IP Pathways Named NetApp Central Partner of the Year at Third Annual Channel Connect Conference

San Diego, CA – June 5, 2019— IP Pathways has been named NetApp Central Partner of the Year for its overall FY19 revenue, year over year growth, key account wins, significant focus on NetApp, and participation in regional partnership activities.

With over a decade-long partnership, IP Pathways and NetApp simplify and modernize IT infrastructures for healthcare, education, government and commercial companies across the Midwest.

“NetApp’s success is closely tied to the success of our regional partners, especially as we build on our data driven customer vision,” said Jeff McCullough, vice president, Channel Sales, NetApp. “Congratulations IP Pathways on being named Central Partner of the Year winner. NetApp looks forward to continuing to work together to enable our joint customers to drive innovation and business outcomes for both NetApp and our customers.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized as NetApp Central Partner of the Year. Our relationship with NetApp has allowed us to consistently provide industry-leading products and technology to our customers. At IP Pathways, we are looking forward to taking our customers to even greater heights, as we bring them future NetApp offerings that provide innovation, simplicity and transformation,” states Brad Reineke, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at IP Pathways

The 2019 Americas Partner Awards were announced on stage at NetApp’s third annual Channel Connect Conference (C3) where strategic partner executives from across the Americas region gathered to hear about NetApp’s strategic vision and engage with NetApp executives.

About IP Pathways

IP Pathways provides IT hardware and software, data center, cloud, security, professional and managed services to commercial and government customers throughout the Midwest. With offices in Des Moines, Omaha and Kansas City, and data centers in Des Moines and Omaha, IP Pathways’ award-winning engineering team architects, implements, monitors, supports and manages IT solutions for more than 400 customers. For more information visit http://venus.wordpresswebsiteportfolio.com/ippathways1.

 

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IP Pathways Launches Unified Security Platform to Help Customers Address Heightened Cybersecurity & Compliance Requirements

New managed IT service makes it quick and easy for organizations to implement world-class security monitoring and threat response capabilities without intensive investment in hardware, software and staff.

URBANDALE, IOWA, October 15, 2018 — IP Pathways, an expert provider of IT solutions for organizations throughout the Midwest, has announced the launch of its new Unified Security Platform to help customer address heightened cybersecurity and compliance requirements.

The new service allows organizations to quickly and cost-effectively implement a managed Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) service, offering security monitoring and response capabilities to prevent and respond to Internet-borne attacks.

“Any organization with an Internet presence—be it a website, employees, partners or customers who access data via the web or stored in the cloud, or just use Internet-enabled devices—face constant and ever-increasing security threats,” explained Joe Shields, president of IP Pathways. “Organizations of all sizes must be vigilant about protecting themselves. But the challenge is the tremendous cost and ongoing resource needs required to set up, customize and manage a security program that can be effective and staffed 24x7x365. The costs of getting started and being ever-ready around-the-clock can be prohibitive.”

IP Pathways’ Unified Security Platform provides world-class monitoring and threat response capability for a monthly fee, allowing customers to avoid intense up-front and ongoing investment in hardware, software and staffing. Subscribing to the service provides customers with a virtual Security Operations Center (vSOC), a remote, fully-managed security operations center including 24x7x365 threat detection, behavioral monitoring and security intelligence. The service also includes vulnerability scanning, asset discovery and ongoing reporting and platform maintenance.

The new service can help organizations address a wide variety of compliance needs including HIPAA, NCUA, GDPR, FFEIC, NERC CIP, PCI-DSS, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27000, SOX, FINRA and others.

“What we provide as a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) is threat detection and compliance as a service,” added Shields. “We want to help customers eliminate risks associated with operating in an interconnected digital world, without prohibitive up-front and ongoing costs.”

About IP Pathways
IP Pathways provides IT hardware and software, data center, cloud, security, professional and managed services to commercial and government customers throughout the Midwest. With offices in Des Moines, Omaha and Kansas City, and data centers in Des Moines and Omaha, IP Pathways’ award-winning engineering team architects, implements, monitors, supports and manages IT solutions for more than 400 customers. For more information visit http://venus.wordpresswebsiteportfolio.com/ippathways1, or download the Unified Security Platform data sheet.

