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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.

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.

 

Please contact us today for more information on Nimble Storage!

 

Gartner just released its 2017 Magic Quadrant report, and once again named Palo Alto Networks® a Leader for Enterprise Network Firewalls – for the sixth consecutive year!

Gartner researchers continue to highlight both Palo Alto Networks ability to execute and the completeness of the company’s vision.

Gartner is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Once again, they have recognized our partner, Palo Alto Networks, for outstanding execution and strategy.

Highlights from this year’s report:
• Get a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market’s competitors
• Ascertain how well vendors are executing their stated visions and how well
they’re performing against Gartner’s market view
• Learn what to consider when making purchasing decisions
Read the report

Contact us to learn how Palo Alto Networks prevents breaches and keeps organizations safe from ransomware, and other known and unknown threats and attacks, through multiple complementary prevention controls across its Next-Generation Security Platform.

 

Protect Your Network from an IoT Device Attack - Like the Recent DDoS Assault on Dyn

On October 21st, waves of crippling Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks left some of the most prominent names on the web struggling to ensure consistent access. Dyn, Inc., a company that provides domain name services for about 6% of Fortune 500 Companies, including Twitter, PayPal and Netflix, found itself battling DDoS attacks from a group of hackers. This, in turn, created access problems for an array of popular websites.

What makes this DDoS attack unique? The attack on Dyn was launched by Internet of Things (IoT) devices – in this case it was compromised internet-enabled home security devices such as cameras and DVRs, and turning them into attack agents or bots. The hackers used the “Mirai” virus that spreads to vulnerable devices by continuously scanning the internet for IoT devices protected by factory default user names and passwords that were not changed by the users.

Industry security experts had previously speculated that IoT devices could be exploited to pose a network security risk, and that concern is now a reality with this crippling attack. This new DDoS attack has left companies around the globe wondering what they can do to protect their networks from unsecured IoT devices inside and outside the network. It’s important to note that the IoT devices are typically incapable of running software agents – making them even more vulnerable to compromise than traditional computing endpoint devices.  The good news is that a Security Automation and Orchestration solution like Network Sentry can help.

Click here to read more.   Any questions on Bradford Networks? Contact us at sales@amerinet.com or 734.995.1233. 

 

 

More than 90% of malware uses DNS at various stages of the cyber kill chain to penetrate the network, infect devices, propagate laterally, and exfiltrate data. According to recent surveys, 46% of respondents experienced DNS-based data exfiltration and 45% experienced DNS tunneling. Malware and data theft are pervasive largely because conventional cybersecurity solutions are not designed to protect DNS.

Your organization can prevent the spread of malware and data exfiltration by:

  • Securing DNS to disrupt the cyber kill chain on and off premises
  • Blocking DNS-based data exfiltration using a combination of reputation, signatures and behavioral analytics
  • Gaining comprehensive visibility into the network

With Infoblox, you can deliver on all three and much more. Contact us today for more information. 

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.

AmeriNet, Arbor Networks and Palo Alto Networks invite you to join us at Founders Brewing Company on Tuesday, September 26th for a Security Briefing followed by an optional beer tasting.

Presentations will be on the following:

Arbor Networks:

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) – The Stakes Have Changed – Are You Ready?

DDoS attacks attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. They target a wide variety of important resources, from consumer-facing financial and news websites, to internally-oriented employee intranet links, and present a major challenge in today's cloud-based world to making sure people can access important information and mission-critical applications. Arbor will discuss the misconceptions & facts about Modern day DDoS attacks and the Advance Threat landscape and how they can help customers mitigate their risk. From the Mirai Botnet to the recent Wannacry ransomware attack, see how DDoS attacks are being used as a “smokescreen” for other nefarious activities.

Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, helps secure the world’s largest enterprise and service provider networks from these DDoS attacks and advanced threats. Its advanced threat solution delivers complete network visibility through a combination of packet capture and NetFlow technology, enabling the rapid detection and mitigation of attack campaigns, malware and malicious insiders. 

