VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES
Skyhigh Security | February 15, 2023
On February 14, 2023, Skyhigh Security, a leading cloud-native security solutions provider, announced that Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway (SWG) for cloud has been granted Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate Authorization.
Cloud technologies are increasingly being adopted by government contractors and federal government agencies in order to support agility, increase efficiency, and cut costs. The FedRAMP authorization enables these companies to deploy Skyhigh SWG, a component of the Skyhigh Security Service Edge (SSE) portfolio, to offer continuous, secure access for users anywhere, safeguard vital government information, and defend against sophisticated contemporary threats.
FedRAMP is a United States government program that analyses cloud security suppliers using a standardized security framework for cloud products and services, with an emphasis on protecting sensitive federal data in the cloud. The FedRAMP process affirms that the Skyhigh SWG solution has been examined and approved by C-level security officials from the General Services Administration, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security.
Skyhigh SWG allows users authorized by the government to securely access the web and cloud from any location and on any device. It keeps threats from infiltrating and sensitive data from exfiltrating an environment by monitoring inline traffic and acting as a gateway between websites, users, apps, and data. Skyhigh SWG protects federal agencies against potentially hazardous or unauthorized websites and cloud apps by utilizing several integrated technologies such as Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP).
From a single cloud-native enforcement point, the Skyhigh SSE portfolio secures data and prevents threats in the cloud across all Infrastructure-as-a-Service environments, Software-as-a-Service applications, and Shadow IT.
As a cloud service, it equips enterprises with visibility and control over their data in the cloud, regardless of where it resides. It delivers a single DLP engine with a single simple-to-use centralized administration and reporting dashboard, a single policy framework across all data exfiltration channels, and multi-layered security technologies to cover all conceivable use cases in the federal government environment.
About Skyhigh Security
Skyhigh Security, Headquartered in San Jose, CA, safeguards enterprises with cloud-native security solutions that are both data-aware and easy to use. Its market-leading Security Service Edge (SSE) Portfolio extends beyond data access and focuses on data usage, thus enabling enterprises to collaborate from any device and from any location without compromising security. It allows organizations to have full visibility and control, as well as seamlessly monitor and mitigate security threats, resulting in lower related costs, increased efficiency and keeping up with the speed of innovation.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, VPN
NextNav | February 24, 2023
On February 23, 2023, RadioIP, a leader in secure mobile communications, and NextNav, the leader in vertical location positioning, launched the newest Armada VPN Client and Synopsis Control Center, which now feature precision z-axis vertical location intelligence enabled by NextNav's Pinnacle technology.
Safety and secure situation at both horizontal and vertical levels of employees are now ensured by first responder and security agency users of the Real-Time Monitoring and Alerting Metrics Platform. The command has the connection and situational awareness needed without compromising their mission.
RadioIP created Armada Mobile VPN to guard against malicious actors who interrupt communications, undermine public safety, and generate phony locations. Armada uses a secured VPN tunnel to protect first responders' and law enforcement's data.
Ambroise Popper, VP and General Manager of NextNav reported "Location intelligence is a critical component in first responder safety and situational awareness – enabling safer interactions and positive outcomes." He further added "As advances in mobile technology continue to provide critical capabilities for public safety and security operations, NextNav is committed to helping organizations better meet current trends, while maintaining the privacy and security necessary for sensitive operations. We're proud to partner with RadioIP to provide the public safety community with the precise 3D location technology needed to protect and save lives."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
The Pinnacle network accurately locates 90% of buildings greater than three-story structures in 4,400 US cities and municipalities. In addition, NextNav Pinnacle powers public safety applications to improve first responder situational awareness. This year, a tier-one cellular carrier chose NextNav Pinnacle to add z-axis capabilities to wireless 9-1-1 calls to improve caller geolocation and emergency response.
Geolocation expands with NextNav, founded in 2008. NextNav leads next-generation GPS, enabling a new ecosystem of vertical location and resilient geolocation applications and services. Pinnacle's very accurate vertical positioning transforms location services to reflect the 3D environment and enable new capabilities. NextNav's TerraPoiNT network provides accurate, dependable, and resilient 3D positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services to serve critical infrastructure and other GPS-reliant systems without GPS.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES
Vultr | February 10, 2023
On February 9, 2023, Vultr, a leading privately held cloud computing firm, announced the Cloud GPU availability of the NVIDIA A16, the industry's leading graphics processing unit (GPU) for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). The NVIDIA A16 is explicitly designed for high-density, graphics-rich VDI, providing remote employees with a user experience that is practically indistinguishable from a native PC. The NVIDIA A16 joins the NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU and the NVIDIA A40 in the Vultr lineup, further democratizing worldwide access to accelerated computing.
Vultr is the only independent cloud computing platform offering the entire suite of Cloud GPU, Cloud Compute, Cloud Storage, Managed Databases, Bare Metal, Kubernetes, and other cloud-native services globally. In addition, Vultr became the first cloud provider to offer fractions of the NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU, which drastically speeds deep learning, HPC, and data analytics, as well as the NVIDIA A40 GPU, that delivers outstanding graphical prowess for visual computing. Instead of acquiring and installing GPUs oneself or renting complete clusters from other cloud providers, Vultr's solutions allow users to just pay for the resources they require.
Cloud GPU instances supported by the NVIDIA A16 are perfect for running popular Linux and Windows desktop apps such as developer IDEs, including Android Studio and Visual Studio, or productivity apps such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Cloud GPU instances with the NVIDIA A40 may be a better match for graphics-intensive tasks such as rendering, visual effects (VFX), and computer-aided design (CAD).
By connecting to them using clients like Microsoft Remote Desktop, Parsec, and VNC, cloud GPU instances may be utilized as remote desktops. Pricing begins at $0.032 per hour or $21.50 per month, making these cloud-based virtual desktops a cost-effective alternative to IT-managed actual personal PCs.
While the NVIDIA A16 is primarily designed for VDI, it is also a flexible GPU that can be used for streaming, transcoding, and machine learning inference. Vultr now offers many interconnected NVIDIA A16, A100, and A40 GPUs as Bare Metal servers to support these compute-intensive use cases better.
Vultr is a leading privately held cloud computing firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida. With its diverse range of cloud, bare metal, and storage offerings, it has mastered the art and science of cloud infrastructure, building one of the largest independent cloud computing providers in the process. It handles complex hosting scenarios and provides industry-leading performance and reliability while expanding one of the largest and most accessible global networks. The company has provided scalable, flexible, Cloud GPU, global Cloud Compute, Bare Metal, and Cloud Storage [A1] solutions to over 1.5 million clients in 185 countries.