Structured and Siklu MultiHaul radios deliver large-scale, interference-free point-to-point (P2P) and point-to-multipoint (P2MP) communication for environmentally challenged businesses. When ingested by horses and cattle, high-quality Alfalfa and Timothy hay provide excellent nutritional benefits. Unfortunately, sensitive Wi-Fi gear doesn’t fare as well on the same diet. Regardless of the commodity, agribusinesses face unique technology challenges compared to other industries. Distance, pollen and dust are aggravating factors that occur on every agricultural campus – and the network simply must work in spite of them. Faced with that fact, guaranteeing robust and reliable network connectivity on a large, bustling agribusiness campus can be a challenging and expensive undertaking. Often, the technology must be ruggedized and specialized to deal with the relatively harsh environmental conditions associated with farming, ranching and other kinds of agribusiness. The backstory One of Structured’s foremost agribusiness clients, a leading exporter of hay and straw, faced exactly this dilemma. Their specific problem? Providing both wired and wireless network connectivity within five large barns and three office buildings, while also providing outdoor Wi-Fi. Their goal was to offer network connectivity capable of providing internet access for employees, guests, VoIP phones, security cameras, barcode scanners, and IoT devices such as scales and…

Structured Extends PCI Compliance Services to Canada

PCI Compliance Canada

These services will provide Canadian customers with greater choice and access to a deep bench of regulatory compliance experts across North America. PORTLAND, Ore. (Feb. 6, 2024) – Structured is pleased to announce it is extending its Payment Card Industry (PCI) consulting services to Canadian merchants and service providers. As a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)…

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Structured Strategist Bill Tracy Promoted to Chief Revenue Officer

Structured Chief Revenue Officer

Tracy’s promotion marks a significant step in Structured’s evolution as an elite national provider of information technology solutions, managed IT services, and cybersecurity and compliance consulting. PORTLAND, Ore. (Jan. 30, 2024) – Structured is thrilled to announce the promotion of Bill Tracy, a 22-year veteran of the company and current vice president of technology solutions,…

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Keeping Your Power Protected

Rural Electric Cooperative Utility Poles

Structured provides a powerful boost to a rural electric cooperative by building a simplified, easy-to-manage, enterprise-grade IT infrastructure. A great irony for many rural power companies is that finding an attentive and responsive IT solution provider can feel like walking alone in the dark. This was the case for an 85-year-old rural electric cooperative serving…

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Data Location with VDI in 2024

Data Location Cloud and On-Premises

By Jonathon Wiggins, Structured Sr. Systems Engineer -- My job has always been to give end-users access to their data through published applications or desktops. Before the cloud, when all applications and data were in an on-premises data center, things operated smoothly without much complexity. Today, it’s no secret that more companies – like Microsoft…

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Surviving Fire and Flood: A Juniper Preserve Case Study

Juniper Preserve Case Study Image

Structured works with Juniper Preserve to protect operations and establish an IT architecture for bouncing back faster after disaster. “Fire” was the word on everyone’s mind at the beautiful Juniper Preserve, a premier resort community in remote Central Oregon. Nestled amidst an ancient juniper forest and flanked by the Cascade Mountains, the possibility of destructive…

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Structured Launches Data Analytics and Process Automation Services

Data Analytics and Process Automation

These new services will provide customers with clearer business insights emerging from disparate, complex datasets as well as significant digital process improvements across the organization. PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 29, 2023) – Companies struggling to automate time-consuming digital processes or make informed business decisions from siloed, disjointed data now have a lifeline from Structured. Structured today…

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Meeting Cyber Insurance Mandates: Help for CISOs

Cyber Insurer

A Structured Blog -- Today’s CISOs must surely feel as if EVERYONE is looking over their shoulder -- adversaries and allies alike -- probing for risk and vulnerabilities. And they would be right to feel that way. Ransomware’s insidious rise, combined with enhanced civil and criminal penalties for negligent corporate boards and C-suite executives, placed…

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Structured Reigns in Three Key Metrics, Ascends to CRN Triple Crown

Structured CRN 2023 Triple Crown

Top-tier technical expertise, strong corporate earnings, and significant year-over-year growth elevate Structured into ‘extraordinary’ ranking among North American solution providers. PORTLAND, Ore. (Oct. 9, 2023) – We are honored to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Structured as a 2023 Triple Crown Award winner. This award shines a spotlight on…

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MGM Hack: What Happened and How to Prevent Future Attacks

MGM Hack Don't Gamble with Ransomware

By Structured Director of Cloud Security Collin Miller and Structured Director of Governance, Risk & Compliance Rob Wayt -- On September 11, 2023, MGM Resorts International, the owner and operator of some of the most popular casinos and hotels in Las Vegas, announced that it had experienced a cyberattack. The attack caused significant disruption to…

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Network Security Engineer’s Ultimate Guide to SD-Branch to support your journey to Zero-Trust Architecture

Welcome, fellow network security engineers, to this comprehensive guide on fortifying your organization's Software-Defined Branch (SD-Branch) configuration against potential threats. In today's fast-paced digital world, businesses are increasingly adopting Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) solutions to enhance network agility, improve user experience, and reduce operational costs. As these modern SD-Branch infrastructures continue to gain traction,…

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