Portnox demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.
NEW YORK, NY – November 4, 2020 – Portnox, a fully cloud-delivered network access control (NAC) provider, today announced it has attained a Gold Cloud Platform competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.
To earn a Microsoft Gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance (revenue and or consumption/usage) commitment (for most Gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.
The cloud-delivered CLEAR NAC platform from Portnox is designed to help partners capitalize on the growing demand for infrastructure and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions built on Microsoft Azure. With built-in scalability, no on-site hardware, multitenancy and other benefits, the platform allows Microsoft partners to empower their customers by eliminating the traditional complexities associated with on-premises NAC.
“This Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform competency showcases our expertise in and commitment to today’s technology market and demonstrates our deep knowledge of Microsoft’s products and services,” said Ofer Amitai, CEO at Portnox “We plan to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”
“By achieving a Gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner (OCP) at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions.”
The Cloud Platform competency is designed for partners to capitalize on the growing demand for infrastructure and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions built on Microsoft Azure. Differentiate your company with the Cloud Platform competency, and you will be eligible for Signature Cloud Support, Azure deployment planning services, Azure sponsored credit, direct partner support, eligibility to deploy certain on-premises, internal use software on Microsoft Azure, and access to the cloud platform roadmap.
The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.
Portnox’s cloud-delivered NAC solution was designed with simplicity, multitenancy, and geo-availability in mind. Purpose-built for SD-WAN and SASE networking models, Portnox’s SaaS solutions are vendor-agnostic and inherently zero-trust. They cater to a variety of edge branch security needs, including network authentication and segmentation. Today, companies across industries leverage Portnox’s integrations with cloud directories and common IAM solutions—including Microsoft Azure Active Directory, GSuite, and Okta—for authentication and authorization of users and devices.
Director of Marketing, Portnox
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Portnox is looking for an experienced Support & Professional Services Engineer to join our customer service team. As a support engineer, you will serve as the face of Portnox, providing daily support to customers, analyzing and solving bugs, supporting new installations and implementations for new customers, and working with stakeholders across Portnox such as the R&D & Product teams.
This role calls for a highly motivated individual that likes to work with customers, and who wants to truly leave their mark and play a hands-on role in designing innovative network security products. So, if you’re familiar with network topology and configuration and you want to grow your career in cybersecurity, this is the role for you!
- Provide customer support and technical issues resolution via phone, e-mail, web, and remote sessions
- Isolate and diagnose network problems by using IT and networking knowledge
- Act as a trusted advisor for our customers and ensure their satisfaction
- Develop and deliver technical training demos and support for existing customers
- Respond in a timely manner (within documented SLA) to support customer issues and inquiries
- Resolve problems independently, escalating when necessary, and collaborate with other stakeholders in the company to provide the best solution
- Expert-level knowledge and hands-on experience with Layer 2/Layer 3 Switching/Routing, TCP/IP, Layer 4/Layer 7 switching, firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPN, security consulting, SSL, IPSec
- 2+ years of experience in product support / professional services for an international hi-tech company
- Customer-oriented with excellent customer service skills
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English
- Both autonomous and a team player
- Advanced analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Technical bachelor’s degree – an advantage
- DevOps experience – an advantage
- Project management experience – an advantage
If you’d like to apply for this position, please send your CV to [email protected].
This Week in Network Security
In an effort to help you sift through the endless bombardment of content, news, and events, Portnox is excited to deliver its inaugural weekly network security news roundup. Below, find hand-picked articles, blog posts and more from across the web covering an array of topics, including network security architecture, access control, SD-branch, working remotely and more.
Happy reading and happy Friday!
