CONTAINERS, VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENTS
Businesswire | May 26, 2023
Corent Technology today announced the company has added full support for Azure Linux container host for AKS in the company’s Corent MaaS™ platform. Corent previously supported automated containerization of workloads on Microsoft Azure and is now offering customers full supports for those same workloads on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) when using Azure Linux container host for AKS.
The Azure Linux container host for AKS uses a native AKS image that is optimized for security and performance by minimizing the packages. Every package is built from the source and validated, ensuring your services run on proven components. Azure Linux container host is lightweight, comprising only the necessary packages needed to run container workloads. It provides a reduced attack surface and eliminates patching and maintenance of unnecessary packages. At Azure Linux’s base layer lies a Microsoft-hardened kernel tuned for Azure.
SIs and customers can use Corent MaaS™ to scan and discover workloads suitable for containerization. MaaS also automates the containerization of workloads to save time, reduce costs, and real-time risk mitigation. This way, SIs and customers enjoy the best of a comprehensive, well-rounded tool without the associated risks and pitfalls.
“We pride ourselves in providing tools for automating the entire Cloud journey,” said Sean Jazayeri, SVP of Strategic Alliances, Corent. “Through this collaboration with Microsoft, we are pleased to add another feature to our solution that supports the use of Microsoft products and Azure services.”
“With Azure Linux container host, customers see benefit from the value of having a secure, performant, and fully native AKS container host,” said Jim Perrin, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Linux. “Microsoft controls the supply chain for Azure Linux end to end, resulting in a more streamlined image tailored and optimized for AKS. Azure Linux container host provides a consistent k8s experience throughout the developer and production lifecycle coupled with the level of support you expect from Microsoft.”
About Corent Technology
Corent Technology, Inc. is a leading innovator in the cloud migration and SaaS-enablement technology space. Corent’s SurPaaS® Platform is used by key enterprises, system Integrators and cloud providers to enable rapid discovery, analysis, planning, optimisation, and migration to the cloud; and optionally, automated transformation of software applications to efficient, scalable SaaS. Corent is managed by a team of industry veterans from Microsoft, IBM, HP, EMC, Oracle, and VMware among others.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENTS, VPN
PR Newswire | June 02, 2023
Channel leader CYTRACOM announces a significant update to its ControlOne platform, enabling MSPs to prevent managed clients from evading security requirements and create a passwordless experience for end-users. Managed users are now always on the virtual corporate network, secured by unified global security policies, with an experience that is transparent to end users.
"With the new capabilities of the ControlOne agent, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to driving innovation within the network security market for managed services providers," says CYTRACOM Co-founder and CEO Zane Conkle. "Working closely with MSPs, we are removing the complexity of connecting and securing users without compromising performance and security. The ControlOne platform enables MSPs to meet the challenges of today's distributed workforce and alleviate the increasing pressure from regulatory and compliance entities, all while driving increased profit for our partners."
With the latest release of ControlOne, CYTRACOM is removing the end user from the process of joining or connecting to corporate network infrastructures. "To achieve this objective, we are uniquely leveraging identity management, initially with Microsoft Azure AD and other third-party identity providers coming soon. With this update, the ControlOne agent can now be silently deployed by MSPs through RMM platforms. Unlike VPN software and other security solutions, no interaction with the end user is necessary during setup," says Eric Romano, Head of ControlOne Development, CYTRACOM.
Once deployed, end users are always on the corporate network regardless of location and are protected by firewall and security policies directly managed by the MSP. This also enables MSPs to prevent users from disconnecting from the network, essentially closing a major security gap that exists in most solutions available in the market today.
CYTRACOM's new ControlOne agent also enables a passwordless experience for users. "No longer do they have to complete set-up procedures or connect and disconnect from the network," continues Romano "ControlOne is always on and enables users to work without having to learn specific processes based on their location like they were forced to do with legacy VPN solutions."
