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What is SASE and How Can It Help Secure Your Network?

On Monday, Fortinet announced the acquisition of OPAQ networks, a company well-regarded for its cloud security and SASE solutions. In its press release, Fortinet founder Ken Xie explained that the addition of OPAQ will enable Fortinet to "deliver the most complete SASE platform on the market."  Even the most seasoned network engineers have trouble keeping the latest network security acronyms straight. If you are wondering precisely what SASE is, we've compiled a little primer for you.  SASE stands for "Secure Access Service Edge" and is pronounced "sassy." Now, if you didn't know that, don't feel bad, the term SASE was first coined [...]

What is SASE and How Can It Help Secure Your Network?2020-07-23T08:38:31-07:00

Celebrating Independence Day 2020

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..." -Preamble to the United States Declaration of Independence This Saturday marks our nation's 244th Independence Day, but today, life in America feels different. As our staff disembarks for this holiday weekend, some will ponder what it means to be an American. We are living in unprecedented times—a [...]

Celebrating Independence Day 20202020-07-02T13:15:06-07:00

Defending the Corporate Network from the Latest Hacker Target: Telecommuters

Without a doubt, there is a worldwide shift happening. While workers across the globe head back to the office as COVID-19 restrictions ease, many of us are still working from our makeshift home offices. Even those headed back to the office are working more flexible schedules, opting to spend one or two days a week working from home. With a large portion of our workforce working remotely, hackers are targeting corporate networks via vulnerable populations of telecommuters. Even when the globe eventually recovers from the pandemic, there will be a sustained trend toward remote work options. Consider the following: At the [...]

Defending the Corporate Network from the Latest Hacker Target: Telecommuters2020-06-23T10:45:32-07:00

Secured Retail Networks Rebrands, Releases New Website

 As many of you have already noted, Secured Retail Networks recently updated our corporate branding and website. It's an exciting way to kick off another decade in business. Today, we make it official with a press release! ============ Foothill Ranch, CA — May 11, 2020 – Secured Retail Networks, Inc. (SRN) of Orange County, CA announced today that it has updated its corporate branding and launched a new website. SRN has long been a leading provider of security and network solutions for the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industry. This is the first time the company’s branding has been updated since the company’s [...]

Secured Retail Networks Rebrands, Releases New Website2020-05-11T09:19:16-07:00

Fortinet Opens Network Security Training Catalog for Free

Just last week, Fortinet opened up its entire catalog of self-paced network security training courses for free. Not only are expert level courses available for advanced security professionals, but also available are technical courses for IT professionals, as well as learning resources for teleworkers. These courses will remain free until the end of 2020 to help companies address the evolving needs of their organizations for advanced security for highly distributed, remote workforces. These resources are also great for students or those looking to add cybersecurity to their skillset. To learn more, follow this link: Fortinet's Free Cybersecurity Training.

Fortinet Opens Network Security Training Catalog for Free2020-05-06T07:02:26-07:00

COVID-19 Crisis is Exposing Companies to Increased Cybersecurity Risk

At SRN, our focus is on helping companies deploy and maintain secure networking environments, a role that we take very seriously. Each day we perform the essential task of proactively monitoring and managing networks for some of the world's most recognizable companies. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, companies are relying on remote workers more than ever to fulfill their business missions. As the crisis deepens, we are seeing urgent warnings from security firms and law enforcement about threats targeting both companies and their at-home workforce.  While most companies already had remote access capabilities in place, the sheer number of employees [...]

COVID-19 Crisis is Exposing Companies to Increased Cybersecurity Risk2020-04-07T09:25:06-07:00

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

It's been nearly a week since Gov. Gavin Newsom announced California's "stay at home" order, a move aimed at staving off the rapid advance of COVID-19 through our state. Since then, many more cities, states, and countries have implemented similar measures, leading to a sudden and massive shift to the way business is performed globally. We want to assure you that SRN is fully operational, working to protect your networking infrastructure and keep your operations secure. We are utilizing the same technology that we promote to make sure our team members can work remotely and securely. We understand that the current [...]

Keeping ahead of COVID-192020-05-06T06:55:43-07:00

Secured Retail Networks Named to CRN’s MSP 500 & Managed Services 100

Foothill Ranch, CA — February 26, 2019 – Secured Retail Networks, Inc. of Orange County, CA announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Secured Retail Networks to its 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Managed Security 100 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with innovative approaches to managed services. These services help customers improve operational efficiencies, maximize return on IT investments, and continuously help them navigate the complexities of IT solutions. Managed service providers are integral to the success of businesses everywhere. They empower companies to implement and operate [...]

Secured Retail Networks Named to CRN’s MSP 500 & Managed Services 1002019-07-31T13:01:45-07:00

Secured Retail Networks Named to 2018 CRN Fast Growth 150 List

Recognizing Thriving Solution Providers in the IT Channel FOOTHILL RANCH, CA, August 7, 2018 – Secured Retail Networks, a leading provider of technology consulting and solution integration specializing in security and network compliance, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Secured Retail to its 2018 Fast Growth 150 list. The list is CRN’s annual ranking of North America-based technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants with gross sales of at least $1 million that have experienced significant economic growth over the past two years. The 2018 list is based on an increase of gross revenue between 2015 [...]

Secured Retail Networks Named to 2018 CRN Fast Growth 150 List2019-07-31T13:09:45-07:00

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