Integrator Black Box melds edge networking, security solutions for remote workers
Global solutions integrator Black Box recently introduced its new Edge Networking services offering. With a focus on education, healthcare, banking and finance, and manufacturing/industrial facilities, the Black Box Edge Networking solution drives a “reimagined workplace” — one in which employees are empowered to work and collaborate securely and seamlessly, anywhere and on any device, and with no disruption.
“Over the past year, CIOs and CTOs have had to oversee a fundamental shift in work patterns and processes,” explains Kevin Swank, director of product management, Black Box Global Solutions Integration. “With a large percentage of employees now working from home and other remote locations, the numbers of devices and physical sites have grown exponentially — together with the volume of network traffic and companies’ exposure to cyberattacks. At the outset of the pandemic, CIOs and CTOs cleared their first big hurdle by ensuring business continuity. Now they’re turning their attention to the next step in the evolution: providing the enterprise-level security that will enable people to work from anywhere, on any device and at any time, while easing the burden on IT staff.”