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UTM (Unified Threat Management)

UTM represents a significant shift in the evolution of network security technology and equipment. UTM generally refers to a security appliance that consolidates a wide range of essential network security functions into a single device, including next-generation firewall technologies like application control.
As network threats evolve and new threats emerge, network security must change and adapt to protect against such threats. This adaptability can make UTM difficult to define because the technologies included can vary from vendor to vendor. Over time, however, the collection of capabilities associated with UTM has consistently expanded, and this trend shows no sign of tapering off.
As we write this, the best UTM solutions for networks include the following core security functions in their arsenals.

  • Network firewalls perform state full packet inspection.
  • IPS detects and blocks intrusions and certain attacks.
  • Application control provides visibility and control of application behavior and content.
  • VPN enables secure remote access to networks.
  • Content filtering halts access to malicious, inappropriate, or questionable websites and online content.
  • IPv6 support in all network security functions protects networks as they migrate from IPv4 to IPv6.
  • Support for virtualized environments, both virtual domains and virtual appliances.

indexThey also include additional security technologies that organizations can choose to deploy, including

  • Data loss prevention that blocks accidental or intentional loss of confidential, proprietary, or regulated data.
  • Anti-virus/anti-spam protection that prevents malicious payloads or unwanted messages from entering networks
  • Endpoint control that enforces corporate security policies with remote users and devices.
  • Integrated wireless LAN (WLAN) controller to consolidate all wired and wireless traffic through a single device, to simplify policy creation and enforcement while reducing network complexity.
  • Gartner has once again positioned Fortinet as a leader in the Unified Threat Management (UTM) Magic Quadrant for 2014.
  • According to Gartner, “The Leaders quadrant contains vendors at the forefront of making and selling UTM products” and “Vendors in this quadrant lead the market in offering new safeguarding features, and in enabling customers to deploy them inexpensively without significantly affecting the end-user experience or increasing staffing burdens.”
  • Of course, the FortiGate Connected UTM platform supports the comprehensive set of security features you would expect from a market leading UTM solution: Firewall, VPN, IPS, Anti-malware, URL and Application control. But Fortinet’s relentless commitment to innovation takes the FortiGate Connected UTM to the next level. Integrated High-Density Switching (including PoE) and Wireless LAN eliminates the need to deploy standalone switches or wireless controllers, further simplifying your network deployment and reducing management costs
  • Sujata Computers Pvt. Ltd is the Value added Distributor for the Fortinet.
  • I would be glad to answer your queries, you can leave your comments or write to me at [email protected]
  • Warm regards

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Dinesh
Sujata Computers Pvt Ltd
Fortinet Partner & Sub-Distributor

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Hi All!

Microsoft has tried to simplify their licensing and have started offering brand new Office 365 cloud services to make professionals more productive in their work.

I will explain plans given in below image one-by-one:

O365 Business is useful for people who want to use Office on their devices, this license subscription allows one to install Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, OneNote, Publisher) on up to 5 devices such as Mobile, Tablet, PC, Mac which traditional Office license does not allow. This is a great offering for people who want to manage their documents through cloud storage, Microsoft offers service called OneDrive in which one gets 1 TB of storage that syncs documents or data across devices with the cloud storage.
In all, one should buy this plan if they want to use office and manage their documents and data on cloud.
Start your free trial of 25 user licenses for 30 days with Sujata for Microsoft O365 business-
https://portal.office.com/partner/partnersignup.aspx?type=Trial&id=dc734ed3-35bf-475e-8a7a-ea86a8e1d4a3&msppid=1531795
O365 Business Essential is an ideal offering for small-medium business that needs email (Exchange) , audio-video conferencing application (Lync), instant messaging application (Lync), document management, processes management and HR applications (SharePoint) and Office applications that can be used online.

