Alkira, Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd. | September 30, 2021
Check Point CloudGuard can be rapidly provisioned into one or multiple globally distributed Alkira Cloud Exchange Points (CXP) to provide security policy enforcement for application traffic between any set of endpoints connected to the Alkira global cloud backbone
Cloud networking pioneer Alkira® and Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, today announced a technology alliance to provide Check Point Software’s CloudGuard firewalls in Alkira’s Cloud Network infrastructure as-a-Service (CNaaS). This comes as organizations deploying application workloads to the cloud are struggling with the complexity of implementing consistent enterprise-wide security controls spanning cloud, multi-cloud and on-premises environments.
The Check Point CloudGuard platform provides cloud native security with advanced threat prevention for all assets and workloads enabling customers to deploy the same robust security in the cloud that they are used to with on-premises systems. Alkira brings a high-performance cloud network-as-a-service with global virtual infrastructure, advanced routing, intelligent service insertion and dynamic auto-scale, simplifying set-up and day 2 operations for enterprise cloud networking and security deployments.
“Alkira and Check Point simplify security deployments and make it easier for enterprise customers to apply a single security posture across the entire enterprise network spanning cloud, multi-cloud and existing data center or colocation facilities. Delivering the Alkira virtual network infrastructure and Check Point security management tools as a service allows enterprises to avoid the costs and complexity of DIY solutions, and provides guaranteed performance and scalability.”
said Atif Khan, CTO and Founder of Alkira
Alkira Cloud Services Exchange® (CSX) fully automates the provisioning, licensing, service insertion, scaling and health monitoring of CloudGuard network security gateways. Alkira seamlessly inserts the CloudGuard gateways at any point in the Alkira global cloud backbone, providing stateful security controls for any on-premises, cloud, and Internet application traffic. Alkira allows customers to decouple CloudGuard from the specific cloud providers, thus providing a more efficient multi-cloud security architecture.
Cloud environments offer global presence and vast compute resources but lack the necessary routing, policy and operational controls enterprises require for a streamlined cloud firewall deployment. Even in a single cloud environment, do-it-yourself solutions result in a complex sprawl of virtual machine instances and traffic management scenarios. They also tend to make inefficient use of resources. All these problems are made worse in multi-cloud environments.
“The combination of Check Point CloudGuard and Alkira simplifies the process of provisioning and ongoing management in the cloud networking environment which is a big win for enterprise customers. The Check Point CloudGuard platform provides cloud native security with advanced threat prevention for all assets and workloads, across public, hybrid and multi-cloud environments, enabling customers to benefit from a single unified security platform.”
added TJ Gonen, Head of Cloud Security at Check Point
Check Point CloudGuard can be rapidly provisioned into one or multiple globally distributed Alkira Cloud Exchange Points (CXP) to provide security policy enforcement for application traffic between any set of endpoints connected to the Alkira global cloud backbone.
Once CloudGuard has been provisioned within an Alkira CXP it can provide:
Security policy to and between public clouds
Cloud hosted, stateful firewall services for branches and data centers
Regionalized Internet breakouts for secure SaaS application access
Cloud DMZ environment for Internet facing applications
Shared cloud application services for partners and M&As
Alkira’s visual policy manager simplifies policy configuration, scoping and inspection, and streamlines auditing for assurance and compliance purposes. Alkira’s intent-based approach selectively routes traffic to firewalls according to need, improving efficiency of firewall utilization and optimizing network performance. Customers have a choice of bring-your-own license (BYOL) or pay-as-you-go (PAYG) licensing models.
Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture that defends enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile device-held information, and a comprehensive and intuitive one-point-of-control security management system.
CloudGuard is available in the Alkira network services marketplace.
Alkira delivers Cloud Networking as-a-Service (CNaaS) and developed the first Network Cloud which enables enterprises to build and deploy a secure global unified multi-cloud network infrastructure as-a-service that delivers network connectivity, advanced network and security services, and end-to-end visibility and governance. Alkira Cloud Services Exchange® (CSX) seamlessly and securely connects branches, data centers, remote users and clouds. Alkira CSX is available on the AWS and Azure Marketplaces. Alkira was founded by CEO Amir Khan, founder and former CEO of Viptela, and Atif Khan, CTO, former VP and founding team member at Viptela. Alkira has raised $76M from Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Koch Disruptive Technologies, LLC, and GV Capital (formerly Google Ventures)
IGEL | December 09, 2021
IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, announced support for VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux, which facilitates communication between IGEL OS-powered devices and the Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) console. As a result, mutual VMware and IGEL customers can now simplify device management from a single view for greater visibility and compliance of devices across the enterprise.
