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Raytheon, MetTel establish alliance to secure government, industry communications networks

IoT Journal: Raytheon and MetTel has announced a global security partnership to protect government and commercial communications networks against growing cybersecurity threats, including those that exploit the proliferating Internet of Things (IoT). The companies will provide a range of tactical ...

20 Nov

Rethink IoT News ATW 186: Around The Web Roundup

ReTHINK: Raytheon and MetTel have announced a new global security alliance, which they are aiming at governments and industrial customers, looking to protect legacy systems and IoT. ... Read full article >  ...

20 Nov

Raytheon, MetTel establish alliance to secure government, industry communications networks

Intelligence Community News: Raytheon of Waltham, MA and New York, NY-based MetTel announced on November 16 a global security alliance to protect government and commercial communications networks against growing cybersecurity threats, including those that exploit the proliferating Internet of Thi...

19 Nov

Raytheon, MetTel Forge Comms Network Cyber Defense Partnership; John DeSimone Comments

Executive Biz: MetTel and Raytheon have formed a partnership to offer cybersecurity platforms and services designed to help government and commercial organizations safeguard their communications networks from cyber vulnerabilities and other threats associated with the adoption of internet-connect...

17 Nov

Raytheon, MetTel Ally to Secure Government, Industry Networks

IoT Evolution: In a recent release, Raytheon and MetTel have announced a global security alliance to protect government and commercial communications networks against growing cybersecurity threats, including Internet of Things (IoT) threats. The companies said they will provide a range of cybers...

17 Nov

MetTel-Raytheon alliance targets EIS opportunities

Washington Technology: MetTel has formed an alliance with Raytheon to bring a broad a range of combined cybersecurity offerings into the federal market. Raytheon is part of MetTel’s team for the General Services Administration's $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract awarded i...

16 Nov

VMware’s VeloCloud Acquisition: What’s Ahead for SD-WAN

Channel Partners: VMware’s acquisition of VeloCloud Networks fits its strategy to compete with Cisco and could mark a watershed moment for SD-WAN. The recently announced deal brings VeloCloud into the VMware fold as an enhancement to VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform. VM...

06 Nov

VMware Buys Networking Specialist VeloCloud

Enterprise Tech: VMware has moved deeper into the networking sector with its deal to acquire a startup focused on wide-area networks used to connect datacenters. The company (NYSE: VMW) confirmed Thursday (Nov. 2) it is acquiring VeloCloud Networks, a provider of cloud-based, software-defined ...

02 Nov

VMware acquires VeloCloud Networks, charts SD-WAN strategy

Fierce Telecom: VMware has signed a deal to acquire VeloCloud Networks, a move that clearly signals the pending consolidation of the crowded SD-WAN vendor space. Upon completing the transaction, VMware can build on the brand recognition it created for its VMware NSX virtualization platform while ...

02 Nov

Podcast: Apple selects MetTel to be the 6th carrier to partner with them and their mobile iPhone technology

Telecom Reseller: Max Silber, VP of Mobility at MetTel, speaks to Don Witt of The Channel Daily News, a TR publication, about their recent selection by Apple to make them one of the few carrier partners to deliver Apple mobile iPhone technology to businesses through their channel. MetTel services...

23 Oct

Telecom Industry Vet Diana Gowen Named MetTel Federal Program GM, SVP

GovConWire: Diana Gowen, a 30-year telecommunications and networking industry veteran, has joined New York-based communications firm MetTel as general manager and senior vice president of federal program. Gowen will work through the company’s Washington, D.C.-based office as she helps MetTel ...

18 Oct

MetTel Named Apple Partner, Now Selling Latest iPhones Through Partners And Direct To Businesses

CRN: Communications service provider MetTel, one of six Apple carrier partners, is now selling iPhone 8 and 8 Plus for its enterprise customers. MetTel's business customers can now purchase the latest iOS device through the provider, along with their enterprise mobility management and communicati...

18 Oct

iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus Available Now at MetTel

Light Reading: MetTel today announced it is offering the new generation iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Customers can purchase iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at MetTel.net. "iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have many innovative features that make them the preferred productivity tools of the enterprise," said Ma...

18 Oct

MetTel taps Qwest, MCI veteran Gowen to lead federal team, expands D.C. office to support EIS contract

Fierce Telecom: MetTel has officially named Diana Gowen, an expert in government communications services, as its new general manager and SVP for its federal program. A 30-plus year veteran of the telecommunications and networking industry in the federal contracting space, Gowen will oversee signi...

18 Oct

Gowen takes over as lead of MetTel’s federal business

Washington Technology: Lightning strikes a second time for Diana Gowen as she takes the reins of a MetTel’s federal practice. The appointment comes in the wake of MetTel being named one of the 10 primes on the General Services Administration’s massive Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions con...

17 Oct

Fleet Management Solutions Offer IoT Connectivity

Facility Executive: Fleet Management Solutions from MetTel are a set of technology innovations to help companies and municipal governments activate their mobile workforce and vehicle fleet assets with IoT connectivity. The new offering taps into the needs of businesses undergoing digital transf...

11 Oct

MetTel aims to completely digitize your fleet management

New offering harnesses telematics, mobile devices, mobile network connectivity and mobile applications into an integrated package to accelerate workflow FleetOwner: Communications company MetTel this week announced a new set of technology innovations to help companies and municipal governments...

