Jonathan Krull, Owner
As enterprise networks are becoming more complex every day, it has become cumbersome for businesses to interpret what is happening on a network. Organizations today cannot just rely on traditional signature-based threat detection solutions that are incapable of detecting unknown attacks and behaviors. As a result, they have been impelled to make a significant investment to increase visibility into the network as well as troubleshoot problems. While the challenge is alike for every entity, SMBs and government agencies are the hardest hit. They oftentimes lack the budget and talent base to holistically analyze network behavior and understand potential threats.
This is where Resilient Servers and Networks (RSAN) takes center stage. Grounded by a strong mission to keep clients’ servers and networks always working, this Fortinet partner is enabling businesses to analyze the activities on their network and adopt the right solutions to secure it. “We primarily work in emerging markets like South Africa and predominantly serve the government sector. Owing to a great shortage of skills, businesses here struggle to move forward and make decisions as to what they need to implement,” says Jonathan Krull, Owner, RSAN. He goes on to mention that many public organizations and schools in this region face network congestion due to a handful of individuals’ malicious activities that hinder their crucial daily workflow and hamper internet accessibility. To this end, RSAN implements FortiGate Firewalls to eliminate the need to manually monitor, control, and secure a network. Subsequently, clients can seamlessly run their everyday operations. “We have been successfully deploying FortiGate for ten years.
It has proven to be a robust, reliable, and resilient platform for protecting organizations from internal and external network threats,” adds Krull. “I love the expression on clients’ faces when they finally get control of their network and visibility into it after the implementation.”
Historically, the implementation of cybersecurity solutions has revolved around the deployment of a firewall on the network edge, but that is no longer the case. The world today has moved to cloud services. Even government entities are massively adopting cloud services owing to the increase in remote working trends due to COVID-19. That is why RSAN implements FortiClient—an integrated endpoint protection platform—on every laptop connected to a network, providing automated next-generation threat protection, visibility, and control of software and hardware across the security fabric. It automatically identifies and remediates vulnerable and compromised hosts across the network.
Having such a comprehensive approach, RSAN has gleaned a legion of clients over the years. For instance, a large college approached the company in a panic situation as students could not check their results due to congested internet networks. Even after provisioning additional internet capacity, their systems did not work. RSAN implemented FortiGate for them, and within two minutes, the team could pinpoint the exact problem. By simply blocking the malicious traffic, the client could free up all the network width needed.
With many such successes under its hat, RSAN is now planning to expand its footprint to other markets beyond the Eastern Cape region. “We plan to expand our reach into the rest of the provinces of the country as no limitation or impediment is restricting us from trading anywhere in South Africa and maximizing the advantage of a common currency and language,” says Krull. The company believes in establishing a solid base and sustainable growth. Moving ahead, they are looking forward to acquiring a few small network companies to be able to service customers better and gain market share. “One of our businesses’ core values is continuous learning. We employ individuals driven by a constant zeal to learn more and find solutions or answers to problems. Also, our small and agile organization means we can quickly address clients’ needs and design effective solutions for them,” concludes Krull.