Palo Alto Networks:

The adoption of SaaS applications continues to grow at an exponential pace. You do not want to clamp down on these applications because they are valuable tools for many of your employees. However, because the data and usage of these SaaS applications is invisible to IT administrators, they do expose your organization to potentially disastrous security and data theft risks.

Join us to learn how your organization can enable safe usage of SaaS applications and:

• Gain visibility and granular, context-based control of SaaS applications.
• Protect corporate data from malicious and inadvertent exposure after it has left the traditional corporate perimeter.
• Protect against new insertion and distribution points for malware.
• Satisfy compliance requirements while still maintaining the benefits of SaaS based application services.

The challenges of SaaS applications are already here whether they are enabled by IT or end users themselves. Find out how to take back control and safely enable their use.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, September 26th

Location:
Founders Brewing Co.
235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Times: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Agenda:
1:00pm Registration
1:15pm Presentations
2:30pm Optional Beer Tasting & Food
4:00pm Event Conclusion

Please register below to attend. 

Thank you.

Please enter any questions you have in this box and we'll respond back to you ASAP. Thank you.

 

On Thursday, September 28th, you are invited to attend a morning technical briefing event followed by a Cleveland Indians baseball game (optional). 

At the morning technical briefing you will learn from industry leaders Aerohive Networks, Palo Alto Networks and Silver Peak.

Please read below for a detailed description of what will be discussed.

Aerohive: Join Aerohive to learn more about the Next Wave of the Connected Experience

Attendees to this presentation will learn how to double their wireless capacity without compromises between capacity and coverage.

The session will cover key areas such as:
• Addressing the increased capacity requirements of wireless and wired networks
• Software selectable radio to avoid coverage versus capacity compromises
• Integrated BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and a standard USB port for known and unknown future IoT devices
• Uncompromised wireless performance using existing 802.3af PoE infrastructure”

Palo Alto Networks:

The adoption of SaaS applications continues to grow at an exponential pace. You do not want to clamp down on these applications because they are valuable tools for many of your employees. However, because the data and usage of these SaaS applications is invisible to IT administrators, they do expose your organization to potentially disastrous security and data theft risks.

Join us to learn how your organization can enable safe usage of SaaS applications and:

• Gain visibility and granular, context-based control of SaaS applications.
• Protect corporate data from malicious and inadvertent exposure after it has left the traditional corporate perimeter.
• Protect against new insertion and distribution points for malware.
• Satisfy compliance requirements while still maintaining the benefits of SaaS based application services.

The challenges of SaaS applications are already here whether they are enabled by IT or end users themselves. Find out how to take back control and safely enable their use.

Silver Peak: Build a Better WAN: Edge Connect: Powering an Application-driven WAN edge

As enterprise IT considers ways to improve WAN functionality and service levels while lowering costs, the interest in SD-WANs has dramatically increased. Almost all of today’s SD-WAN solutions support dynamic path selection from multiple WAN services including MPLS and broadband Internet, centralized provisioning to increase IT efficiency and zero-touch provisioning to enable rapid deployment.

But not all SD-WANs are created equal. As new applications emerge, whether hosted on premise or in the cloud, demands on WAN throughput, efficiency, and reliability increase. Performance-driven SD-WANs significantly improve application performance and Quality of Service (QoS) compared to other SD-WAN offerings, making it even easier for enterprises to justify adopting SD-WAN solutions. When evaluating SD-WANs, look for a solution that provides more options for IT while saving both CAPEX and OPEX and improving the performance of the WAN.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, September 28th

Location:
House of Blues

308 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland Ohio 44114
216.523.2583

Agenda:
8:45am Registration & Coffee/Bagels
9:10am -10:50am Presentations
10:55am Lunch
12:10pm Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field

REGISTER TODAY!

Thank you.

Please enter any questions you have in this box and we'll respond back to you ASAP. Thank you.