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O365 Business Premium gives all the application services that one business needs but has a limit of 300 licenses that can be bought by the customer. It offers Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, OneDrive, Office Online as well as Office that can be installed on the device (PC/MAC/Mobile/Tablet) - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, and OneNote on up to 5 PCs or Macs with single user license subscription.
With Exchange, one can configure domain which looks more professional for any business in e-mail communication. Domain can be bought from godaddy.com, net4india.com etc. and the cost depends on your domain name.
Sujata is a Cloud Deployment Partner and Microsoft is running a great offer with us on O365 Business Premium whose price is INR 9000, we can offer it at INR 5400 which brings cost to INR 450 per month per user inclusive all taxes. It is a limited period offer and we highly recommend to our customer to subscribe for at least one license to experience it.
Start your free trial of 25 user licenses for 30 days with Sujata for Microsoft O365 business Premium - https://portal.office.com/partner/partnersignup.aspx?type=Trial&id=ac00b726-4f51-449c-b527-223052e0e621&msppid=1531795

Many customers are not aware that Microsoft sells Office Pro Plus on monthly subscription basis just at INR 720 per user per month including all taxes. This offer works great for customers who work on short-term projects and who want to opt for pay-as-you-use basis. Traditional Office Standard license costs around INR 20,000. We cannot compare that with the O365 Office Pro Plus offering because one gets Access in O365 Pro Plus and also gets free of cost version upgrades under the active subscription.
Start your free trial of 25 user licenses for 30 days with Sujata for Microsoft O365 Pro Plus - https://portal.office.com/partner/partnersignup.aspx?type=Trial&id=291bc63e-5dc6-4be9-8d60-2b5c73a27563&msppid=1531795


With this new offerings, Microsoft have started offering better document collaboration with the help of SharePoint and OneDrive. SharePoint offers some default templates for storing and sharing documents in a structured manner. OneDrive helps synchronizing your documents with cloud storage automatically, it uploads and syncs cloud storage with your device's storage.
Microsoft is also offering great communication-collaboration tool as Lync. With Lync, can do audio and video conferencing from different devices. You can invite your customers, peers, vendors for conferencing or do instant messaging using Lync.

In the next blog, I will write about Enterprise plans that are offered by Microsoft under Office 365. I will also deep-dive technically on the services offered under Office 365. I would also briefly write about how you as a customer can negotiate with us as a partner and Microsoft for Office365 contracts.

 * For more details, you can visit:

India's Microsoft Office 365 Official Page : http://office.microsoft.com/en-in/business/compare-all-office-365-for-business-plans-FX104051403.aspx
Third party research (InfoWorld) comparison between Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 - http://www.infoworld.com/resources/16354/saas/microsoft-office-365-vs-google-apps-the-ultimate-g
Read about all O365 services in-depth : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office-365-service-descriptions.aspx
Our exclusive website for O365 Business Premium Offer, check that out: www.Buyo365.com
Our online e-store for software - www.parto.in

Thanks for reading ! Contact me on +91-7276000222 or at [email protected] for any queries. You can also comment here or on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/followsujata  ) and we will be happy to answer your queries.

Warmest regards,
Paresh
Sujata Computers Pvt Ltd
Microsoft Cloud Deployment Partner
India

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Specialized Competencies available with SCPL
 
We at Sujata Computers Pvt Ltd having more than two decades of experience in delivery and deployment of specialized IT Solutions like Information Security, Data Protection, Disaster Recovery, Storage Solutions and many more. SCPL is till date able to satisfy the IT needs and requirements of more than 3000 SMB and 400 Enterprise Companies.
SCPL Partnership with Symantec is now almost more than a decade old. In these years we have achieved number of certifications and awards. We have developed extra ordinary competencies in various verticals like

  • Enterprise Security
  • Data protection with Backup Exec
  • Data Protection with NetBackup
  • Small and Medium Business

SCPL has proven competency and expertise to deploy and configure various solutions like
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 :
Unrivaled security and blazing performance across physical and virtual systems.
Powered with Insight and Sonar to tackle targeted attacks and unknown threats.
Symantec Protection Suite 4.0 :
Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition is powered with Symantec Insight and protects with the industry’s fastest, most-effective endpoint security, combined with industry-leading messaging protection and innovative web security.
Symantec Backup Exec 2014 :
Symantec Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both.
Symantec Backup Exec 3600 Appliance :
Backup Exec 3600 Appliances eliminate risk by integrating Backup Exec 2014 software with purpose-built backup hardware to provide an easy, complete, and cost-effective backup solution.
Symantec NetBackup 7.6 :
The NetBackup Platform is a holistic backup and recovery solution that is optimized for virtually any workload, whether physical, virtual, arrays, or big data, and delivers truly flexible target storage options, whether tape, 3rd party disk, appliances, including the NetBackup Deduplication Appliances and Integrated Backup Appliances, or cloud
Symantec NetBackup 5230 Appliance :
The NetBackup appliances are ideal for customers looking for turnkey solutions for their organization. The appliances enable efficient, storage-optimized data protection for the data center, remote office and virtual environments.
Symantec Enterprise Vault :
Enterprise Vault, the industry leader in archiving, enables organizations to efficiently store, effectively manage, and easily discover and retrieve unstructured information as needed for business. As the industry’s most widely-deployed on-premise enterprise archiving solution, Enterprise Vault helps customers deduplicate information at the source to reduce operational costs, manage organization-wide retention and information governance policies, and control the costs of compliance and litigation support.
Symantec Drive Encryption :
Symantec’s encryption solutions enable organizations to deliver data protection with centralized policy management through the optional use of Encryption Management Server.
Symantec Data Loss Prevention :
DLP helps you protect your data from loss and theft, comply with privacy laws, and safeguard your reputation.

