Intelligent CIO North America Issue 25 | Page 8


Kenergy and Conexon Connect enhance broadband across rural Kentucky

Conexon Connect ’ s first partnership in the state of Kentucky . The Connect network , powered by Kenergy , will deliver world-class Internet service to homes and businesses served by Kenergy with the goal of expanding fiber broadband access to all of Kenergy ’ s 49,000 members .
“ The start of this project marks a new stage for Conexon Connect as we bring fiber Internet to rural areas of Kentucky for the first time . We are very excited to work closely with the Kenergy team to make this possible for co-op members ,” said Randy Klindt , Conexon Founding Partner and Conexon Connect CEO .
“ The partnership shows the dedication of both organizations to improving the lives of individuals living in rural areas .”

Conexon Connect has been selected by Kenergy to deliver highspeed fiber Internet access across rural Kentucky .

The co-operative is partnering with Connect to launch and deploy a near 7,200-mile fiber-to-the-home ( FTTH ) network , representing
Kenergy ’ s near US $ 150 million network is expected to be completed within three years . The fiber-optic network will offer members access to symmetrical ( same upload and download speeds ) gigabit Internet .
Additionally , it will provide a reliable , clear phone service and enable the future benefits of smart grid capabilities to the electrical infrastructure , including improved power outage response times , better load balancing and more efficient electricity delivery .

Juniper Networks vSRX achieves top rating from CyberRatings . org

Juniper Networks , a leader in secure , AI-driven networks , has received a ‘ AAA ’ rating in the first-ever Cloud Network Firewall evaluation by CyberRatings . org , a nonprofit member organization .

It provides transparency and expert guidance on cybersecurity risks via research and objective product testing .
This is the latest in a series of third-party tests , analyst reports and customer wins that validate Juniper ’ s Connected Security portfolio , which sets the bar for security effectiveness , performance , scale and cost savings across a wide array of use cases – from Zero Trust data centers and workload protection – to secure SD-WAN and SASE transformation .
CyberRatings tested Juniper Networks vSRX Virtual Firewall deployed within an AWS environment , a deployment scenario that has become a popular use case with public cloud usage expected to grow 20.4 % in 2022 , according to Gartner . Juniper vSRX achieved top scores across all five tested categories .
“ We are incredibly proud of this achievement . Our vSRX not only scored a ‘ AAA ’ rating , but also received the highest possible results
Samantha Madrid , Group VP of Security
Business and Strategy at Juniper Networks
in every category in the CyberRatings test ,” said Samantha Madrid , Group VP of Security Business and Strategy at Juniper Networks .
“ Customers are telling us that in light of on-going geo-political difficulties and economic constraints , 100 % security effectiveness coupled with performance that lowers OPEX costs is more important than ever .”
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