Microsoft vague on the future of Windows virtualization on Mac following Apple Silicon transition

Microsoft | June 25, 2020

At WWDC this week, Apple detailed its roadmap to transition the Mac lineup from Intel processors to Apple Silicon chips. One of the biggest questions about this transition has been what it means for the future of Boot Camp, and a new statement from Microsoft provides little clarity on what the future holds for Windows virtualization on Mac. In a statement to The Verge, a Microsoft spokesperson explained that the company currently only licenses Windows 10 for ARM to manufacturers to pre-install on their hardware. Windows 10 for ARM is not available for anyone to license and install elsewhere, unlike Windows for other technologies. There are potential solutions to this problem, but the future is unclear.

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Zillios is the fruit of dozens of years of combined experience in international real estate and offers a disruptive and highly innovative property sale and vacation rental platform, scalable on a global level, completely changing actual market practices with all its inefficiencies. Currently both in property sales and vacation rentals, a limited number of leading portals dominate the market, lacking in transparency and leaving property owners and agents without control of the position of their listings in portal search results. Processes are inefficient and slow, resulting in unnecessary costs for the key players involved being dependant on portal traffic.

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RevBits Zero Trust Network Strengthens Network Security and Protects Digital Assets

RevBits | October 05, 2021

RevBits, a software provider for a complete 360-degree cyber defense, today announced availability of RevBits Zero Trust Network (ZTN). RevBits ZTN is a thin-client application providing authenticated access for remote users and devices to applications, services and data, with comprehensive network security. The remote workforce and third-party access are elevating the security risk for business. Moving network protection to endpoints, RevBits ZTN isolates and protects internal assets, without implementing complicated network segmentation. Supporting a default no-trust security posture, RevBits ZTN provides in-transit data security through encryption, secure access to applications and services, and network security through user and device authentication. "As enterprise threat levels rise, rethinking cybersecurity and perimeter control is paramount. It is no longer a matter of ensuring data encryption for remote users through a VPN as a complement for network security; organizations must adopt a default no-trust posture." said David Schiffer, CEO at RevBits. Building upon its technological innovation in the access management marketplace, through the award-winning RevBits Privileged Access Management (PAM), RevBits ZTN expands access management and control to the individual user level, with unified visibility and analytics, from a single vendor. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have been the main security tool for remote access. However, VPN protection stops at the network perimeter, leaving the internal network vulnerable. VPN provides a level of protection by encrypting data in transit and a layer of obfuscation. However, it doesn't authenticate users or their devices, leaving the network open to attackers if VPN credentials are stolen. RevBits ZTN provides data security with encryption and granular access control to digital assets, by authenticating all users and devices. "Based on our unique architecture and patent-pending technologies, RevBits ZTN provides best in class protection," said Mucteba Celik, CTO at RevBits. "By combining the principles from our PAM solution, RevBits ZTN delivers data encryption, comprehensive obfuscation, granular user and machine access control, and monitoring to protect digital infrastructure." RevBits ZTN feature highlights Proxy servers located in 24 globally distributed cloud regions for fast, secure connections and automatic scaling. Multiple options for user authentication, including fingerprint, facial recognition, YubiKey, SAML, MFA and others. Control every aspect of a remote session, including monitoring, reviewing, recording and killing sessions with one click. About RevBits RevBits delivers new levels of security IQ through context-rich behavioral analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning. RevBits Cyber Intelligence Platform (CIP) is a unified security platform that integrates a best-in-class suite of Detection and Response, Privileged Access Management, Email Security, Deception Technology, and Zero Trust Network solutions. RevBits empower security operations with a complete cyber defense; encrypting, authenticating, authorizing, and intelligently analyzing layered context-rich security data across the security stack. RevBits dashboard unifies cross-functional security presenting an intuitive 360-degree view. Taking cybersecurity to the next level, RevBits is innovating new capabilities, with multiple patented technologies to ensure enterprises have a security advantage.

