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The need for storage is growing at an exponential rate.  Storage touches many parts of your business from disaster recovery strategies and data backups to virtualization initiatives and replication.  AmeriNet can help determine the needs of your business and suggest methods of reducing the burden of ever expanding storage.  From many small storage systems to giant arrays of networked disks, AmeriNet can help you keep your data safe and available.

Backups getting unwieldy? The cost of doing backups is also a growing concern for businesses.  Let us talk with you about how the industry is dealing with this problem by virtualizing storage, and allowing the use of less expensive storage for less critical data, while still allowing optimal business performance.

Look to AmeriNet for centralized storage solutions for file sharing and storage consolidation.  We work with Dell to customize a data storage solution to fit the needs of your business.

 

Our partner, Network Instruments, is offering an excellent Webinar series that can save you hours in the future.
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Join Network Instruments for IT@Work Webinar Series where you will learn how to troubleshoot application challenges in half the time.

Click HERE for more information or to register today.

Our client, First State Bank, has implemented Exinda to assure the performance of its critical financial applications and improve both the employee and customer experience at its 13 locations in Macomb County. With Exinda, First State has seen a more than 40 percent performance improvement for critical applications across its network. Please read the case study & contact us today for more details.

Silver Peak is again raising-the-bar for WAN optimization performance. Contact us today for more information!

Infoblox recently released a new security product called the Infoblox DNS Firewall.  Possibly the first true DNS security product, DNS Firewall targets Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Malware. It not only prevents devices from being infected by not resolving DNS links to malicious sites but also disrupts the flow of DNS-based commands and data to and from botnet master controllers. Infected devices can be tracked down to physical location using our integrated IP Address Management system.  A 60 day trial, including the malware data feed, is available.

Here’s how the solution works:

1. When new malware is detected in the wild, the Infoblox Malware Data Feed immediately sends updated information to subscribed customers
2. Either directly or by leveraging the Infoblox Grid, the updated data is sent to all Infoblox recursive DNS appliances in near real time.
3. If an end user clicks on a malicious link or attempts to go to a known malware website, the attempt will be blocked at the DNS level.
4. The session will be redirected to a landing page / walled garden site defined by the company administrator.
5. For clients that are infected already, very typically user-owned devices, the infected client will attempt to use DNS commands to communicate with the botnet master controller. The Infoblox DNS Firewall will disallow these communications, effectively crippling the botnet.
6. All activities are written to industry-standard Syslog format so that the IT team can either investigate the source of the malware links or cleanse the infected client. Data is also fed to the Infoblox Trinzic Reporting for analysis and reporting.

The DNS Firewall runs on Infoblox’s award winning DNS appliances. Download the Infoblox DNS Firewall datasheet.

There is also a great article in Security Week about the need for better DNS Security.

Please contact us if you are interested in setting up a product overview / demo.  Thank you.

The CEO of JSA Health and the VP of Clinical Operations discuss how LifeSize has helped JSA reach out to more patients. Telemedicine pioneers JSA Health choose LifeSize® HD video to expand business and allow doctors and patients to connect seamlessly for meaningful communication. The LifeSize® Express™ HD video system helped JSA significantly grow their business, with over 5000 patient encounters in its first year of operation. Roughly 125 hours per week are now spent using video. Contact us today for a demo!

We can help keep your data safe and teach you simple ways to reduce your expenses in the data center. Currently, there are some great specials running on our facilites in Southfield and Grand Rapids, MI.

Data Center Facility Details:
• Over 8,000sq. ft. of Data Center space
• Single active path for power source from DTE
• Climate-controlled (15 A/C units)
• 480V 3-Phase 1200Amp power feed
• 750kVA Cummings Diesel Generator
• 300kVA UPS Uninterrupted Power
• 1200 AMP -48 DC Power Plant
• Dual Fiber Entrance (ring protected)
• 24x7 Secure Card Access and Video Surveillance
• Crash carts and Remote Hands
• Conference Room/802.11 Wi-fi Access
• Connected to Data Center located at 24700 via two leased fiber strands in ring topology with diverse path, diverse entrance

Network:
Fiber Network
Our two Metro SONET rings and long haul optical fiber network spans 750 route miles and over 34 nodes throughout Michigan.

Internet Connectivity:
The IP network is connected to multiple global transit carriers; 10G circuit to Level (3), 2.5G to Savvis, and a 1G connection to Global Crossings.   Having multiple Internet uplinks allows us to provide stable connectivity throughout the network and maximize uptime.
The secure web portal features IP bandwidth usage graphs. These graphs allow customers to view daily, weekly and monthly usage.

Work with us today on your data center needs.

Upcoming Events

Please check out our upcoming events to see if any spark your interest. We will update as we add events to our calendar so please check back often.

HI! You are invited to a special IT event on May 14th at the Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

Aerohive Networks will be discussing 802.11ac the new wave of WiFi.

Presenter: Matt Hanna | Service Engineer | Aerohive Networks

Aerohive's controller-less wireless LAN architecture is ideal for 802.11ac networks because it eliminates the need to deploy the expensive, high-capacity appliances that are required to handle the increased processing burden that enforcing policy in high-speed networks creates. Removing controllers from the network also eliminates the bandwidth bottlenecks, latency, and jitter that result from backhauling traffic through a controller appliance.

Resiliency is also increased when the single points of failure found in controller-based architectures are eliminated. The result is a scalable, wireless LAN that can support and enforce policy on high-performance, mission-critical applications.

Event overview:
9:00am Registration
9:15am - 10:25am Presentation / Q&A
10:30am Baseball begins
Lunch included

Please register below to attend on May 14th to learn more about 802.11ac and stay for the afternoon to watch the Toledo Mud Hens take on the Syracuse Chiefs.

Thank you!

If you would like to register another person to attend with you please fill out their information in the box above. Do you have any questions regarding this event? Please let us know and we'll respond back in a timely manner. Thank you!

Upcoming Trainings

Our current trainings are posted here. If you need a specific training and don't see it listed here, please let us know and we'll work on adding it to our calendar.

Palo Alto Networks PAN-EDU-201 6.0
Essentials 1: Firewall Installation, Configuration, & Management
3 Day Course, $3,000 per student 

MODULES INCLUDE:
• Platforms and Architecture
• Administration & Management
• Interface Configuration
• Layer 3 Configuration
• App-ID
• Content-ID
• Decryption
• User-ID
• VPN
• High Availability
• Panorama 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Students attending this instructor lead, introductory-level class will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to install, configure, and manage their firewall, as well as configuration steps for the security, networking, threat prevention, logging, and reporting features of the Palo Alto Networks Operating System (PAN-OS). 

Current Schedule 2014:
 

Ann Arbor, MI:
June 9th - 11th

9am - 5pm Eastern, each day

To register for a class or any questions please fill out the form below.

Thank you.

 

Dates of the class you are registering to attend.
If you want to register more than one person please enter their contact information here. If you have any questions, please fill out this box and we'll respond back to you in a timely manner. Thank you.

Palo Alto Networks PAN-EDU-205 6.0
Essentials 2: Extended Firewall Management 
2 Day Course, $2,000 per student

MODULES INCLUDE:
• Platforms & Architecture
• Administration & Management
• Interface Configuration
• Layer 3
• App-ID
• Content-ID
• User-ID
• GlobalProtect™
• Mobile Security Manager
• High Availability 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Successful completion of this two-day, instructor-led course will enhance the student’s understanding of how to install, configure, manage, and perform basic troubleshooting on the entire line of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation firewalls. Additionally, students will be instructed on the basics of implementing and managing GlobalProtect and Active/Active High Availability. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to optimize their visibility and control over applications, users, and content.

PREREQUISITES:
Completion of Firewall Installation, Configuration, and Management (201) or equivalent experience is highly recommended. Students must have a basic familiarity with networking concepts including routing, switching, IP addressing, and basic port-based security concepts.
 

Current Schedule 2014:

Ann Arbor, MI:
June 12th - 13th

Time: 9am to 5pm Eastern, each day

To register for this course or for more information please fill out the form below.

Thank you.

If you want to register more than one person please enter their contact information here. If you have any questions, please fill out this box and we'll respond back to you in a timely manner. Thank you.

Palo Alto Networks PAN-EDU-311 6.0
Advanced Firewall Troubleshooting

3 Day Course, $3,000 per student

MODULES INCLUDE:
• Platform Overview
• Troubleshooting Methodology
• Tools
• Management Plane and Data Plane Troubleshooting
• Administration Troubleshooting
• Network Troubleshooting
• Policy Troubleshooting
• High Availability Troubleshooting
• GlobalProtect Troubleshooting
• Break/ Fix Labs

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Successful completion of this three-day, instructor-facilitated course will enhance the student’s understanding of how to troubleshoot the full line of Palo Alto Networks Next Generation firewalls.

Students will receive hands-on experience troubleshooting the security, networking, threat prevention, logging, and reporting features of the Palo Alto Networks Operation System (PAN-OS).

Upon completion of this class, students will have an in-depth knowledge of how to troubleshoot visibility and control over applications, users, and content.

PREREQUISITES:
Completion of Essentials 1: Firewall Installation, Configuration, and Management
and Essentials 2: Extended Firewall Management or equivalent experience.

Students must have a basic familiarity with networking concepts including routing, switching, IP addressing, and basic port-based security concepts and the PAN-OS CLI.

Current Schedule 2014:

Ann Arbor, MI:
May 7th - 9th
June 18th - 20th

9am - 5pm Eastern, each day

To register for a class or any questions please fill out the form below.

Thank you.

 

 

Dates of the classes you are registering to attend.
If you want to register more than one person please enter their contact information here. If you have any questions, please fill out this box and we'll respond back to you in a timely manner. Thank you.