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Say what? SD-WAN set to change communication status quo

JOHANNESBURG – October 16, 2017 - As more applications move to the cloud, companies are finding multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) is no longer sufficient to address today’s WAN requirements. In fact, it’s a little like playing “broken telephone”

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Networks Unlimited partners with Uplogix to automate network management across the Sub-Saharan region

JOHANNESBURG – 29 August 2017 – African value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited, has signed a distribution agreement with Uplogix to expand the distribution of its remote network management platform to the Sub-Saharan region.

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Networks Unlimited partners with Thales to accelerate digital transformation in Africa

JOHANNESBURG – 26 September 2017 – African value added distributor, Networks Unlimited, has a signed a partnership agreement with Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, to assist organisations operating on the continent in their digital transformation efforts.

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SD-WAN: An answer to improving network performance

JOHANNESBURG – September 18, 2017 – “The consistent, reliable, low latency and, above all, fast performance of an organisation’s network is a non-negotiable in the era of digitisation,” states Anton Jacobsz, managing director at value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited.

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Mellanox InfiniBand still central to the phased growth plan for South Africa’s CHPC

JOHANNESBURG – September 15, 2017 – Nearly two years have passed since The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) chose Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to assist it in its goal of providing high-end computing resources to the South African community. Given phased growth planning and the aspirations of both organisations, the interconnect solution from Mellanox Technologies is proving to be just as important today.

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Networks Unlimited establishes ESM business unit to meet high client demand

JOHANNESBURG- 13 September – African value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited, has established a new Enterprise Systems Management (ESM) business unit to meet the technology demands of its customers across the continent. Hannes Rheeder will head up the new unit.

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Service delivery in IT paramount to organisational success

JOHANNESBURG - 11 September 2017 - Improving the efficiency and reliability of IT operations, enhancing security and compliance, a proactive approach to maintenance, return on investment and costs savings, and freeing up IT employees to work on strategic projects, are some of the top factors driving clients to service providers.

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Rubrik’s breakthrough Alta release delivers instant application availability for any app, anywhere

JOHANNESBURG – 05 September 2017 - Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, recently announced the landmark 4.0 Alta release of its Cloud Data Management platform, which provides instant application availability anytime, anywhere regardless of infrastructure.

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Deep learning is changing the way we live

JOHANNESBURG – 29 August, 2017 – Analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data – these conversations are no longer complete without the term “deep learning”, a powerful phrase that is increasingly becoming part of the business vocabulary as it recognises life-changing advantages.

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New study puts Arbor Networks in global first place when it comes to DDoS protection

JOHANNESBURG – The growing size, frequency and complexity of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks presents a serious challenge for any business. A recent study by industry analysts Quadrant Knowledge Solutions has identified Arbor Networks as the global market and technology leader in providing DDoS mitigation solutions.

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Networks Unlimited offers effective security and network solutions to support SA’s evolution of the digital classroom

JOHANNESBURG – August 15, 2017 – The growing threat of ransomware today looms across a number of different industries – healthcare, retail, hospitality, finance and insurance, government, professional services, technology and manufacturing - and education is not immune. However, unlike some of the other aforementioned industries, educational institutions frequently need to solve their IT challenges on very limited budgets.

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The rise of security as a service in the evolving threat landscape

JOHANNESBURG - 10 August 2017 - The constant evolution of the global security threat landscape is playing a part in the rise of cyber ‘security as a service’ offerings. In addition, the evergreen discussion around cost modelling, namely the ‘Capex vs Opex?’ issue, is also a factor in the promotion of this type of service, particularly when it comes to security approaches of enterprises verses smaller businesses.

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Does Wi-Fi network compliance equal corporate data security?

JOHANNESBURG – August 08, 2017 – If a network is compliant with regulations, does that mean it’s secure? Unfortunately for both IT professionals and businesses, it does not.

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7 traits to look for in an SD-WAN provider

JOHANNESBURG – August 4, 2017 – Software-defined Wide Area Networks (WAN) have certainly captured the attention of CIOs across nearly every industry, promising greater control over WAN infrastructure and the application traffic that’s traversing the network.

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The likelihood of being hacked is at an all time high - it’s time to up the security game

JOHANNESBURG – 31 July 2017 – Two significant events happened recently. One positive, the other, cripplingly negative.

First the good: The International Labour Organization recently recognised cybersecurity as a part of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, as being hacked does not just put company’s assets or reputation at risk, but can also affects people’s health.

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Bridge the ‘Gap of Grief’ with RSA

JOHANNESBURG – July 24, 2017 – A Business-Driven Security architecture was recently unveiled by RSA, a Dell Technologies business, offering a new approach to assist enterprises to manage cyber risk and protect what matters most to them, be it their financial records, IP, and more.

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RSA delivers ‘Hunter Packs’, equips RSA NetWitness Suite for threat detection and response

JOHANNESBURG – RSA, a Dell Technologies business, has unveiled updates and enhancements to the RSA NetWitness Suite that gives analysts the industry’s most advanced threat detection and response solution to discover, contain and ultimately eradicate threats.

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Mandela Day 2017: Networks Unlimited lends practical support to church’s goal of creating sustainable vegetable garden

JOHANNESBURG – July 20, 2017 – Networks Unlimited, a value-added distributor within the converged technology, data centre, networking and security landscapes, has supported the fund-raising efforts of one of its partners, EOH, at the Randpark Ridge United Church in Johannesburg, by helping to upgrade the church’s vegetable garden.

