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Blue Networks : The Reliable Network Security Partner

Peer Kohlstetter, Executive Director, Blue NetworksPeer Kohlstetter, Executive Director
For enterprises of all sizes, the prospect of greater agility and innovation at speed and scale has driven the adoption of cloud and managed firewall solutions. Also, these macro trends were accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new distributed network of remote home offices and transformed headquarters has added another layer of complexity. “The most significant challenge today for organization is to implement a highly secured network infrastructure that combines user-friendliness and security into a holistic solution,” begins Ralph. It is imperative that the next generation of enterprise networks deploy a security-fabric approach that automatically deploys, scale, and adapt to these highly volatile environments across the LAN, WAN, and cloud edges. Such customer expectation requires a stable and well-proven solution with its implementation in a typically existing multi-vendor deployment.

That said, Fortinet’s end-to-end solutions allow users to centrally orchestrate security policies across the entire network through a single pane of glass. However, the challenges in the deployment and management of a multi-cloud environment can be a daunting task for small-to-medium sized companies. Furthermore, the growing cyber-security skills gap hinder enterprises from confidently rolling out their cloud strategy without concerns of risks and vulnerabilities. To help companies design a new enterprise network and adapt it to the constantly growing requirements, Blue Networks offers a complete range of solutions and services in the areas of network, security and VoIP. With nearly two decades of experience in various network projects of large German companies and providers such as Fortinet, the company’s portfolio includes VPN solutions, VoIP telephony, HotSpot solutions, e-mail and web security, WLAN coverage and location, consultations, training and network monitoring.

What distinguishes Blue Networks from its competitors is the continuous training and qualification in Fortinet certifications like NSE 4, 5 and 7 aligned with its future-oriented engagement business strategy in security and consolidated solutions portfolio. As seasoned security managed-service providers, technicians at Blue Networks provide support to a client’s network security requests by utilizing practice-oriented and efficient methods. A typical customer engagement begins with an in-depth analysis of current and future requirements to develop high level and low-level concepts. As Blue Networks solutions are customer-oriented, every project goes through proof-of-concept tests by specialist staff before integrating into the customer environment. Also, the company’s support team is available 24 hours per day/ 7 days per week to help customers minimize their downtimes and maintain operational reliability by using remote maintenance applications to resolve problems in real-time. Based on years of experience and network project management know-how, the roadmap for further developing the customer’s network for the future is mapped out.

To further illustrate the efficacy of Blue Networks, Ralphcites a case-study. At the beginning of the pandemic, Blue Networks supported its existing customers to transition into HomeOffices workplaces. Fortigate Firewalls turned-out to be the critical component in this challenging period by setting up new or enhanced Remote Access Solutions. “Owing to our indepth-knowledge and experience of Fortinet solutions, customers without any prior experience to remote workplaces were impressed with the fast implementation and user-friendliness of the application in their HomeOffices,” says Ralph. Blue Networks started as a traditional networking company in 2002, and over the years, has enhanced its solutions to serve the current and future requirements of its customers. The company plans to widen its Fortinet portfolio to deliver a Fortinet Security Fabric approach to its existing customers by offering Firewall a Service-based solution from its data centre infrastructure in Frankfurt. “As Fortinet is one of our key partners, we want to gain more knowledge and sell more coordinate products,” concludes Ralph.
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Company
Blue Networks

Headquarters
Frankfurt, Germany

Management
Peer Kohlstetter, Executive Director

Description
To help companies design a new enterprise network and adapt it to the constantly growing requirements, Blue Networks offers a complete range of solutions and services in the areas of network, security and VoIP. With nearly two decades of experience in various network projects of large German companies and providers such as Fortinet, the company’s portfolio includes VPN solutions, VoIP telephony, HotSpot solutions, e-mail and web security, WLAN coverage and location, consultations, training and network monitoring