05 Oct

MetTel Offers New Fleet-Management Solutions for Internet of Things

IOT Journal: MetTel, a leading communications company, today announced a new set of technology innovations to help companies and municipal governments activate their mobile workforce and vehicle fleet assets with IoT connectivity - MetTel's Fleet Management Solutions. ... Read full article ...

05 Oct

New Fleet Management Solution from MetTel

Fleet News Daily: The new offering taps into the needs of businesses undergoing digital transformation by harnessing telematics, mobile devices, mobile network connectivity and mobile applications all rolled into an integrated package that accelerates workflow through mobile workforce management ...

05 Oct

MetTel Offers Connected Workforce Management Product

Trunkinginfo: New York City-based MetTel will offer a mobile workforce solution called Fleet Management Solutions to help companies and municipal governments connect their workforce and vehicle fleet assets to the internet. ... Read full article >...

04 Oct

MetTel’s New Fleet Management Solutions Turn Mobile Assets into Business Results

Supply Chain Dive: Helping Trucking, Pharma, Transportation and Food Distribution Companies Create the IoT-Powered Mobile Workforce ... Read full article >...

04 Oct

New MetTel Fleet Management Offering Turn Mobile Assets into Business Results

IoT Innovator: Communications company MetTel announced Wednesday a new set of technology innovations to help companies and municipal governments activate their mobile workforce and vehicle fleet assets with IoT connectivity – MetTel’s Fleet Management Solutions. ... Read full article &...

04 Oct

MetTel Offers Connected Workforce Management Product

Automotive Fleet: New York City-based MetTel will offer a mobile workforce solution called Fleet Management Solutions to help companies and municipal governments connect their workforce and vehicle fleet assets to the internet. ... Read full article >...

04 Oct

MetTel’s New Fleet Management Offering Packages IoT As A Complete Solution For Channel Partners

CRN: Communications solution provider MetTel revealed its Fleet Management Solutions on Wednesday, a set of technologies that together, offer a complete IoT solution for transportation and asset tracking. Solution providers have struggled with piecing together IoT solutions for their end cus...

04 Oct

Round 1 of EIS task orders expected in October

FCW: The General Services Administration has aggregated the web planning sites all of the 10 winners of its $50 billion next-generation telecommunications contract at its Interact site, providing agencies with a more comprehensive view of what services they can get and how to get them. ... ...

20 Sep

Across The Telecom Spectrum: 6 Moves That Made Waves In The Channel In August

CRN: The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) selected 10 service providers with advanced software-defined networking technology and expertise as winners of its 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract. ... Read full article >...

01 Sep

AI and low-code development top hot BPM trends

TechTarget, featuring MetTel's Vice President of Network Services, Ed Fox: BPM is a systematic approach to improving a company's workflow in the face of constant changes, and those projects have usually been complex, resource-intensive and laborious. However, new BPM trends center on automating w...

30 Aug

SD-WAN Security a Headache?

Light Reading, featuring MetTel's Vice President of Network Services, Ed Fox: One of the early challenges in the burgeoning SD-WAN market is addressing security, and that includes both the reality and the customer perception of how secure this new service offering can be. For example, service pro...

09 Aug

What it will take to make carriers bullish on EIS

FCW, featuring MetTel's Federal Practice Leader, Diana Gowen: As federal agencies move to the General Services Administration's recently awarded $50 billion telecommunications contract, carriers who will supply services under it hope agencies reach a little bit with their plans to move from their...

07 Aug

Podcast: MetTel wins the opportunity to supply 9 solutions in the GSA $50 billion enterprise infrastructure solution

Telecom Reseller: Everyone at MetTel is a happy camper these days. With the news of the winning companies being released, MetTel was one of them. Ed Fox, VP of Network Service and Diana Gowen, Federal Practice Leader share their excitement and good news with Don Witt of The Channel Daily News, a ...

03 Aug

AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon, and MetTel win spots on GSA’s $50B EIS contract

Fierce Telecom: AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon, and MetTel are among a group of 10 companies to secure a seat on the General Services Administration’s (GSA) 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract. ... Read full article >...

02 Aug

10 companies win spots on GSA’s $50B telecom contract

Federal Times: The General Services Administration announced the winners of its next-generation telecom contract, Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS), intended to be the go-to vehicle for agencies — civilian and defense — looking for telecom services. The new contract — set to replace...

02 Aug

GSA awards $50B EIS contract to 10 telecom companies

FedScoop: After almost two years in development, the General Services Administration has awarded its $50 billion contract that will impact the way agencies buy network and telecommunications products and services for the next decade and a half. GSA officials said on FedBizOpps that the mega-contr...

01 Aug

GSA Awards $50 Billion EIS Contract to 10 Telecom Companies

MeriTalk: The General Services Administration on Aug. 1 awarded a maximum 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract to 10 telecommunications companies. The awardees include AT&T, BT Federal, Qwest Government Services (doing business as Centurylink QGS), Core Tech...

01 Aug

GSA names 10 primes for $50B EIS contract

FCW: A mix of 10 telecommunications companies and systems integrators are winners under the government's $50 billion next-generation telecommunications contract. AT&T, BT Federal, Centurylink, Core Technologies, Granite Telecommunications, Harris Corp., Level 3 Communications, Manhattan Tele...

01 Aug

GSA chooses 10 for $50B EIS telecom contract

Washington Technology: AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon, and MetTel are among a group of 10 companies to secure a seat on the General Services Administration’s (GSA) 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract. ... Read full article >...