Brandt Ball, Founder of Standard I.T. Security adds, "CYTRACOM's ControlOne agent changes the game for us as it enforces always-on security and dramatically cuts deployment costs and effort. We are no longer reliant on the customer to do the right thing or comply with directions which saves us time and money and dramatically improves the experience for the customer. The ControlOne agent integration with Azure AD takes decision-making out of the hands of the customer and ensures they are always connected, always secure, and able to just work. It truly is a win-win."
Cyber insurance ready
The combination of the new silent deployment and passwordless experience of the CYTRACOM ControlOne agent, along with its ability to eliminate VPNs and firewalls, ensures MSPs innovate and achieve compliance with industry regulations and mandates set forth by cyber insurance providers and other regulatory bodies.
"In today's hybrid work environments, we know everyone isn't working inside an office building, but with CYTRACOM's ControlOne platform, MSPs can securely connect and protect users as if they were inside the perimeter of their corporate network at all times," says CYTRACOM COO John Tippett. "ControlOne enables MSPs to regain control over their customers' networks. By eliminating the end user from the equation, MSPs can achieve secure networks and enforce compliance, eliminating vulnerabilities introduced by legacy VPN and on-premises firewalls."
CYTRACOM delivers infrastructure software purpose-built to empower managed service providers (MSPs) with cloud solutions that connect and secure both traditional and hybrid workforces. Our secure access service edge (SASE) solution provides identity-based network security and connectivity within a single platform that enables businesses to deploy zero-trust networks, enforce compliance and eliminate traditional firewalls and VPNs. Our unified communications suite (UCaaS) uniquely aligns with the operating needs of MSPs and enables their customers to experience seamless communication and collaboration regardless of physical location. Together, these solutions deliver a communications, security and networking platform that is exclusively available to CYTRACOM channel partners.
PR Newswire | May 25, 2023
ReasonLabs, the cybersecurity pioneer equipping families and individuals with the same level of cyber protection used by major global companies, today announced the launch of RAV VPN, its virtual private network that uses the most advanced security practices in the industry to protect user's privacy and keep them secure while connected online.
Without proper protection, any Wi-Fi network can be vulnerable to malware and different types of advanced security threats. Cybercriminals often take advantage of vulnerable Wi-Fi networks, such as unsecured public networks, to steal discreet information like financial data, login passwords, and other data. RAV VPN provides defense against unsafe networks while encrypting all transferred data with the latest security protocols - Wireguard, IKVe2, and OpenVPN. It's simple to install and extremely easy-to-use, allowing users to connect quickly, encrypt their internet traffic, and enjoy a trouble-free VPN experience.
"We are thrilled about the launch of RAV VPN and what it means for home users worldwide," said Kobi Kalif, CEO at ReasonLabs. "RAV VPN provides a higher level of privacy and security for users to surf the web, stream safely, and connect to public or unsafe networks without worry. By equipping families and individuals with a VPN that is designed for enterprise use, we are delivering on our promise of democratizing enterprise-grade technology for everyone around the world."
The release of RAV VPN further expands ReasonLabs' cybersecurity suite aimed at families, individuals, and remote workers. It perfectly complements RAV Endpoint Protection, ReasonLabs' flagship Next-Gen Antivirus solution, as well as RAV EDR, its Endpoint Protection & Response (EDR) software, to provide multilayered protection to users. Led by AI, cybersecurity, and machine-learning experts, ReasonLabs is able to provide the highest levels of cyber defense and digital privacy protection possible.
RAV VPN is available for download today with various subscription possibilities and a 30-day money-back assurance.
ReasonLabs is a cybersecurity pioneer equipping tens of millions of families and individuals worldwide with the same level of cyber protection utilized by Fortune 500 companies. Its AI-powered, next-generation antivirus engine scans billions of files around the world to predict and prevent cyberattacks in real-time, 24/7. Its flagship product, RAV Endpoint Protection, together with its other products combine to form a multilayered solution that safeguards home users against next-generation threats. Co-Founded in 2016 by seasoned cybersecurity expert Andrew Newman—an architect of Microsoft's native cybersecurity program, Microsoft Defender—ReasonLabs is based in New York and Tel Aviv.