FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 A.M. EST, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Raleigh NC, September 25, 2012: VMTraining, a global leader in virtualization training and Ultimate Bootcamp® solutions to the training center industry, announces its partnership with mile 2®, a leading information technology security and penetration testing training provider to expand its course offerings worldwide. This strategic alliance will allow VMTraining to serve the rapidly growing demand for security training for corporate and government virtual infrastructures, improve identifying and closing vulnerabilities that can be exploited in virtual environments, and combat the rapid increase in sophisticated attacks designed to access vital information housed on virtual servers.
VMTraining has trained and certified over 8000 professionals from small, medium, to large organizations around the globe how to migrate from physical to virtual infrastructures, and today is announcing its partnership to offer cutting edge security training focused on securing virtual infrastructures and preventing intrusions from unwanted attacks.
“Beware the hacker. As technology evolves, one would think security is keeping up. Not exactly. If history is anything to go by, getting hacked — sometimes more than once — is inevitable. In the last week alone, two tech companies came under fire when Russian hackers reportedly published 6 million LinkedIn user passwords; eHarmony experienced a similar cyber-attack, possibly by the same group… LinkedIn’s password debacle doesn’t even scratch the surface. No one is safe it seems — and even the mightiest companies are vulnerable to a shrewd hacker’s code.” – CNN Money, June 2012
“Headlines like this support the idea that security must be a priority and not overlooked in new infrastructure implementations and migrations”, says Scott Kanady, Chief Operating Officer of VMTraining. “We have made it a priority to teach our students that security is an imperative part of virtual infrastructure management. We seek out the highest quality training solutions to address the challenges professionals encounter in the real world. Our partnership with mile2® will fill out our mandate to provide the highest security training programs to our partners and customers.”
“Cyber security is no longer a luxury, it’s a requirement to function in the electronic age!” says Raymond Friedman, CEO and President of mile2®. “Our chief objective now is to get the word out and work through our learning channels and training partners worldwide. That’s the number one reason as to why we formed this strategic relationship with VMTraining. They understand the global needs of our industry and maintain the same high standard of instructional services as we do. By aligning ourselves with them, it should allow our footprint to expand and empower one another to deliver an evolving cyber security training and consulting solution to customers world-wide.”
About VMTraining (vmtraining.net) VMTraining is a leading provider of customizable virtual infrastructure and information technology training solutions headquartered in Raleigh North Carolina with global operations in more than 30 countries and territories including Mexico, Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Pakistan, Singapore, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Australia, the Caribbean, Middle East and Asia. VMTraining is the owner of the Ultimate Bootcamp® brand and author of more than a dozen courses specializing in teaching IT professionals how to manage virtual infrastructure environments.
About mile2® (www.mile2.com) Mile2® was developed in response to the threat of corporate and national information security attacks in the aftermath of 9/11. Mile2® designs, develops, and delivers Information Security training and Information Assurance services that meet military, government, private sector and institutional specifications. Presently, mile2® has training locations in over 30 countries and has instructed over 25,000 students since its inception.