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businesswire | March 28, 2023
Following its prior announcement on March 15, 2023, Vecima Networks Inc. today announced that Charter Communications, Inc. has selected its Entra® Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) solution with ERM3 Remote PHY Devices to support its fixed broadband network evolution to 10G. The ERM3 is expected to be used for a substantial portion of Charter’s network and to support a growth plan driven by network evolution, expansion, and execution.
Vecima’s ERM3 Remote PHY Device (RPD) is designed to easily upgrade legacy Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) nodes to DAA and reduce time and cost for service providers while dramatically increasing broadband capacity. The ERM3 RPD is a unique design that allows for direct installation in three of the most widely deployed third-party nodes in North America. Upgrading legacy nodes to DAA allows for substantially improved service quality, lower-cost operations, and higher bandwidth for DOCSIS subscribers. When installed in Vecima’s previously announced EN9000 Generic Access Platform (GAP) node, higher performance and density can be achieved in a platform that enables ongoing further evolution in capacity and access technologies.
In September 2022, Vecima announced significant market adoption and scale for its Entra Cable Access and Fiber Access products, including its Entra Remote PHY nodes. In addition, Vecima recently announced a revenue record for its Entra DAA portfolio, with strong deliveries in recent quarters.
About Vecima Networks
Vecima Networks Inc. is leading the global evolution to the multi-gigabit, content-rich networks of the future. Our talented people deliver future-ready software, services, and integrated platforms that power broadband and video streaming networks, monitor and manage transportation, and transform experiences in homes, businesses, and everywhere people connect. We help our customers evolve their networks with cloud-based solutions that deliver ground-breaking speed, superior video quality, and exciting new services to their subscribers.
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prnewswire | April 03, 2023
Netskope, a leader in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced new integrations with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (Zoom) that connect Netskope's Borderless SD-WAN and SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) with Zoom UCaaS to deliver one of the most reliable, optimized connectivity and enhanced security solutions for effective user collaboration. Through these Netskope integrations, organizations using Zoom can now significantly enhance the user experience while staying compliant with privacy and security regulations.
Unified-communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) users often struggle with low reliability, high latency, and network disruption, all of which limit worker productivity. In addition, organizations face security challenges, including risks coming from users and sites that communicate directly over the internet, compliance with critical privacy regulations, and the complexity and inefficiency present in many branch and remote access solutions.
To solve these challenges, Netskope Borderless SD-WAN enables highly reliable, optimized access to Zoom by automatically identifying and prioritizing Zoom connections, and improving network performance with on-demand remediation. Netskope also simplifies remote maintenance of Zoom Phone behind Netskope SASE Gateway with built-in secure inbound access service. In addition, Netskope SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) continuously monitors Zoom environments to discover and remediate any misconfigurations that could weaken security, helping maintain compliance with industry standards and regulations.
"As a world leading UCaaS provider, Zoom continues to prioritize security coupled with a seamless user experience to make sure that our customers realize the productivity they need, whenever and wherever work happens," said Brendan Ittelson, Zoom CTO. "Zoom can deliver top-notch connection, performance, and security in partnership with Netskope's fully converged, context-aware SD-WAN and SSPM."
Optimizing Zoom connectivity
Netskope Borderless SD-WAN helps ensure highly reliable, optimized access to Zoom and delivers consistent high-performance access for users working from home, or from a branch office, or from a non-office location such as a coffee shop. As part of the Netskope platform, Borderless SD-WAN employs a unique approach to deliver high-quality performance while simplifying overall operations. Netskope Borderless SD-WAN:
Provides full visibility and ML-driven insights with application and real-time path monitoring
Includes Netskope quality of experience (QoE) smart defaults for over 60,000 applications, and automatically identifies and prioritizes Zoom sub-applications
Improves Network performance with on-demand remediation, sub-second failover, and cloud-onramp to Zoom
Simplifies remote maintenance of Zoom Phone behind Netskope SASE Gateway with built-in secure inbound access service
Provides unified policy with a consistent experience for users across remote users, branches, and multi-cloud
Maximizing Zoom performance with consistent QoE
Netskope Borderless SD-WAN can easily identify Zoom Meeting, Zoom Phone, and Zoom Room connectors among traffic from tens of thousands of different workloads regularly egressing from an organization's network. Netskope offers smart defaults that automatically prioritize traffic and minimize latency, jitter, and loss to deliver consistent quality of experience. Netskope Borderless SD-WAN also ensures application performance without compromising payload security, even over a single, unstable broadband internet connection.
