VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY
BBT.live | May 03, 2023
BBT.Live, a next-gen SD-WAN SaaS company providing uncomplicated, secure, cloud-based virtualized connectivity solutions to service providers globally, announced at the Channel Partners MSP Summit this week, a significant update to its strategic collaboration with Check Point, a renowned international cybersecurity solutions provider. BBT.Live has successfully integrated Check Point Device Protection into its BeBroadband Edge solution, offering it as the default choice for all customers.
Check Point's Device Protection provides business users with a layer of security to shield against cyber threats, ensuring their IT systems and Computers at remote sites are fully protected. The completed integration and offering of Device Protection as an integral part of BeBroadband follows the August 2022 announcement of cooperation between the two companies. Check Point has posted a blog and LinkedIn post detailing the advances in the cooperation.
BBT.Live's innovative SD-WAN software is designed to be technology-agnostic, allowing it to function seamlessly with a range of edge hardware and cloud environments, without any limitations imposed by specific technologies. This approach emphasizes interoperability and cost-effectiveness for service providers and enables products to perform optimally across various platforms. By adopting this methodology, BBT.live creates products that offer unparalleled versatility and efficiency, allowing their clients to achieve their business objectives more effectively. Service providers can deliver excellent customer experience while significantly reducing IT, customer service and technical team costs.
By embedding Check Point Device Protection within its software, BBT.Live's solution is also secure from cyber threats. Check Point's innovative Nano Agent technology is an embedded runtime protection solution that provides built-in security against attacks such as access control, memory corruption, shell injection, import table hijacking, control flow hijacking, and more. It provides coverage without compromising performance. It monitors the activity of a device, identifies anomalies indicative of complex cyberattacks and blocks them in real time.
Moshe Levinson, Founder and CEO at BBT.Live, said, "The integration of Check Point Device Protection as the default option in our solution brings service providers the peace of mind that their networks and data are protected from ever increasing threats at the location the data is being accessed."
Miri Ofir, R&D Director in Check Point Software technologies said: "Our mission is to deliver the best security for users and organization. Extending our partnership with BBT.Live to include the Nano agent in any SD-WAN edge device, is crucial to achieve our common goal. Together we will offer organizations a comprehensive solution with a reliable and secure connection to the internet."
The cooperation between Check Point and BBT.live is an important step in enabling service providers with tools to achieve the goals of the US Biden-Harris Administration National Cybersecurity Strategy announced last month. That announcement included a call for service providers to make "reasonable attempts to secure their infrastructure against abuse and other criminal behavior."
The partnership between Check Point and BBT.live highlights the importance of cybersecurity in today's world of digitization and remote work. With Check Point Device Protection embedded within BBT.Live's software, users can communicate with peace of mind, knowing that their communication components are fully secured against cyber threats.
BBT.live provides an innovative and secure virtualized cloud-based connectivity solution known as BeBroadband. As a next-generation SD-WAN platform, BeBroadband is engineered to streamline the operations of service providers by integrating all essential features into a single, fully integrated suite, eliminating the need for additional integration. With its easy setup, deployment, and operation, BeBroadband is a comprehensive solution that incorporates industry-leading features from the best providers in the market. These features include security, in partnership with Check Point, and WAN optimization, powered by Rodhe & Schwarz. BBT.live is headquartered in Tel Aviv, with it's US hub in New Jersey, and is dedicated to delivering cutting-edge solutions that help service providers enhance their business outcomes.
VIAVI Solutions | February 28, 2023
On February 27, 2023, VIAVI Solutions Inc., a leading network monitoring, test and assurance solutions provider, announced the launch of NITRO Discovery, a solution designed for providing real-time discovery of virtual or physical network assets, on the ServiceNow Store.
This high-scale, low-latency solution integration is a Certified Service Graph Connector into the ServiceNOW Telecommunications Network Inventory (TNI) Platform. The solution is based on VIAVI's acquisition of CanGo Networks in June 2022, which helps network operators maintain and develop accurate network inventory and topology.
NITRO Discovery offers a way for network operators to manage and optimize network operations effectively, especially with the increasing challenge of maintaining visibility to all connected equipment as network elements become disaggregated. Accurate inventory and topology are essential in network intelligence as they serve as foundational elements so that AI/ML algorithms can work reliably and deliver dependable automated solutions.
NITRO Discovery integrates an auto-discovery and reconciliation framework with ServiceNow CMDB Telco CI Classes to update network inventory in near real-time. It is based on a multi-domain, multi-vendor and multi-technology inventory management system, which includes information on logical, physical and network resources. The solution provides real-time data collection and reporting at scale.
NITRO Discovery will be showcased at ServiceNow Stand #GG4 during MWC Barcelona from February 27 to March 2.
About VIAVI Solutions
VIAVI is a leading supplier of monitoring, network testing and assurance solutions to communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, hyperscalers, enterprises, avionics and government agencies. It is at the forefront of light management technologies for a variety of applications, including 3D sensing, consumer electronics, anti-counterfeiting, government, industrial, automotive and aerospace. The company's technologies are utilized by a broad range of clients, ranging from the world's largest mobile operators and governmental entities to enterprise network and application providers to contractors responsible for laying fiber and constructing towers to keep the world connected.
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.