In addition to these solutions, we are closely working with Symantec Technical and Engineering Team for getting hands on skills for the upgraded and recent products launched.
Considering the growing competencies of SCPL, Symantec has been recently awarded as Best Emerging Partner of Year 2014-15.

For any Symantec related enquiries please feel free to contact me on [email protected]  or +91-9011017300.

Thanks!
Sanket Kadam
Product Manager-Symantec

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Virtualization may be defined as creating virtual version of something. In IT industry in case of server virtualization, it is all about creating multiple virtual machines (guest) on a single hardware server (host). Originated in 1960s, it involves logical distribution of hardware resources among different guests. With the passage of time it gained popularity because of following benefits: -

Cost :- When one is planning to erect a datacenter, major investment goes into physical hardware. Apart from that, to run a data center, one needs space, electricity, false flooring, air conditioning, facilities to repel rodents etc: If one opts for virtualization technology one is saving a lot on above mentioned cost. Lesser hardware requirement means less space, less electricity consumption and less cooling facilities. And this boils down to less investment.

Back Up :- The compulsory item of datacenter is back up solution. Taking back up of virtualized server and its redeployment is less time consuming then that of taking back up of hardware server and redeploying it.  Firing up a snapshot is faster than rebooting a typical hardware server.

Testing Environment :- If one has testing environment then virtualization is the best option. One can create virtual machines (in accordance with the licensing policy of software) and can use it for testing purpose. If a terrible mistake happens and machine crashes new VM can be created in jiffy.

Virtualized servers are the best option when high availability is required.
mshv-overviewHyper-V (a Microsoft product) and formerly known as Windows Server Virtualization, is a native hypervisor. It comes as a separate SKU and it comes bundled with Window server 2012R2.
Windows server 2012R2 comes in four editions

  • Foundation – For up to 15 users and no virtual machine (VM) can be created.
  • Essentials – For up to 25 users and only one virtual machine can be created
  • Standard- for unlimited users and only two virtual machines can be created
  • Datacenter – For unlimited users and unlimited virtual machines can be created.
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Hi!

Wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali!

Today is the day when everybody burst crackers and Microsoft Azure is buzzing like any cracker in the IT industry. Let's explore what it is and how it can help you and your organization.

Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables developers to quickly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.

In simple words, Azure provides you Infrastructure as well as basic software like Operating System (Windows, Linux etc.), Visual Studio, SQL in cloud. For Azure, you pay as per your usage and can avoid huge capital cost that you traditionally invest in building the infrastructure.

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What applications one can build on Azure?
You can develop, test and deploy all kinds of application that you traditionally do in your own on-premise (traditional) infrastructure. You can buy cloud infrastructure as per your applications' requirement and pay-as-you-use for the infrastructure that Microsoft provides in Azure.

What are the example of scenarios in which Azure can be used?
There are many but below are the ones that I have come across frequently -
1.You need scalability in your infrastructure so that if the load increases, you do not have to run to buy and install extra hard-disk or storage, RAM, bandwidth etc. Azure will automatically scale itself up or down depending on the demand of the application.

2.You are going to host the application in cloud. In Azure, you can straight-away start hosting the application as soon as you build it.

3.You are an software outsourcing service provider and your client sits in other country. Azure gives you the flexibility in terms of your client can see the progress of the application development and can make corrections if things are not going as per your client's requirement. Secondly, your client does not have to pay for the whole infrastructure that you might have built traditionally for the development of application. Client will pay only as per the usage of the Azure.

