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Feb 14
5 Technologies LookingPoint is Loving this Valentine's Day!
Posted by Eden Penman

The day of love is upon us. Valentine's Day is a day most of us spend celebrating our loved ones. We buy cards, candy, and gifts for the special people in our lives - all in the name of love. This year we wanted to take some time on this day celebrating the technologies we love most. There are so many amazing technologies out there to choose from, but we somehow managed to pair the list down to the 5 technologies we love most right now!

1. Rubrik 

Rubrik data center backup and recovery solutions simplify backup and recovery for your physical and virtual environments. The solution integrates data orchestration, catalog management, and de-duplication storage into a plug-and-play appliance, allowing you to eliminate backup software.  They have created a single pane of glass for all of your backup, DR and Archival needs, regardless if they are on-prem or in the cloud. It truly decouples data from the data centerWe love Rubrik because:

  • Simplicity - Easy to setup and can be up and running in minute
  • Simple to scale - scale in-line with the cluster to maximize efficiency
  • Efficiency - instant recovery is done without additional storage provisioning


Learn More about Rubrik here

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2. Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella provides cloud-delivered security at the DNS and IP layers, allowing security teams to protect any device, anywhere without installing hardware appliances or maintaining software. Umbrella delivers complete visibility across all locations, devices, and users. It blocks threats before their reach your network endpoints and delivers live threat intelligence about current and emerging threats. With Umbrella, you can stop phishing and malware infections earlier, identify already infected devices faster, and prevent data exfiltration. We love Umbrella because: 

  • Simplicity - there is no hardware to install or software to manually update, and the browser-based interface provides quick setup and ongoing management
  • No end-user action required - gain always-on security without the hassle of always-on VPN
  • Protection everywhere - the cloud-delivered security service offers protection when users are off the VPN 


Learn More about Umbrella here


3. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides infrastructure as a service (IaaS), allowing you to leverage the cloud to augment some of your on-premise infrastructure. Traditional on-premise data centers typically require a huge initial investment, but by leveraging the cloud you forego these initial costs as well as any ongoing maintenance costs, and only pay for the services you consume. AWS also uses a shared security model, giving them the responsibility of securing and patching their networking equipment, physical storage, and hypervisor hosts, which decreases your administrative costs and allows the business to focus on the applications.  We love AWS because: 

  • Flexibility - with AWS you can deploy servers across the globe with the click of a mouse
  • Scalability - you can quickly scale your infrastructure up or down to meet your business demands and manage your cost 
  • Integrations - robust portfolio of partner integrations that centralize and simplify all your enterprise infrastructure needs


Learn More about AWS here

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4. Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), for secure access management, is a single policy control point for your entire enterprise (Wired, Wireless, VPN). ISE brings together the industries most rigorous identification and access control technologies in one simple automated solution. It looks at user, time, location, type of device, and device health for compliance, and then applies relevant policies to control what resources can be accessed. We love ISE because:

  • Simplicity - create fully customizable, branded mobile and desktop guest portals in minutes
  • Centralized management - control all access from one dashboard, and cascade policies across all types of access points
  • Visibility - device profiling, and the device-profile feed service, reduce the number of unknown endpoints and give greater visibility and more accurate identification


Learn More about ISE here

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5. Webex Room Kit

Cisco brings the power of collaboration to small-medium sized team rooms with the release of the Cisco Webex Room Kit video endpoint series. Available in two models, the Webex Room Kit or Webex Room Kit Plus, enables team rooms of 1-14 participants with a method to simply and effectively add collaboration capabilities to the space. The Webex Room Kit provides access to a proven, rich, next-gen feature set that includes native 4K wireless or wired content sharing, an integrated high-definition camera with speaker tracking and the flexibility to register the device to your existing on-premise Unified Communications Manager or to the cloud via Cisco Webex. We love the Webex Room Kit because: 

  • Scalability - designed to be easily scalable to all of your small conference rooms and spaces with rich functionality and experience
  • Flexibility - Spark Room Kits are built for both on-premise and cloud deployments, protecting your investment
  • Smart meetings -  intelligent, integrated cameras provide ideal framing of participants and active speaker tracking


Learn More about Webex Room Kits here 


If you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your IT team and your infrastructure, any of these solutions are guaranteed to be a hit! 

Written By: Eden Penman, LookingPoint Marketing Manager

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