VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, VPN
Prnewswire | April 18, 2023
Opera – the company behind the award-winning family of web browsers – is announcing the extension of its free browser VPN service to Opera Browser for iOS. Already available to some users for early access, the full rollout will be completed within the coming weeks. With this addition, Opera became the first web browser to offer a free built-in VPN across all major platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS.
Staying private online is becoming increasingly challenging. When users browse the internet, they can be subject to data collection from websites and online services, many of which are not always transparent about how they store and use this data. Meanwhile, unsecure networks, such as some public Wi-Fi are vulnerable to attacks from bad actors, which can compromise sensitive personal data like web banking information or credit card details. VPNs, as a result, are an increasingly essential feature of life online – they help protect one's identity and activity so that users can peruse the internet privately, their personal information safe from prying eyes.
With the addition of its VPN service to iOS, Opera becomes the first browser company to offer a built-in, free VPN on every platform. Opera's VPN service requires no subscription, no logging into an account, and no additional extensions – users simply need to toggle a switch in the main menu to browse in peace, since the Opera Browser makes sure VPN traffic is encrypted and IP address is private.
"Opera has always been known for its unique feature set. We are proud to bring our free built-in VPN to all major platforms and to be the first browser company to do so. Our commitment to providing users with a secure browsing experience has led us to develop this feature over the years. We are excited to bring this vital tool to iOS users to ensure their online safety and privacy," said Jørgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera.
A no-log service, the VPN does not collect any personal data or information related to users' browsing history or originating network address, ensuring anonymity. Fast and secure, users have instant access to virtual locations around the world.
The Opera Browser for iOS is an award-winning browser that is enjoyed by millions of users worldwide. Featuring an interface that has garnered multiple design awards, the browser affords an unparalleled user experience. Designed to be used on the go, Opera's Fast Action Button gives users the full range of navigation tools within a thumb's reach. Users can additionally keep photos, articles, recipes, travel ideas, and links with them at all times with My Flow, which allows for seamless and secure file sharing between phones, tablets, and computers. The browser even integrates a native Crypto Wallet, enabling users to keep track of their digital assets at all times.
Apart from its convenience, the Opera Browser for iOS also offers unparalleled speed and security. It features, for example, a built-in ad blocker – speeding up the loading process as well as shielding users from unwanted advertisements – plus the Apple Intelligent Tracking Prevention, which blocks third party tracking cookies and cookie dialogue. The browser also boasts Opera's Cryptojacking Protection, which safeguards users from having their device's resources hijacked for crypto mining. The free VPN service will now complete the package, affording users protection as they browse the internet.
Concurrent with the ongoing rollout of the free VPN service, Opera Browser for iOS is also receiving a pair of additional upgrades. A Bookmarks feature will allow users to better organize their lives online, and coupled with Speed Dial ensure immediate access to what's most important. And for football fans, a new Live Scores feature lands on the browser's homepage. A scoreboard that displays the day's matches – whether they are upcoming, in progress, or the final whistle has already gone – Live Scores will help users stay on top of the action worldwide.
To start using the free VPN, users just need to download the Opera Browser for iOS and turn the VPN on in the app. The full rollout will be completed within the coming weeks, so VPN will become available for all users shortly. More information is available on the official website.
Opera is a web innovator building on more than 25 years of innovation that started with the Opera web browser. While Opera is leveraging its brand and engaged user base in order to grow and develop new products and services for people who seek a better internet experience, Opera's PC and mobile web browsers, content discovery platform Opera News, and apps dedicated to gaming, and Web3 are already the trusted choices of hundreds of millions of active and engaged users. Opera is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange under the OPRA ticker symbol. Download and access Opera's products and services from www.opera.com.
About Opera for iOS
Fast, safe and private, Opera Browser is a beautifully designed web browser with a Red Dot Award for its stunning user interface. Enjoyed by millions of fans across the world, it's built for people on the go and features a lightning fast web search for instant results. With built-in security features such as Apple Intelligent Tracking Prevention and Cryptojacking Protection – plus a native Crypto Wallet – Opera Browser offers users the optimal iOS experience. Opera Browser has a 4.7 star rating in the App Store and has been reviewed by more than 600,000 people worldwide.
Prweb | May 18, 2023
StorMagic®, solving the world’s edge data problems, today announced continued momentum with manufacturing end users with the addition of two new Germany-based customers. StorMagic SvSAN is a simple, two-node virtual SAN that manages data and its associated applications, to ensure customers’ main objective – productivity.
“Manufacturers require IT systems that deliver built-in redundancy and high availability to ensure continuous operations and, ultimately, productivity to keep their businesses running,” said Bruce Kornfeld, chief marketing and product officer, StorMagic. “SvSAN eliminates single points of failure and downtime to keep factories and plants operational and efficient.”
StorMagic ensures production uptime through high availability, reliability and performance, at a low cost, and is helping two German manufacturers in this endeavor.