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Opera Is the Only Major Browser Featuring Free and Pro VPNs

Opera | June 02, 2022

Opera was the first major browser to provide a free, unlimited, no-log built-in browser VPN service six years ago. Opera is now extending its security capabilities with the new VPN Pro subscription model, a premium device-wide VPN that can also be utilized without the need to install separate software. The new VPN Pro service is now available for Android users on Opera. As a result, Opera is the only major browser that offers both a no-log, limitless free VPN for the browser and a device-wide VPN Pro solution, giving extra data security and robust online security. The VPN Pro service is already accessible in the developer version of the desktop Opera browser. Opera has been a recognized industry leader for over 25 years, giving the greatest online experience with greater privacy and security. Stefan Stjernelund, Product Director of Opera for Android said that "We know that VPN services have become an essential part of browsing, which is why we now offer both a Free and a Pro solution to our users. This makes it a unique proposal on the market." A one-of-a-kind deal that includes both free and paid VPN services: Standalone VPN programs that secure the complete device often need extra actions from the user, such as installing the software, creating an account, and integrating it with their system. In contrast, Opera's mission has always been to make online security simple and uncomplicated. As a result, VPN Pro has been integrated into Opera's Android browser. Users can surf securely with a free, no-log, limitless VPN that secures their browser, or they can use VPN Pro to cover their complete computer. The availability of both free and paid VPN services distinguishes Opera's offering on the market. "We have always focused on protecting our users' privacy with advanced built-in features aimed at keeping them safe when they surf the web. We have decided to expand that offering with a unique service that users have been asking for – both Free and Pro VPN solutions tailored to their needs. Now users can easily choose what suits them best and browse comfortably, knowing that their data is under powerful protection." Stefan Stjernelund, Product Director of Opera for Android

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Telco Systems and Stem Connect Collaborate to Accelerate the Rollout of Service Virtualization on Telecommunications Networks

Telco Systems | July 15, 2021

Telco Systems, a leading provider of innovative Network Edge solutions for communications infrastructure and service management, and Stem Connect, a leading supplier of ultra-reliable business connectivity solutions, announced today a joint offering for a service virtualization solution in the United Kingdom, France, and South Africa. The new service will be built on Telco Systems' fast edge technology and Stem Connect's expertise in providing enterprise-grade networking solutions in these regions. This strategic collaboration was formed after successful testing of the integrated solution in accordance with particular market needs, which included Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) such as SD-WAN and Firewall. Customers will get access to the latest Edge Computing technology as well as a localized, field-proven deployment capability. With enterprises looking for quick and efficient solutions that reduce time to market, the focus of this collaboration is on pre-packaged technology and a streamlined delivery and service approach. The solution goes beyond connection and security because Telco Systems' edge device allows other applications to be installed on the device at a low cost, allowing Stem Connect to deploy additional applications required by the enterprise customer. Third-party VNFs and new white box devices can be set up and fully operational in minutes thanks to Telco Systems' virtualization technology. This technology allows telcos, managed service providers, and governments to rapidly deploy new VNF-based business services with centralized administration and ongoing orchestration. Telco Systems' Edge computing solution also enables MSPs to operate on Intel or Arm-based devices while using native Cloud environments for network management and operations. About Telco Systems Telco Systems is a leader in innovative Cloud Computing and Network Edge solutions for managing communications infrastructure and services. Carrier Ethernet, MPLS-based demarcation and aggregation, NFV, uCPE, 5G, and IoT solutions are among the company's industry-leading Cloud Edge Computing product portfolio. Worldwide, managed service providers and enterprises depend on Telco Systems for networking technologies and innovations to increase the capacity of their network infrastructures and generate revenue from new connectivity offerings. BATM Advanced Communications' fully owned subsidiary is Telco Systems. About Stem Connect Stem Connect, a leading and preferred Network Provider in the United Kingdom, France, and South Africa, takes a unique approach to provide connectivity solutions to our customers. Our main goal is to provide affordable and practical solutions that are supported by highly skilled and professional support staff. Stem Connect is well known in the enterprise for managed connectivity solutions, voice, data, or fail-safe service level agreements. The Stem Connect network has a strong presence, with numerous International Fibre routes and Global peering POPS. Our fiber, POPS (Point of Presence), and datacenter peering points allow us to create a resilient network with multiple fail-overs and shortest path routing, allowing Stem Connect to offer a highly resilient network with minimal latency. As a result, our clients can run real-time applications that surpass their expectations. In addition, we provide one of the most extensive service level agreements in the UK.

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