprise just got attainable with the launch of Palo Alto Cortex! Join Accudata’s Cybersecurity Practice Manager Charles Johnson as he walks through Palo Alto Cortex. Cortex is the industry’s only open and integrated AI-based continuous security platform that continually evolves to stop the most sophisticated threats.
Accudata Systems, in partnership with Palo Alto Networks, wants you to experience the future of cybersecurity today, leveraging Cortex Data Lake, Cortex XDR, and Demisto.
Accudata Systems is a leader in IT consulting and systems integration. For more than 38 years, we have helped strengthen organizations by solving their toughest IT challenges with a commitment to partnership, flexibility, and guaranteed results. The vastness of our expertise, paired with our proven methodology, enables a true partnership as we help our clients secure, modernize, and grow.