01 Aug

GSA Awards $50B EIS Telecom Contract to 10 Companies

GovCon Wire: Ten companies have been awarded positions on the General Services Administration’s $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract, replacing Networx as the government go-to for telecommunication services, according to a GSA release issued on FedBizOpps today. ... Rea...

01 Aug

GSA picks 10 vendors for $50B next-gen telecom contract

Federal News Radio: The General Services Administration awarded 10 companies a spot on the $50 billion next generation telecommunications contract called Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS). Almost two years after GSA issued the request for proposals for EIS, the agency opened the door to ...

01 Aug

IoT Channel Chronicles: MetTel Connects The IoT Dots With New Single SIM Chip

CRN: MetTel's New Single SIM Takes On IoT MetTel launched a new Single SIM last week that the company said will automatically connects devices to the strongest signal – so that Internet of Things devices will have the best connectivity regardless of location. ... Read full article >...

21 Jun

IoT Chip for Real-Time Product Status

MH&L: IoT Chip for Real-Time Product Status  MetTel has launched IoT Single SIM, which is designed to ensure the best possible connectivity no matter the device or location. It securely connects devices automatically to the Internet of Things via the four major U.S. and 650 worldwide carr...

21 Jun

MetTel Debuts Intelligent IoT Single SIM

Channel Partners: PRESS RELEASE — New York – The futuristic dream of the universal, invisible and always-on Internet of Things (IoT) is coming into view with the first SIM that intelligently roams to identify and automatically connect to the strongest signal globally, MetTel announced today. ...

21 Jun

MetTel launches single SIM for IoT to autoconnect devices to strongest signal

Fierce Wireless: MetTel is touting its single SIM for automatically connecting IoT devices to the strongest signal via the four major U.S. operators—Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint—and 650 carriers worldwide. Before settling on cellular standards-based IoT, the company considered score...

15 Jun

MetTel Takes IoT Anywhere With Single SIM

Light Reading: MetTel launched the IoT Single SIM today, a cloud-connected chip that connects automatically to the strongest signal in any location. MetTel claims that this is the first Single SIM that can securely and automatically connect devices to the IoT with the strongest signal via the fou...

15 Jun

MetTel launches first IoT single SIM that auto connects devices to strongest signal

AJOT: Cloud-Connected Chip Securely Tracks Products, Connects Devices and Solves Real-Time Supply Issues with Largest Network of 650+ Carriers in 165 Countries New York - The futuristic dream of the universal, invisible and always-on Internet of Things (IoT) is coming into view with the first...

15 Jun

MetTel Wants To Give Connected Devices The Strongest Signal With New IoT Single SIM

CRN: MetTel on Thursday launched a new Single SIM that the company said will automatically connects devices to the strongest signal – so that Internet of Things devices will have the best connectivity regardless of location. Max Silber, vice president of mobility and IoT at MetTel, said that the I...

15 Jun

MetTel Launches First IoT Single SIM

Light Reading: The futuristic dream of the universal, invisible and always-on Internet of Things (IoT) is coming into view with the first SIM that intelligently roams to identify and automatically connect to the strongest signal globally, MetTel announced today. MetTel, a fast-growing communications...

15 Jun

Master Agent TBI ‘Going Big’ With Its Partners On SD-WAN

CRN: Master agent Telecom Brokerage Inc. (TBI) believes that of all solutions on the market today, SD-WAN is among the biggest revenue-driving opportunities for channel partners. The Chicago-based master agent is the self-proclaimed authority in SD-WAN, having been the first to sell Verizon's flavor...

13 Jun

MetTel serves up innovation R&D lab, releases disaster recovery solution

Fierce Telecom: MetTel, a competitive business service provider, is giving its customer base a way to kick the tires on new products by launching its Customer Innovation Labs, a new research and development organization. The Customer Innovation Labs has facilities in New York City; Holmdel, New Jers...

02 Jun

MetTel Partners With Telestax To Develop Communications Apps, Services

Channel Partners: MetTel has entered a strategic partnership with Telestax, a Restcomm technology company, to deploy a communications platform-as-a-service (CPaaS) environment for use with the MetTel global network. The new environment will allow developers and clients in MetTel Customer Innovation ...

26 May

MetTel Partners With Telestax To Develop Communications Apps, Services

Telecom Reseller: MetTel is a Communications Service Provider that services customers on a global basis. Ed Fox, VP of Network Services and Technology explains to Don Witt of The Channel Daily News, a TR publication, why they are embracing the RestcommONE technology to provide enhanced communication...

24 May

Telestax Launches A Communications App Marketplace; Partners Can Contribute, Sell And Earn Revenue On Comms-Focused Apps

CRN: Communications application developer Telestax has introduced a marketplace that gives solution providers access to real-time messaging, voice and video applications that can be sold to business customers. The new RestcommOne Marketplace is powered by Telestax's Communications Platform-as-a-Ser...

23 May

Mr. CTO, Tear Down That Wall

UBB 2020: Breaking up traditional silos between information technology and operations departments accelerates service providers' ability to deploy virtualized, cloud and on-demand services for ultra-broadband projects. For years, enterprise IT departments -- including internal divisions within cable...

12 May

Partners Predict ‘Bidding War’ For Straight Path As Unnamed Company Tops AT&T’s $1.6B Offer

CRN: A new suitor for Straight Path Communications has thrown its hat in the ring, topping AT&T's bid by $200 million on Tuesday morning. As carriers double down on their 5G development plans, solution providers are expecting an all-out bidding war for Straight Path, which owns valuable millimet...