Join Aerohive Networks and AmeriNet for a Hands-On Workshop

You’re invited to join us for a lunch and learn workshop where you will receive an Aerohive 802.11ac Access Point for evaluation along with a three-year subscription to HiveManager NG. The AP122 is a full featured enterprise class device made with the latest Wi-Fi 802.11ac capability.

You'll see a brief overview followed by a hands-on workshop where you can set up an AP122 to test with the help of one of our experienced SEs.

During the workshop you will:
• Receive your own Aerohive Access Point (AP122) that is yours to keep
• Learn how to configure, integrate and roll it out into any typical network scenario
• Experience how simple it is to deploy Aerohive’s Management Platform
• Learn the business benefits of a controller-less Wi-Fi solution
• Discuss your specific challenges with the experts

At the end of the workshop you will have completed the following:
• A typical Wi-Fi network planning scenario
• Integrated Aerohive APs in the central management tool (HMOL)
• Created network policies that enable employees and guests on your network
• Configured auto provisioning - an easy roll out of APs without any pre-configuration

Event Details:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Andiamo Sterling Heights
14425 Lakeside Circle
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Times:
11:30am Registration & Lunch 
12:00pm Overview & Workshop
2:00pm Event Conclusion

Seating is limited.

Please Note:
One AP per organization.

This event is NOT for existing Aerohive customers.

Please register below to attend.

Thank you
 

Please enter any questions you have in this box and we'll respond back to you ASAP. Thank you.

Join Aerohive Networks and AmeriNet for a Hands-On Workshop

You’re invited to join us for a lunch and learn workshop where you will receive an Aerohive 802.11ac Access Point for evaluation along with a three-year subscription to HiveManager NG. The AP122 is a full featured enterprise class device made with the latest Wi-Fi 802.11ac capability.

You'll see a brief overview followed by a hands-on workshop where you can set up an AP122 to test with the help of one of our experienced SEs.

During the workshop you will:
• Receive your own Aerohive Access Point (AP122) that is yours to keep
• Learn how to configure, integrate and roll it out into any typical network scenario
• Experience how simple it is to deploy Aerohive’s Management Platform
• Learn the business benefits of a controller-less Wi-Fi solution
• Discuss your specific challenges with the experts

At the end of the workshop you will have completed the following:
• A typical Wi-Fi network planning scenario
• Integrated Aerohive APs in the central management tool (HMOL)
• Created network policies that enable employees and guests on your network
• Configured auto provisioning - an easy roll out of APs without any pre-configuration

Event Details:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Villa D'Alessandro & Tuscany Banquet Hall
801 E Wackerly St, Midland, MI 48642

Times:
11:30am Registration & Lunch
12:00pm Overview & Workshop
2:00pm Event Conclusion

Seating is limited.

Please Note:One AP per organization.

This event is NOT for existing Aerohive customers.

Please register below to attend.

Thank you.
 

 

Please enter any questions you have in this box and we'll respond back to you ASAP. Thank you.

Join Aerohive Networks and AmeriNet for a Hands-On Workshop

You’re invited to join us for a lunch and learn workshop where you will receive a trial Aerohive 802.11ac Access Point for evaluation along with a three-year subscription to HiveManager NG. The AP122 is a full featured enterprise class device made with the latest Wi-Fi 802.11ac capability.

You'll see a brief overview followed by a hands-on workshop where you can set up an AP122 to test with the help of one of our experienced SEs.

During the workshop you will:
• Receive your own Aerohive Access Point (AP122) that is yours to keep
• Learn how to configure, integrate and roll it out into any typical network scenario
• Experience how simple it is to deploy Aerohive’s Management Platform
• Learn the business benefits of a controller-less Wi-Fi solution
• Discuss your specific challenges with the experts

At the end of the workshop you will have completed the following:
• A typical Wi-Fi network planning scenario
• Integrated Aerohive APs in the central management tool (HMOL)
• Created network policies that enable employees and guests on your network
• Configured auto provisioning - an easy roll out of APs without any pre-configuration

Event Details:

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Location:
Latitude 42 Brewing Company

7842 Portage Road
Portage, MI 49002
http://www.latitude42brewingco.com/

Times:
11:30am Registration & Lunch Orders
12:00pm Overview & Workshop
2:00pm Event Conclusion

Seating is limited.

