Data Centre Network Security

New members of our team, who will provide IT Consulting or network security related services to you, are required to obtain at least BS checks issued by one of the leading employment screening companies in Toronoto. 

security clearance is a status granted to individuals allowing them access to certain government establishments and to information that is classified “Secret”, after completion of a thorough background check. A clearance by itself is normally not sufficient to gain access; the organization must determine that the cleared individual needs to know the information. No one is supposed to be granted access to classified information solely because of rank, position, or a security clearance.

Clearance is checked at four levels, depending on the classification of materials that can be accessed — Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC), Baseline Check (BPSS), Security Check (SC), and Developed Vetting (DV). Security Check allows an individual long-term unsupervised access to protectively-marked SECRET material, whilst for TOP SECRET Developed Vetting is required. All Officers and some specialist trades within the Canadian Armed Forces are cleared to SC to enable them to carry out their jobs. Those with security clearance must usually sign the Official Secrets Act.

Atravance IT Consulting becomes a Juniper Networks partner

new2Juniper Networks is one of the biggest manufacturers of networking equipment in the world. The company has built a high-performance network infrastructure, which is simple, secure, available and scalable. Juniper Networks is very well known in the industry as having developed and produced revolutionary and innovative solutions in networking technology.

The world’s largest and most performance-demanding networks use Juniper Networks’ technologies and products, as do government and federal agencies, and higher education organisations all around the globe. The extensive range of services offered includes security, switching, routing, application acceleration, performance management, identity policy and control. Juniper Networks can reduce the total cost of networking, while maintaining flexibility and high performance.

In September, we at Atravance IT Consulting established a partnership with Juniper Networks, meaning that we can now offer our customers Juniper Networks’ competitively priced products with shorter delivery times. We can also deliver IT Consulting, Network Management and IT Support services for products from Juniper Networks, increasing our range of IT services in Toronto..

At Atravance IT Consulting, we strive to achieve perfection in all aspects of IT services and solutions. We continuously expand our knowledge and experience across different IT technologies and products in order to deliver to our customers the highest possible level of service. Our partnership with Juniper Networks is another small step forward in this process and one from which, we believe, our customers will benefit.

A partnership with Juniper Networks - Atravance IT Consulting.

First impression on new Cisco ASA 5500-X Series firewalls

Historically, Cisco has acquired firewall technology in 1995 during acquisition of Network Translation. For years Cisco PIX appliances were one of the most popular firewalls in the world, until it was replaces by Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance in 2005. Eventually, Cisco announced end-of-sale for PIX in 1990.

Adaptive Security Appliances introduced significant performance improvements, new security features as well as Cisco ASDM (Adaptive Security Device Manager). ASA devices can be extended by additional security modules that can provide extended layer of protection mostly designed for data centre networks. IPS (Intrusion Protection System) is often being used first line of defence for DOS and DDOS attacks which are very common in many industries including online gambling and media.

Some of our clients have experienced outages during the DOS/DDOS attacks due to lack of capacity on a security appliance. The main benefit of upgrading to a new series of Cisco ASA 5500-X devices is increased performance. VPN Throughput, maximum number of connections, connections per second as well as IPS throughput are significantly increased.