With the development of Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux, VMware has affirmed its view of the importance of Linux devices at the endpoint. IGEL is pleased to deliver rapid support for the Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux to empower its customers with unified visibility to improve their endpoint asset management, productivity and insights. This is another landmark step in our strategic journey to deliver greater integration for VMware Horizon users as they leverage the anywhere workspace for a productive and engaging user experience."
Bill McCarthy, Vice President, Business Development, IGEL
Thousands of IGEL customers already use IGEL OS to securely access VMware Horizon desktops and workloads every day. The expansion of the partnership extends the value of Workspace ONE to include IGEL OS endpoints, regardless of where they are located.
"IGEL is a valuable VMware partner and we are pleased to see the delivery of their support for Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux," said Jason Roszak, Vice President of Product Management, End-User Computing, VMware. "Linux devices are a strategic component in the fabric of today's enterprise environments and we are excited to empower customers that have embraced IGEL OS with a simple and more secure solution to manage their apps and devices in a single view. Using Workspace ONE Intelligence and data aggregation, our mutual customers can better manage enterprise complexity and security without compromising on user experience."
"We believe there is a tremendous value that can be derived from the partnerships and alliances formed between our key vendor partners, and IGEL's collaboration with VMware and support for VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux is a great example of this," said Mike Strohl, CEO, Entisys360. "Through this alliance, Entisys360 is able to grow our IGEL business further by providing our mutual customers with the ability to simply and securely manage their Workspace ONE desktops and workloads powered by IGEL OS. This unified visibility of both apps and devices improves the end user experience and overall organizational productivity, two significant challenges our customers are solving for in their IT infrastructure environments."
Support for the VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux will be available as a custom partition which can be deployed to IGEL OS devices allowing them to be enrolled into Workspace ONE. This enables IGEL OS and Workspace ONE to offer management capabilities that include asset management and insights for IT productivity and compliance processes. The two companies are also collaborating on cloud connector technology for IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) and VMware Workspace ONE UEM which will deliver increased management insights and policy-based control for VMware Horizon and IGEL users.
This new IGEL development with VMware is the latest in a long-standing technology partnership between the two companies. Earlier this year, IGEL announced that its product would support VMware Horizon 2106 Microsoft Teams optimization for Linux to support high-fidelity connectivity and collaboration using IGEL OS-powered endpoints. A year ago, IGEL announced its validation of IGEL OS with VMware Horizon 8 and that it has renewed its Advanced tier membership in VMware's Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. VMware is also a strategic member of the IGEL Ready technology partner program which validates and verifies interoperability of solutions.
IGEL is one of the world's leading providers of next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company's innovative software products include IGEL OS, IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), and IGEL Cloud Gateway (ICG). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86 device and some ARM/RPI4 devices. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices in Europe and the United States and is represented by partners in over 50 countries.
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Mozilla | January 14, 2021
The Mozilla VPN has finally arrived on Mac and Linux. Following a Private Network expansion it brought to Firefox in 2019 and a shut beta, Mozilla revealed a Windows and Android VPN in July. It later presented an iOS variant.
The VPN is at present accessible in six nations — the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia — and it'll open in more areas soon, as per Mozilla. A $5/month membership conceals to five gadgets, so you'll have the option to utilize the VPN on your telephone, tablet and PC, regardless of whether your PC runs Linux.
The Mozilla VPN isn't the least expensive alternative available. Nonetheless, Mozilla has said that, since it utilizes less lines of code than other VPNs, the administration is quicker than many opponent ones. You can interface with in excess of 280 workers in excess of 30 nations through the VPN with no data transfer capacity limitations. The administration utilizes WireGuard gadget level encryption and it doesn't log your organization movement.
A lot of companies say they’re “mission-driven.” Our unique corporate structure guarantees that every decision we make upholds our mission: to ensure the internet remains open and accessible. Beholden to neither shareholders nor investors, Mozilla Corporation is wholly owned by the not-for-profit Mozilla Foundation.