Hillstone Networks | January 19, 2022
Hillstone Networks, a leading provider of infrastructure protection solutions, introduced the latest iteration of its flagship StoneOS solution.
Organizations today demand a comprehensive, intelligent, high-performing and automated security solution that works. StoneOS delivers. This is a major upgrade resulting in unparalleled capabilities to help protect organizations, their critical assets and their workforces from the myriad of security threats they face every day.”
Tim Liu, CTO & co-founder of Hillstone Networks
6 Key Updates to StoneOS 5.5R9 include:
Machine learning technology leveraged to enhance intelligent detection and prevention -StoneOS leverages the latest ML-based data sets to help bolster DGA detection. The extended support of a cloud sandbox allows for improved unknown threat detection and enhanced intelligence sharing.
Extended VPN capability delivers refined secure access for the remote workforce – The new additional VPN features support extended user scenarios, a configuration wizard, and a performance upgrade to help meet the growing demand of feature-rich VPN solutions at a lower TCO.
Additional enhancements unleash the power of hardware acceleration for traffic decryption –The new StoneOS release optimizes the throughput performance of SSL proxy and introduces the whitelist capability to help exempt certain entities in particular scenarios.
Automated, scalable and smarter policy management and operations – A new mini policy feature allows central orchestration systems to meet dynamically changing security requirements. Additionally, app-based policy rule recommendation and NAT policy redundancy checks help improve efficiency.
Advanced integration capabilities for 3rd party and SDN solutions – In addition to RESTful APIs and SNMP, the new StoneOS supports configuration and management over Netconf. Beyond that, StoneOS improves its ability to leverage external resources.
Comprehensive system robustness optimization from services to modules – Beyond extending high availability solutions to IPv6, the new StoneOS release brings service level robustness by redesigning the software architecture and module level optimization for the data center firewalls.
About Hillstone Networks
Hillstone Networks’ proven Infrastructure Protection solutions provide enterprises and service providers with the visibility and intelligence to comprehensively see, thoroughly understand, and rapidly act against multilayer, multistage cyberthreats. Favorably rated by leading analysts and trusted by global companies, Hillstone protects from the edge to cloud with improved total-cost-of-ownership.
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TIBCO | September 29, 2021
TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in enterprise data, empowers its customers to connect, unify, and confidently predict business outcomes, solving the world's most complex data-driven challenges., TIBCO announced the global 2021 Partner Excellence Awards winners at its annual TIBCO NOW™ conference, showcasing how partners bring to market limitless agility and innovation to drive greater impact on customer success. The awards acknowledge members of the TIBCO Partner Program who consistently excel in developing, marketing, and delivering advanced technology to customers in today’s digital economy. The award winners are selected based on revenue, year-over-year growth, and participation in TIBCO programs that help generate demand and drive pipeline.
“As a channel-led organization, every partner in our ecosystem plays an essential role in driving and delivering superior customer experiences, Today's winners have shown that with the right approach, resources, and by taking advantage of the programs and resources at their disposal, they succeed. These organizations and the teams behind them exemplify and echo our partner mantra that we are always better together."
said Tony Beller, senior vice president of worldwide partner ecosystems and OEM sales, TIBCO.
Enterprise Partner of the Year
Cognizant, winner of the Enterprise Partner of the Year Award, is one of the world’s leading professional services companies. The company’s unique, industry-based, consultative approach transforms clients’ business, operating, and technology models for the digital era. A TIBCO partner for 15+ years, Cognizant delivers digital transformation success to more than 400 customers, with a team of over 5,000 integration consultants to meet industry demands. Cognizant’s Integration and Process Management practice brings together the best of TIBCO’s product portfolio, such as TIBCO Cloud™ Mashery, TIBCO Cloud™ Integration, TIBCO® Data Virtualization, TIBCO Spotfire®, and more. These solutions come together to deliver a Cloud-first and API-first model for sustained value creation across industries.
SMB Sales Partner of the Year
Genware Computer Systems Inc, winner of the SMB Sales Partner of the Year Award, works with clients to implement solutions that deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. Adaptive to customers’ needs, Genware provides companies with the systems and services required to enable better decision-making, powered by TIBCO. Genware develops solutions that source and integrate data, leveraging data virtualization to create federated data sources and drive information through visual and streaming analytics. The company’s data science practice applies advanced TIBCO solutions to better understand and predict outcomes. Genware has three solutions featured in the TIBCO Solution Showcase, including Presentation Studio, The Connected Production Platform, and Gi-Dental. All three solutions have received formal validation through the TIBCO Partner Validation Program.
OEM Partner of the Year
Cerner, winner of the OEM Partner of the Year Award, is a global healthcare technology company. The Cerner Healthcare Extensibility Platform (HEP) provides solutions that enable writing cross-application workflows with Cerner and non-Cerner applications, orchestrating care and financial processes throughout the hospital enterprise. HEP employs TIBCO BusinessEvents® to write complex event processing rules and TIBCO BusinessWorks™ for service orchestration, which empower customers to easily automate, streamline, and connect applications.
