Rogers: driving connectivity and tech innovation in Canada
Founded in 1960, Ted Rogers believed in the power of communication to enlighten, embolden, and entertain. From modest beginnings Rogers has developed into a ‘formidable technology and media company’.
“At the heart of it, we connect people, businesses and communities to each other, and to the world around them. It’s why we wake up each and every day — to connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives.”
Striving to provide Canadians with the best
“Our customers and audiences come first. We strive to always be clear, simple and fair as we connect them to the people and things that matter most.”
Networks & 5G
Via its network and 5G capabilities Rogers strives to connect Canadians across the country’ trusted networks, and leading the way when it comes to 5G technology innovation.
“Our reliable network connects Canadians to what matters, from family check-ins to life-saving 911 emergency services. Backed by innovative partnerships, we are leading the way with 5G.”
Being one of the first national carriers to introduce ‘worry-free’ unlimited data plans across the country, Rogers is paving the way when it comes to 5G connectivity, via its three wireless brands - Rogers, Fido and Chatr.
“We offer choice and enable connection – to family, to friends, to experiences – so that everything that matters is in the palm of your hand.”
As part of its services Rogers provides its customers looking to connect their home with dependable and personalised WiFi. “Connected home brings seamless, simple technology for your lifestyle.”
In support of filmmakers and the power of documentary, Rogers provides its industry leading content platform known as ‘Rogers Sports & Media’s suite’ that entertains, informs and engages Canadians.
Built on ‘the dream of a pioneering entrepreneur’, Rogers drives that spirit within its services in order to help organisations power their business and drive innovation. Rogers is committed to investing in technologies and infrastructure to serve its business customers.
“At Rogers, the entrepreneurial spirit is part of our DNA. Ever since our founder Ted Rogers took out a small loan to purchase Canada’s first FM radio station, we’ve been committed to fostering the growth of Canadian business.”
Rogers’ response to COVID-19
“We know that there is a lot of uncertainty in your daily life right now. One of the things you don’t have to worry about is staying connected.”
By harnessing its 60 years of experience, Rogers is continuously supporting people, communities and businesses in Canada to move #ForwardTogether and maintain connectivity to the information and technology needed.
Check Point: Securing the future of enterprise IT
Cybersecurity solutions provider Check Point was founded in 1993 with a mission to secure ‘everything,’ and that includes the cloud. Conscious that nothing remains static in the digital world, the company prides itself on an ability to integrate new technology with its solutions. Across almost three decades in operation, Check Point, with its team of over 3,500 experts, has become adept at protecting networks, endpoints, mobile, IoT, and cloud.
“The pandemic has been somewhat of an accelerator in the evolution of cyber risk,” explains Erez Yarkoni, Global VP for Cloud Business. “We had remote workers and cloud adoption a long time beforehand, but now the volume and surface area is far greater.” Formerly a CIO for several big-name telcos before joining Check Point in 2019, Yarkoni considers the cloud to be “part of [his] heritage” and one of modern IT’s most valuable tools.
Check Point has three important ‘product families’, Quantum, CloudGuard, and Harmony, with each one providing another layer of holistic IT protection:
- Quantum: secures enterprise networks from sophisticated cyber attacks
- CloudGuard: acts as a scalable and unified cloud-native security platform for the protection of any cloud
- Harmony: protects remote users and devices from cyber threats that might compromise organisational data
However, more than just providing security, Yarkoni emphasises the need for software to be proactive and minimise the possibility of threats in the first instance. This is something Check Point assuredly delivers, “the industry recognises that preventing, not just detecting, is crucial. Check Point has one platform that gives customers the end-to-end cover they need; they don't have to go anywhere else. That level of threat prevention capability is core to our DNA and across all three product lines.”
In many ways, Check Point’s solutions’ capabilities have actually converged to meet the exact working requirements of contemporary enterprise IT. As more companies embark on their own digital transformation journeys in the wake of COVID-19, the inevitability of unforeseen threats increases, which also makes forming security-based partnerships essential. Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) sought out Check Point for this very reason when it was in the process of selecting Microsoft Azure as its cloud provider. “Let's be clear: Azure is a secure cloud, but when you operate in a cloud you need several layers of security and governance to prevent mistakes from becoming risks,” Yarkoni clarifies.
The partnership is a distinctly three-way split, with each bringing its own core expertise and competencies. More than that, Check Point, HOOPP and Microsoft are all invested in deepening their understanding of each other at an engineering and developmental level. “Both of our organisations (Check Point and Microsoft) are customer-obsessed: we look at the problem from the eyes of the customer and ask, ‘Are we creating value?’” That kind of focus is proving to be invaluable in the digital era, when the challenges and threats of tomorrow remain unpredictable. In this climate, only the best protected will survive and Check Point is standing by, ready to help.
“HOOPP is an amazing organisation,” concludes Yarkoni. “For us to be successful with a customer and be selected as a partner is actually a badge of honor. It says, ‘We passed a very intense and in-depth inspection by very smart people,’ and for me that’s the best thing about working with organisations like HOOPP.”