How does the development happens on Azure? Do you need any additional skills to develop an application?
Not really, you should know .Net programming languages to develop Azure application. You can also download latest Azure SDK and use it along with Visual Studio which is available in Azure itself. Because the Azure environment is much like the standard Windows environment, it's easier to create a cloud version of an existing Windows application.

Topics that we will cover in this blog are -

  • How to try Azure?
  • Creating Virtual Machine on Azure
  • Creating and deploying Azure website
  • Mobile apps on Azure
  • Pricing and parameters to be considered while buying Azure
  • Conclusion

1.How to try Azure?

Step 1: To start the trial of Azure, you will require Live ID which can be signed up here, if you don't already have one. It is the same ID that you use for accessing VLSC portal on which your organization's Microsoft license details.

Step 2: You can sign up for free trial here: Note - You will need valid credit card details with you to activate the trial. Contact Sujata Computers Pvt Ltd, if you do not have credit card but want to see and try Azure. As you can buy Azure through Volume License as well.

https://account.windowsazure.com/signup?offer=ms-azr-0044p&WHR=azure.com  

Free Azure account to using the free developer tools, and covers each of the six major offerings from Azure:
Virtual machines
Website development
Mobile Services for authenticating users and storing data
The Cloud Services API development and deployment tools
Data Services, which incorporates SQL, Table, and Blob storage
App services like Service Bus for messaging.

2.Creating Virtual Machine on Azure

Creating Virtual Machine (VM) on Azure for Windows and Linux is almost same and easy as soon as you get an access to Azure.
Provide the public facing DNS name for the Virtual Machine, select from Azure platform supplied list of VM images, enter a user name, password, and the region.

For detailed guide on how to create VM for Windows on Azure click here.

For detailed guide on how to create VM for Linux on Azure click here.

3. Creating and deploying Azure website

Select the New->Websites option within the Preview portal:
Provide the name of the Website you want to create, choose where in the world you want to run it, and then click the “Create Website” button and it will be ready to use in seconds.

4.Mobile Apps on Azure

Please watch below video (approx. 7 minutes) to understand how simply existing windows application can be transformed into Mobile app.  You can also read this blog here.

5.Pricing and parameters to be considered while buying Azure

Taking advantage of resources in the cloud allows you to decrease your costs for building and expanding your on-premises infrastructure. You can also reduce the cost of IT administration because the hardware and its security as well as maintenance is being taken care of for you, off-premises. The cost of creating, testing, debugging, and distributing Web-based applications goes down because you have to pay only for the computer processing time and storage space you need at a given time.
Windows Azure pricing will be based on consumption, with a per-hour fee that's dependent on the size of the instance for Azure computing services and per-month or per-transaction fees for Azure storage services based on data size.

You can purchase Azure through three options -
Pay-as-you-go online

Volume license through Sujata Computers Pvt Ltd - for this, you will not mandatorily need credit card.
Enterprise Agreement (EA), if your organization have one.

Here's the calculator for pricing of Azure in INR (Indian Rupees) -
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/

Conclusion
Having in mind the above mentioned key points in moving application to Windows Azure, I highly encourage you to play around and test. I will post another blog post if something rather important comes out from the deep ocean of Azure knowledge I have. But for the moment, these are the most important check-points for your app.

If you have questions – you are more than welcome to comment!

For More Details, Please Read:

  1. All the videos, documents for beginners are available here - www.windowsazure4beginner.com
  2. Development & Deployment Azure Guide -http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee336122.aspx
  3. step-by-step migrating VMware to Windows Azure -http://blogs.technet.com/b/canitpro/archive/2014/07/15/step-by-step-migrating-from-vmware-to-windows-azure.aspx
  4. Guide to create Virtual Machine with Linux on Azure -http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-linux-tutorial/
  5. Expert's blog on Azure and Mobile services - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brunoterkaly/archive/2014/04/13/how-to-create-universal-applications-with-azure-mobile-services-that-leverage-push-notifications-and-database-insertion-and-data-retrieval.aspx

Disclaimer
What I describe here is absolutely my sole opinion, based on my experience. You are free to follow these instructions at your own risk. I describe key points in migrating an application to the Windows Azure Platform-as-a-Service offering – the regular Cloud Services with Web and/or Worker Roles.
Once again, have a Happy & Safe Diwali!

Warm regards,
Paresh Lodha
+91-7276000222

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