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Security Advisory – Processor Speculative Execution (Spectre and Meltdown)

Processor Speculative Execution Advisory (Last Updated 1/17/2018)

IP Pathways is monitoring the recently released class of security vulnerabilities generally referred to as Processor Speculative Execution.  The variants of these vulnerabilities are also referred to by the names of Meltdown and Spectre.  These hardware bugs have been present in processors from various manufactures produced in the past decade and allow for unauthorized reading of memory contents.  Such memory contents could contain passwords and other sensitive information.  These vulnerabilities are wide-spread and affect servers, personal computers, mobile devices, cloud servers, and other products to varying degrees.  While there are no known attacks that have occurred using this vulnerability, proof-of-concept and research disclosures have been released on the Internet this week.  Following are several links with more detailed information:

Hardware and software vendors have released or are releasing patches to protect against these vulnerabilities.  IP Pathways recommends that customers begin evaluating and patching their systems as soon as possible.  Both hardware (BIOS and other firmware) and software (hypervisor and operating system) patches should be applied.  The industry is reporting system performance impacts from the patches/mitigations, however the extent of any performance impact will vary based on the system and type of workload.  Following are several links with specific vendor guidance.  For guidance from other vendors please contact IP Pathways’ Support or the vendor directly.

·     Aruba: https://www.arubanetworks.com/assets/alert/ARUBA-PSA-2018-001.txt
·     Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208394
·     Cisco: https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20180104-cpusidechannel
·     Dell/EMC: https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln308588/microprocessor-side-channel-vulnerabilities-cve-2017-5715-cve-2017-5753-cve-2017-5754-impact-on-dell-emc-products-dell-enterprise-servers-storage-and-networking-?lang=en
·     Microsoft: https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180002
·     NetApp: https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20180104-0001/
·     Redhat: https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/speculativeexecution
·     Sophos: https://community.sophos.com/kb/en-us/128053
·     SuSE: https://www.suse.com/c/suse-addresses-meltdown-spectre-vulnerabilities
·     Unitrends: https://www.unitrends.com/blog/meltdown-and-spectre
·     VMware: https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0002.html
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52345

IP Pathways is also evaluating and patching all IP Pathways data center and cloud services infrastructure and operating systems to protect against any attacks.  However, all colocation and non-IP Pathways managed data center/cloud servers and operating systems should be patched by customers as soon as possible.  IP Pathways’ Support is available for assistance and further information at 515-422-9300 (option #2) and wpinfo1234@gmail.com.

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ippathways.com offers responsive site with robust information about managed IT services, cloud computing solutions, software development and customized IT services for businesses throughout the Midwest.

IP Pathways, an expert provider of hybrid IT solutions for small, medium and enterprise companies, has recently launched its redesigned website. The redesign includes better navigation and organization of enhanced content that also incorporates SEO. The refreshed site is powered by Marketopia, a marketing agency for managed IT service firms across the country.

IP Pathways anticipates the new design to enrich the user experience. The site is now more functional, intuitive and appealing for visitors. In addition, it offers extensive information about managed IT services to help clients and prospects better understand IP Pathways’ AdaptiveCloud, AdaptiveIT, ReliableIT, professional services, and data center services.

The new website presents:

  • a clean, fresh look with easy-to-navigate layout
  • streamlined IT solution and service offerings
  • small and mid-sized business industries served, including banking, government, engineering, healthcare, education, insurance, manufacturing and construction.

“Our goal was to launch a site that provided a fulfilling user experience and added value with purposeful information about business IT systems,” said Joe Shields, President, IP Pathways. “The new website clearly hits the mark.”

To learn more about IP Pathways, its managed IT services, cloud computing solutions and IT consulting, please visit their website or call 515-422-9300.

About IP Pathways  

IP Pathways provides IT hardware and software, data center, cloud, professional and managed services, and hybrid IT solutions to small, medium-sized and enterprise customers throughout the Midwest. Our award-winning engineering team architects, implements, monitors, supports and manages private and hybrid cloud solutions for your data center, our data center or any data center. Named by CRN Magazine in 2015 as one of the 250 most certified, 500 largest and 100 fastest growing IT service providers in North America, IP Pathways helps IT move at the speed of business. For more information about IP Pathways and its IT support solutions, visit the company on the web. To learn more now, call 515-422-9300.

Contact: Joe Shields | 515-422-9300 | http://venus.wordpresswebsiteportfolio.com/ippathways1