Networking vendor D-Link will next month run special workshops for its channel partners and customers to help them implement security solutions surrounding firewalls, virtual private networks (VPNs) and routers.
The Firewall training workshops are free, half-day seminars designed to educate users about the vendor’s Internet-related technologies. The workshop is open to both channel partners and customers, but D-Link’s marketing manager for Australia and New Zealand, Maurice Famularo, warned that there are prerequisites to attendance.
“It is an introduction to the technology but at the same time people do need to have quite a bit of knowledge of TCP/IP,” he said. “The philosophy behind it all is that the industry is getting into a few new areas. That technology is becoming readily available and we are seeing more need for training. “For example, with DSL on board, you need to better understand routing technology. With broadband, the system is available all the time. This opens up a can of worms with security.”
The increased take-up of broadband in Australia in the last six months has led to increased demand for technology such as VPNs. Famularo said organisations were now considering VPNs as an alternative to ISDN connections, because of its price and speed.
People are now taking a look at what you can do with the technology. If we understood it a lot more, we can work more efficiently.
D-Link is targeting everybody from systems integrators to distributors and resellers with the seminars. The vendor will also run wireless seminars in March. Resellers can register for the seminars by phoning D-Link on 1300 766 868.