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.
Hi! Are you wondering what the folks at AmeriNet are up to? Check out this section of our website to see what is going on with AmeriNet including times that we have made the news, training, special events and points of interest.
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
Our two Metro SONET rings and long haul optical fiber network spans 750 route miles and over 34 nodes throughout Michigan.
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.
We are pleased to inform you that Palo Alto Networks is a leader for the fifth consecutive year in 2016 Gartner MQ for Enterprise Network Firewalls. You can download and access the full Gartner Magic Quadrant report by clicking HERE.
Below are highlights from this report:
• Palo Alto Networks is a leader for the fifth consecutive year: they continue to be recognized as a leader in the magic quadrant.
• Palo Alto Networks has extended their lead: Compared to last year, they moved further to the right (completeness of vision) and further up (ability to execute). No other leader or challenger made progress on both axes.
• Single pass architecture is a key design advantage over competitors: Gartner notes that "single pass is assessed as a design advantage by Gartner clients, as opposed to the unnecessary inspection time that can occur in competing products that process traffic in serial order”.
• WildFire’s success continues: Gartner notes the continuing success of WildFire with “high attach rates for new and existing customers”.
Please contact us today to learn how Palo Alto Networks is leading the market.
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.
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! Please join us at the Cabela’s store in Dundee, MI on Friday, November 4th for our Annual Fall Technology Trade Show.
A10 Networks, Aerohive Networks, Arista Networks, Arbor Networks, Bradford Networks, Exinda Networks, Extreme Networks, Gemalto, Gigamon, Netskope, Palo Alto Networks, ShoreTel, Silver Peak, and SimpliVity.
• Table Top Product Demonstrations
• Back to Back Breakout Presentations
• Feature Presentation from Arbor Networks,
• Feature Presentation from Palo Alto Networks,
Please see below for information on the featured presenters.
Friday, November 4, 2016
9:00am - 2:30pm
Breakfast & Lunch Provided
"The Human Factor in the Age of Cyber Conflict"
Arabella is responsible for the go-to-market positioning and activation of the Advanced Threat Solutions at Arbor Networks. Previously she was VP of Corporate Strategy where she led strategic planning and corporate development activities.
Arabella has over 20 years of experience in IT security and strategy. Prior to joining Arbor, Arabella was VP of Corporate Strategy at Sophos, a global IT security vendor headquartered in Boston and Oxford, UK where she led M&A strategy, market and customer insight, and global corporate communications.
Prior to Sophos, Arabella was Research VP at Gartner, the IT research and advisory services firm. At Gartner, Arabella led coverage of the endpoint, email and web security markets and counseled many of the world’s largest corporations, governments and technology providers on technology and market trends and their strategic implications.
Arabella received her BA from University College London, UK and MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA.
"Protect Yourself from Antivirus"
Dal Gemmell is Head of Endpoint Protection marketing at Palo Alto Networks. Previously he has worked in product marketing and product management leadership roles focused on endpoint protection solutions at various security companies ranging from startups (SentinelOne) to fortune 500’s (Symantec) and those in between (Trend Micro).
Join us to find out more.
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.
Firewall 7.1: Install, Configure, and Manage
3 Day Course
$3,000 per student
• Platforms and Architecture
• Initial Configuration
• Basic Interface Configuration
• Security and NAT Policies
• Basic App-ID™
• Basic Content-ID™
• File Blocking and WildFire™
• Basic User-ID™
• Site-to-Site VPN
• Management & Reporting
• Active/Passive High Availability
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 PAN-OS® operating system.
Successful completion of this three-day, instructor-led course will enable the student to install, configure, and manage the entire line of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation firewalls.
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.
January 16th - 18th
9am - 5pm Eastern, each day
To register for a class or any questions please fill out the form below.
Firewall 7.1: Configure Extended Features
2 Day Course
$2,000 per student
• Advanced Interface Configuration
• App-ID: Custom Apps™
• Advanced Content-ID™
• Advanced User-ID™
• Monitoring and Reporting
• Active/Active High Availability
Successful completion of this two-day, instructor-led course will enhance the student’s understanding of how to configure and manage 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.
Completion of Firewall 7.1: Install, Configure, and Manage (EDU 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.
October 27th- 28th
January 19th - 20th
9am - 5pm Eastern, each day
To register for this course or for more information please fill out the form below.
Traps: Install, Configure, and Manage
3 Day Course
$3,000 per student
Palo Alto Networks® Traps™ Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents sophisticated vulnerability exploits and unknown malware-driven attacks. Traps accomplishes this through a highly scalable, lightweight agent that uses an innovative new approach for defeating attacks without requiring any prior knowledge of the threat itself. Successful completion of this three-day, instructor-led course equips the student to build a basic Traps deployment.
• Traps Overview
• Installing Traps
• Malicious Software Overview
• Consoles Overview
• Traps Protection against Exploits
• Traps Protection against Malware (including WildFire)
• Managing Traps
• Traps Forensics
• Troubleshooting Traps
• Production-Oriented Features of Traps
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.
Students must have Windows system administration skills and familiarity with enterprise security concept.
Classroom | Ann Arbor, MI:
November 16th -18th
January 25th - 27th
9am to 5pm, Eastern, each day
To register for the class or for any questions please fill out the form below.