WST previously used DataCore SANsymphony to store application data from various databases, file services, and telecommunication systems. Mounting costs and inadequate performance as the volume of data increased led them to review all-flash disk systems at two of their production facilities. SvSAN was selected due to its ability to support all the applications required at these sites with ease of use, minimal hardware requirements and high uptime.
“WST was able to significantly reduce costs and add 100 percent uptime between our two datacenters by moving to StorMagic SvSAN,” said Alexandra Körner, head of IT, WST Präzisionstechnik GmbH. “We’ve also been able to eliminate vendor lock-in thanks to SvSAN’s compatibility with all storage types, hardware and hypervisors. Our future costs have been significantly reduced without sacrificing performance, and budgets are now much more predictable, and easier to plan.”
Witholz GmbH previously used a physical SAN for data processing and management in its two datacenters. The company urgently needed a solution that provided high availability to store application data from its entire IT environment. Witholz found that StorMagic SvSAN was the ideal solution as it was very easy to install and use, and offered the highest performance for the price.
“StorMagic SvSAN is a ‘set and forget’ solution that delivers the best price for performance point in today’s market, and is an ideal fit for every small to medium-sized enterprise," said Matthias Böhler, CEO, Witholz GmbH. “SvSAN allowed us to maximize our budget and achieve 100 percent uptime, which lets us sleep more soundly at night.”
StorMagic is solving the world’s edge data problems. We help organizations store, protect, and use their data at and from the edge. StorMagic’s Forever Data solutions ensure data is always protected and available, no matter the type or location, to provide value anytime, anywhere. StorMagic’s storage, surveillance and security products are flexible, robust, easy to use and cost-effective, without sacrificing enterprise-class features, for organizations with one to thousands of sites. Visit http://www.stormagic.com.
About WST Präzisionstechnik GmbH
WST Präzisionstechnik GmbH is a leading manufacturer of milled and turned parts and supplies in the German market. It specializes in the production of synchronous machining tools, producing 25 million parts in 1,500 custom designs annually. Visit https://wst-willmann.de.
Witholz is a modern production and service company, specializing in timber construction, and the production of wooden beams. The manufacturer delivers everything from one-off bespoke orders to mass produced wood, and a variety of related joinery components, all from a single source. Visit https://www.witholz.de/home.html.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER HYPERVISORS
Island | March 09, 2023
On March 8, 2023, Island, the pioneer and leader in the Enterprise Browser industry, offered support for legacy applications that depend on Internet Explorer (IE), with Microsoft continuing to carry out its planned End of Life for the IE browser. With the Island Enterprise Browser, you can use modern controls like device posture assessment, multi-factor authentication, and comprehensive last-mile protections to keep your sensitive data safe while still using legacy applications that rely on IE.
Mike Fey, Island CEO and Co-Founder remarked, “As much as we’d like to think all applications are cloud-based SaaS at this point, the reality is that there are thousands of applications written years ago that remain business-critical and require Internet Explorer to operate. Our customers have asked us to help them migrate with as little disruption as possible, and we are more than happy to do so and provide additional value in the process.” He added, “Island’s Enterprise Browser can provide effortless compatibility for legacy applications, giving customers the runway they need to migrate to modern web applications. And on top of essential compatibility, customers also gain the unique visibility, control and business productivity that are hallmarks of the Island Enterprise Browser.”
With the Island Enterprise Browser, the traditional idea of a web browser being a passive display layer is replaced with an active control plane, giving security and IT departments more control, visibility, and efficiency than ever before. Business continuity is ensured by introducing the Island Enterprise Browser to make the switch from Internet Explorer easier and by adding a lot of new and cutting-edge features.
Some of new capabilities are:
Compatibility with the rendering modes of Internet Explorer 5–11
Maintaining the integrity of the underlying legacy technologies like ActiveX, Silverlight, Flash, and Java
Complete visibility into and auditing of every mission-critical application activity without the requirement for third-party add-ons
The use of robotic process automation to modify existing web applications so that they conform to the specific requirements of a company's workflows for using legacy and other application types
A user-controlled launcher that can be used to ease people into using new software.
Advanced network routing for on-premise, private cloud, and SaaS applications
Enterprise-branded in-app messages for user guidance.
End-user productivity aspects for ideal employee experience
The Island Enterprise Browser:
The future desktop, the Island Enterprise Browser, protects users and data as they engage with SaaS and internal web apps. The Island Enterprise Browser lets security teams govern the final mile, from copy, paste, download, upload, and snapshot capture to data redaction, watermarking, and multi-factor authentication. Reducing complexity and user experience friction helps IT teams gain control, operational simplicity, and end-user productivity.
Island, headquartered in Dallas, is the pioneer of the Enterprise Browser, the perfect enterprise workplace where work flows freely and securely. Island gives enterprises complete control, visibility, and governance over the last mile while providing users with a pleasant Chromium-based browser experience. As a result, island is transforming the future of work for some of the world's largest, most renowned organizations, led by enterprise security and browser technology experts and funded by top venture funds Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital, Cyberstarts, and Stripes.