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Venafi | January 12, 2023
Vanafi, a leading provider of machine identity management, said that VMware has added its machine identity control plane to its Tanzu service mesh. With this integration, virtual machines, containers, and Kubernetes clusters can talk to each other in a secure way right out of the box. Customers will be able to set up and keep secure connections between applications, services, and other workloads with this integration. Enhanced multi-cloud and multi-cluster security helps to gain better observability, consistency, and freedom of choice when it comes to machine identity management, ensuring regulations are adhered to.
Vice president of security strategy and threat intelligence at Venafi, Kevin Bocek, said, "It's exciting to see VMware simplifying customers' cloud-native journeys while still ensuring enterprise-grade security." Moreover, he added, "Other service mesh – such as Istio, only support self-signed machine identities out-of-the-box, which fall outside of companies’ already existing machine identity management infrastructure and trust chains." Further, he said, "It's great to see VMWare is addressing this security gap by tapping into the control plane for machine identity management in a way that’s frictionless and security-team approved."
This enables Tanzu users integrate their service mesh with a trusted certificate authority (CA) of they select to support mutual Transport Layer Security (mTLS) between Kubernetes clusters. This integration will help customers automate the issuance and renewal of machine identities, generate identities from over 40 trusted certificate authorities, and gain unparalleled observability and freedom of choice over machine identity management. It will also help with compliance with regulations.
Venafi is a cybersecurity company that specializes in machine identity management. It offers solutions that manage and protect identities for various types of machines, including physical and IoT devices, software applications, APIs and containers. The company has a global visibility of all machine identity types and the risks associated with them.
Jetstack is a Venafi company that specializes in working with enterprises using Kubernetes and OpenShift. It is an open source pioneer and the creator of cert-manager, an industry standard for cloud native machine identity management. Jetstack's products and solutions protect the application environments and platform infrastructure for global organizations. Venafi has over 30 patents and serves security-conscious organizations and government agencies, including top U.S. health insurers, airlines, credit card issuers, and banks from the U.S., U.K, Australia and South Africa.
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Kahoot | January 09, 2023
Kahoot! has announced a partnership with Zoom to introduce Kahoot!’s 360 Essential premium app as part of Zoom’s curated Essential Apps. This allows users with Zoom One Pro, Business, or Business Plus online plans to add collaborative learning and engagement to their virtual meetings. The collaboration between Kahoot! and Zoom improves engagement with fun and collaborative learning games, even when they are held remotely.
The app is now available for these subscribers and allows them to access the app, along with other Essential Apps, on a dock within Zoom Meeting. From there, users can instantly join a Kahoot! session or host their own using a collection of ready-to-use interactive learning sessions. This provides an exciting way for Zoom users to take their virtual meetings to the next level with collaborative learning activities.
"Online meetings now play an essential role in the modern workforce, but many companies have yet to realize their potential for engagement and productivity. With powerful solutions like Kahoot!, corporate teams can transform their virtual meetings to bring learning to life, spark collaboration, build team spirit and more. Now, users have even easier access to Kahoot! during their online meetings as part of Zoom curated Essential Apps, empowering any meeting host to take engagement to the next level in seconds."
Eilert Hanoa, CEO, Kahoot!
Users with these plans can also redeem a free one-year Kahoot! 360 Essential license, which includes premium features to make virtual meetings, training, and presentations more engaging with Kahoot! This provides an excellent opportunity for subscribers to access more engaging and collaborative learning activities. It offers an easy way for Zoom users to connect with their colleagues and students through interactive activities that foster discussion and encourage active participation.
Kahoot! is a learning platform that is dedicated to making learning fun and engaging for everyone. It allows individuals and organizations to create and host learning sessions that are interactive and compelling. Since its launch in 2013, Kahoot! has hosted millions of learning sessions for over 8 billion participants in more than 200 countries. The company has a number of subsidiaries, including Clever, DragonBox, Poio, Drops, Actimo, Motimate, and Whiteboard.fi. Kahoot! is based in Oslo, Norway, but has offices around the world, including in the US, UK, France, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Spain, and Poland. It is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker KAHOT.
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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.