Dell banks the company on turning into a fully vertically ...

With network security such a huge business it stuns me that Dell first bought dinosaur vendor EMC and is now selling most of its other “non-core” assets to others.  Sonicwall is now owned by private equity firm Francisco Partners and hedge fund Elliott Management.  It is going to be a rough time for Sonicwall now and now I have to rethink my partnership with them as I am sure Sonicwall will either get torn apart or […]

ETC announces new network security vendor partnerships with industry leaders

ETC Maryland has the distinct pleasure of announcing three new vendors to its stable of trusted vendors: 1. Sonicwall(Dell) 2. Meraki(Cisco) 3. Cisco   These new partnerships allow ETC Maryland to handle network needs from the smallest home need to our maximum sized jobs and beyond.   I have had to work with each of these companies in the past year and so far responsiveness to any inquiries I have made and any requests for […]

When vendors go boom

Astaro was probably the best edge UTM out there for quite some time.  I used them from the first v4 all the way up until now.  Astaro was then purchased by Sophos and it became a morass of corporate interference, no service to their smaller partners, a series of badly executed acquisitions and unreliable products as a result.  After months of pleading for Sophos to provide me with a license for their new Cyberoam based SFOS […]