COVID on the brain…
- Forbes: The CTO’s Guide To Navigating The New Normal
- WRAL TechWire: How to combat hackers in time of pandemic? Here’s what companies need to do
- TechFunnel: COVID-19-Related Cyberattacks on the Rise: What You Can Do While Working from Home
- FedTech: 3 Tips for Protecting a VPN in the Face of Major Vulnerabilities
- eWeek: How to Refocus Network Security During a Crisis
- Cole of Duty: Impact of Covid-19 on Network Access Control Market is Expected to Grow at an active CAGR
- Security Boulevard: How to Address Remote Work Security Concerns
- The Cloud Tribune: Examining the Coronavirus Impact: Growth and Demand Restrictions Hit Network Access Control Market Sales and Revenue in Short Term
- Global Banking & Finance Review: Zero trust: enabling business continuity and security during a pandemic
The IoT buzz…
- TechRadar: Protecting OT systems with IT collaboration
- Urgent Communications: Addressing IoT security challenges from the cloud to the edge
The network security generalist…
- Security Boulevard: Mythbusting Network Security Architecture Best Practices
- TechTarget: SD-branch devices offer needed integration for branch sites
- No Jitter: How 5G Will Impact Cybersecurity, Drive Demand for SASE
- NetworkWorld: Simplifying SD-WAN Operations with Centralized Management and Orchestration
For our MSP/MSSP brethren…
- CRN: 10 Hot Technology Trends For The MSP Market: Datto Report
- TechTarget: MSPs scramble to bolster security amid ransomware spike
- XaaS Journal: 5 Pandemic Lessons for MSPs
- MicroScope: MSPs have shown their value
New from Portnox…
Cloud-Delivered Solution Strengthens Remote Access Security for Growing Remote Workforces in Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak
NEW YORK, NY – March 31, 2020 – Portnox, a leading provider of cloud-delivered network access control solutions, today announced the release of its Zero-Trust Remote Access-as-a-Service solution. Purpose-built to be layered over enterprise VPNs or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), the new cloud-delivered solution strengthens the security of remote access through VPN or VDI.
“With the COVID-19 outbreak, employees are being sent home to work. As a result, VPN usage is surging. This has left many companies scrambling to assess the security of their remote access infrastructure,” said Ofer Amitai, CEO of Portnox. “In many cases, they’re finding that they’re not prepared for such a large workforce trying to connect remotely.”
Portnox’s Zero-Trust Remote Access-as-a-Service solution elevates remote access security by enabling organizations to continually assess the risk posture of remote devices that may not be on their local network for weeks or even months, and to proactively take action based on endpoint risk – such as allowing, quarantining or denying access through the VPN. In addition to device posture assessment and access control decisions, network security teams can leverage Portnox’s solution to easily remediate devices that sit outside of internal risk policies, and restore devices to the proper posture to eventually grant network access.
“What truly makes this solution unique is that it’s delivered from the cloud. A member of the network security team can use our self-on-boarding portal to implement this from the comfort of their home in under an hour – it’s really that easy, said Tomer Shemer-Buchbut, Vice President of Products at Portnox. “Another great factor when laying this solution over your VPN or VDI, is that it requires absolutely no changes or additions be made to your existing remote infrastructure.”
For customers in select industries significantly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, Portnox is offering the opportunity to extend maintenance and subscription periods of Portnox CLEAR by three months free of charge. Additionally, in order to help ensure that remote employees can connect securely through the VPN and remain compliant at all times, Portnox is providing three free months of remote access posture assessment for VPN access.
The rise of remote access in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic presents a series of new and unique challenges for network security professionals and the organizations they work for. Most businesses are equipped with enough VPN hardware to support 20-30% of their workforce, but with nearly everyone deemed “non-essential” working remotely, this is proving to be not nearly enough. It is expected that during this period of quarantine and social distancing that cybercrime and the number of network security threats will grow exponentially.
Portnox provides simple-to-deploy, operate and maintain network access control, security and visibility solutions. Portnox software can be deployed on-premises, as a cloud-delivered service, or in hybrid mode. It is agentless and vendor-agnostic, allowing organizations to maximize their existing network and cybersecurity investments. Hundreds of enterprises around the world rely on Portnox for network visibility, cybersecurity policy enforcement and regulatory compliance. The company has been recognized for its innovations by Info Security Products Guide, Cyber Security Excellence Awards, IoT Innovator Awards, Computing Security Awards, Best of Interop ITX and Cyber Defense Magazine. Portnox has offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For information visit www.portnox.com, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Director of Marketing, Portnox
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