Asia Pacific and Japan Partner of the Year
Ascention PTY Ltd., winner of the Asia Pacific and Japan Partner of the Year Award, continues to lead as clean data experts with in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in data governance, data management, shared data assets, and pursuing quality data-driven solutions for APJ customers. By combining TIBCO products, such as TIBCO Data Virtualization, TIBCO EBX®, TIBCO Spotfire, and TIBCO® Messaging, Ascention launched its Citizen360™ offering in July 2020. Citizen360™ enables users to create the best citizen experience across all channels through a unified view of all touchpoints. As a TIBCO Gold Partner in 2021, Ascention expanded its footprint in APJ with the acquisition of the Information Builders (ibi) client base in APJ. The acquisition marked a continued exclusive partnership with TIBCO, adding more than 30 new clients across Australia, Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, and Singapore, further strengthening our joint presence in the region.
Europe, Middle East, and Africa Partner of the Year
Apgar Consulting, winner of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Partner of the Year Award, is a leading data advisory company recognized by analysts for supporting customers in their journey to build a foundation for trusted data. The company serves both large enterprises and SMBs, tapping on TIBCO’s Unify capabilities, it implemented several preconfigured solutions to address market needs. For example, its Data Catalog solution was built with TIBCO’s master data management and data virtualization capabilities, and enhanced with significant data governance policies and best practices. Both Apgar’s Data Catalog and MDM Finance solutions are featured in the Solution Showcase with their MDM Finance solution recently receiving formal validation through the TIBCO Validation Program. Committed to growing their business with TIBCO, the Apgar Consulting team increased by 25 percent in the last year, while also achieving the highest number of TIBCO Certified Associates and TIBCO Certified Professionals on the Unify Track.
Latin America Partner of the Year
Aria PSW SAS, winner of the Latin America Partner of the Year Award and TIBCO’s leading partner in Colombia, specializes in supporting companies acquiring technological solutions to solve complex digital transformation challenges. The company efficiently develops and optimizes business processes through technologies, integration, and process automation. Aria’s expertise is rooted in strong integration consulting practices and is committed to positioning TIBCO EBX as a solution for Colombian companies to embark on their digital journeys.
North America Partner of the Year
iSteer, winner of the North America Partner of the Year Award for the third year in a row, maintains their status as the North America Partner of the Year by consistently leveraging TIBCO’s Connect, Unify, and Predict product portfolios to deliver future-proof and sustainable solutions to customers. The company’s TIBCO Center of Excellence brings together expertise from over 150 global TIBCO professionals and enables successful rollouts of full-stack API, integration, master data management, data governance, and data science Green Field Transformation initiatives. As a TIBCO North American partner, iSteer provides full-stack TIBCO capabilities to customers across manufacturing, fast-moving consumer goods, healthcare, and financial technology industries. Built with TIBCO technology, iSteer delivers customer success with solutions like IoT-based predictive asset maintenance, a credit risk scoring system, B2B supply chain modernization, farm-to-fork connected food and beverages, and healthcare interoperability across the payer and providers. The iSteer Credit Risk Scoring System is both validated through the TIBCO Validation Program and featured in the TIBCO Partner Solution Showcase.
ISV Partner of the Year
u-blox, winner of the Global ISV Partner of the Year Award, is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. The company’s smart and reliable solutions, services, and products enable people, vehicles, and machines to communicate wirelessly over cellular and short-range networks. The u-blox Thingstream platform enables mass-volume IoT devices to communicate with the cloud cost-effectively from anywhere across the globe. Together with TIBCO, the IoT data derived from any u-blox device can be transformed by TIBCO’s Connected Intelligence platform into powerful business insight. The u-blox and TIBCO joint solution, soon to be one of the next solutions featured in the TIBCO Solution Showcase, empowers customers to solve challenges more efficiently in fields such as manufacturing, logistics, telematics, and healthcare.
Global Innovation Partner of the Year
Bahwan Cybertek (BCT), winner of the Global Innovation Partner of the Year, is a global provider of digital transformation solutions in predictive analytics, digital experience, and digital supply chain management. The BCT-TIBCO core team consists of veteran digital transformation solution and technology experts, driving innovation through outcome-based business models and proven IP solutions. The team delivers noteworthy projects across geographies, including large-scale digital transformation, customer enterprise, and operational intelligence solutions using the TIBCO Connected Intelligence platform. Learn more about four of BCT’s solutions powered by TIBCO as featured in the TIBCO Solution Showcase, including DropThought, PRIMA, rt360, and the Fuel Station Automation Project. The Fuel Station Automation Project has also received formal validation through the TIBCO Validation Program.