Please Note:
One AP per organization.

This event is NOT for existing Aerohive customers.

Please register below to attend.
Thank you.

 

Please enter any questions you have in this box and we'll respond back to you ASAP. Thank you.

Hi! Please join us at the Cabela's in Dundee, MI on Friday, November 3rd for our Annual Fall Technology Trade Show.

Featured Sponsors:

A10 Networks, Gigamon, Silver Peak, Viavi and 10 + to add. 

Event Overview:

  • Table Top Presentations
  • Back to Back Breakout Sessions
  • Two Feature Presentations

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017

Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm

Location: Cabela's, 110 Cabela Blvd. E.
Dundee, MI  48131
Room: Conference Rooms | 2nd Floor

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Register today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please enter any questions you have in this box and we'll respond back to you ASAP. Thank you.

Join Aerohive Networks and AmeriNet for a Hands-On Workshop

You’re invited to join us for a lunch and learn workshop where you will receive an Aerohive 802.11ac Access Point for evaluation along with a three-year subscription to HiveManager NG. The AP122 is a full featured enterprise class device made with the latest Wi-Fi 802.11ac capability.

You'll see a brief overview followed by a hands-on workshop where you can set up an AP122 to test with the help of one of our experienced SEs.

During the workshop you will:
• Receive your own Aerohive Access Point (AP122) that is yours to keep
• Learn how to configure, integrate and roll it out into any typical network scenario
• Experience how simple it is to deploy Aerohive’s Management Platform
• Learn the business benefits of a controller-less Wi-Fi solution
• Discuss your specific challenges with the experts

At the end of the workshop you will have completed the following:
• A typical Wi-Fi network planning scenario
• Integrated Aerohive APs in the central management tool (HMOL)
• Created network policies that enable employees and guests on your network
• Configured auto provisioning - an easy roll out of APs without any pre-configuration

Event Details:

Wednesday, November 8th

Morton's The Steakhouse
9525 W. Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL 60018

Times:
11:30am Registration & Lunch Orders
12:00pm Overview & Workshop
2:00pm Event Conclusion

Seating is limited.

Please Note: One AP per organization.

This event is NOT for existing Aerohive customers.

Please register below to attend.

Thank you.

Please enter any questions you have in this box and we'll respond back to you ASAP. Thank you.

 

Hi!

Are you interested in taking a Palo Alto Networks Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection test drive? AmeriNet invites you to take the Ultimate Test Drive with Palo Alto Networks on Tuesday, November 14th. You will get hands-on experience with the Palo Alto Networks next-generation security platform.

This is a FREE half-day technical workshop dedicated to restoring visibility and control over the applications, users and content traversing your network. In this workshop, you will learn how:

  • Traps replaces legacy AV with multi-method prevention
  • Traps prevents vulnerability exploits
  • Traps prevents malware infections
  • Palo Alto Networks next-generation security platform automatically converts threat intelligence into prevention

Labs that will be covered:
1. Conduct a Ransomware Attack
2. Prevent Ransomware Attack
3. Explore the Endpoint Security Manager (ESM)
4. Prevent Exploit Attack
5. Prevent Malware Attack
6. Next-Generation Security Platform in Action
7. Microsoft Office File Protection

Event Details:

Location:
Fifth Third Field | Hensville

406 Washington Street
Toledo, OH 43604
419.725.4367

Times:
9:30am: Registration | Breakfast
10:00am: Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection Test Drive
1:00pm: Lunch
1:45pm: Event Conclusion

These classes are popular and space fills quickly. Register now to save your place at the next Ultimate Test Drive.

We look forward to seeing you at this event. 

Please enter any questions you have in this box and we'll respond back to you ASAP. Thank you.

