NFF Events Focused on SourceFire AMP and Open DNS
February was a busy month at NFF, with two events at the Cisco office in DC.
The first event was a comprehensive lab session focused on the industry's broadest portfolio of integrated Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) solutions - SourceFire AMP. This interactive lab session provided a hands-on configuration of Cisco's latest security technologies. It was designed to help our clients understand how to use AMP for Networks and AMP for endpoints for performing analysis and simple custom detection. It covered the configuration and management of the products utilizing the SourceFire AMP console and the Defense Center.
The second event was an in-depth presentation on Open DNS, Cisco’s latest acquisition and enhancement to their comprehensive suite of security services. Open DNS prevents 2x as many threats across ALL devices with no hardware to buy and no additional latency. Our clients should leverage this proven 100% uptime, cloud-based DNS intelligence service that also provides Incident Response teams with expanded scoping capabilities.
Please contact us if you want to be on the NFF mailing list for the next event, a presentation on NetApp's Altavault including a Washington Nationals Game!
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NFF joins the Equinix Channel Partner Program to drive enterprise cloud, network, and IT strategies
NFF is pleased to announce its acceptance into the Equinix Channel Partner Program. As an Equinix partner, NFF is better equipped to assist with the design and deployment of the right cloud solution—whether it is a public, private or hybrid cloud.
As part of this program, the NFF Application Delivery and Assurance Solutions team will be able to offer the advantages of Equinix’s global footprint of colocation data centers with more than 100+ Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX) data centers in 33 markets, as well as provide access to 1,000+ networks and 500+ cloud solution providers. This allows for custom built, hybrid IT solutions, positioned next to public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
Our recent acceptance as a NetApp Oncloud Partner coupled with the Equinix Channel Partnership, uniquely positions NFF to offer custom solutions, consulting, services, and expertise for both NetApp Oncloud and Equinix Interconnection Solutions for hybrid and private cloud.
More organizations with complex environments need solutions that leverage the secure infrastructure Equinix provides. Equinix’s interconnected data centers and global networking reach is a key component of NFF’s Application Delivery and Assurance solution set, enabling cost effective, secure, and cohesive cloud deployments.
Contact us for more information on how NFF can work with you to develop data center and cloud solutions that adapt to the ever-growing, ever-changing requirements of your business.
NFF joins the NetApp OnCloud Partner Program as an Exclusive Cloud Consulting Partner
NFF is pleased to announce its acceptance into the NetApp OnCloud Partner program for the Americas. This makes NFF one of a few authorized consulting partners for NetApp Private Storage for Cloud Initiatives. As part of this program, the NFF solutions team will continue to showcase its solutions, expertise, products, and consulting services around Hybrid Cloud.
The NetApp OnCloud Partner program will provide NFF customers easier access to migrate enterprise environments to the public cloud (Amazon Web Services, Windows Azure, IBM Softlayer, and Google Cloud Platform). The program assists NFF customers with tools such as Test Drives and FastStarts which make it easy to deploy real solutions running in a demo cloud environment, eliminating upfront production costs and risk – i.e. try it before you buy it.
“The OnCloud Partnership with NetApp is important to NFF as it broadens our reach and compliments our business model,” said Steve Hancock, NFF’s VP of Sales. “This is an exciting time for NFF and the IT industry; organizations are moving infrastructure and applications to the Cloud to address explosive data growth and improve efficiencies, while reducing costs and eliminating risk of vendor lock-in.”
Together, NFF and NetApp will deliver our customers flexible Storage for Cloud solutions and services with an outstanding customer experience.
NFF Officially Recertified as a Cisco GOLD Certified Partner
Good news for NFF today: "In recognition of Networking For Future's outstanding performance over the past year, your company has qualified for its audit to be waived for one additional year and has been officially recertified as a Cisco GOLD Certified Partner in USA."
Thanks to a great team effort, NFF again met all requirements for achieving Cisco GOLD Certification, including personnel, support and specializations. NFF continues to demonstrate that it is qualified to sell, install, and support Cisco solutions.
Gold partners need at least four advanced specializations (besides many other requirements). NFF holds the Data Center and Collaboration Architecture Specializations, the Advanced Security Specialization as well as Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture specialization.
NFF Ranked in the Inc.500|5000 list for the 5th Time
For the 5th time NFF has been ranked in the Inc.5000 list of fastest growing private companies. Each year, Inc. Magazine ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being named on the Inc.500|5000 list, the gold standard of entrepreneurial success.
“To be recognized as part of Inc.5000’s fastest growing companies five times is an honor we wear proudly,” stated Hess Fatemi, NFF’s cofounder and CEO of NFF. “Our continued growth is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who has helped position NFF as a leading IT firm in the DC Metro area and beyond.”
This year's list measures revenue growth from 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2014. The minimum required 2011 revenue is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million. Revenue and employee count listed in the company profiles is for calendar year 2014. The list can be found at: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2015/