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African organisations to benefit from Rubrik’s integration with Pure Storage; solution delivers integrated hybrid cloud functionality, simplicity and performance across all environments

JOHANNESBURG - 17 July 2017 - Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management company, has announced its data protection solution for Pure Storage FlashBlade, along with new integration between Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management Products and Pure Storage’s FlashArray//M. With this new collaboration, customers can achieve simplicity, performance and integrated data management across hybrid cloud environments.

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Networks Unlimited brings Rubrik’s award-winning remote Cloud backup to SA

JOHANNESBURG – July 11, 2017 – Networks Unlimited, an African value-added distributor of converged technology, data centre, networking, and security technology solutions, has announced the availability of Rubrik Edge.

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Getting to grips with the Petya virus as fictional scenario becomes global fact

JOHANNESBURG – June 30, 2017 – Picture the scene: in parts of Africa and Europe, office workers are sitting at their computers when the instruction comes into their office mailboxes: ‘As a precautionary measure, turn off your Windows-based computer and do not use wi-fi – the company is under attack globally from a new virus software’. Elsewhere near Mumbai, a terminal at India’s biggest container port is unable to load or unload because of the attack, as the facility can’t identify which shipment belongs to which company. In Kiev where the attack begins, operations are disabled in government systems, private global companies and the Chernobyl nuclear facility. This all sounds like a scene from Tom Cruise’s latest Mission Impossible, filming right now, but instead it is, unfortunately, fact and not fiction

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Multi-tenancy for the cloud enables economies of scale

JOHANNESBURG – June 30, 2017 –Multi-tenancy is an architecture where a single instance of a software application runs on a server and services multiple customers – referred to, in this case, as tenants.

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The irresistible allure and unstoppable rise of the public cloud

JOHANNESBURG - 29 June 2017 - The International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that more than 80 percent of IT organisations will be committed to hybrid cloud architectures by the end of this year, vastly driving the rate and pace of change in organisations. In addition, its analysts predict that by 2018, at least half of IT spending will be cloud based, reaching 60 percent of all IT infrastructure, and 60 to 70 percent of all software, services, and technology spending by 2020. https://www.idc.com/research/viewtoc.jsp?containerId=259840

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Great expectations for new era of enterprise firewalls

JOHANNESBURG – June 28, 2017 – The recent surge in network security preparedness has been driven by threats related to remote access employees - threats that penetrate and persist unnoticed – as well as rapid updates and integrated threat intelligence. This is according to Frost and Sullivan research, published in March 2016.

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True Cloud for carrier-neutral service providers: moving beyond direct connect models

JOHANNESBURG – June 27, 2017 – As adoption and use of public cloud services accelerates, carrier-neutral service providers have moved quickly to create new offerings that benefit hybrid cloud scenarios, says James Thomason, chief technology officer of HyperGrid, the enterprise cloud service company that provides public-cloud services on-premises through HyperCloud.

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Connected Cars: From here to autonomy

JOHANNESBURG – June 14, 2017 – South African consumers’ great love affair with the automobile is set to grow ever more passionate, as an array of new technologies start rapidly entering our cars – reshaping the travel experience for the millions that head out onto our roads every day.

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Making people your best defence against phishing

JOHANNESBURG – June 13, 2017 – The recent launch in South Africa of PhishMe®, an end-to-end phishing mitigation solution, has shown how companies worldwide can make people their best defence against the malicious art of phishing.

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Ten steps for combating DDoS in real time

JOHANNESBURG – June 12, 2017 – To the uninitiated, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack can be a scary, stressful ordeal. But don’t panic. Follow these steps by David Holmes, senior technical marketing manager: Security, F5 Networks, to successfully fight an attack:

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Mellanox 10/25/40/50/56/100 Gigabit Ethernet converged network adapters: flexible I/O for the dynamic data centre

JOHANNESBURG – June 09, 2017 – Mellanox continues its leadership in providing high-performance networking technologies by delivering superior productivity and scaling in 10/25/40/50/56/100 Gigabit Ethernet Adapters, enabling data centres to do more with less.

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Virtualisation, hyper-convergence and the data explosion

JOHANNESBURG ‐ June 05, 2017 ‐ Data management and ROI value have long been serious IT challenges. Whether you run a small home office or are part of an expansive enterprise, the issues remain the same; we are drowning in data. Not only drowning, but also required to store and safeguard this data for many reasons ranging from security requirements, across legal compliances, disaster recovery in the case of system failure or compromise, right down to pure access to our data for both business use and ever more critical analysis to leverage the information it contains to benefit our businesses.

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Networks Unlimited introduces entire Mellanox Ethernet Switch System family to Africa; supports speeds of 10/25/40/50/56/100GbE

JOHANNESBURG – May 22, 2017 – Networks Unlimited, an African value-added distributor of converged technology, data centre, networking, and security technology solutions, has announced the availability of the entire Mellanox Ethernet Switch System family.

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How Tintri’s enterprise Cloud realises the ‘bi-modal’ vision

JOHANNESBURG – May 18, 2017 – As more and more CIOs look towards a target state that’s popularly, if loosely, defined by terms like ‘bi-modal IT’ or ‘two-speed architecture’, many wonder how to turn that vision into practical reality.

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