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Let Pulse ICE prevent Your Network from Being Frozen

The Threats

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Canada is due for an exceptionally frigid winter this year.

Although little can be done about the weather, there’s a lot you can do to keep your networking infrastructure resilient in the face of disaster, and keep your workforce and business operations on track when the latest storm or emergency strikes.

Nothing can place a company out in the cold than having its business operations interrupted by:

  • Spikes that result in congested and saturated connections
  • Infrastructure attacks such as outages, spikes, and brownouts
  • Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, floods, fires, and earthquakes
  • Malicious attacks such as viruses, worms, malware, internal sabotage, and theft

A halt in business operations is far more extensive than the immediate financial hit to the victimized organization. There are also legal ramifications, loss of customer confidence, and sometimes even the company’s very existence. To mitigate these dire consequences, organizations need plans to address these issues, so they can return to normal business operations as quickly as possible.

Spikes and disasters can occur at any time and at any place, yet they are not always predictable. So when they strike, businesses must have plans in place that can ensure business continuity. Business continuity planning centers around prevention, not cure. It is about being able to deal with events when they occur and taking the appropriate actions to reduce the impact of the loss during such incidents.

Let ICE Melt Away Your Concerns

Users of Pulse MAG/PSA Series Gateways can ensure business continuity through the company’s ICE license option. Short for “In Case of Emergency,” Pulse ICE ensures business continuity in the face of remote access outages caused by peak surges, natural disasters, and infrastructure and malicious attacks. With Pulse ICE, businesses can provide round-the-clock, real-time access to applications and services, along with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your resources are secured, protected, and available to network users — whether they be employees, partners, and other authorized users — from anywhere, at any time, on any Web-enabled device, including PCs, tablets, and smart phones.

Pulse ICE also offers seamless scalability, a feature that is particularly important for organizations faced with an ever-increasing remote workforce. It is particularly well-suited for organizations that must meet HIPAA, PCI DSS, FINRA, or other strict compliance objectives for ensuring continuity of operations in the event of a disaster or pandemic event.

Try IT, You’ll Like IT

From a best-practices perspective, users who have Pulse Secure MAG/PSA Series Pulse Gateways that have a Pulse ICE license option can “kick its tires” and put it through its paces by making it part of their emergency recovery drills.

With the realization that no organization — no matter how big, small, or profitable — can sustain even a minute of downtime in today’s breakneck marketplace, Pulse offers a number of flexible and cost-effective licensing options for ICE to suit the largest number of users, requirements, and budgets. For example, a Pulse Secure MAG4610 Pulse Gateway licensed for 100 concurrent users can add a MAGX600-ICE license to support 1,000 concurrent Gateway users during an unplanned event for 8 weeks. For more information, visit the Pulse MAG Series Appliance website or send email to

Need More Convincing?

For a limited time, Pulse Secure is sweetening the deal. Until December 23, Pulse ICE is being made available at staggering discounts (40% off MSRP for customers).



Pulse Secure ICE License Option