Strengthening security posture and maintaining compliance
Tight integration with Zoom APIs enables Netskope SSPM to provide visibility and insights into configuration settings, compliance status, and security posture. Netskope SSPM supports a broad collection of rules and compliance standards out-of-the-box, as well as the ability to add custom rules based on the data that Netskope gathers about connected Zoom accounts. Compliance administrators can modify and deploy policies to detect violations based on popular benchmarks and standards such as CIS, HIPAA, PCI, CSA, GDPR, AIPCA, ISO, and more. Security alerts include actionable remediation instructions to quickly bring Zoom deployments back into compliance and close any remaining security gaps.
"Like so many organizations, we rely on Zoom communications for daily business use and productivity," said Timothy Johnson, Assistant Vice President of ITS Operations, A.T. Still University. "The ability to maintain security, maximize the user experience, and minimize disruptions caused by latency, jitter, and loss between users and apps on unstable links with advanced remediation capabilities of Netskope's Borderless SD-WAN solution are what this compelling integration between Netskope and Zoom expertly delivers."
"Together, Netskope and Zoom provide organizations with the ability to deliver the collaboration experience users are expecting, while doing it in a secure way that does not interrupt business and helps them stay compliant with industry standards and regulations," said Parag Thakore, Senior Vice President, Borderless SD-WAN, Netskope. "We are proud to work with Zoom and together look forward to a continued expansion of how our solutions integrate."
Netskope, a global SASE leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles to protect data. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and real-time security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements.
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businesswire | May 31, 2023
Elliptic Labs (OSE: ELABS), a global AI software company and the world leader in AI Virtual Smart Sensors™ currently deployed in over 500 million devices today, is launching the AI Virtual Proximity Sensor™ INNER BEAUTY® on the flagship Honor 90 series of smartphones. The Honor 90 and Honor 90 Pro is being launched for the global market. Elliptic Labs’ partner Qualcomm is driving both the Honor 90 and 90 Pro with its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. The contract for this launch was previously announced by Elliptic Labs.
Elliptic Labs’ AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform™ continues to demonstrate its technology leadership, this time by launching on Honor’s latest flagship phones,” said Laila Danielsen, CEO of Elliptic Labs. “The ongoing partnership between Elliptic Labs and Honor represents the best in AI/machine learning and software innovation for the smartphone industry. This work shows Elliptic Labs’ commitment to make devices greener, smarter, and more human-friendly.”
AI Virtual Proximity Sensor INNER BEAUTY
Elliptic Labs’ AI Virtual Proximity Sensor detects when a user holds their phone up to their ear during a call, allowing the smartphone to turn off its display and disable its screen’s touch functionality. This keeps the user’s ear or cheek from triggering unwanted actions during the call, such as hanging up or dialing numbers. Turning off the screen also helps conserve battery life.
Proximity detection is a core capability that is used in all smartphones, but Elliptic Labs’ AI Virtual Proximity Sensor is a unique, software-only solution that delivers robust proximity detection without the need for a dedicated hardware sensor. By replacing hardware sensors with software sensors, the AI Virtual Proximity Sensor reduces device cost and eliminates sourcing risk.
About Elliptic Labs
Elliptic Labs is a global enterprise targeting the smartphone, laptop, IoT, and automotive markets. Founded in 2006 as a research spin-off from Norway’s Oslo University, the company’s patented software uses AI, ultrasound and sensor fusion to deliver intuitive 3D gesture, proximity-, presence-, breathing- and heartbeat-detection experiences. Its scalable AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform™ creates software-only sensors that are sustainable, human-friendly and already deployed in hundreds of millions of devices around the world. Elliptic Labs is the only software company that has delivered detection capabilities using AI software, ultrasound, and sensor fusion deployed at scale. The company joined the Oslo Børs main listing in March 2022.