Hi!

Are you interested in taking a Palo Alto Networks Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection test drive? AmeriNet invites you to take the Ultimate Test Drive with Palo Alto Networks on Wednesday, November 29th. You will get hands-on experience with the Palo Alto Networks next-generation security platform.

This is a FREE half-day technical workshop dedicated to restoring visibility and control over the applications, users and content traversing your network. In this workshop, you will learn how:

  • Traps replaces legacy AV with multi-method prevention
  • Traps prevents vulnerability exploits
  • Traps prevents malware infections
  • Palo Alto Networks next-generation security platform automatically converts threat intelligence into prevention

Labs that will be covered:
1. Conduct a Ransomware Attack
2. Prevent Ransomware Attack
3. Explore the Endpoint Security Manager (ESM)
4. Prevent Exploit Attack
5. Prevent Malware Attack
6. Next-Generation Security Platform in Action
7. Microsoft Office File Protection

Event Details:

Location:
The Rattlesnake Club

300 River Place Drive
Detroit, MI  48207
313.547.4400

Times:
9:30am: Registration | Breakfast
10:00am: Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection Test Drive
1:00pm: Lunch
1:45pm: Event Conclusion

These classes are popular and space fills quickly. Register now to save your place at the next Ultimate Test Drive.

We look forward to seeing you at this event. 

Thank you.

 

Please enter any questions you have in this box and we'll respond back to you ASAP. 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.


 

EDU-210
Firewall 8.0 Essentials: Configuration & Management
5 Day Course
$5,000 per student

The Palo Alto Networks Firewall 8.0 Essentials: Configuration & Management course is 5 days of instructor-led training that will enable you to:

• Configure & manage the essential features of Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewalls
• Configure & manage GlobalProtect to protect systems that are located outside of the data center perimeter
• Configure & manage firewall high availability
• Monitor network traffic using the interactive web interface & firewall reports

Topics Include:

• Platforms and Architecture
• Initial Configuration
• Interface Configuration
• Security and NAT Policies
• App-ID™
• Basic Content-ID™
• URL Filtering
• Decryption
• WildFire™
• User-ID™
• GlobalProtect™
• Site-to-Site VPN
• Monitoring & Reporting
• Active/Passive High Availability
• What’s Next

Course Objective:
Successful completion of this five-day, instructor-led course will enhance the student’s understanding of how to configure and manage Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewalls. The student will learn and get hands-on experience configuring, managing, and monitoring a firewall in a lab environment.

Prerequisites:
Students must have a basic familiarity with networking concepts including routing, switching, IP addressing, and basic port-based security concepts. Experience with other security technologies (IPS, proxy, and content filtering) is a plus.

Current Schedule:

Classroom | Ann Arbor, MI:

November 13th - 17th

9am - 5pm Eastern, each day

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

Thank you.

 

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EDU-281
Traps 4.0: Install, Configure, and Manage
2 Day Course

$2,000 per student

Palo Alto Networks®  Traps™ Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents sophisticated vulnerability exploits and unknown malware-driven attacks. Successful completion of this two-day, instructor-led course equips the student to install Traps in basic configurations.

Topics Include:
• Traps Overview
• Installing Traps
• Malicious Software Overview
• Consoles Overview
• Traps Protection against Exploits
• Traps Protection against Malware
• Prevention Event Exceptions
• Managing Traps
• Traps Forensics
• Basic Traps Troubleshooting  

Course Objectives:

Students will learn how Traps protects against exploits and malware-driven attacks. In hands-on lab exercises, students will install and configure the Endpoint Security Manager (ESM) and Traps endpoint components; build rules; enable and disable process protections; and integrate Traps with Palo Alto Networks WildFire™, which provides prevention and detection of zero-day malware.

Prerequisites:
Students must have Windows system administration skills and familiarity with enterprise security concept.
 

Current Schedule:

Classroom | Ann Arbor, MI:
November 30th - December 1st

9am to 5pm, Eastern, each day

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

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