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Netcracker Technology | June 09, 2022
Globe Telecom, the Philippines' biggest mobile provider, has selected Netcracker Managed Services to improve its support services and operational efficiency. Globe Telecom serves 80 million mobile, fixed-line, and internet subscribers.
Netcracker will implement its operations automation platform and deliver Managed Services to satisfy Globe's business goals. Quicker problem resolution, faster order processing, and cheaper platform expenses benefit the operator.
“Netcracker Managed Services allows us to uplift OSS performance metrics, lower support costs and improve customer service. This helps us to be more proactive, realize both Capex and Opex savings and deliver a much more streamlined and improved experience for our customers.”
Raul Macatangay, CIO at Globe Telecom
Rohit Aggarwal, GM at Netcracker said that “It’s a major validation for us that Globe Telecom has chosen to continue working with Netcracker to bring stability to their operations. We look forward to strengthening our presence within Globe and helping them to remain one of the leading operators in the APAC region.”
ExpressVPN | June 27, 2022
ExpressVPN confirmed the withdrawal of its Indian-based VPN servers in light of the new VPN directives implemented.
“With a recent data law introduced in India requiring all VPN providers to store user information for at least five years, ExpressVPN has made the very straightforward decision to remove our Indian-based VPN servers. We refuse to ever put our users’ data at risk,"
Harold Li, vice President, ExpressVPN
“It is our policy to never allow logging, and we have also specifically designed our VPN servers to not be able to log, including by running in RAM. Data centers are unlikely to be able to accommodate this policy and our server architecture under this new regulation, and thus there is no path forward other than to no longer have physical VPN servers in India," he added.
He further stated, “As a company focused on protecting privacy and freedom of expression online, ExpressVPN will continue to fight to keep users connected to the open and free internet with privacy and security, no matter where they are located. This issue is new nor unique in the current geopolitical landscape, so we have been able to move quickly and adjust our infrastructure to maintain the integrity of our VPN services.”
ExpressVPN offers two virtual server locations in India for those who still want to connect to VPN sites in India: India (via Singapore) and India (via UK).
VMware | June 03, 2022
VMware Inc. announced today substantial updates to its unique lateral security capabilities to assist clients in achieving robust security for both contemporary and old applications across multi-cloud environments. Contexa, VMware's full-fidelity threat intelligence tool that watches the entirety of VMware's network, endpoint, and client technologies, was launched ahead of the RSA Conference 2022. VMware is enhancing its security and management offering by combining standard security analytics with augmented threat information via Contexa.
“Threat actors are increasingly deploying sophisticated infiltration tactics, including the use of stolen credentials in order to exploit vulnerabilities and hide in the noise of normalcy. In a world where the stakes in security continue to rise, lateral security has become the new battleground. Combining VMware Contexa with our architectural advantage, VMware exclusively sees every process running in an endpoint, every packet crossing the network, every access point, and the inner workings of both traditional and modern apps to identify and stop threats others can’t.”
Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Advanced Security Business Group, VMware
Attackers have nowhere to hide thanks to VMware Contexa.
VMware Contexa is a threat intelligence cloud that detects what other solutions don't and prevents what other solutions can't. Contexa sees and understands the internal workings of both contemporary and classic applications every step of the way—from user to device, to network, to run time, to data—due to its privileged position in the infrastructure.
Every day, VMware Contexa captures and analyzes approximately 1.5 trillion endpoint eventsi and 10 billion network flowsii, as well as carefully selected threat intelligence data obtained via technology partnerships. This rich information is evaluated further utilizing machine learning and the expertise of over 500 researchers from VMware's Threat Analysis Unit and incident response partners. Contexa now detects over 2.2 billion suspicious behaviors each dayiii, providing zero touch detection and automatic, graded reaction for more than 80% of these occurrences.
Contexa, which is included into every VMware security solution, will be free to all new and current clients. The business that pioneered virtualization is now protecting virtual machines like no other—and innovating in contemporary application security.