25 Apr

AT&T Arms Partners With IoT Starter Kit To Help Them Seize Recurring Revenue Opportunities

CRN: AT&T wants to help its partners take advantage of emerging opportunities -- and new revenue streams -- around the Internet of Things. The Dallas-based company is offering an IoT Starter Kit for prototyping IoT solutions, along with several resources that partners can use to determine their...

12 Apr

VeloCloud Unveils Security Technology Partner Program For Combined Security, SD-WAN Solutions

CRN: SD-WAN specialist VeloCloud on Tuesday introduced an SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program. The new program pairs VeloCloud's cloud-based SD-WAN technology with security solutions from some of the leading security vendors that enterprise customers are using in their branch offices, data ce...

11 Apr

Q&A With MetTel’s Ed Fox: What Users Need To Know About 3 Key Technologies

ITBOB: Businesses are latching on to newer technologies such as software-defined networking, the Internet of Things and unified communications to get closer to their customers and rein in the technology costs of doing business. But some businesses struggle to get a handle on some of that technology,...

28 Mar

Turning Big Data On Its Head: 4 Ways It Can Actually Improve Your IT Infrastructure

Inside Big Data, by MetTel's Ed Fox: Today there is more data being generated, analyzed and stored than ever before, from capturing online transactions and producing content, to analyzing social media interactions and wading through the information flowing to/from IoT devices – That’s a lot of ...

25 Mar

MetTel Lands Ingram Micro, DataXoom Alumnus

Channel Partners: MetTel is building its partner presence on the West Coast with the hiring of a channel veteran. Bryan Hagedon will oversee the expansion of MetTel’s channel in the western U.S. He will recruit master agents, MSPs and VARs for the digital communications solutions provider. "Bry...

24 Mar

Colliding stars, black holes and … SD-WAN?

RCR Wireless News, by MetTel's Ed Fox: Amid all the Mars hoopla, Elon Musk keeps calling for me (and everyone else) to volunteer for the inevitable colony that will ensure the long-term survival of the human race. Once I stopped laughing about my own potential career in space, I got to thinking abo...

27 Feb

How USDA used the cloud to boost efficiency

GCN, by MetTel's Keith Hochstin: It’s a recurring criticism about government: It squanders taxpayer dollars on $640 toilet seats and $37 screws. While such examples get significant and seemingly perpetual attention (the infamous toilet seats date back to the 1980s), what goes relatively unnoticed ...

10 Jan

EIS: The other transition

FCW: With a spring award planned for the next-generation, $50 billion, 15-year Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) telecommunications contract, the General Services Administration wants agencies to share the details of their transition efforts to help others with the shift....

30 Nov

CenturyLink, Verizon and competitors tout value in SD-WAN

Fierce Telecom: As service providers look to monetize their SDN investments – particularly as part of the services they offer to their business customers – Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) services are allowing them to use virtual networking to offer more efficiencies for multi-site businesses....

31 Aug

Why are SD-WANs taking off? Because they are secure, affordable and…

Network World, by MetTel's Eddie Fox: Software-defined Wide Area Networking is red hot.  It is safe to assume that, going forward, every multi-location business will rely on SD-WAN for a cost-effective, high-quality, unified network solution. In fact, IDC recently released a report predicting SD-W...

24 Aug

EarthLink taps VeloCloud as its SD-WAN partner, sets fall service launch

Fierce Telecom: EarthLink has named VeloCloud as one of its SD-WAN (software defined wide area network) vendor partners, signaling another step in the competitive provider’s plan to offer SD-WAN service for multi-site business customers. The service provider plans to launch a full-service SD-WAN...

09 Aug

EarthLink Taps VeloCloud for Its SD-WAN Services

eWeek: Service provider EarthLink later this year will launch a software-defined WAN service that will be based on technologies from vendor VeloCloud. Officials with the network services provider said the new service is part of a larger effort to offer businesses tools to help reduce their costs an...

09 Aug

August 2016 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft releases 9 security updates, 5 rated critical

Network World: For August 2016, Patch Tuesday isn’t too painful. Microsoft released nine security bulletins, five of which were rated critical due to remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities.Why so few this month? Michael Gray, vice president of technology at Thrive Networks, suggested... Re...

09 Aug

Bell Works Welcomes Its First Major Tenant: ICIMS

HOLMDEL – There was excitement and optimism in the soaring sun-filled atrium of the iconic Bell Works building Wednesday morning, as the news was celebrated that iCIMS, the rapidly growing local start-up company specializing in job applicant software services for human resource professionals, will...

21 Jul

Once largest empty building in nation signs 350,000 s/f tech tenant

With leasing momentum rapidly accelerating at Bell Works, Somerset Development today announced that renowned technology company iCIMS, Inc. will serve as anchor commercial tenant at the mixed-use development in Holmdel, New Jersey. Read full article >...

20 Jul

Tech company to become largest employer at former Bell Labs site

A technology company specializing in human resources software will soon occupy 350,000 square-feet at the former home of Bell Laboratories. The 2-million-square-foot site, situated along Crawfords Corner Road, was once teeming with the most prolific innovative minds. It spawned seven Nobel Prize wi...

20 Jul

Telarus, MetTel Get Together in New Master Agent Agreement

The master agent relationship is one that's brought a lot of benefit to a lot of companies, and recently, Telarus perked up its own partner agent roster with a new addition. It brought in MetTel, a communications solutions provider, to offer up a new slate of services to Telarus' network of agents. ...

12 Jul

July 2016 Patch Tuesday is more about Adobe Reader bugs than Microsoft

In a surprise turn according to experts, Adobe Reader bugs highlight the Patch Tuesday for July 2016 as Microsoft's Patch Tuesday release includes only 11 total bulletins, six of which were rated critical.Adobe Flash vulnerabilities were the star of last month's Patch Tuesday and experts said Adobe ...

12 Jul

Telarus, MetTel partner to boost mobility, managed communications offerings

Financial News: MetTel has formed a partnership with Telarus Inc., providing the Telarus network of partner agents access to MetTel´s suite of services, offering scalable platforms for enterprises with complex communications requirements, the companies said. Read full article >...

08 Jul

MetTel Adds Telarus As Master Agent

Channel Partners: MetTel, a leading communications solutions provider for enterprise businesses, today announced a strategic partnership with Telarus Inc., master agent and owner of VXSuite and national distributor of voice, data and cloud infrastructure services. Read full article >...

06 Jul

Bell Works lands N.Y. communications firm…

NJ Biz: Three more companies have signed leases to move to the former Bell Labs complex in Holmdel, owner Somerset Development announced Tuesday. New York City-based communications solutions company MetTel highlights the three new tenants at the facility now known as Bell Works. Read full articl...

05 Jul

The Right Communications Network for Your Franchise

Franchising USA: Maybe you’re building it from the ground up, or taking over and updating an existing location. Either way, there is a long checklist of items that need to be crossed off before even opening the doors, and another list needed to keep those doors open. Read full article >...

31 May

MetTel Unveils New SD-WAN Services

eWeek: MetTel, which offers managed communications services, is making the move into the fast-growing software-defined WAN space with a solution aimed at enterprise and midmarket customers. Company officials unveiled the new offering May 17... Read full article >...

17 May

MetTel Launches SD-WAN Offering With MPLS Integration

Channel Partners: MetTel announced on Tuesday an SD-WAN solution aimed at enterprise and midmarket customers that it says can reduce total WAN cost of ownership, improve application performance and make it simple to pull in branch offices... Read full article >...

17 May

MetTel challenges AT&T, Verizon with alternative SD-WAN solution

Fierce Telecom: MetTel has joined the competitive carrier movement to offer a SD-WAN service for enterprise and medium-sized business, challenging incumbent players like AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) with an alternative service. Read full article >...

17 May

Patch Tuesday: ‘Critical’ security patches for Adobe Flash and IE

Computing: A series of "critical" security patches for Adobe Flash, Internet Explorer and Windows were issued overnight in May's Patch Tuesday releases. "This one of more intense Patch Tuesdays in a while. Make.. Read full article >...

11 May

Patch Tuesday: Adobe Flash Player patch on the way…

SC Magazine: Adobe's May Patch Tuesday offering featured just a single bulletin, APSB16-14, that contained 97 CVEs for its Acrobat and Reader product lines, and the company also sent out an advisory for a Flash Player update expected to be released later this week. Read full article >...

10 May

Badlock vulnerability viewed as more hype than threat

​CSO: After a three-week delay, Badlock was released to the public on Tuesday, generating disappointment in the research community and relief in some cases, as administrators realized the issue isn't as critical as they previously thought. Read full article >...

12 Apr

Microsoft rated 6 of 13 security updates as critical…

Network World: For April 2016 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released 13 security bulletins, with six being rated as critical for remote code execution flaws and the patch for Badlock being among those rated only as important. Read full article >...

12 Apr

Microsoft, Samba Patch “Badlock” Vulnerability

​Security Week: Samba is an open-source interoperability software suite that provides file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Stefan Metzmacher, an employee of SerNet and member of the Samba Core Team, discovered that the tool is plagued by a vulnerability Read full article >...

12 Apr

MetTel Lands GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract Extension for Telecom…

Executive Biz: New York City-based communications services provider MetTel has received a contract extension from the U.S. General Services Administration to provide the company’s telecommunications and wireless network services to federal agencies. Read full article >...

30 Mar

FTC orders nine PCI auditors to share assessment details

CSO: The FTC is on a data breach enforcement roll. Last summer, the courts allowed it to fine companies with weak cybersecurity practices. Now, the FTC is taking a closer look at payments processing, checking to see how auditors measure compliance with industry rules. Read full article >...

10 Mar

3 Updates the Next Telecommunications Act Needs to Have

Telecom Ramblings: As we celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the 1996 Telecommunications Act last week, the main discussions centered on what it got right and what it got wrong. There’s no denying the impact the act had on the... Read full article >...

26 Feb

MetTel Hires Sprint Vet As Strategic Channels Director

Channel Partners: MetTel, which provides a large range of voice, data and network services, has appointed Eric Harvey as its new senior director of strategic channels... Read full article >...

25 Feb

From the air back to the ground–Telecoms are returning to their roots…

BetaNews: Outside of those directly involved in the telecommunications industry, what goes on behind the cellular and wireless networks may be a mystery.The truth is that telecoms is advancing just as fast as the rest of the world, and these quieter innovations are driving forces in the success of m...

22 Feb

Vendors still have questions as $50B telecom deadline approaches

​FCW: Only days before the deadline for proposals for its upcoming $50 billion next-generation telecommunications contract, the General Services Administration continues to handle questions from potential bidders and agency customers about the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract. But GSA...

17 Feb

Heading to the Super Bowl? Stay away from these apps.

Betanews: Last year’s Super Bowl brought in over  114.5 million viewers worldwide, and chances are even more are gearing up to watch the big game this weekend (we’ll let you decide if it’s for the football or the commercials). While much of the focus should be on the big screen broadcasting ...

05 Feb

MetTel Meeting Communications Needs Worldwide

MSP Today:  Provider of customized, integrated and managed communications solutions, MetTel (News - Alert) announces a global expansion project that will cater to enterprise businesses in over 170 countries, worldwide. Through this expansion, enterprise companies will have their needs met by ...

04 Dec

MetTel Supersizes Global Footprint to Over 170 Countries

Pipeline Pub:  International enterprise communications service provider MetTel today announced its expansion to over 170 countries worldwide, significantly boosting its capabilities to provide broad communications service to global enterprises... Read full article >...

02 Dec

AT&T Partner Exchange Summit Awards Recap

AT&T Partner Exchange:​ And the winners are...We love celebrating your success. So it should come as no surprise that the Awards Ceremony was one of our favorite moments from our 2nd annual AT&T Partner Exchange Summit. Jordan Spieth – professional golfer – joined us this year to help ...

10 Nov

Reality Check: IoT – from fad to fixture

​RCR Wireless: Technology is often viewed as an extra set of costs in organizations – from new software programs to hardware devices, there are always budgeting and training concerns associated with any changes or updates. The past few years have shown a changing trend in the world of... Re...

10 Nov

Keith Hochstin listed in New York Business Journal’s ‘People on The Move’

​New York Business Journal: Keith has led the Washington, D.C. location of MetTel's offices, and is now happy to lead the expanded location and employee count as MetTel continues to provide current and prospective customers and partners with the white glove support they are known for. Read ful...

04 Nov

VeloCloud drives SD-WAN into enterprise with MetTel partnership

Fierce Enterprise Communications: Many software-defined WAN vendors are leveraging cloud technology to improve control over the WAN and increase performance. In an interesting move, cloud-based SD-WAN vendor VeloCloud has partnered with managed communications provider MetTel to improve the performa...

26 Oct

5 Channel Ops: Dell World Update Bonanza, MetTel Shares 2016 Mobility Trends

Channel Partners: At this week’s AT&T Partner Exchange Summit I had a chance to chat with Max Silber, MetTel’s director of wireless services. For the second time, MetTel won the cowbell trophy as AT&T Mobile Services partner of the year; it also achieved platinum status, so Silber s...

23 Oct

VeloCloud Helps Orchestrate MetTel’s SD-WAN

SDX Central: On Thursday, VeloCloud Networks announced it had struck a deal with communications provider MetTel to deliverSD-WAN capabilities over the cloud into MetTel’s SD-WAN and MPLS services. New York-based MetTel provides managed communications services to enterprise customers by conve...

22 Oct

Solution Providers Up Their Game with AT&T Partner Exchange

AT&T: AT&T Partner Exchange is the only true reseller program in the industry that gives us access to the strategic wireline and wireless solutions our customers demand. And its collaborative, responsive culture is unmatched,” said Max Silber, vice president of mobility, MetTel. “We re...

21 Oct

AT&T Gives Partner Exchange Members New Tools

Channel Partners: We requested a Mobility Employee Sponsorship Program to help meet our customers’ needs, and AT&T Partner Exchange quickly delivered, allowing us to win more deals and drive incremental revenue," said Max Silber, vice president of mobility, MetTel. “The program also constan...

20 Oct

Can Your Heartbeat be Hacked?

Beta News by MetTel's Max Silber: It’s human nature to want to ensure the safety and security of our loved ones, financials, and health. From more complicated tasks such as selecting the safest car seat for a child to simple safety routines like looking both ways before crossing the street, secur...

12 Oct

Health IT tip of the day: Make the leap to mobile

Becker's Health IT: In the past, healthcare field workers have been limited by what technology is available. While caregivers and hospice workers play a vital role in our healthcare system, many are held back by outdated reporting techniques and poor connectivity in the field... MetTel's Max Silber...

24 Sep

Verizon, AT&T Are Changing Up the Carrier-Partner Sales Model

CRN: The relationship is warming up between carriers and solution providers. The traditional agent model between the two is morphing into a true reseller partnership, with partners doing the billing -- wrapping in their own managed services -- thanks to partner programs from the likes of AT&T a...

25 Aug

Part 2: How UC Brings Instant Satisfaction for Enterprise Communication

Telecom Ramblings, by MetTel's Gary Gluzman: In Part 1 of the series, we discussed the emergence of Unified Communications (UC) and the overwhelming desire to always be one step closer to making conversations as close to in-person as possible, without actually being in-person... Read full articl...

13 Aug

Part 1: The World of Communication – From Telegraphs to UC

Telecom Ramblings, by MetTel's Gary Gluzman: In the days of the Pony Express, it was a feat to connect a letter with its recipient across the country in two weeks’ time, with the fastest travel of news traversing coasts to deliver the news of Lincoln’s election taking almost eight days. Then ...

12 Aug

SDN: The Important Questions

NVF Zone, by MetTel's Ed Fox: Smart business leaders are constantly looking for ways to get an edge on their competition, regardless of context or subject—including their organization’s networking approach. Software-defined networking (SDN) exploded onto the scene in 2012 and has been an incr...

11 Aug

Mobile threat intelligence is a boon, but beware of information overload

Tech Republic: As mobile devices increasingly become the target of security threats, some organizations are applying cyber security tools specifically for threat intelligence. This provides real-time data feeds about potential threats and malicious attackers present online. Security decisions can t...

10 Aug

The Resurgence of the Business Landline

BetaNews, by MetTel's Ed Fox: With each new generation comes a new object, trend or fad that people point back to down the road and say "I remember the days when THAT was popular!" Baby boomers grew up with parents who told tales of walking uphill both ways to school... Read full article >...

03 Aug

Securing Cloud Systems with Mobile Employees

​Inc: The unfettered access and flexibility that mobile applications and cloud-based networks provide employees has been a boon for many small and medium-sized businesses. Is your cloud system secure? Take some simple yet important steps to increase security. MetTel's Max Silber weighs in... R...

21 Jul

The Future of Unified Communications

Pipeline: In the communications industry, “Unified Communications” (UC) has become a ubiquitous term. But what does that mean exactly? At the moment, UC is defined as the convergence of multiple communications platforms, facilitating real-time... Read full article >...

14 Jul

How to Use Threat Intel to Boost Mobile Security

​Network World: Security pros are recommending that companies integrate threat intelligence -- the real-time sharing of intelligence information about cyber security threats and malicious applications – with mobile device management platforms in order to improve mobile security... Read full ...

06 Jul

5G Deployment: The Long Road Ahead

Pipeline, by MetTel's ​Ed Fox: The hottest buzzword of the season? 5G. From telecommunications to healthcare, technologists are abuzz, speculating what a 5G network will mean for consumers and businesses alike. We’re consumed by the possibilities of a truly connected network—medical advances,...

24 Jun

Reality Check: Using the ‘BEAM’ method for public Wi-Fi deployment

RCR Wireless News, by Thrive Network's Dylan O'Connor: It’s becoming commonplace for public facilities to offer free Wi-Fi to their customers, allowing them to browse online free of charge. While this has a clear benefit for the customers, what might not be so clear are the benefits for the busin...

23 Jun

Personalization in Enterprise Mobility

SIP Trunking Report, by MetTel's ​Ed Fox: The reigning trend in consumer technology? Personalization. From the wristband holding your wearable device to the speaking voice in your connected fridge, the next wave of technology is distinctly customizable. Consumers are hunting for products that are...

19 Jun

Google’s Project Fi: The Future of Mobility?

MobilityTechzone, by MetTel's Ed Fox: Last month, Google launched its next foray into communications: Project Fi. Consumers were buzzing with excitement at the prospect of a $20 a month wireless service with everyone’s favorite Silicon Valley giant that will actually pay users back for the minute...

05 May

Google Wants To Be Your Cellphone Carrier – Is Project Fi for You?

MainStreet: Money talks, and Project Fi, the new cellular service Google debuted today, speaks directly to consumers' budget-starved wallets. The service costs $20 a month for the basics -- talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering, and international coverage in more than 120 countries... MetTel's Ed Fox we...

22 Apr

The Latest Buzz(words) to Offer

TMCnet: The CLEC crowd is trying to move beyond the legacy services of network and minutes. Hard to do when customers still want to buy it. In much of the marketing, the services with the most buzz are: Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Managed WiFi and mobility. Read full article >...

22 Apr

Day by day: Enterprise mobility, BYOD and PCI DSS Compliance

Yahoo! News: The PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a compliance standard designed to guard payment card security. A retailer violating PCI-DSS compliance faces fines and penalties not to mention the ensuing lawsuits that come from a security breach of customer personally identifiable informati...

21 Apr

Day by day: Enterprise mobility, BYOD and PCI DSS Compliance

TechRepublic: PCI DSS compliance and enterprise mobility means MDM and device-level security. Read full article >...

21 Apr

Insufficient SMB security among major issues highlighted by reports

TechTarget: Channel partners weigh in on the state of the security landscape, which recent reports have revealed is troubled by deficient security plans and practices. Read full article >...

17 Apr

SMB Phone Hacking is Alive, Well and Thriving with VoIP

​TMCnet: Big data breaches of personal and credit card information have been in the news of late (Sony, Anthem, et al), but hackers are also making money the old-fashioned way: phone-hacking business lines. Read full article >...

13 Apr

Companies know where you went online. Now, they can follow you around in real life.

The Washington Post: It’s no secret that marketers and advertisers can track the sites you visit on the Internet, helping them learn about your lifestyle and tailor Web advertisements and promotional e-mails just for you. Read full article >...

11 Apr

Gravy Lands $7.6 Million Series A Financing To Expand Mobile/Local Products

Marketing Land: Gravy, a mobile/local behavioral marketing company, has announced a Series A funding round of $7.6 million. The investment comes from publishing giant Gannett Co., along with MetTel and Gravy’s current board chairman, Richard Braddock. Read full article >...

10 Apr

Facebook Denies EU Wrongdoing; Brands & Agencies Differ On Programmatic

AdExchanger: Last week, Belgian academics updated a report that accused Facebook of illegally tracking Internet users in the EU. Facebook has denounced the allegations, but on Thursday, it conceded that a “bug” had been responsible for the debacle. Read full article >...

