Volume II, Issue 10 (October, 2016)

 In Verus Insider

Industry News

Brocade/Ruckus achieves leader status in the IHS Markit Wireless Scorecard

ruckusBrocade recently announced the company has achieved leader status in the IHS Markit Wireless LAN Infrastructure Vendor Scorecard – 2016 for Ruckus Wireless’ significant presence in the market and fast-paced momentum in wireless LAN growth. Brocade acquired Ruckus Wireless in May 2016, and Ruckus now operates as a business unit within Brocade. Prior to the acquisition, Ruckus was already the largest standalone vendor of WLAN products. According to IHS, “Due to market consolidation, the WLAN vendor landscape has bifurcated into end-to-end networking providers that can address the whole range of enterprise networking requirements and specialists that focus on a particular niche or new ways of solving old problems. The leaders—Brocade, Cisco, and HPE Aruba—are end-to-end networking providers that compete broadly in all segments of the market, leveraging the completeness of their portfolio and their installed bases.”


CensorNet  launches new partner program after SMS Passcode merger

censornetsmspasscodelogoSecurity vendor CensorNet has launched a new partner program after integrating authentication vendor SMS Passcode into the business. CensorNet acquired the Danish firm in February to add its mobile authentication solution to CensorNet’s existing security portfolio. The firm has now formed a new partner program which Grahame Smee, sales vice president at CensorNet, claims “combines the best of both. No one else is offering a platform that can manage all the threat vectors that we do around mail, web, cloud and authentication,” he said. “There are a number of vendors that have a little bit of what we do – there are web vendors, mail vendors and there are multifactor authentication vendors – but there is no one that sells everything we do in one place.” Smee said the addition of the SMS Passcode authentication solution has cemented the firm’s position in its traditional education sector, while also thrusting it into the mid-market and enterprise space.


Tegile Systems named to CRN’s 2016 list of Emerging Vendors

Tegile_Systems_logoTegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, recently announced it has been named to CRN’s 2016 list of Emerging Vendors. This annual list recognizes up-and-coming technology suppliers that are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations. In addition to celebrating these standout companies, the Emerging Vendors list serves as a valuable resource for solution providers looking to expand their portfolios with cutting-edge technology. Tegile is recognized for its IntelliFlash HD storage solution, which offers a large scale, highly-dense, multi-tiered flash platform that hyper consolidates workloads within the datacenter. IntelliFlash HD targets medium and large enterprises who need to better support their digital transformation by enabling new types of applications and want to transform the performance and economics of their datacenter infrastructure. This announcement comes on the heels of recognition of Kristy Morris, vice president of demand generation, being named a 2016 CRN Women of the Channel and Charles Bass, Tegile’s vice president of channel sales, earning recognition as a 2016 CRN Channel Chief.


I Didn’t Know You Did That

Data encryption at the SAN/Storage level is the
newest, easiest way to protect your crucial data

37197526_sMany times the main priority for a company looking at storage/SAN solutions is speed performance and latency of the SAN. But increasingly, an important component is becoming data encryption, as security is at the heart of nearly every IT decision these days.

Encryption in the past typically required some sort of add-on component. You would encrypt data as it was emailed or transferred to storage. This is a tedious process, and can add the potential for human error or forgotten steps.

As encryption technology has improved, the process has become much easier. Indeed now it is possible to have the data encrypted while being stored on the SAN. In fact, data at rest can now be encrypted.
Verus works with a number of vendor partners for SANs, but has identified the Tegile Systems Intelliflash SAN solution as one of the best of breed offerings for not just performance, but also for data security.

The reason for this? Primarily because the Tegile Intelliflash technology utilizes not just important performance features like in-line deduplication and compression, but it also includes in-line encryption. This means with the check of a box, the data at rest on the SAN is encrypted.

Data security is provided using 256-bit AES encryption of data at rest. IntelliFlash delivers inline encryption of data on SSDs and HDDs with unnoticeable impact on performance. Key management required for encryption is performed natively in the system without needing any user intervention.

Verus can help you install a Tegile SAN and properly test and configure it prior to putting all of your data into encryption mode. This is an important process to ensure you don’t end up doing something that will lose any crucial data.

To find out more about how Verus can help you with data encryption on your Tegile SAN, please contact us at sales@veruscorp.com or by phone at 763.354.2200.


News & Notes

Verus sponsors photography for successful
Connect Minnesota event at US Bank Stadium

CologixConnectMinnesotaVerus participated as the photography sponsor at the 2016 Connect Minnesota event hosted by Cologix at the US Bank Stadium in early September. The event was a great success, and included behind the scenes tours of the stadium. And every attendee had the opportunity to have their picture taken with the field in the background, thanks to Verus. Pictured at right from the Verus team (l to r) are Steve Clem, Tami Hart, Kevin Willette, Mike Twomey, Nate Valberg and Jeremy Bautch.


Verus Open House a smashing success!

Thank you to all of the people who joined us for our open house on Sept. 13. Over 120 people were on hand to celebrate the opening of our new location. Guests enjoyed great food from D’Amico & Sons Catering, tours of the building, the chance to visit with Verus employees and Verus vendor partners. A prize raffle also was held, with over 15 items being given out to attendees. Please take a few minutes to watch the slideshow of the event below.

Save the date: WatchGuard Chief Technology Officer
Corey Nachreiner to headline Verus event in November

CoreyNachreinerVerus, as one of only 12 WatchGuardONE Platinum Partners globally, is excited to announce that WatchGuard Chief Technology Officer Corey Nachreiner will be headlining an event for Verus customers and friends, and anyone interested in learning more about cyber security, on Wednesday November 2.

While the details are still being finalized, this is an event you will not want to miss. Corey is recognized around the world for his knowledge and expertise on cyber crime, and how to prevent it, and his presentations and speeches are known to be extremely educational and entertaining.

To register for this event, which will be either a breakfast or lunch event on Wednesday, Nov. 2, please email events@veruscorp.com with the subject line “WatchGuard Event,” or call Steve Clem at 763.354.2266.



Food For Thought

Warm your October with chicken pot pie made from scratch

chickenpotpie-cs301-d110633_vert8 Servings
20 mins prep, 50 mins cooking


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cubed
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.)
  2. In a saucepan, combine chicken, carrots, peas, and celery. Add water to cover and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.
  3. In the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Place the chicken mixture in bottom pie crust. Pour hot liquid mixture over. Cover with top crust, seal edges, and cut away excess dough. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.



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