April 2017 Partner Blog Roundup

At Mitel, we’re fortunate to work with an incredible partner community full of deep, diverse expertise. So, each month, we’re going to share some of that expertise by highlighting partner blog posts about the business communications topics relevant to modern IT pros.

The Benefits of Next-Generation Firewalls Extend Beyond Security


When you think of next-generation firewalls, you probably think they are only used to help secure the network. They have features like user identification, URL filtering, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), malware prevention and application identity and control. All those items are directly related to security and controlling what users and systems can and cannot do, along with preventing attacks on the network. That is all true of course, but along with those numerous features, a next-generation firewall can also can also help network administrators build quality of services controls. These controls allow businesses to rank and prioritize what traffic is critical and what is not.

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Voice, the Cloud and Snowflakes: A Checklist for Middle Market Companies Thinking about Unified Communications

by Windstream

Mid-sized companies can get stuck, with much more complex IT needs than SMB, and far fewer resources than the enterprise giants. How do you avoid getting trapped in the no-man’s land in-between? Windstream’s Mike Hoyt shares some key areas for mid-sized companies to consider, like customization, network and security.

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5 Essential Technology Tools to Include in Your Budget

by Frontier Business Edge

We’ve all heard the phrase “you have to spend money to make money,” and while it may be accurate to some extent, small businesses also have to keep a close eye on their budgets. As you establish your technology allowance and evaluate tools to help grow your business, here are five items Frontier considers absolute essentials.

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