TIBCO Engagement Expert
Key Partner, winner of the Engagement Expert Award, is an innovation-oriented digital integrator that delivers advanced technologies to create real value for customers. The company operates in all industry sectors, offering consulting services, turnkey applications, and integrated ICT solutions, helping customers improve business performance. Key Partner’s solution, ApiShare, as featured in the TIBCO Partner Solution Showcase, is a business-oriented service providing each API client a high-level view of their API ecosystem and solutions to establish a comprehensive, governing infrastructure. During its 2021 Partner Certification Days, KeyPartner achieved a total of 381 certifications.
TIBCO Software Inc. unlocks the potential of real-time data for making faster, smarter decisions. Our Connected Intelligence platform seamlessly connects any application or data source; intelligently unifies data for greater access, trust, and control; and confidently predicts outcomes in real time and at scale.
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Banyan Security | January 24, 2022
Banyan Security, a leading provider of Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solutions, announced it has raised $30 million in financing. The Series B funding was led by Third Point Ventures. Additional new investors include SIG and Alter Venture Partners and current investors Shasta Ventures and Unusual Ventures also participated in this round. The latest round brings the total investment in the company to $47 million.
This new funding comes on the heels of rapid growth for Banyan in the last year, including the addition of Den Jones, who joined as CSO in early December. The investment will fuel and accelerate the company’s trajectory, enabling further investments in sales and marketing and continued enhancements in product innovation, solidifying Banyan’s position as the best-in-breed zero trust remote access solution. It will also help the company expand into new markets and territories. Curtis McKee, Partner at Third Point Ventures, will join Banyan Security’s Board of Directors. Third Point Ventures is known for successful investments with ground-breaking innovators like SentinelOne, Upstart, and Sysdig.
“As an investor across the IT landscape, I’ve looked at several of the up-and-coming remote access vendors who promote ‘zero trust’ and I’m thrilled to partner with Banyan Security, a true market disruptor and innovator,” said Curtis McKee, Partner at Third Point Ventures. “Banyan understands that zero trust is a strategy first and functionality second that, when used properly, serve broader ‘work from anywhere’ business goals. Among Banyan Security’s impressive roster of customers, you’ll find several household names and Fortune 500 organizations, which speaks to their ability to meet the demands of the largest and most demanding enterprise businesses. However, a big part of Banyan’s appeal is the elegance of their incremental ‘deploy-as-you-go’ model which leverages and extends existing security tooling to meet today’s demanding security requirements, and ultimately provides end users with a great experience.”
With remote employees everywhere now working from their homes, airports, coffee shops and more, and accessing critical business applications that run across increasingly complex infrastructure, a new set of challenges has emerged for securing this ever-growing and interconnected access surface. Organizations have been increasingly driven to adopt zero trust models to modernize security, as well as handle the stress that the COVID-19 pandemic has put on their people, processes, and technology, especially on legacy VPNs.
“With our organization shifting to nearly a fully remote workforce, Banyan’s modern approach to Zero Trust has been a game-changer in improving our overall security,” said Upendra Mardikar, Chief Security Officer at Snap Finance. “The SaaS-based solution was quick to deploy and our security and IT teams are now experiencing time savings and a better user experience. We’re extremely happy with our decision to move to Banyan for our Zero Trust network access needs.”
With the rapid shift to remote and hybrid work, traditional network-centric solutions like legacy VPNs are no longer viable options for securing easy-to-use remote access to applications and IaaS resources. At Banyan Security, we strive to help our customers accelerate their zero trust journey by completely reimagining remote access from the user experience and security perspectives, building a comprehensive platform that helps them transform their security models with granular zero trust policy controls. This latest funding reinforces the urgent need for advanced remote access solutions that make effective use of zero trust technology, and our team is looking forward to expanding our market footprint to help meet that demand.”
Jayanth Gummaraju, CEO and Co-Founder of Banyan Security
Banyan Security provides least-privileged access to corporate applications and IaaS resources in real-time, leveraging organizations’ existing enterprise identity and security tool investments. Built on a patented zero trust architecture, the Banyan solution transparently deploys in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, continuously enforcing access policies based on any combination of user, device, and application contexts. In fact, Banyan has the only architecture that leverages and integrates with existing IT and cloud investments while permitting incremental deployment that truly accelerates measurable progress on the zero trust journey. Additionally, with the recent availability of Team Edition, a no-cost version of the company’s powerful Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access solution, organizations are provided with one-click, zero trust access to hosted applications, services, and infrastructure without the need for legacy VPNs, opening inbound firewall ports, or managing DNS changes.
About Banyan Security
Banyan Security provides secure, zero trust “work from anywhere” access to infrastructure and applications for employees, developers, and third parties without relying on network-centric solutions like VPNs. Deep visibility provides actionable insight while continuous authorization with device trust scoring and least privilege access deliver the highest level of protection without sacrificing end user productivity. Banyan Security protects tens of thousands of employees across multiple industries, including finance, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology.