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.
VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE, CLOUD
PRNasia | May 22, 2023
Vection Technologies (ASX:VR1, OTC:VCTNY), the INTEGRATEDXR® company, is pleased to announce the integration of ChatGPT, the advanced AI chatbot developed by OpenAI, with 3DFrame, the no-code enterprise app for immersive product presentations. This integration not only allows businesses to present their products in 3D and VR, but also provides a powerful tool for training and on-boarding.
3DFrame is an advanced software that allows businesses to present their products in 3D and Virtual Reality (VR). With the integration of ChatGPT, businesses can tie the responses of the AI chatbot to their 3D models and animations, creating an AI assistant that can provide real-time guidance and instruction to new employees. This not only reduces training times and costs, but also ensures consistent messaging and a personalized learning experience.
Furthermore, the integration of ChatGPT with 3DFrame goes beyond simply avatarizing a chatbot. ChatGPT has the potential to interact directly with the platform's features, allowing for more complex and customized interactions with the virtual environment. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities for businesses, from personalized product demonstrations to virtual product simulations.
"By training ChatGPT to understand the intricacies of 3D models, we can further increase the user experience in 3D and VR." commented Gianmarco Biagi, Managing Director of Vection Technologies. "Imagine a world where customers can interact with virtual assistants that not only answer their questions about products, but can also guide them through a virtual experience."
"The integration of ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot, with 3DFrame is just the beginning", "In the future, we plan to explore the full potential of AI and its capabilities with 3D models."
"Vection Technologies is committed to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of AI-powered VR and 3D software, and we are excited about the potential of ChatGPT, an advanced AI chatbot, and its integration with 3DFrame."
"We look forward to continuing to innovate and create groundbreaking AI-powered solutions for businesses of all sizes."
ABOUT VECTION TECHNOLOGIES
Vection Technologies is a growing enterprise-focused company that helps businesses bridge the physical and digital worlds. We help organizations leverage their 3D data via powerful extended reality (XR) interfaces that foster collaboration and learning, grow sales and more.
Vection Technologies is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) with ticker code VR1, and trades on the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) markets under the symbol VCTNY.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, CONTAINERS
Businesswire | May 29, 2023
Kasten by Veeam®, the market leader for Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery, today announced the release of its new Kasten K10 V6.0 Kubernetes data protection platform. The new release includes features that will help customers scale their cloud native data protection more efficiently, better protect their applications and data against ransomware attacks, and increase accessibility by adding new cloud native integrations.
Kubernetes was designed to enable greater productivity – helping enterprises scale automation to manage very large deployments found within containerized environments. Kubernetes has now garnered industry-standard status as cloud native architecture fuels widespread application modernization. Now, IT budgets are tightening, and the pressure to do more with less is growing. At the same time, security issues remain top of mind across all business segments, with 85% of all organizations suffering at least one cyber-attack in the past 12 months.
Kasten K10 V6.0 bridges the need for increased operational efficiency and business resiliency in cloud native environments. The solution introduces newly enhanced capabilities to perform backup and disaster recovery with intelligent policies, extend threat detection capabilities, and uphold freedom of choice in terms of selecting best-of-breed components of the underlying infrastructure.
“Enterprises deploying cloud native applications today face two principal challenges. They need to protect their critical assets against cyberattacks while scaling applications and underlying infrastructure in the most efficient manner,” said Gaurav Rishi, Vice President of Product and Partnerships at Kasten by Veeam. “Kasten K10 V6.0 addresses these issues head on, introducing intelligence and automation at all layers of the backup and recovery process with deep ecosystem integrations including Red Hat OpenShift for enterprise grade data protection. We also remove friction from the process by aligning with the tools and processes customers already use.”
New capabilities of Kasten K10 V6.0 include:
Enterprise-Grade Ransomware Protection: Kasten K10 V6.0 enables organizations to create proactive ransomware protection strategies by improving suspicious activity detection capabilities, providing immutable backups, and elevating their capability for instant recovery. The new release extends threat detection capabilities by logging all events into Kubernetes Audit natively. The Kubernetes Audit logs can then be analyzed holistically by intelligent threat detection solutions to look for and flag patterns of abnormal, suspicious activity. The ability to interface with AWS Secrets Manager to store/retrieve passcodes allows for more flexibility in implementing a hardened, secure disaster recovery (DR) workflow for K10 itself. Also, Kasten K10’s Kubernetes native policies can be integrated into Infrastructure as Code to provide “guardrails,” allowing for risk mitigation, operational consistency, and automation.
Scalability and Efficiency Improvements: A new application fingerprinting feature enables newly deployed stateful applications to be automatically mapped to appropriate blueprints to achieve proper data consistency. This helps to reduce risk, minimize complexity, nurture operational consistency, and enforce improved compliance, paving the way for scale. Kasten K10 V6.0 also offers an improved metadata transformation experience (as typically required when restoring or migrating applications across environments), a streamlined VM restore workflow for Red Hat OpenShift virtualization and multi-cluster license management, allowing for an improved and more efficient user experience.
Cloud Native Expansion: Kasten K10 continues to add the most up-to-date cloud native integrations that facilitate new workloads and storage types, hybrid deployments and increased security capabilities. Kasten K10 V6.0 now supports Kubernetes 1.26, Red Hat OpenShift 4.12 and a new built-in blueprint for Amazon RDS, allowing for broader reach and interoperability. The platform also added additional hybrid cloud support on GCP, cross-platform restore targets for VMware Tanzu environments, and new Cisco Hybrid Cloud CVD with Red Hat OpenShift and Kasten K10. Adding new storage options for NetApp ONTAP S3 and Dell-EMC ECS S3 allows for more freedom of choice and interoperability with storage targets.
“The increasingly intricate and sophisticated nature of Kubernetes clusters makes deploying new services and ensuring adequate data protection for them a daunting task,” said Danny Allan, CTO and Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam. “With Kasten K10 V6.0 integrated into the Veeam Data Platform, customers can reduce complexity in their Kubernetes deployments, allowing their cloud native environments to reach their full potential. At the same time, the new release helps them double down on data protection and security resilience at a time when they can’t afford to compromise on either factor.”
Kasten by Veeam continues to be the acknowledged leader in the Kubernetes data backup and recovery market, as recognized by many industry accolades. One recent example is the 2023 edition of GigaOm Radar for Kubernetes Data Protection, in which Kasten by Veeam is featured as both a Leader and Outperformer, the only vendor achieving such a distinction for three years in a row since the inception of the report. This explains the considerable and accelerating momentum Kasten by Veeam is enjoying in the marketplace, yielding near triple digit, year-over-year-growth in fiscal year 2022.
General availability of the new Kasten K10 V6.0 is expected in late Q2 and will be featured during both Red Hat Summit and VeeamON 2023, the community event for data recovery experts, taking place online May 22-24 and in person in Miami, Fla. Designed by and built for the backup and recovery professional, attendees will expand their skills, learn how to protect their businesses from ransomware, and share industry knowledge with exclusive content from Microsoft, AWS, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and more. Registration for the in-person event and the virtual option is now open.
About Kasten by Veeam
Kasten by Veeam is the leader in Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery. Its solution helps enterprises overcome Day 2 data management challenges to confidently run applications on Kubernetes. Kasten K10, its data protection platform purpose-built for Kubernetes, provides enterprise operations teams an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for backup/restore, disaster recovery, and application mobility with unparalleled operational simplicity. Kasten is an independent Kubernetes business unit within Veeam.