13 Aug Host Local



The 2018 MyBroadband Cloud, Hosting and Security Conference took place on 13 June at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Top cloud, hosting and security executives and IT professionals were in attendance. The speakers covered a range of topics including hosting, virtualisation and more.

CipherWave, a regular sponsor, focussed its messaging around its locally owned and manged data centre. They offer a wide range of locally hosted and supported cloud services that include: DRaaS, BaaS, Cloud Connect, Server Hosting, Office 365 and Hosted PBX. CipherWave’s cloud is powered by Veeam, VMWare and Microsoft allowing their customers to leverage their existing technologies, products and licensing when moving into CipherWave’s local cloud. 

Reasons to Host Local with CipherWave
  • Low latency. Ideal for high priority applications where speed is essential.
  • Data sovereignty. International cloud providers can process, replicate and store your data across numerous countries. This blurs the laws that apply. Hosting your applications and business data locally means your company data is governed by local laws. 
  • Local 24/7 support as and when you need it. No time or language barriers.
  • Stronger cloud provider relationships. When on-going support is critical, a local contact becomes invaluable. If you need an emergency response or faster turnaround, a local cloud provider is often more responsive.
  • Data transport between you and your cloud is cheaper and faster.
  • Data migration costs are also lower. Getting your data to and from a local cloud provider is relatively straight forward. These costs quickly escalate if you are migrating terabytes of data to international providers or extracting/ switching between providers.
CipherWave’s cloud is an option for businesses looking for a locally hosted cloud solution. CipherWave has a national footprint with branches across the country – including a state-of-the-art data centre in Midrand, which is housed inside a category 5 vault, along with POPs in 3 other data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

“Managing our own infrastructure, along with owning our own data centre gives us the ability to offer better service guarantees,” says Wayne D’sa, CipherWave Managing Director.

Reasons to collaborate with CipherCloud
  • Improved business agility
  • Increased efficiency
  • Peace-of-mind knowing that your business data is secure
  • Minimised downtime and business interruption
  • Better use of business resources
  • Improved business productivity through access to infrastructure when you need it
Local cloud providers offer you customisable solutions, great customer service and personal attention that international providers can’t match.

CipherWave is a South African Internet Service Provider (ISP) that provides growing businesses a range of solutions to help them connect, communicate and collaborate with their customers, employees and suppliers. We own and manage our own network infrastructure, which enables us to provide efficient, speedy service and support that our customers can count on 24/7.

06 Aug The next generation of firewall protection



According to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 report, cyberattacks have been listed as the number one threat South African businesses face.

38% of the South African respondents indicated that cyberattacks remain the top concern for businesses for the third year in a row. Business interruption came in second at 34%. About 29% said changes in legislation and regulation are also among the top concerns. The Allianz Risk Barometer is based on the insights of over 1 900 risk management experts from 80 countries.

Multiple threats such as data breaches, network liability and hacker attacks make cyberattacks the largest threat, not only in South Africa but also the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. In October last year, more than 30 million South Africans’ personal information was exposed online in what is considered the country’s biggest data breach. 

CipherWave recently added a fully managed firewall service to its comprehensive product stack. Given the wide array of firewall products to choose from, CipherWave decided on Fortigate as its preferred firewall technology product, due to its strong firewalling stack, feature rich offering including URL filtering, intrusion detection and intrusion protection. 

Firewalls are one of the most vital components of any network. Taking into consideration the dangers posed by viruses, malware and unknown network trespassers, the protection of the corporate network is paramount.

The managed firewall service is an end-to-end service consisting of pre-implementation consultancy, design of a connectivity security policy, deployment of a firewall device, management and, 24/7 monitoring and support. With managed firewall services there is no need to buy, deploy or manage various point solutions. Companies simply subscribe to the service and a team of experts maintain the solution to ensure that it provides complete protection against constantly evolving perimeter and web-based threats.

Business Benefits

  • Fully managed firewall provided on a subscription basis
  • Delivered based on client’s business requirements
  • 24/7 support

Features

  • User authentication
  • Web content filtering and control
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Cyber threat monitoring
  • Application control
  • Dynamic routing protocols
  • Policy based routing
  • Server load balancing
  • Traffic shaping capabilities
CipherWave is a South African Internet Service Provider (ISP) that provides growing businesses a range of solutions to help them connect, communicate and collaborate with their customers, employees and suppliers. We own and manage our own network infrastructure, which enables us to provide efficient, speedy service and support that our customers can count on 24/7.