10 Apr

A Leesburg marketing analytics company has landed $7.6 million in funding

Washington Business Journal: Marketing analytics startup Gravy has secured a $7.6 million Series A round led by Tysons-based publisher Gannett Co. Inc. and New York-based telecom provider MetTel. Read full article >...

08 Apr

Questions on the Road to 5G

TMCnet: Last month, the tech industry gathered at Mobile World Congress (MWC) to address the future of mobility. This year’s hottest topic? 5G. From healthcare professionals to the auto industry, everyone has something to gain from a high speed, low latency network. The possibilities seem endless,...

01 Apr

PCI DSS 3.0 is good, but not good enough

CS Magazine: Security – the topic of the year. With every new information leak (and there were a lot in 2014), end users are looking for ways to better protect themselves and keep their personal financial identity safe from hackers. What's the latest initiative to help the cause? PCI Data Security...

01 Apr

Tidbits and Interesting Things Part 140

TMCnet: Some interesting services around the sector. ADTRAN has field services that ITSP's can hire to perform site surveys and install Hosted VoIP deployments. (No idea about cabling, but that seems to be an issue for national providers. Local or regional providers tend to offer cabling for a pric...

25 Mar

Reader Forum: How to ensure your business phone systems are secure

RCR Wireless: Hackers have been featured on the news recently as credit cards and passwords have been obtained in breaches, leaving millions to worry about whether their bank accounts or e-mail addresses are secure. However, there is another area that unethical hackers are targeting that isn’t get...

23 Mar

Verizon Invites the Channel Once More

TMCnet: Jon Arnold wrote up a good review of Verizon's Broad Cloud offering (VCE). One glaring problem is that it targets in the SMB market. Read full article >...

20 Mar

MetTel and Gravy Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver First of Its Kind Local-Mobile Visit and Behavior Insights to Brands and Publishers

TMCnet: MetTel, a leading communications solutions provider for enterprise businesses and Gravy, the first mobile data analytics and predictive segmentation provider to unlock the "What and Why" behind customers' local offline behaviors, today announced a strategic partnership. The relationship will...

12 Mar

MetTel Appoints Gary Gluzman as Executive Director of Product Development

Telecom Ramblings: MetTel a leading communications solutions provider for enterprise businesses, today announced the appointment of Gary Gluzman to the position of executive director of Product Development. With technical roots in the information technology space, Gluzman has over 15 years of start...

11 Mar

MetTel Appoints Gary Gluzman as Executive Director of Product Development

TMCnet: MetTel a leading communications solutions provider for enterprise businesses, today announced the appointment of Gary Gluzman to the position of executive director of Product Development. With technical roots in the information technology space, Gluzman has over 15 years of startup and en...

11 Mar

Verizon 2015 PCI report: More achieve PCI compliance, but fail to keep it

TechTarget: The 2015 edition of the Verizon PCI report shows enterprises are, on the whole, getting better at achieving full PCI compliance. Unfortunately, few can sustain it. Read full article >...

11 Mar

People on the Move: Gary Gluzman

New York Business Journal: Gary brings over 15 years of start-up and enterprise experience into his new role, where we will focus on expanding MetTel's suite of solutions for enterprise to SMB businesses. Read full article >...

11 Mar

MetTel taps into the emerging managed Wi-Fi market

FierceTelecom: MetTel is serving up a new managed Wi-Fi service for its growing base of business customers that are increasingly adding mobile connectivity into their daily interactions with employees and customers....

04 Mar

MetTel Boosts Managed Service Portfolio with ADTRAN Bluesocket vWLAN

FierceTelecom: Managed service provider enables new revenue opportunities in growing managed Wi-Fi market. Read full article >...

04 Mar

MetTel Boosts Managed Service Portfolio with ADTRAN Bluesocket vWLAN

TMCnet: ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), today announced that MetTel, a leading communications solutions provider for enterprise businesses, is leveraging the ADTRAN  Bluesocket virtual WLAN (vWLAN®) solution to expand and strengthen its managed services portfolio Read full article >...

04 Mar

PCI DSS 3.0 Still Isn’t Enough

IT Br​iefcase: Following the data breaches of 2014 (think Home Depot, Target and Sony Entertainment Pictures), it’s clear that security should be top of mind for both businesses and consumers in 2015. Read full article >...

03 Mar

MetTel Mobile an MVNO that Provides Voice, Text and Data for Your Business

Best MVNO: MetTel Mobile, which is based out of NYC, pools voice, data and text together from the Verizon, Sprint and ATT networks so that you can have nationwide coverage for your business without worry of dead zones.  Through its proprietary... Read full article >...

08 Feb

MetTel Named a Finalist in 2015 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Telecom Ramblings: MetTel, a leading communications solutions provider for enterprise businesses, was named a finalist in the Customer Service Department of the Year – Telecommunications and the Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year – Technology Industries categories in the ninth annual S...

27 Jan

MetTel Achieves PCI DSS V3.0 Level 1 Compliance

Telecom Ramblings: MetTel, a leading communications solutions provider for enterprise businesses, today announced that it has officially achieved PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Version 3.0 Level 1 compliance. By subscribing to any of MetTel’s converged voice, data, wireles...

22 Jan

MetTel Achieves PCI DSS V3.0 Level 1 Compliance

​FierceTelecom: MetTel, a leading communications solutions provider for enterprise businesses, today announced that it has officially achieved PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Version 3.0 Level 1 compliance. By subscribing to any of MetTel's converged voice, data, wireless, c...

21 Jan