Chinese hospital uses VR in heart surgery training

The Jakarta Post | April 15, 2019

A hospital in Beijing is pioneering the use of virtual reality (VR) technology to help train doctors to perform heart surgeries. Researchers from Fuwai Hospital, under the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, have built a 3D heart model with typical CT images of heart disease patients. They routed the 3D model to a head-mounted display through VR software developed by a Hangzhou company. Users equipped with a headset and a motion controller will not only get a 360-degree view of the anatomic structure of a patient's heart but can also interact with some virtual features.

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vSphere Virtual Volumes implements the core tenants of the VMware SoftwareDefined Storage vision to enable a fundamentally more efficient operational model for external storage in virtualized environments, centering it on the application instead of the physical infrastructure. Virtual Volumes enables application-specific requirements to drive storage provisioning decisions while leveraging the rich set of capabilities provided by existing storage arrays. Some of the primary benefits delivered by Virtual Volumes are focused around operational efficiencies and flexible consumption models.

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Sangfor Announces the Grand Opening of New Office in Turkey

Sangfor Technologies | July 18, 2022

Fiber-optic internet service provider Surf Broadband Solutions has completed an extensive rebranding effort, reflecting the evolution of the company, as well as a renewal to its corporate mission and values. At the heart of this rebrand is a change of the company name to Surf InternetSM and an update to the corporate logo. "This transformation reinforces Surf's commitment to elevate the customer experience as we illuminate communities throughout the Great Lakes region, Today's announcement is just the beginning of many more good things to come. Our team is excited to build on Surf's foundation of a customer-first mindset and comprehensive range of business and residential internet service offerings." Chief Marketing Officer Lana Frank Initial elements of Surf's brand evolution include: New Name, Logo, and Brand Colors: Surf's new name clearly communicates the company's core service offerings. The logo's blue arch inserted above the "S" bends like light and is symbolic of connection and expansion. The color palette has been slightly updated to include hues of blue, orange, bright green, and purple, retaining familiarity while also lending a more contemporary, dynamic, and cutting-edge look. Expanded Mission Statement: "We believe that high-speed, reliable internet service is the great equalizer. We're on a mission to transform the future of our region by building an unparalleled network and providing an unsurpassed customer experience for the communities where we live, work, and serve." About Surf Internet Surf Internet is an innovative fiber-optic internet company that serves as the essential gateway to connectivity across the Great Lakes region of Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The company is building a bridge to the wide-open future by delivering high-speed, reliable internet to homes and businesses in underserved, rural communities. Surf's 100-plus person team is local, giving them an edge when it comes to customer care and advocacy for the region. Headquartered in Elkhart, Ind., Surf also has offices in La Porte, Ind., Byron Center, Mich., and Coal City and Rock Falls, Ill.

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VMware Introduces Advanced Workload Protection for AWS to Help Defend Against Emerging Threats

VMware | August 08, 2022

VMware, Inc. introduced VMware Carbon Black Workload for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver advanced protection purpose-built for securing both traditional and modern workloads. Using a single unified console that integrates into existing infrastructure, security and information technology (IT) teams can reduce attack surface and strengthen security postures, while achieving consistent and unified visibility for workloads running on AWS, VMware Cloud and on-premises. “Security and IT teams lack visibility and control in highly dynamic and distributed environments, VMware Carbon Black Workload for AWS improves collaboration between these teams via a single consolidated platform for all workloads, regardless of where they’re running, to help defenders see and stop more threats. This real-time visibility into workloads helps prevent attacks on your most valuable assets and provides AWS customers a finite surface area to protect.” Jason Rolleston, vice president of product management and co-general manager for VMware’s Security Business Unit By enabling security teams to see workloads that are ephemeral and transient in nature, VMware Carbon Black Workload for AWS provides authoritative context to help AWS customers better secure modern applications. Automatic gathering and listing of vulnerabilities help identify risk and harden workloads, further shrinking the attack surface, while CI/CD packages for sensor deployment further simplify agent lifecycle management. Additionally, by onboarding their AWS account, AWS customers can achieve more complete, comprehensive, and deeper visibility into the workloads that extend beyond when the VMware Carbon Black Workload sensor was first deployed. VMware Carbon Black Workload for AWS combines foundational vulnerability assessment and workload hardening with next-generation antivirus (NGAV) to analyze attacker behavior patterns over time and help stop never-seen-before attacks. With enterprise threat hunting for workloads that includes behavioral endpoint detection and response (EDR), AWS customers can turn threat intelligence into a prevention policy to avoid hunting for the same threat twice. This telemetry feeds into VMware Contexa, a full-fidelity threat intelligence cloud that shrinks the gap between attackers and defenders while enabling greater visibility, control, and anomaly detection for workloads. Learn more about VMware Carbon Black Workload for AWS on our blog, view the listing in AWS Marketplace, and register for VMware Explore to attend hands-on labs and workshops demonstrating VMware’s advanced workload protection capabilities. About VMware VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. As a trusted foundation to accelerate innovation, VMware software gives businesses the flexibility and choice they need to build the future. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda.

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VMware Advances Its Anywhere Workspace Platform

VMware | June 06, 2022

VMware Inc., a leading business software pioneer, announced enhancements to its VMware Workplace ONE anytime workspace platform that will make it simpler for IT teams to manage and protect all employee devices. Workspace ONE Mobile Threat Defense for superior mobile device security is one of the new features. Improved update/patch management capabilities for Windows OS devices Shankar Iyer, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware said that “As the frequency and sophistication of threats continue to intensify, IT teams need a way to proactively detect threats across the entire device population and respond quickly. That is a tall order for taxed IT and Sec-Ops teams. VMware Workspace ONE is ideally suited for the new security realities of enabling a hybrid workforce. Leveraging intelligence and injecting automation in every step of the process, it simplifies IT operations, improves security against modern threats, and empowers the best employee experience across any device, anywhere.” Best-in-Class Mobile Device Security The mobile threat environment is broad nowadays, and mobile workstyles need specific security against phishing and application, device, and rogue network-based attacks. VMware Workspace ONE Mobile Threat Defense, a new add-on to the market-leading Workspace ONE UEM platform, raises the bar for mobile security. It includes mobile security technology from Lookout, a market leader. Application-based risks, such as mobile malware, app vulnerabilities, and unsafe application behaviors and setups, are addressed by the solution. Phishing using email, SMS, and messaging applications exposes web and content vulnerabilities. Malicious URLs, malicious online pages, videos, and images, as well as site and content behaviors and setups, are all included. Device vulnerabilities and zero-day threats, including jailbreak and root access detection Device risk includes operating system version and update uptake. Machine-in-the-middle attacks include dangerous activities such as SSL certificate stripping, forcing weaker algorithm negotiation, abnormal application network connection activity, and vulnerabilities linked with rogue Wi-Fi. Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub can be used to enable application, device, and network security through Workspace ONE Mobile Threat Defense. This means that there are no separate applications or agents to download or install for IT, and essential information – such as alarms and proposed remedies – is communicated through a resource that workers utilize on a regular basis.

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